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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 07/08/2020.

Consultant Surgeon

Job Reference: 175-2021-MD384

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Transplant and Cardiac Surgery
£79,860 to £107,668 per annum

As the largest and leading specialist cardiothoracic hospital in the UK, Royal Papworth Hospital is dedicated to providing patients with the best possible care through the excellence of our caring staff. We are located in a bespoke, purpose-built hospital on the world-class Cambridge Biomedical Campus, with administrative services based in Huntingdon.

In October 2019, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) announced the hospital was ‘outstanding’ overall and across all five of the CQC domains; safe, caring, effective, responsive, and well-led - this is the first time an NHS hospital trust has achieved an ‘outstanding’ rating across the five key questions.



Applications are invited to join one of the largest cardiothoracic surgical departments in the UK and one of the most active in intra-thoracic transplantation worldwide.

This is a fulltime substantive post. The workload will be cardiac surgery and a specialist interest in Transplantation. The post-holder will be required to join the on-call rota for transplantation and organ retrieval, and may be needed to undertake some general cardiac surgery on-call. The rota frequency is subject to change depending on the configuration of the service and can be discussed prior to interview.

The successful applicant should expect good operative exposure and involvement in clinics, MDT, trauma and ward work.

Applicants should have a commitment to teaching, research and continuous professional development. Outstanding opportunities exist for research and teaching.

Royal Papworth Hospital is an internationally recognised specialist heart and lung hospital that has recently moved in to a purpose built new hospital on the Cambridge biomedical campus. Clinical services include the diagnosis, treatment and management of patients in four principal areas: cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology, chest medicine and advanced heart and lung failure, including transplantation. We have an established reputation for innovative clinical developments underpinned by substantial research, development and education. Surgical training was ranked as the best in the UK in the last GMC trainee survey.

Papworth Hospital is the largest adult cardiothoracic centre in the UK with over 2000 cardiac surgical procedures performed per year. Our Transplantation Programme is the largest in the UK with the largest DCD heart programme worldwide. Papworth also deliver a National Retrieval Service which is one of the most versatile covering both Adult and Paediatric retrieval.

Thoracic surgery undertakes 650 procedures per year. This is expected to rapidly increase as we have been allocated 60% more operating time and have theatre lists 5-6 days/week. We provide local cardiothoracic services for the Eastern region and also specialist national services including, ventricular assist devices, pulmonary endarterectomy and ECMO. Papworth’s cardiology services include primary angioplasty, structural intervention, pacing and electrophysiology, imaging and heart failure. The respiratory department includes oncology, infection, fibrosis, sleep and general services.

Applicants must possess the MBBS or equivalent, FRCS (CTh) or equivalent and be on the UK Specialist Register in Cardiothoracic Surgery or within 6 months of completion of specialist training or recognised equivalent EU/EA qualification. Substantial experience of cardiothoracic surgery with a specialist interest/experience in Transplantation is essential.

All applicants will be required to demonstrate a working knowledge of the English language.

Further information and arrangements for informal visits can be made through the office of:

Mr Narain Moorjani, Clinical Lead for Cardiac Surgery 01223 639485

Mr David Jenkins, Clinical Director 01223 639990

Dr Roger Hall, Medical Director 01223 639628


Candidates are encouraged to visit the Hospital prior to interview.

Closing Date for Applications =07.08.2020

Interview Date = TBC


** We reserve the right to close this vacancy once sufficient applications have been received**

Priority consideration will be given to NHS Employees who have been declared at risk of redundancy.

The support and benefits available to staff include:
NHS Pension Scheme, extensive retail discount scheme, subsidised restaurant, staff recognition and award scheme, membership options at Frank Lee Centre Leisure & Fitness (campus gym), salary sacrifice 'cycle to work' and 'car' scheme, enhanced pay progression for Band 5 nurses, career progression opportunities, flexible working

We welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation. Applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post. The Trust operates job share and flexible working. We are a Smoke Free Hospital.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome (for eligible posts only) and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website.

In submitting an application form you authorise Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS Service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

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