Specialty Doctor in Spinal Neurosurgery
At King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Post to start July 2019 for 12 Months
Applications are invited to apply for the post of Neurosurgery Spinal Fellow based at King’s College Hospital Foundation Trust. This clinical fellowship is intended to allow an experienced neurosurgical trainee to obtain experience over one to two years in a sub-specialist interest within neurosurgery. This post will provide experience sufficient to allow a successful fellow to offer himself/herself for appointment to a consultant position involving a substantial commitment to this specialist area of neurosurgery. To achieve this, the trainee will be given experience in the following broad areas:
- The assessment and investigation of patients undergoing spinal neurosurgery.
- The opportunity to conduct research into spinal neurosurgery and publish research papers in peer reviewed journals.
- The fellow will be expected to assist and in time perform (depending on his/her level of experience) the majority of the spinal neurosurgical cases.
- The fellow will also be expected to attend one or two national/ international meetings each year and present abstracts.
Surgeons preparing to work as consultants must be intimately involved with the running of the neurosurgical service and in providing some element of continuity of care for the patients since this will be an integral part of their practice as consultants. The Fellow will therefore participate in the general neurosurgical rota, and will also be expected to share responsibility for the neurosurgical patients in their area of sub specialist interest outside of strict rota commitments.
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