Applications are invited for the post of Clinical Fellow Higher ST3-5/ST6+ in Clinical Immunology and Allergy in Clinical Immunology for a period of 12 months commencing on 1st September 2023.
This is an exciting opportunity to work in the Clinical Immunology department at Addenbrooke’s. The service has a large cohort of patients with primary and secondary immune deficiency, with approximately 450 patients on immunoglobulin replacement therapy and approximately 800 patients under long-term follow up. Patients with immune deficiency often suffer multiple comorbidities, particularly affecting the respiratory system or gastrointestinal tract, and are prone to severe (and often difficult to treat) recurrent infections. To address these challenges the Clinical Immunology team work closely with colleagues in other departments who have a special interest in immunodeficiency and run joint clinics with colleagues in Respiratory Medicine and Infectious Diseases. A specialist Hereditary Angioedema clinic is run in conjunction with the Allergy Department and Paediatric Immunology.
The department has close links with the University of Cambridge and is involved in a number of research studies.
The service is Quality in Primary Immunodeficiency Services (QPIDS) accredited.
The clinical service works closely with the diagnostic Immunology laboratory based at Addenbrooke’s hospital which provides a comprehensive regional and supraregional service to aid in the diagnosis of diseases of the immune system.
Main duties of the job – Clinical duties will be to provide, with colleagues, a service to Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH), with responsibility for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illness, and the proper functioning of the department. To include the follow (with appropriate supervision):
- Participation in Immunology outpatient clinics. Participation in multidisciplinary meetings. Reviewing inpatients requiring an Immunology opinion or already known to the Immunology service. Liaison with colleagues including nursing staff, medical, pharmacy and support staff. Administrative duties including prescription of immunoglobulin. Appropriate handover of patients, where applicable.
In order to be considered applicants must meet the following essential criteria: MRCP or equivalent qualification, full registration and a licence to practice with the General Medical Council, completion of foundation competencies, completion of a core medical training programme or equivalent, good organisation, ability to organise own learning and time, ability to work as part of a team, ability to keep good medical records and communicate with other hospital departments and primary care, ability to understand and communicate with patients and colleagues.
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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). Non-UK applicants must possess the IELTS/OET exam before obtaining a GMC licence to practice.
Applications from job seekers who require skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.
It is a requirement for skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, to 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.
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities - Please refer to the Job description and Person specification attached for further details on the main responsibilities and duties for this post.
For further details / informal visits contact:
Informal enquiries about this post should be addressed to Dr Emily Staples, Consultant Immunologist (Emily.email@example.com).
Please note that these posts do not carry Postgraduate Dean’s approval or training recognition.
Full Registration and a Licence to Practice with the General Medical Council at time of application is required.