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Senior Clinical Fellow in Paediatric Inherited Cardiovascular Diseases

Job Reference: 271-CAG-380

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
271 CAG - Cardiology
£45,193 - £49,086 pa + £2,162 London Weighting



Applications are invited for a Senior Clinical Fellow in Paediatric Inherited Cardiovascular Diseases based at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust. This post is designed to provide experience in the evaluation and management of Paediatric inherited cardiac conditions (ICC) to adult or Paediatric cardiologists seeking to develop a career as ICC physicians.


Duties of the post will include participation in Inherited Cardiovascular Diseases outpatient clinics, including disease-specific clinics for cardiomyopathies, inherited arrhythmias and aortopathies, as well as rare diseases with cardiovascular involvement. There are no on-call commitments. The successful applicant will be expected to be involved in teaching and training for medical and nursing staff as well as active participation in translational research in inherited cardiovascular disease.

The Centre for Inherited Cardiovascular Diseases at Great Ormond Street Hospital is the largest Centre in the Europe for the care of inherited cardiovascular disease in children, and is part of the UCLP Inherited Cardiovascular Diseases service. Over 5000 outpatients were seen in the Inherited Cardiovascular Diseases clinics in 2017, with referrals from across the UK and internationally.

Families are seen at Great Ormond Street for screening, diagnosis, evaluation and management. The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary team that includes clinical nurse specialists, patient pathway coordinators, genetic counsellors, clinical psychologists and Paediatric cardiac technicians, with close links to the electrophysiology, cardiac transplantation and clinical genetics teams. Dr Juan Pablo Kaski is the lead clinician for the service.

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust is a postgraduate teaching hospital, linked with the Institute of Child Health (ICH). The Trust has well over 192,828 admissions or outpatient appointments a year, and provides a comprehensive range of Paediatric specialties for tertiary and quaternary level care.

Interested applicants are invited to contact Dr Juan Pablo Kaski on 020 7829 8839 or email

The successful candidate must possess full GMC registration and be within 12 months of award of CCT (or on the specialist register for Paediatric Cardiology or Adult Cardiology (CCT/CESR or equivalent) by date of interview.

The position is open to applicants who are able to work less than the full-time.

All applicants should return their application forms electronically. To apply online, please go to NHS Jobs, if you experience any technical difficulties; please contact us via email at quoting reference number 271-CAG-380

The Trust encourages applications from all sections of the community. We offer a range of flexible working patterns; contact us for more information.

Confirmation of enhanced disclosure will be required before appointment.

Please be advised that:

The recruitment process for all admin and clerical roles at Bands 2-5 will be a two stage recruitment process whereby shortlisted candidates will undertake an online literacy, numeracy, ICT and typing test.Only those candidates who pass the competency test will proceed to a formal interview.

The closing date given is a guide only. There may be some occasions where we have to close a vacancy once sufficient applications have been received. It is therefore advisable that you submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Only those candidates who clearly demonstrate how they meet the person specification criteria for this post will be shortlisted. Please note that where high volumes of applicants have been received, additional criteria may on occasion be used to determine the final shortlist.

Please also note that all recruitment is currently subject to restrictions on the allocation of Certificates of Sponsorship.

We are an accredited Living Wage Employer.

Please note that the Trust will shortly be introducing the TRAC recruitment system. Once the system goes live, after applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into TRAC. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, that as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system. Please note, all communication regarding your application will be made via email, please ensure you check your junk/spam folders as emails are sometimes filtered there.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

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

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