ACF Oral Surgery 2019.
Oral Surgery ST1 Recruitment
The University of Leeds, in partnership with Health Education England Yorkshire and the Humber, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Hull and East Yorkshire Hospital Trust, Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust (Wakefield) and the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, has developed an exciting pathway of academic clinical training opportunities.
Applications are now invited for an Academic Clinical Fellowship in Oral Surgery at ST1 level in Leeds from April 2019.
Please read through all the relevant information available on the HEEYH Oral Surgery ACF Webpage and associated links before beginning your application (link available through Oriel).
Applications open at 10am on the 30th October 2018 and the closing date is 4pm on the 27th November 2018. 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.
Academic Clinical Fellowships (ACFs) are 3 year fixed-term national training posts. They attract an NTN(A) and trainees undertake 75 % clinical and 25% academic training over the term of the post. They are employed by the NHS Trust and have an honorary contract with the University at whose Medical School their academic research is supported.
ACF trainees also undertake a Research Training Programme provided by the University for which funding is provided by NIHR. They also are eligible for a £1,000 bursary per year to support research training activity (e.g to attend academic conferences).
ACF trainees would also normally complete and submit an external funding application for a research fellowship to enable them to complete a higher degree (PhD or research MD) following the completion of their ACF fixed-term post, which would be completed as Out-of-Programme-Research (OOPR).
All Academic Clinical Fellowships are run-through posts, regardless of specialty. A trainee entering ACF at ST1 in a specialty with a Core Training period would therefore be guaranteed continued training to CCT in the eventual specialty, as long as they progress satisfactorily through their training.
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 from the Job Description or the Specialty Training website.
Please upload all required evidence of competences to your online application form when completing the application form online. For those experiencing difficulties when uploading evidence, please ensure you email the evidence to the following email address by the application deadline: firstname.lastname@example.org with “your name” and “competencies” in the title of the email.
Eligibility Criteria for recruitment to Specialty Training 2018 – Immigration Requirements
You are eligible to be considered for Oral Surgery ACF training in Round 1 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 here 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.
If your employment is subject to immigration control, you should follow this hyperlink for information about how this will affect your application. In some cases, applications will not be considered or only once the resident labour market test can be satisfied.
Please note: All applicants who do not already hold a National Training Number (NTN) or Deanery Reference Number (DRN) in the GMC specialty to which they are applying for will be required to undertake clinical benchmarking as part of the interview process, this will involve undertaking a clinical interviews process that’s comparable to the National Interviews. The benchmarking interviews will be conducted on the same day and at the same venue as your Academic interview, further information will be supplied in the invite letter.
The Postgraduate Dean confirms that this placement and / or programme has the required educational and Dean’s approval. The Training Programme is equally open to those who may, either from the outset or subsequently, wish to train less than full time or job share.
Applications are equally open to those who may, either from the outset or subsequently, wish to train less than full time or job share.
Please note that there is a strict application policy that applications cannot be accepted after the deadline.
All trainees should be paid monthly at the rates set out in the national terms and conditions of service for hospital medical and dental staff and doctors in public health medicine and the community health service (England and Wales), “the TCS”, as amended from time to time. The pay scales are reviewed annually. Part-time posts will be paid pro-rata.
Current rates of pay for junior doctors may be viewed on the NHS Employers website
Further information regarding HEEYH ACF vacancies is available from the HEEYH Recruitment webpages
For any queries that cannot be answered by the methods above please contact; email@example.com with “your name” and the “Question area” in the title of the email.
NIHR have produced some Frequently Asked Questions for applicants. You are advised to read this document in full before submitting your application.
For further national information please visit the Specialty Training Website
You are advised to read this document in full before submitting your application.
The recruitment process for this Academic Clinical Fellow post will follow the timeline below:*
|Applications Open||10:00 on 30th October 2018|
|Application Deadline||16:00 on 27th November 2018|
|Longlisting||From 27th November 2018|
|Initial Offers Released||From 16th January 2019|
|Holding Deadline||13:00 on 23rd January 2019|
*Please note that all dates are indicative and subject to change
Applications will only be accepted through the Oriel online application system.
For guidance on creating an account, registering and submitting your application using the system please refer to the Oriel Applicant User Guide which can be downloaded from the Oriel Resource Bank.
