Work with us
UHBW Simulation Services are part of the University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust. We have 14 permanent team members, made up of consultants, doctors, nurses, AHPs, technicians and administrators. In addition to our permanent team, we also host education fellows, work experience students, medical student electives and we have plenty of other opportunities for anyone to get involved in our work. For details of all these opportunities, please see below.
To see our current Simulation Services staff, please visit our Staff page.
We have a recurring F2 rotational role, which offers a great opportunity for four months working with the Simulation Education team. This is a unique opportunity for a foundation doctor to gain a variety of experience, above and beyond the usual clinical placements.
We also host a Paediatric Clinical Simulation Fellow. This one year post is operated as a clinical appointment to the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at Bristol Children’s Hospital, University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust. The Fellow post combines delivery of simulation education as part of the Paediatric Simulation Programme with clinical duties in Paediatric Intensive Care (working time split 50/50) and provides opportunities to gain a medical education qualification from the University of Bristol (TLHP). This post would be suitable for a trainee who has a minimum of core training in a parent specialty such as Paediatrics, Emergency Medicine or Anaesthesia. Previous experience of simulation education, though helpful, is not essential. The successful candidate will be developed through the combination of a structured faculty development programme and mentorship.
Additionally, we host 3x ED Fellows within our team, one of which is a senior post and two are junior, all of which are one year posts. The ED Fellows work in the Bristol Royal Infirmary Emergency Department 80% of their time and spend 20% of their time with the Simulation Services team, expanding their knowledge of simulation based education, running sims as part of the Point-of-Care programmes and exploring project opportunities of their own.
Enquiries related to any other fellowship opportunities should be directed to the Simulation Services team.
Our Trust offers work experience student placements throughout the year, to give them a week’s experience looking at all areas of healthcare within our hospitals. As part of this week, students spend some limited time with our simulation team to get an idea about what we do. For more details on this, please visit www.uhbristol.nhs.uk/work-for-us/work-experience/.
We are also able to offer direct placements with our simulation team to give students a more in-depth view of what we do in Simulation Services. For more details on Simulation placements, please contact the team on the details below.
Please note, due to the clinical areas we visit as part of work experience placements, all students must be 16 years old or above. We are unable to accept any students below the age of 16.
We welcome applications from students studying towards a broad range of healthcare professions to join us for their elective placements. This is a great opportunity to become part of an education team and receive mentorship from experienced clinicians and educators. Previous students have successfully run projects, developing and delivering simulation activities. Local rules and related costs associated with electives within UHBT will apply.