Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Neurosurgery Junior Clinical Fellow

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Fixed term
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Neurosurgery - Medical A68500
£31,217.00 to £49,086,00 pa
01/05/2019 23:59

The Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

Many of our recruitment programmes use values-based interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significance difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit  http://www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values/default.aspx



The Department of Neurosurgery at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford is recruiting Junior Clinical Fellows for 2019-2020. Applicants must be interested in joining the Neurosurgery team and working at the level of an ST1. Oxford runs a busy Neurosurgery unit providing a comprehensive service including neuro-oncology, skull base, spine, vascular, paediatrics and functional neurosurgery.

Although the JCF is not an official training role, we will train you. We will provide operative experience and an educational curriculum including anatomy and surgical skills teaching. We will also be running again our series on applying for an ST1 national training number. Last year this series helped four of our previous Senior House Officers secure their NTN.

We have two JCF programmes available this year:

1. Neurosurgery (12-months)

2. Neurosurgery (4-months), spinal surgery (4-months) and trauma surgery (4-months) (see separate advert on NHS jobs).

Expected outcome of post

We have a high expectation that doctors in this post will go on to achieve their first choice training post. This is important to us. In particular, we have an excellent record of junior doctors in this department going on to secure NTNs in Neurosurgery. Additionally, the top ranked trainees at national selection consistently come to Oxford to train. 


Closing Date: 1st of May 2019

Salary: £31,217.00 to £49,086,00 pa

A possible banding supplement may be applicable 

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For informal discussions or visits please contact:


Fern Heavyside – Deputy Operational Service Manager for Neurosciences Email:fern.heavyside@ouh.nhs.uk