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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/09/2019.

Locum Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care

Job Reference: 175-1920-MD357

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£77,913 to £105,042 per annum

As the largest and leading specialist cardiothoracic hospital in the UK, Royal Papworth Hospital is dedicated to providing patients with the best possible care through the excellence of our caring staff. We are located in a bespoke, purpose-built hospital on the world-class Cambridge Biomedical Campus, with administrative services based in Huntingdon.

In October 2019, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) announced the hospital was ‘outstanding’ overall and across all five of the CQC domains; safe, caring, effective, responsive, and well-led - this is the first time an NHS hospital trust has achieved an ‘outstanding’ rating across the five key questions.


As the largest and leading specialist cardiothoracic hospital in the UK, Royal Papworth Hospital is dedicated to providing patients with the best possible care through the excellence of our caring staff.

In September 2017 the hospital was delighted to receive a royal title following approval from Her Majesty The Queen. Royal Papworth will become the first Royal Hospital in the East of England, in recognition of its pioneering history and continued commitment to developing the treatments of the future. We look forward to welcoming you to Royal Papworth and becoming part of our future.


Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is located in a bespoke, purpose-built hospital on the world-class Cambridge Biomedical Campus (CBC). The Administrative Services are based in Huntingdon.

Royal Papworth Hospital is the UK’s largest cardiothoracic hospital and the country’s main heart and lung transplant centre. We have an extraordinary commitment to delivering the highest levels of clinical quality and providing the best standards of personalised care possible to our patients.


In the last 100 years, Royal Papworth has built an incredible reputation as one of the leading cardiothoracic hospitals in Europe. We are famous for pioneering a series of “firsts” in heart and lung medicine – from the UK’s first successful heart transplant in 1979 to the world’s first successful heart, lung and liver transplant in 1986.


We are proud of our reputation as one of the best performing hospitals in the UK. We have a long and established reputation for innovation and leading-edge research. Royal Papworth Hospital was originally formed as a tuberculosis hospital in 1918 and our pioneering culture has led us to carry out many landmark procedures such as the UK’s first successful heart transplant in 1979, the UK’s first beating heart transplant in 2006, the UK’s first Total Artificial Heart patient discharged home in 2011 and most recently Europe's first successful heart transplant using a non-beating heart. Our move to the new Royal Papworth Hospital is the next chapter in our story. It is our chance to keep making history and continue pioneering new treatments that save lives across the world. Our new location on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus will also give us a much greater opportunity to work with other research organisations and hospitals to bring new treatments to patients more quickly.

We treat over 24,000 inpatient/day cases and over 92,000 outpatients each year from across the UK. Royal Papworth has nearly 1,900 staff and an annual budget of £165 million.


Applications are invited for Locum Consultants to provide cardiothoracic anaesthetic and intensive care services at Royal Papworth Hospital, one of the UK’s leading specialist cardiothoracic, cardiopulmonary transplantation and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) centres.

The successful candidates will join a team of consultant anaesthetists and intensivists who provide the full range of cardiothoracic anaesthetic and intensive care services including respiratory ECMO. You will have the clinical skills, drive and commitment to contribute to our leading edge status. Ideally you should have completed your training and possess a certificate of completion of training (CCT), certificate of eligibility for specialist registration (CESR) or equivalent in the speciality of anaesthesia. You will have significant experience of adult cardiothoracic anaesthesia and intensive care. Experience of ECMO and skills in echocardiography are desirable.

For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact the department secretaries on Melanie Yea or Susan Oliver ((01223) 638180 / (01223) 638185.

The closing date for applications is midnight on 17th September 2019

Interviews will be held on Monday/ Tuesday 23rd/ 24th September 2019

** 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, enhanced pay progression for Band 5 nurses, 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.

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