Clinical Fellow

Job role: Clinical Fellow

Department: Medical Services

Contract type: 1 Year Fixed term

Responsible to: Medical Director

Salary range: Dependent on experience

Hours of work: 40 hours per week

Location: Putney, Southwest London

Closing date: 26th April 024

Summary of position and the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

The Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability (RHN) is a leading national centre of excellence, providing services for people with brain injury and complex needs. RHN services include rehabilitation, disability management, long term ventilatory support, the management of challenging behaviours, long term care and end of life care. Service provision is under-pinned by a strong research and education programme.

You will provide day-to-day patient care under the supervision of a Consultant and working closely with other members of the multi-disciplinary team. There are opportunities to work within our Brain Injury Service, Ventilatory Service and Neuro-behavioural Service and to gain experience in spasticity management and the assessment of people with disorders of consciousness.

You will participate in a 1 in 6 on call role, which can be undertaken from home.

You will be encouraged to participate in a research or service improvement programme and in our educational activities.

Person specification: Essential and Desirable


  • Full Registration with GMC
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A team player with high ethical standards
  • A mature, balanced, reasonable, and assertive, when necessary, approach
  • Experience of managing acute medical deterioration
  • An interest in the management of severe brain injury
  • An understanding of safeguarding
  • An ability to conduct audits to complete audit cycle
  • Familiarity with IT including Word, PowerPoint, Excel


  • MRCP or equivalent
  • Experience in the field of neurological rehabilitation or general medicine
  • Previous research experience
  • Experience in presenting at conferences

  • Provide day-to-day clinical management in either the Brain Injury Service, the Ventilation Service or the Neuro-behavioural Service
  • Contribute to multi-professional rehabilitation/disability management/long term care plans
  • Lead multidisciplinary team case conferences and meetings
  • Support pre-admission and pre discharge processes
  • Communicate with and provide support for patients and their families, carers and those close to them
  • Provide clinical reports
  • Provide out-of-hours on-call cover
  • Provide cover for other medical staff during periods of illness or leave.
  • Participate in and contribute to agreed research or service development programmes
  • Participate in and contribute to agreed educational activities

You must also

  • Understand the RHN’s values and lead by example
  • Demonstrate an awareness of RHN’s strategic objectives and contribute to their achievement
  • Maintain high standards of record keeping
  • Keep up to date in your practice and participate in medical appraisal and revalidation
  • At all times comply with the GMC’s requirements set out in ‘Good Medical Practice’
  • Demonstrate high standards of professional behaviour including
    • Ensuring that the patient is your first concern
    • A commitment to quality and safety
    • Collaborative team working
    • Openness and transparency
    • Fairness, honesty and integrity
    • Developing insight into your strengths and weaknesses
    • A commitment to reflection and learning

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Candidates applying for a role at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability will be expected to have received their vaccination against the coronavirus strain (COVID-19) as part of our pre-employment process before commencing employment at the RHN. Please let us know if you have not managed to arrange to receive the vaccine via other channels yet, as we can arrange the administration of the vaccine within the hospital. Please note that if you have a medical reason as to why you are not able to have the vaccine or you have any questions on the vaccination, please feel free to contact