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Clinical Fellow in Advanced Respiratory Failure and Transplantation

Job Reference: 175-2122-MD413

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£50,017 pa

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.


Clinical Fellowship in Advanced Respiratory Failure and Transplantation

Royal Papworth Hospital would like to invite applications for a six month post as aClinical Fellow in Advanced Respiratory Failure and Transplantation, to commence from March 2022. Subject to satisfactory progression, there is the option of a further 6 month extension.

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. The hospital was awarded a Royal title following approval from Her Majesty The Queen in recognition of its pioneering history and continued commitment to developing the treatments of the future. The hospital is a core element of the Cambridge Biomedical Campus (CBC), located in a new, purpose-built hospital within this internationally recognized centre of clinical research. In October 2019, Royal Papworth Hospital was the first hospital in the UK to be rated as “outstanding” overall, and across all five of the CQC domains; safe, caring, effective, responsive, and well-led.

The Royal Papworth Hospital transplant team receives referrals from across the UK forthe assessment of patients with respiratory failure and offers managementincluding lungtransplantation, heart-lung transplantation, and extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Royal Papworth is the second largest volume lung transplant centre in the United Kingdom, the largestvolume heart-lung centre and delivers some of the best outcomes after lung transplantation. Care is provided by a multi-disciplinary team including three consultant lung transplant physicians and oneDeanery respiratory trainee.

The post would suit a senior respiratory medicine trainee or peri-CCT doctor interested in developing a career in advancedrespiratory failure including ICU management and transplantation. We welcome applications from the UK and internationally.

Fellows will be exposed to all aspects of advanced respiratory failure, including assessment for lung transplantation, peri-operative and post-transplant care. There are three bronchoscopy lists per week in which endobronchial intervention and transbronchial biopsies are performed. Fellows will have the opportunity to learn about cardiothoracic ICU management of respiratory failure, inotropes, and extracorporeal life support. There is also the potential to undertake research which may lead to presentation and publications.

Contact: Dr Caroline Patterson (

Closing Date for Applications 30 Oct 2021

Interviews 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.

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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