Locum Consultant in Paediatric Immunology

London (Central), London (Greater)
04 Jul 2019
01 Aug 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

12 months Fixed Term Contract, to commence in October 2019

Applications are invited for a 10 PA Locum Consultant in Paediatric Immunology post based at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust. 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.

The Immunology department at GOSH/ICH is linked with the clinical and academic departments of Immunology at the Royal Free Hospital/University College Hospital to form the internationally recognised London Centre for Immunodeficiency.  

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 3 WTE consultants, one of which this post will be covering, 0.5 WTE senior academic staff members and 0.3 WTE Laboratory Immunologist. 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 6 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. Experience in Paediatric Stem Cell Transplantation would also be highly beneficial, although not essential. 

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 466 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. 8403 or email austen.worth@gosh.nhs.uk
All applicants should return their application forms electronically.  .If you need any assistance please contact us via email at vacancy@gosh.nhs.uk quoting the relevant reference number.

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Closing Date: 1st August 2019