Consultant Physician with Special Interest in HIV Medicine and Infectious Diseases

London (Greater)
17 Jul 2020
16 Aug 2020
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK’s largest and busiest teaching hospitals with over 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 13,000 staff based across five main sites in South East London and Kent.

The Trust provides a full range of local hospital services across its different sites, and specialist services from King’s College Hospital (KCH) site in Camberwell and the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) site in Bromley, Orpington Hospital, and some services at Beckenham Beacon and Queen Mary’s Sidcup.

The Trust is recognised internationally for its work in liver disease and transplantation, neurosciences, cardiac, haemato-oncology, fetal medicine, stroke, major trauma, and Emergency Department.

King’s is a key partner in one of London's foremost Academic Health Science Centres, King's Health Partners (KHP). KHP is one of only six Department of Health-designated AHSCs in England. It brings together a world-leading research-led university – King’s College London – and three successful NHS Foundation Trusts: King’s College Hospital, Guy’s and St Thomas’, and South London and Maudsley.

This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of our dedicated workforce and join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation for innovation and the desire to make a difference.

This new Consultant post will give the post holder the opportunity to work across general medicine, HIV and infectious diseases. The remit of the post holder will be to work within the multi–disciplinary team providing care for general medical admissions and inpatients, and further providing care for patients living with HIV.  The post holder will also contribute towards the expansion of the infection services at King's working with colleagues across microbiology to establish a ward consult service and infectious diseases outpatient clinic. It is envisaged that the appointee will contribute to the development and delivery of aspects of these services depending upon their interests and experience.

The individual will be required to play an active role in the general workload of the HIV department while having a significant commitment to teaching and training of junior staff.

The appointed physician will be based in the department of HIV medicine (Caldecot Centre) and will join King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill at an exciting phase of transformation and investment in our acute and general medicine services. The post is based primarily at the Denmark Hill site of King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

The service is situated in an area of South London with high local prevalence of HIV. Our diverse local population is disproportionally affected by high STI rates, and late diagnosis of HIV. In addition to the busy clinical service, the department has an active teaching and training programme and a wide-ranging portfolio of research studies which the successful candidate will be expected to actively contribute to.

You must be fully registered with the GMC and hold a Licence to Practice and be on the Specialist Register, or within six months of attaining your CCT or equivalent to be eligible for interview.

The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable adults and/or children (0-18 years), therefore 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 to check for any previous criminal convictions

For further details / informal visits contact: Dr Elizabeth Hamlyn, Lead Consultant for HIV services on 0203 299 4535 or email

Dr Killian Quinn, Lead Consultant for Sexual Health on 020 3299 4535 or email:

Dr Chris Taylor, Clinical Director on 020 3299 3478

Dr Silke Schelenz, Clinical lead for Infection Services on