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Specialist Cardiothoracic Senior Fellow

Job Reference: 175-2021-MD388

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£55,000 to £80,000 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.


Specialist Cardiothoracic Senior Fellow

(Non-Consultant grade)

Cardiothoracic Transplant Surgery


This post will be for a period of 12 months with the potential for further extension subject to satisfactory performance, achievement of competencies and mutual agreement. Clinical Fellow post available from October 2020

Papworth Hospital is one of six designated centers in the UK that provides heart and lung transplantation, and one of 5 centers that provides ventricular assist devices (VAD) for heart failure. It has a world leading retrieval/transplant program regarding novel technologies, including DCD heart transplantation. The Surgical Department provides cardiac surgical service for a population of 3.4 million.

This post will offer applicants the opportunity to obtain excellent clinical experience in heart and lung transplantation, donor care and specialist therapies for advanced cardiothoracic diseases. There will be opportunity for research too.

Applicants should hold a GMC registration and have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in cardiothoracic surgery and ideally 6 months in cardiothoracic transplantation. For full person specification please refer to the job description.

The salary range for this post will be within the MG05 salary scale per annum which is inclusive of the on-call supplement. Increment based on competency achieved.

Candidates are encouraged to make informal inquiries with Mr. Marius Berman, (Surgical lead Transplantation) or Mr. Pradeep Kaul (Papworth NORS Lead)

Closing date: 02.10.2020

** 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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