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Consultant in Clinical Pharmacology

Job Reference: 196--CON564

Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Clinical Pharmacology
Cross site - Guy's and St. Thomas' Hospital with some activity at King's College Hospital, London
From -£77,913 p.a excl L

The commitment of our 17,100 staff is key to our success. We are one of the largest local employers and we aim to develop and support all our staff so they are able to deliver high quality, safe and efficient care. The 2018 NHS staff survey results show that we have one of the most engaged and motivated workforces in the NHS. We know this has a positive impact on the care provided to our patients.

Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust or Trust Wide
Consultant in Clinical Pharmacology
From £77,913pa. excl. of London Zone
Full Time – 10 PAs

Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust is made up of two of London’s best known teaching hospitals and employs over 13,650 staff and have over 2 million patient contacts a year. Our annual turnover is now £1.3 billion. Within the Trust also sits the expanding specialist Paediatric Hospital; the Evelina Children’s Hospital London

The National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) and Clinical Research Facility (CRF) at Guy’s and St. Thomas NHS Foundation Trust (GSTFT) is looking to appoint a new consultant on a full-time basis (10 PA per week).

The role provides an excellent opportunity for a clinical pharmacologist with an interest in cardiovascular medicine to contribute to translational medicine at King’s Health Partners:

  1. Development of early phase clinical trials, including first-in-human (FIH) studies within the GSTFT CRF (6 PA)
  2. Promotion of experimental medicine within the School of Cardiovascular Sciences and Medicine and the King’s BHF Centre of Excellence (2 PA)
  3. Integration of cardiovascular risk prevention service between primary and secondary care in the London borough of Lambeth and Southwark (1 PA)
  4. Contribution to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching within the School of Cardiovascular Sciences and Medicine (1 PA)

The post holder will lead a dynamic team responsible for the safe and compliant delivery of early phase clinical research at the GSTFT CRF. We are looking for an individual with appropriate skills to complement our team, to keep our service at the forefront of clinical and academic research and to engage with basic scientists and clinicians in designing early phase clinical trials for drug candidates, including advanced therapeutic products emerging from our pre-clinical pipeline from a broad range of therapeutic indications. The integrated cardiovascular risk prevention service provides an easily accessible pathway for the management of complex cardiovascular risk prevention and to support recruitment of clinical trials from primary care in Lambeth and Southwark. This will be undertaken within the framework of the King’s Health Partners (KHP) Cardiovascular Institute programme. The position provides the post holder with the opportunity to be involved in translational medicine that will shape the health care of tomorrow.

The CRF is comprised of four units located at both our sites – Guy’s unit incorporating our phase I unit; St. Thomas’ CRF with a unit focus on experimental and cardiometabolic research; our Imaging core built around patient pathways across St. Thomas’ Hospital and the Children’s CRF located within Evelina London Children’s Hospital. Our phase I unit at Guy’s holds a Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) accreditation for Phase I clinical trials, one of only two such facilities within the NHS in England. Supporting the activity of the phase I unit is a core component of the role providing the post holder the opportunity to work with novel and advanced therapies (including cell and gene therapies) prior to market authorisation. As part of this work, the post holder will oversee the completion of risk assessments, developing and implementing critical risk mitigation strategies and supporting Principal Investigators (PI) for new early phase studies. The post holder will also act as a PI within a multidisciplinary team and contribute to the clinical leadership of our units and teaching programs within the CRF and BRC. He/She will work collaboratively with our management team to shape and guide the service as we work towards our strategic goals, contribute to the work of the UK Clinical Research Network (UKCRF) working groups and present relevant outcomes at national conferences.

The post holder will lead an integrated service to strengthen cardiovascular risk prevention and early intervention in Lambeth and Southwark, as envisaged by the NHS new care models and sustainability and transformation plans. A key part of this role is to liaise closely with local general practices in the London borough of Lambeth and Southwark to improve the interactions between primary and secondary care by facilitating patients care directly or via virtual clinics annually. This will be undertaken within the framework of the King’s Health Partners (KHP) Cardiovascular Institute programme (incorporating GSTT, King’s College Hospital and King’s College London) which is developing integrated care pathways across a range of sub-specialities.

As an organisation, we are committed to developing our services in ways that best suit the needs of our patients. This includes asking certain groups of staff to work more flexibly so that we can offer services to patients in the evenings and at weekends. We regard this flexibility as essential if we are to continue to provide first class patient care in the future. As a result, any offer of employment to a consultant post will be subject to you agreeing to work a flexible pattern of working if required and in accordance with the provisions of the Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust consultant contract.

As part of the KHP Cardiovascular programme, you may also be asked to undertake some duties at the King’s College Hospital site. Details of the post will be agreed after appointment with director of the CRF. However, the role is likely to include an agreed split of 7.5 PA direct clinical care and 2.5 PA for supporting professional clinical activities.

The post holder will have regular contact with vulnerable adults and/or children (0-18 years) and therefore this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975

Applications are welcomed from applicants with a disability. We can make reasonable adjustments and offer support and advice in a variety of ways throughout the application process. Equality of opportunity is our policy.

As an organisation we are committed to developing our services in ways that best suit the needs of our patients. This means that some staff groups will increasingly be asked to work a more flexible shift pattern so that we can offer services in the evenings or at weekends.

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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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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.

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