Our excellent training facilities and constant support through our one to one supervision and buddy system means you’ll learn from the best coupled with your own on the job experience.
We are dedicated to providing high quality clinical care to meet the health needs of the community. The development of our staff is at the forefront of all our services and our People First values ensure we provide the best facilities to equip our valued staff to provide excellence in their roles.
We offer training which is challenging and exciting and most of all rewarding. Our trainees feel valued and respected and they thrive.
We are currently recruiting ambitious, dedicated and dynamic trainees who aim to attain excellence in their healthcare practice.
So, if you’re a highly motivated F1 or F2 who’s ready for a challenge in the exciting North East, then you could be just what we are looking for.
We offer a high quality structured and challenging foundation programme to F1 and F2 trainees every year.
Our dynamic and extensive training programme offers the opportunity to complete six rotations in two years, with each placement lasting four months. Trainees can choose from the following:
- emergency medicine
When you select your F1 rotations through the United Kingdom foundation programme office application process you are allocated to a full two year programme.
In an aim to be as flexible as possible we do operate a very successful F2 job swap, which is organised and led by trainees to make it a fair and equitable process. We believe that you benefit most from having varied and first hand experiences that will make you excellent practitioners. Further training choices include:
- general practice
- obstetrics and gynaecology
- palliative care
- medical education
- eating disorders
- academic medicine
- community paediatrics
For those of you who wish to have a taster in specialties that you will not get exposure to during your foundation programme, we encourage all of our trainees to spend some time in these areas. Taster sessions can be arranged in different specialties within the trust and also outside of the trust through the foundation programme team.
Our experienced and knowledgeable tutors and educators are on hand to deliver weekly and monthly teaching in the F1 year and monthly teaching in the F2 from a curriculum centred mandatory training programme. As part of this our trainees are not only taught the necessary knowledge and expertise needed to be an effective doctor but are equipped with the confidence and support to progress on their educational journey. There are also many resources and help available to guide you through e-portfolio.
On top of this we offer one to one supervision to all those on the foundation training programme and all our F1s are assigned an educational supervisor for the full two year programme and a clinical supervisor in each post. We also offer a friendly and helpful buddy who is an F2 to help you through e-portfolio and other queries. The supervision within the trust has been highly commended by previous trainees through the Foundation School Your School Your Say survey. Finally, we are a friendly and supportive foundation programme team who will help you with any problems that you may have.
We are one of nine acute trusts which work within the Northern Deanery Foundation School.
Our trainees come from all over the world. We offer not only excellent training facilities but also encourage trainees of all ages and background to apply. There is an onsite junior doctors’ mess for trainees to utilise. We are also committed to helping those with families complete their training as well as encourage staff to take part in our healthy workforce schemes.
We have invested in a revolutionary state of the art simulation suite, to provide you with an enhanced experience and opportunity to improve your skills. You’ll get to practice your medical skills on our life size simulators which are programmed to mimic medical conditions and respond to drugs and treatments. Your access to the simulators will increase your confidence and expertise. Access to high tech multimedia facilities ensures you are up to date with all current medical technologies.
We have introduced simulation to enhance patient safety. Simulation is also being used to support the trust’s work to address NCEPOD recommendations for managing the deteriorating patient. A number of projects have been successfully developed and implemented.
IT and library facilities
North Tees and Hartlepool Knowledge and Information Service (KIS) provides library and information services to staff and students at North Tees Hospital (NTE) and Hartlepool Hospital (HAR) as well as supporting Trust staff working within the community. Information services are delivered from one library site based at North Tees Hospital.
More information on our library services can be found on our library pages.
You will complete a fixed two year rotational programme. We know from feedback that this offers a much more rounded experience.