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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/02/2020.

Locum Consultant with an interest in Interventional Cardiology

Job Reference: 175-1920-MD367A

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£79,860 to £107,668 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.



This is a full-time locum NHS Consultant post to support the interventional cardiology service at Royal Papworth Hospital for 6 months initially.

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is seeking a Locum Consultant Cardiologist in Interventional Cardiology. The post-holder will have appropriate experience and expertise in coronary intervention. An interest in an additional sub-speciality (e.g. structural intervention) would be welcome.

This locum full-time post will join the existing team of 11 interventional consultants (including 4 TAVI operators) to provide interventional cardiology services, while supporting education and research as part of Royal Papworth Hospitals’ Tripartite Mission. The appointee will take on the responsibility of supporting the coronary intervention service and will have the opportunity to participate in the structural intervention service if suitably experienced. The post-holder will also be a member of the Interventional Consultant of the Week rota and participate in the out of hours on-call service.

Royal Papworth Hospital is at the centre of a regional and national network of hospitals caring for patients with heart and lung disease.  From a tuberculosis hospital when it opened in 1917, Papworth Hospital has developed into an internationally recognised heart and lung centre and is the leading cardiothoracic specialist hospital in the United Kingdom. Royal Papworth Hospital relocated to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus in May 2019, providing unprecedented opportunities for collaboration with Cambridge University Hospitals Foundation Trust and collocated research institutions and biomedical and pharmaceutical companies.

Royal Papworth Hospital currently treats around 24,400 inpatients and day patients and sees over 73,600 outpatients per year.  It has over 1,800 staff, 289 beds and an annual budget of over £110 million.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Outstanding across all five of the CQC domains: safe, caring, effective, responsive and well-led.

Applicants should have a commitment to teaching, research and continuous professional development. Outstanding opportunities exist for research and teaching. Applicants must possess the MRCP or equivalent, have full GMC registration and have clinical training and experience equivalent to that required for gaining UK CCST in Cardiology.

Further information and arrangements for informal visits can be made through the offices of: Dr Mike O’Sullivan, Intervention Clinical Lead, Dr David Begley, Clinical Director, Dr Roger Hall, Medical Director.

Closing Date for Applications = Sunday 28/02/2020

Interview Date = TBC


** 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.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome (for eligible posts only) 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 Border Agency 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 Border Agency website.

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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