Paediatric Senior Fellow in Quality Improvement with Paediatrics

University Hospital Southampton

Detailed job description and main responsibilities



The post holder’s time would be split with 40% time dedicated to quality improvement and 60% dedicated to Clinical roles & responsibilities within general paediatrics


  • The fellow will be supported in gaining an understanding of and the practical utilisation of a variety of commonly used quality improvement methodologies
  • Fellow will be expected to lead a QI project – specifics of project to be discussed with care group QI team. The preferred focus for this post is sustainable paediatrics
  • Support the development of culture of continuous improvement across child health
  • Support existing QI initiatives and projects – as directed by child health quality improvement team.


  • Participate and lead General Paediatric ward rounds
  • Involvement in in-patient general paediatric work including attending MDT meetings, care planning, safeguarding reviews, report writing and case meetings
  • Delivery of a weekly general paediatric clinic – details to be discussed at interview/on appointment


We are looking for a capable paediatrician who can demonstrate an enthusiasm for this role and is able to work well within a team. 

You will need to have the following as a minimum:

  • Full GMC registration.
  • Completion of the Foundation Programme (or equivalent) and 2 years paediatric experience
  • MRCPCH (or equivalent)
  • Up to date APLS
  • Experience of working in the NHS


Appointment will be made under local contractual terms and conditions of service for Trust appointed (non-training fellow doctors and dentists).

Successful candidates will have an educational framework equivalent to training grade doctors, and there will be a named educational supervisor assigned at the start of the post. The opportunity for Continued Professional Development (CPD) is highly supported and encouraged by the Trust, with options available to take study leave. All licensed doctors must meet the GMC requirements for revalidation and there will be an annual appraisal to support this process.

Grades for Trust appointed (non-training) fellows will be paid a basic salary at a nodal pay point linked to the grade, at the rate set out in the National Medical and Dental pay circular. Basic salary detailed below plus any additional remuneration (as applicable) for hours set out in the doctors work schedule (e.g. additional hours, weekend allowance, and any hours which attract enhanced pay)

Basic Salary -Basic Salary –  MT04        £51,017       Basic Salary – MT05              £58,398     

Salary will be assessed based on experience and skills. Eligibility criteria for appointment to a Nodal Point 5;

  • Have a minimum of 6 years of Specialty training
  • Hold relevant higher specialty exam (e.g FRCP, FRCA, FRCS)
  • A portfolio of evidence that demonstrates they meet the criteria for progression (in line with the Curriculum for the speciality similar to deanery trainee)

Travelling expenses will not be paid for attending interview

Please note that GMC registration (with a licence to practice) and right to work in the UK are essential for this role.  Successful applicants will already have GMC registration or will be able to demonstrate they are eligible.  Applicants requiring Tier 2 sponsorship should ensure they meet the Home Office application criteria prior to submitting an application. 

Interviews will be held on  Wednesday, 01 March 2023

Job Reference: MT0892 – This vacancy closes on or before: 21st February 2023

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