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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/02/2022.

Locum Consultant in Medical Microbiology

Job Reference: 175-2122-MD421A

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£84,559 to £114,003 per annum

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.


Locum Consultant in Medical Microbiology

In line with government legislation, from 1st April 2022 all NHS staff working in a role where they will have face to face and/or incidental contact with patients must be double vaccinated against COVID-19. Only those with medical exemptions will be excluded from this requirement. This requirement applies to this role and therefore all successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination status or an official exemption certificate at time of any conditional offer being made and as part of pre-employment checks. Please consider this mandatory requirement when applying for this post.

We require a part-time Locum Consultant (2.5 days per week) to support the medical microbiology consultant team at Royal Papworth Hospital from 1st April 2022.

The successful candidate will join an enthusiastic team of 4 medical microbiology consultants based at Royal Papworth Hospital on the Cambridge biomedical campus.

This is an exciting opportunity to join us at theUK’s largest specialist cardiothoracic hospital and the country’s main heart and lung transplant centre. Papworth’s services are internationally recognised and include cardiology, respiratory medicine, cardiothoracic surgery, transplantation and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.

The hospital is co-located withthe brand new Heart and Lung Research Institute (HLRI) due to open early 2022. This is a joint venture between Royal Papworth Hospital and The University of Cambridge and will bring together world-class clinicians, research teams and industry to treat patients with cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.

The post holder’s primary focus will be on the clinical microbiology service and support the antimicrobial stewardship, infection control and clinical lead microbiologists to cover a period of maternity leave. The post-holder will contribute to a 1:4 on-call covering Royal Papworth Hospital out-of-hours, including weekends and public holidays.

The laboratory service is provided by the Public Health England laboratory located at Addenbrookes hospital on the biomedical campus.

The applicant will be required to hold (or be within 6 months of obtaining) a CCT or equivalent in Medical Microbiology and work alongside the three other clinical microbiologists.

For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Dr Ruth Kappeler - ruth.kappeler@nhs.netClinical lead for Microbiology (01223 638000).

Closing date: 26th February 2022

Interview Date: TBC

Previous applicants need not apply.

** 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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