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Locum Consultant in Paediatric Immunology

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Great Ormond

Great Ormond Street Hospital

London, UK




Applications are invited for a 10 PA Locum Consultant in Paediatric Immunology post based at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust. This exciting opportunity is for a 12 month fixed term appointment, commencing in March 2016. Applications will also be considered from those wishing to work part time or on a job share basis.

The Department of Immunology aims to provide a world class diagnostic and treatment service for children with primary and secondary Immunodeficiency disorders, including the development of novel therapies through an active translational research programme. It hosts one of two National Specialist Commissioning Group (NSCG) services for severe primary immunodeficiency disorders in the UK and also receives international referrals for treatment of these disorders. The department deals with approximately 3,500 patient episodes per year. Referrals to the department are received from the Southern half of England and also Wales for severe immune deficiencies that are amenable to bone marrow transplant, gene therapy or thymus transplant. A supra-regional service for investigation and treatment of all other primary immune deficiencies is also provided.

Inpatients are treated on a shared Immunology/Infectious Diseases ward with Hepa-filtered, air flow controlled cubicles. This ward has close links and shared facilities with the adjacent Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) ward. There are close working relationships between the Immunology, Infectious Diseases and BMT clinical teams.

The Immunology Consultant team comprises of 2.5 WTE consultants, one of which this post will be covering, and 0.5WTE senior academic staff members. There is 1 Senior Immunology Fellow, 6 Specialist Registrar middle grade doctors, and 1 Senior House Officer that work across patients in Immunology, Infectious Diseases and BMT. There are also 5 Clinical Nurse Specialists within the Immunology team.

This post involves Monday-Thursday on call (non-resident) for Immunology patients when attending, and currently involves a 1:8 weekend on call (non-resident) rota which covers Immunology and BMT patients. Attendance at the hospital on weekends is expected when on call.

Applicants are expected to be MRCHP/MRCHPCH qualified, and have extensive experience in general paediatrics as well as evidence of experience in Immunology and Infectious Diseases.

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust is a postgraduate teaching hospital, linked with the Institute of Child Health (ICH). The Trust had 368 beds and provides a comprehensive range of paediatric specialties for tertiary level care. The patient population consists of over 20,000 inpatients per annum and 84,000 outpatients.

Interested applicants are invited to contact Dr Austen Worth, Consultant in Paediatric Immunology, on 020 7405 9200 ext. 2786 or email
All applicants must either be on the General Medical Council's specialist register or be within six months of obtaining their CCST/CCT award at the time of application.

The basic salary range for this post is £75,249 to £101,451 per annum plus £2,162 per annum London Weighting.

All applicants should return their application forms electronically. To apply online, please go to NHS Jobs you will need to register first before you submit your application. If you need any assistance please contact us via email at quoting the relevant reference number: 271- MDL-10026VJ

Ethnic Minority Groups are currently under represented within our staff teams. Applications are particularly welcome from these groups. Confirmation of enhanced disclosure will be required before appointment. For information, visit the CRB website at .

Please be advised that:
The closing date given is a guide only. There may be some occasions where we have to close a vacancy once sufficient applications have been received. It is therefore advisable that you submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
Only those candidates who clearly demonstrate how they meet the person specification criteria for this post will be shortlisted. Please note that where high volumes of applicants have been received, additional criteria may on occasion be used to determine the final shortlist.

Please also note that all recruitment is currently subject to restrictions on the allocation of Certificates of Sponsorship.

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