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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 11/08/2020.

Senior Clinical Fellow in Thoracic Surgery

Job Reference: 175-1920-MD371A

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
£49,036 per annum

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the UK’s leading heart and lung hospital, treating around 50,000 patients each year. We are located in a new, purpose-built hospital on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, with administrative services based in Huntingdon.

Founded as a tuberculosis colony in 1918, Royal Papworth Hospital has established an international reputation for excellence in research and innovation. Since carrying out the UK’s first successful heart transplant in 1979, the hospital now performs more heart, heart-lung and lung transplants each year than any other UK centre.

In addition to transplantation, Royal Papworth Hospital has the UK’s largest Respiratory Support and Sleep Centre (RSSC) and is one of five UK centres providing Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) to patients experiencing severe respiratory failure. It is also the only centre in the UK for a number of specialist services including Pulmonary Endarterectomy and Balloon Pulmonary Angioplasty (BPA).

In October 2019, we became the first trust to be rated ‘outstanding’ in all five areas assessed by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) (safe, caring, effective, responsive, and well-led). We are committed to providing a positive, supportive experience for all of our staff.


Senior Clinical Fellow in Thoracic Surgery

Applications are invited for a Senior Clinical Fellow post available from 1st October2020 in Thoracic Surgery. The post is available for an initial period of six months, with the possibility of an extension of a further 6 months.

This post is most suitable for a more experienced trainee but is suitable for any level of trainee from ST3 level and up. Previous trainees have gone onto national training schemes and consultant jobs in the UK and abroad.

The successful applicant should expect good operative exposure and involvement in clinics, MDT, trauma and ward work. Enthusiastic research, audit and teaching participation is essential.

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. 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 cardiothoracic transplantation, 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.

Thoracic surgery achievements include highest resection rate for lung cancer, best 1 year lung cancer surgery survival, VATS rate>70%, largest sub-xiphoid surgery programme in Europe. The group has been awarded >£2M in research funding and are running the MERITS study (17 centres, several 1000 patients). The group has recently published textbooks in thoracic surgery.

Applicants should have completed ST2 or equivalent experience including cardiothoracic surgery, and hold MRCS. All applicants will be required to demonstrate a working knowledge of the English language.

For further information and to arrange an informal visit please contact Mr Aman Coonar – 01223 639482.

The other thoracic surgeons Mr Aresu - and Mr Peryt are also pleased to be contacted.

Candidates are encouraged to visit the Hospital prior to interview.

Closing Date for Applications:11.08.2020

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.

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