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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 14/02/2022.

Locum Consultant Respiratory Physician (Oncology)

Job Reference: 175-2122-MD431

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
175 Medical Staff Chest Medicine (Senior) (145805)
£84,559 to £114,003 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.

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

Locum Consultant Respiratory Physician with an interest in Thoracic Oncology

Department of Thoracic Oncology

Royal Papworth Hospital is the UK’s leading heart and lung hospital and an internationally renowned centre offering specialist care for patients with cardio-respiratory conditions.

An exciting opportunity to join our Consultant team and provide Thoracic Oncology services at Royal Papworth Hospital, the UK’s leading specialist cardiothoracic hospital has arisen.This 12 month maternity leave cover post in respiratory medicine with an interest in thoracic oncology is based within the Department of Thoracic Oncology at Royal Papworth Hospital.The post, which is available from the beginning of May 2022, involves care and management of patients being investigated for all forms of thoracic malignancy. You will be part of one of the largest and busiest thoracic oncology multi-disciplinary teams in the UK performing up to 500 EBUS per annum. The thoracic oncology consultants provide specialty focused on-call (1:4). Our MDT is a leading recruiter to NIHR thoracic oncology clinical studies and this post will also provide wide experience in clinical trials, tissue banking and research methodology.

We would love to hear from interested applicants – for an informal discussion please contact: Professor Robert Rintoul (Lead Clinician for Cancer) or Dr Mike Davies (Clinical Director for Respiratory Medicine)


Note to applicants:

Please note 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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