The deadline for submitting applications is 16:00 on 27th November 2018. After this time no applications will be accepted. There will be no exceptions to this deadline. You are advised to complete and submit your application ahead of the deadline to allow for any unforeseen problems.
Applicants for this post will be required to meet the relevant Clinical eligibility criteria for the appropriate specialty and level listed at:-
- Please note - (applicants applying for Surgical, Medical or Psychiatry specialties at ST3 or above may be required to consult the relevant Core Training person specification):-https://specialtytraining.hee.nhs.uk/Recruitment/Person-specifications
AND the Academic eligibility criteria listed at:
It is an applicant’s responsibility to demonstrate that they meet the eligibility criteria. All applications will be assessed against the eligibility criteria during longlisting. Any applications which do not meet the eligibility criteria will be longlisted out of the process and will not progress to the next stage.
For more information about eligibility please refer to the Applicant Handbookand the NIHR website.
Please note: By allowing applicants to progress to the interview stage, Health Education England working across Yorkshire and the Humber DOES NOT accept or confirm that applicants meet all eligibility requirements. This includes immigration status, evidence of achievement of core competencies or equivalent, and requisite length of time in training as per the national person specification. This list is not exhaustive, and is applicable to all eligibility criteria.
Applicants may still be withdrawn from the application process at any stage, including after the interviews have taken place, if the evidence pertaining to an eligibility criterion is found to be unsatisfactory by Health Education England working across Yorkshire and the Humber.
Shortlisting will take place following the completion of longlisting. Where possible we aim to give applicants at least one week's notice to attend an interview. However, unforseen delays in shortlisting mean this is not always possible.
Interview Dates and Venue
The interviews for this post will take place on (date TBC) at Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber, Willow Terrace Road, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS29JT .
View the interviews page for further information about the venue and for directions.
Documents Required at Interview
There are a number of documents that you are required to bring with you to interview.
Please bring the following original documents:
- Photo identification (passport or driving licence) AND 1 COPY
- Evidence of your current immigration status AND 1 COPY
- Evidence of your GMC registration and Licence to Practise AND 1 COPY
- 3 original reference forms in sealed envelopes from referees who have supervised your clinical/academic training within the past three years. At least one of your referees must be an academic referee. References must be completed on the standard template which is available to download on the right of this page.
These documents will be checked against a checklist and the photocopies will be retained on your recruitment file. If you are appointed to a training post, these documents will be transferred to your trainee file.
The interviews will consist of a single panel interview with both academic and clinical components. The interview panel will be made up of academic and clinical panel members.
The panel may wish to review your portfolio so you should bring this with you to the interview.
Travel and Subsistence Expenses
Applicants attending interviews are entitled to a travel and subsistence allowance. A claim form can be downloaded from the section on the right of this page. You are advised to read the guidance document in full before incurring any expenses.
Claim forms must be received within three months of your interview date. Claim forms received after three months will not be processed. Receipts must be attached for all travel and subsistence claimed except mileage.
All recruitment offices will be using Oriel to make offers to Academic Clinical Fellow training posts in 2019. Oriel can be accessed at https://www.oriel.nhs.uk/
Please refer to the Oriel Applicant User Guide which can be downloaded from the Oriel Resource Bank for further information about receiving and responding to offers.
Receiving and Responding to Offers
If you are offered a post you will have 48 hours from the time of your offer, including weekends and bank holidays, to decide whether to accept, reject or hold it. You must respond to the offer through the UK Offers System. No other form of response will be accepted.
IF YOU DO NOT RESPOND TO YOUR OFFER WITHIN 48 HOURS, THE OFFER WILL EXPIRE AND THE POST WILL BE OFFERED TO ANOTHER APPLICANT. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE ANY FURTHER OFFERS.
Any offer made through this recruitment process is an offer of an allocation to a training programme; it is not an offer of employment. Offers of employment can only be by an employing organisation following completion of satisfactory pre-employment checks.
You may hold your offer until 13:00 on 23th January 2019 if you are waiting for an offer from another recruitment process. During this time you may continue to receive offers from other recruitment processes.
You can only hold one offer at a time. If you hold your offer, any other held offers will be rejected. If you hold your offer and subsequently hold an offer from another recruitment process, your original held offer will be rejected.
Before the holding deadline (13:00 on 23th January 2019) you must confirm whether you wish to accept or reject the offer. If no action is taken by the hold deadline, the held offer will expire and will be REJECTED.
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