If you are Cambridge-based (Addenbrookes or Papworth) AND non-Paediatric
The applications process is a three-stage process:
- Watching the Recruitment video. This explains the Cambridge clinical course, what is expected of a clinical supervisor and generally how the clinical supervisor programme works.
- Submitting an application form
- Keeping your details up-to-date on the Reserve List – (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org)
Once you have submitted your application form you will automatically be placed on the Reserve List. If you change your mind and decide that you are unable to commit to the role or that it is not for you, it is no problem, just ask us to remove your application. You can do this by contacting email@example.com. You can apply at any time again in the future no matter which hospital you are based at.
Reserve List – Cambridge-based (Addenbrookes or Papworth) AND non-Paediatric
Once you are on the Reserve List you will be contacted ONLY when we have a suitable vacancy for an Undergraduate Clinical Supervisor. This means that you may not be contacted for a period of weeks or even months depending on the time of year you apply. Normally there are lots of vacancies towards the end of the Academic Year (AY), which co-incides with the August hospital rotation, whereas there are fewer vacancies at other times of the year.
During the time that you are on the Reserve List it is your responsibility to let us know about any changes to your personal information, in particular your availability status. Once the appointment letter is sent to you, we will give you an appointment date and it is important that you let us know one way or another if you are accepting the position or not. If we do not hear from you we will offer the position to another person on the Reserve List. Once you accept the position we will presume that you are going to make initial contact with your student group straight away so that they know that they have a clinical supervisor assigned to them (even if the supervisions do not start straight away). The students greatly benefit from knowing that they have a clinical supervisor assigned to them. We will then take steps to get your details onto the various databases and systems you require in order to get you up and running in the role, such as CamSIS, CamCORS, Moodle and letting the Colleges concerned know that you are taking on the role. As Cambridge-based clinical supervisors are linked to Cambridge colleges, payment for the supervisions you provide is done through the CamCORS system.
Please ensure that if you are no longer available to take on the role that you contact us so that we can remove you from the Reserve List. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are based in one of our partner Regional Hospitals or in Addenbrookes Paediatrics
If you are based in one of our partner regional hospitals, once you have submitted your application form via this website you will be contacted directly by the Administration Team at that hospital. Each hospital will have a different way of allocating clinical supervisors to groups, different systems for notifying them of changes and different terms for resigning from the post.
If you are in Paediatrics (based in Addenbrookes), the Paediatrics department will receive your application and you will be contacted directly by the Paediatrics Department. Where there are vacancies you will be allocated to a Year 4 group of students.
If you have any questions about how the process works in the regional hospital or paediatrics department you should contact them directly. You will find their details on the Partner Regional Hospitals and Paediatrics Department at Addenbrookes page.
You will be given access to the virtual learning environment, Moodle but you will not need access to CamCORS, which is the Cambridge Colleges Online Reporting System and is only applicable to Cambridge-based Undergraduate Clinical Supervisors. For payment when based at a regional hospital you should contact the relevant Administration Team.
Delivering your teaching (Cambridge-based and Regional hospital-based)
The University of Cambridge Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), Moodle is the place you will find information on what subjects to cover in your supervisions depending on the year group to which you are allocated. The supervisions you arrange should not clash with your supervision groups’ main teaching schedule, since this takes priority. You will need to liaise with your student group regarding this. You should be aware that you will frequently only have a small number of your group with you, since students do not return from other hospitals to attend your sessions. When your students are at other hospitals they will be receiving supervisions there instead.
Please see our guide to accessing Moodle for clinical supervisors.
Please also see our Frequently Asked Questions pages for more information.