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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/01/2022.

Clinical Fellow RSSC

Job Reference: 175-2122-MD429

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Medical Staff RSSC (Junior) (145812)
£50,017 / £56,077

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.

Royal Papworth Hospital is proud to employ a diverse workforce who are encouraged to use their individuality to provide exceptional and personalised patient care. We believe that our strength as an organisation relies on our ability to foster an environment which encourages using our differences as a strength.


Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Cambridge Centre for Respiratory Support and Sleep Centre (RSSC)


Clinical Training Fellowship



Applications are invited for a Clinical Fellowship to offer specialist experience in the provision of respiratory support for chronic ventilator failure and in the management of respiratory and non-respiratory sleep disorders. It will be suitable for individuals aiming at a career in these disciplines. Applications will be welcomed from those seeking post CCT experience or on a respiratory training programme.


The post, which would be for one year in the first instance, is open to specialist registrars in Respiratory Medicine (as out of programme experience or post CCT experience) and is ideal for SpRs wishing to specialize in Sleep Medicine. This post holder will be supervised by Dr Ian Smith, Clinical Lead of the Respiratory Support and Sleep Centre (RSSC) and Deputy Medical Director.


The successful appointee will have Honorary Specialist Registrar status within the Trust and will gain extensive experience in research as well as the management of Sleep Disorders and medical treatment.


For further information and to arrange an informal for an informal discussion via Teams please contact Tracy Curuk, Secretary to Dr Ian Smith (


Closing Date for Applications: 30/01/2022

Interview Date: 08/02/2022 pm 


The government has announced that from 1 Apr 2022, all NHS staff, health & social care workers, & volunteers working in England, who are deemed in scope including face to face contact with patients, will need to provide evidence they've received a complete course of a Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) approved COVID-19 vaccine, (1st and 2nd dose), unless medically exempt. As part of the recruitment process, you'll be asked to provide evidence of your Covid 19 vaccination status.





** 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, 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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