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ACF Orthodontics

Scheme at NHS

ACF Orthodontics

Scheme at NHS

  • LocationLiverpool, UK
  • Position levelScheme
  • Job period iconFull-time employment
  • Application deadline iconPosted on 08 Nov, 2018
  • Start date iconStart date:
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  • Competitive£ 47,132.0 per year
Employer:North Western DeaneryLocation:LiverpoolSalary:£47,132
The University of Liverpool in partnership with NIHR, the North West HEE, and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals Trust wish to offer an Academic Clinical Fellowship in Orthodontics.
The new post offer individuals to undertake research academic training and clinical training with an NTN(a) training number. Further details of the integrated academic training pathways can be found on the NIHR website.
We are seeking highly motivated, enthusiastic individuals wishing to excel in both their clinical and academic training and who have the ambition to be part of the next generation of world-leading academic clinicians.
The post is tenable for 3 years.The successful candidate will be employed by HEENW lead employer trust and have an honorary contract with the University of Liverpool.
ACF trainees undergo training in the generic skills required for a clinical academic: scientific methods, statistics, research governance, critical appraisal of research publication, grant writing etc. The trainee will join the established credit bearing research training programme within the Faculty of Life and Health Sciences and the School of Dentistry for which funding is provided by NIHR. Trainee can use this as a stepping stone to undertake further modules leading to Doctorate in Dental Sciences (DDSc) if desired.
The major part of the academic placement will be the undertaking a research project in preparation for an application for a competitive peer-reviewed training Fellowship leading to a PhD (or equivalent) or if applicable a postdoctoral fellowship.


Academic Lead and programme contact:
Dr Norah Flannigan


Dr Jayne Harrison:
Miss Colette Balmer
Please note that if you do not already hold an NTN in this specialty, then this is a two-stage application process. Academic Clinical Fellowship process: Applicants will need to apply for an ACF by no later than 27th November at 4pm UK time and if shortlisted, attend an interview between Monday 10th December and Friday 11th January 2019. ACF offers, subject to clinical benchmarking, will be made from Wednesday 16th January 2019. Clinical benchmarking process: Applicants applying to start their ACF post at ST1 level will need to submit an application for the relevant specialty training programme via Oriel between 22nd January – 12th February 2019 at 4pm UK time. You must complete all necessary stages of that recruitment process which will vary depending on the specialty, e.g. attend practical skills test, attend interview and/or selection centre as required. If you are found appointable in this process, then your ACF post will be confirmed.
The application window opens on Monday 8th October 2018 and closes on Monday 5th November 2018 at 4pm UK time. You will not be able to submit your application after this time. Please ensure that you have completed all the relevant sections of the application forms as missing information will deem your application incomplete and it will not be considered.
You must apply via our online recruitment system, Oriel. Oriel can be accessed from the link provided. Registration is available to applicants now.
The qualifications and professional registration requirements plus other eligibility criteria can be found in the person specification. The person specification for this specialty is available via Oriel.
The North West has lead employer arrangements and all applicants will be employed by St. Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. All our ACF posts attract an NTN (A). Details of our clinical and academic training programmes can be found via Oriel. You can find details of the likely locations of posts, expected rotation details, anticipated outcome of the training programme and details of travel and relocation expenses policy via Oriel.
Information regarding scales of pay please refer to the NHS Employers website as scales may differ across the UK. Posts in England will come under the “new terms and conditions of service (TCS)”, posts in Wales will be subject to the previous Pay and Conditions Circular;
Posts in England - currently £47, 132 Eligibility Criteria for recruitment to Specialty Training August/September 2019 – Immigration Requirements

Academic Clinical Fellowship Round

You are eligible to be considered for an Academic Clinical Fellowship in this Round if:
  • You are a UK or EEA national
  • You are a non-UK or non-EEA national and your immigration status allows you to work without restriction in the UK. For example, if you have Tier 1 or dependent status, and no restriction against working as a doctor or dentist in training
  • You are a non-UK or non-EEA national, you graduated from a UK medical or dental school, your immigration status currently entitles you to work in the Foundation Programme and where you would have previously been eligible for Tier 1 (PSW). You will need to apply for Tier 2 sponsorship, but you will be exempt from the Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT) in this instance.
Evidence of immigration status should normally consist of a biometric residence card, date stamped passport, and accompanying letter from the Home Office. Please visit their website for more information.
Applicants who are subject to the RLMT may only be considered if there is no suitable UK or EEA national candidate for the post.
Job Type:Fixed term (36 Months)Pay Scheme:Hospital Medical and Dental StaffPay Band: Specialty Registrar Staff Group:Medical & DentalSpecialty/Function:Orthodontics

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