Consultant Physician in Thoracic Oncology

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Cambridge, UK
08 Nov 2019
08 Dec 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
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.





£79 860 - £107 668 per annum

Applications are invited for two substantive consultant posts, one within the Thoracic Oncology team at Royal Papworth Hospital and the other within the Thoracic Oncology team at Addenbrooke's Hospital, part of Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. If you wish to apply for the post at Royal Papworth Hospital please do so here, if you wish to apply for the post at Addenbrookes, please could you search for the post under Cambridge University Hospitals.

The Thoracic Oncology Service at Royal Papworth is a tertiary referral service currently investigating 1400 patients per annum referred from regional hospitals. At Papworth, the focus is on diagnosis and staging of patients with suspected malignancy along with pre- and post-operative care of surgical patients. A wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopic procedures are performed including EBUS, EUS and endobronchial therapies including bronchial stents. A regional mesothelioma service manages approximately 80 patients per annum offering holistic care, including local anaesthetic thoracoscopy, pleural ultrasound and an indwelling pleural catheter service. Integrated throughout the clinical service is a comprehensive clinical trials and translational research programme. This post has a significant commitment to further developing research within the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre Aerodigestive progamme.

The post holder will work within a multidisciplinary team including other Respiratory Physicians, Oncologists, Pathologists, Thoracic Surgeons, Radiologists, Palliative Care, Clinical Nurse Specialists and administrative staff to provide comprehensive care to patients with suspected or confirmed thoracic malignancy. The post holder will be predominantly based at Royal Papworth Hospital but may undertake some activities at Cambridge University Hospitals (Addenbrooke's) on a service level agreement.

Applicants must have a strong commitment to teaching, research and continuous professional development appropriate to leading teaching hospitals. There are excellent academic links with the University of Cambridge, Cambridge University Hospitals Departments of Respiratory Medicine and Oncology and Cancer Research UK Cambridge Cancer Centre. Outstanding opportunities exist for research and teaching.

You will be fully registered with the GMC and must possess the MRCP, a higher degree (PhD or MD) and have a CCT in Respiratory Medicine, or be within 6 months of obtaining CCT at the time of the interview.

The applicant must have demonstrable skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking in English that enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues, as set out in the GMC's Good Medical Practice (2013).

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications.

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.

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

For further details/informal visits contact:

Papworth: Dr Robert Rintoul, Lead Clinician for the Thoracic Oncology(( Email address removed ) or telephone 01223 639595

Papworth: Dr Mike Davies, Clinical Director of Thoracic Services, (( Email address removed ) or telephone 01223 639799

** 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 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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