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Senior Clinical Fellow (ST 6-8) in Paediatric Cystic Fibrosis

Job Reference: 259-MED00117RLH-B

Barts Health NHS Trust
Paediatric Cystic Fibrosis
Royal London Hospital, London
£31,217 - £49,086 per ann

With a turnover of £1.4 billion and a workforce of around 16,000, Barts Health is the largest NHS trust in the country, and one of Britain’s leading healthcare providers. The Trust’s five hospitals – St Bartholomew’s Hospital in the City, including the Barts Heart Centre, The Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, Newham University Hospital in Plaistow, Whipps Cross University Hospital in Leytonstone and Mile End – deliver high quality compassionate care to the 2.5 million people of East London and beyond.

Recent improvements has led to a stronger focus on providing Safe and Compassionate care to our patients and this has increased opportunities available to learn, develop and expand your career. We believe that providing excellent education, training and development for our staff is essential. We offer a wide range of benefits for example access to childcare vouchers, home-electronic scheme giving you discounted prices for home –electronics, salary sacrifice for cars, season ticket loans and access to staff discount for local restaurants and gyms

So while we are improving, you can too - within a professionally challenging yet exciting environment.

Barts Health NHS Trust

The Royal London Hospital

Children Services / Woman’s Health Clinical Academic Group

Senior Clinical Fellow (ST 6-8) in Paediatric Cystic Fibrosis

Applications are invited for a 6 months post to start in June 2019 as a Senior Clinical Fellow or SpR to join the Paediatric Respiratory team at the Royal London Children’s Hospital in Northeast London, England.

The post will be based at The Royal London Hospital which provides one of the largest acute paediatric and paediatric trauma services in London, with over 110 Paediatric and neonatal, surgical and medical beds. The hospital is the Tertiary referral centre for Paediatric medical specialities (endocrinology, gastroenterology, neurology, haematology, oncology and respiratory medicine), surgical specialities and provides the Regional Neonatal Unit with neonatal surgery and the regional Neonatal Transport Service (NETS).

This vibrant, driven and cohesive Paediatric respiratory team comprises 4 NHS consultants and 1 academic professor, 1 CF fellow, 1 respiratory research fellow, 1 Asthma Darzi fellow, 2 respiratory SpRs (1 grid and one with an interest), 2 SHOs, as well as 2 consultants in paediatric allergy with an associated SpR. There are also 3.5 CF specialist nurses, and 2.5 respiratory specialist nurses, 2 respiratory physiotherapists, 3 CF dietitians, 2 psychologists and a dedicated CF pharmacist. We have a dedicated CF Clinical Trials Nurse and MCRN Clinical trials Unit facilitating access to studies of novel CFTR modulator therapies.

The paediatric respiratory lab comprises 5 physiologists providing support for an expanding sleep and non-invasive ventilation service with full polysomnography as well as providing lung function and allergy testing for inpatients and outpatients. The team is supported by a respiratory ward complete with negative pressure rooms and en suite facilities which accepts HDU and tracheostomy patients, parapneumonic effusions and acute severe asthma. There is also a level 2 critical care unit and a day care unit which provides sweat tests and facilitates a dedicated monthly GA bronchoscopy list.

The Children’s CF service is the hub for a shared care network serving in excess of 135 patients, and provides outreach clinics at Colchester and Romford. The service maintains excellent outcomes as evidenced by the national CF Registry patient care metrics.

Individuals will require full GMC Registration and will hold MRCPCH or equivalent. Previous subspecialty experience in respiratory paediatrics and the care of children with bronchiectasis would be desirable. These posts are aimed at senior trainee paediatricians at ST5+ and would suit someone with an existing respiratory interest looking to gain a grounding in paediatric cystic fibrosis or respiratory medicine or to consolidate their existing knowledge. Overseas candidates are particularly welcome and less experienced candidates will be considered.

The successful applicant would support the CF service during working hours and would not attract any out of hours duties. They would be responsible for inpatient and outpatient CF management and coordinate admissions, annual reviews, national database data collection, and would also be expected to lead on a departmental audit. Part of the role would also ensure that protocols are up to date, and the successful candidate would work to develop the service through the use of information technology to streamline processes where possible.

The trainee will be encouraged to participate in teaching (informally or as part of the MRCPCH training program and Thursday afternoon teaching program, research, and audit and journal club. The department is actively engaged in internal and external CF and non-CF research, and team members are regularly invited to speak at local and international conferences. Trainees will be expected to attend the Lung in Childhood seminar series at the Institute of Child Health. Other appropriate study leave will be supported. In line with our commitment to improving the working lives of our junior doctors, the duties and hours are fully compliant with the New Deal initiative.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Caroline Pao, Consultant Respiratory Paediatrician and Children’s CF Centre Director, or 02073777000 ext 42474/5

Dr Chinedu Nwokoro, Consultant Respiratory Paediatrician and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, Clinical Lead for Asthma and Chronic Lung Disease, or 02073777000 ext 42474/5

Dr Sarah Brown, Consultant Respiratory Paediatrician and Clinical Lead for Non-CF bronchiectasis and complex needs, (no as above)

Dr Surendran Thavagnanam, Consultant Respiratory Paediatrician and Clinical Lead for Sleep and Non-Invasive Ventilation,

Professor Jonathan Grigg, Consultant Respiratory Paediatrician and Research Lead.

Dr Mamta Vaidya, Consultant Paediatric Intensivist and Divisional Director for Paediatrics,









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As an Equal Opportunities Employer we actively support applications from individuals’ who apply under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme and will process your application as appropriate.

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Barts Health is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and to child protection. The Trust aims to ensure as far as is possible that anyone, paid or unpaid, who seeks to work in our organisation and who gains access to children, is safe to do so. As such, you may be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Check as part of the recruitment process if appointed to a post with direct access to children or vulnerable adults.

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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.

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