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Job reference: 151446
Salary: Clinical Development Fellow - (£36,472 - £57,349)
Job closing date: 04/06/2023
Job Type: Medical and Dental
Location: Forth Valley Royal Hospital
Employment type: Fixed-term
Hours Per Week: 40
Job posted date: 29/05/2023
Employer (NHS Board): NHS Forth Valley
Department: General Surgery

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Clinical Development Fellowship (CDF)

General Surgery and Surgical Specialties

Fixed term from 2nd August 2023 for 12 months

Full time - 40 hrs

Salary Scale - £36,472 - £57,349 per annum

Looking for a new and exciting challenge? Then think about working in NHS Forth Valley in the heart of Scotland.

Applications are invited from trainee doctors having recently completed or about to finish either UK Foundation Programmes or Core Surgical Training to apply for the position of Clinical Development Fellow (CDF) in Surger and surgical specialties.

These exciting posts will work in the surgical specialties including General Surgery at Forth Valley Royal Hospital. In addition, as a CDF, you will have 6 protected hours per week of protected personal development time and 2 hours of in-house training. The remaining period will be distributed between clinical work in General Surgery on the wards, in clinic, theatre and acute receiving, both in and out hours. Out of hours cover will include cross-covering all surgical subspecialties within Forth Valley including; General Surgery, Orthopaedics, Urology, Maxillofacial, Breast and ENT surgery. There may be an opportunity to gain additional experience in another speciality of choice following negotiation with base team and destination team.

The appointment will be on a fixed term and full-time basis (40 hrs). Remuneration will be determined by the pay and conditions of hospital medical and dental staff (NHS Circular: PCS (DD) 2022/02).

The surgical specialties in Forth Valley Royal Hospital provide acute services covering general surgery (including breast surgery), trauma and orthopaedics, urology, ENT, OMFS and ophthalmology.

The General Surgery department functions as a highly integrated multi-disciplinary team.  All members contribute to patient care, and this appointment will play an important role in the continuing development and redesign of clinical pathways and service redesign of the surgical service.

You can look forward to a warm welcome and strong support from colleagues. Our hospital is situated in the heart of Scotland, nestled against the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, and close to vibrant towns that are richly endowed with excellent cultural and sporting facilities, offering good transport links to Edinburgh and Glasgow.

To apply for this post, please visit the job posting on the NHS Scotland Job Train website. Applicants should have full GMC registration and a licence to practise.

Informal     enquiries     should     be     directed     to     Mr     Michael Wilson, Consultant General Surgeon,

Closing date: 4th June 2023

Interview dates: To be confirmed

Please quote reference number 151446 on all correspondence.


NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

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