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Medical Education Fellow

Job Reference: 175-2122-MD424A

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Clinical Education & Training (146502)
Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge
£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.


Medical Education Fellow -

(Cardiothoracic Surgery, Respiratory Medicine, Cardiology, Anesthesia / Intensive Care Medicine)


This is an exciting opportunity to join the Clinical Education team at Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust located on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus from August 2022. There is also an opportunity to join the team asap until Aug 2022 on a 24hr a week contract (x3 days a week). Please highlight on your application supporting statement if you wish to apply for this role.

Royal Papworth Hospital is one of the leading cardiothoracic hospitals in Europe, carrying out more major heart operations than any other hospital in the UK, with outcomes that are among the best in the world.

The Trust is renowned for its commitment to education and delivery of high-quality teaching and training, including to students from the University of Cambridge's School of Clinical Medicine.

The post holder would primarily be responsible for contributing to the development, delivery and quality assurance of teaching these students, as well as involvement in supporting learning of doctors in training and the wider multi-disciplinary team. This post is available for 6 or 12 months and is offered as 40 hours per week on a junior doctor’s pay scale. Job share will be considered. It will enable the right candidates to develop their own portfolio in teaching, training and understanding learning as well as being supported in their own development as an educator. There is opportunity to gain formal medical education qualifications if desired as well to work supernumerary in a chosen clinical specialty (Cardiothoracic Surgery, Respiratory Medicine, Cardiology, Anesthesia / Intensive Care Medicine).

The post holder will need to have a full General Medical Council registration with a License to Practice and have completed foundation years or equivalent. Experience and familiarity with UK hospital systems and practices or equivalent is essential.

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Closing Date: 3rd December 21

Interview Date: TBC

Interviews will consist of a short 10 minute presentation/demonstration of training:

“What strategies would you use to teach a group of year 6 medical students on how to care for a diabetic patient”

For further information and to discuss how the posts could work for you and the longer term vision of the team, please contact:


Dr Zilley Khan – Medical Education Manager

01223 639940 |


Dr Nicola Jones – Clinical Sub-Dean

01223 638000 |

** 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.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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