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Transplant Clinical Fellow

Job Reference: 175-2021-MD387

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£49,036 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.


Senior Clinical Fellowship in Advanced Heart Failure, Mechanical Circulatory Support and Transplantation

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.

Royal Papworth Hospital wouldlike to invite applications for a one year Fellowship in Advanced Heart Failure. Royal Papworth has a large advanced heart failure service and offers a full range of surgical treatments for advanced heart failure including heart transplantation, heart-lung transplantation, implantable left ventricular assist devices, temporary (left and right) ventricular assist devices and extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation. Royal Papworth is the largest volume heart transplant centre in the United Kingdom and delivers some of the best outcomes after heart transplantation. Care is provided by a multi-disciplinary team including five advanced heart failure cardiologists, one cardiology trainee, cardiac surgeons, transplant/VAD co-ordinators and specialist nurses.

The post would suit a senior trainee or peri-CCT doctor interested in developing a career in advanced heart failure. We welcome applications from the UK and internationally. There is also the potential to develop a research project that would lead towards presentation and publications.

Fellows will be exposed to all aspects of advanced heart failure, including assessment for heart transplantation or mechanical circulatory support and post-operative care. There are three catheter lab lists per week in which right heart catheterisation and endomyocardial biopsy are performed. Fellows will have the opportunity to learn about ITU management of cardiogenic shock, including use of pulmonary artery catheters, inotropes, intra-aortic balloon pumps and mechanical circulatory support. In addition, there will be regular commitments to the outpatient management of adult congenital heart disease, medical education and there may be opportunities for experience and training in cardiac MRI and complex pacing if this is desirable.

Contact: Dr Stephen Pettit (, Dr Clive Lewis (

Closing Date for Applications 1 October 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.

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