CAR-T Senior Clinical Fellow

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
December 05, 2022
Offerd Salary:£51,017 - £58,398
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Contract Type:Fixed term: 12 month
Working Time:Full time
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CAR-T Senior Clinical Fellow NHS Medical & Dental: Senior Clinical Fellow

Main area

Cancer Care


NHS Medical & Dental: Senior Clinical Fellow


Fixed term: 12 months


Full time - 40 hours per week

Job ref



Southampton General Hospital




£51,017 - £58,398 Per Annum

Salary period



05/12/2022 23:59
Job overview

We are looking for a Senior Clinical Fellow to help with the delivery of the new CAR-T service at University Hospital Southampton.

This exciting and unique post has been created to support the department as it embarks on a new commercial CAR-T cell programme, working closely with the Southampton Lymphoma Service and the Wessex Bone Marrow Transplantation and Cell Therapy Program (WBMT&CTP).

You will join the Department of Clinical Haematology and participate in the management of patients with haematological disorders undergoing CAR-T cell therapy (including ALL and Lymphoma). The post holders will work with consultant-led subspecialty teams, alongside specialty registrars. There may be the option to contribute to the haematology on-call rota depending on experience.

The post is ideally suited to a haematology specialty trainee either post-CCT, or looking to take a year out of training for experience (OOPE). However, the post is open to individuals with at least MRCP Part 1 or equivalent.

The posts can be tailored to fit the needs of candidates, including those post-CCT or who have undertaken haematology training oversees who wish to obtain specific subspecialty experience. The post holders will be exposed to a growing portfolio of cell-therapy clinical trial activity, and research opportunities exist for appropriate candidates.

The service is always evolving and you will be contributing to the development of these services.

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the ‘Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

Working for our organisation

We know that our people are central to our success. So, it's only right that we reward you with

  • Access to state-of-the-art equipment -
  • Opportunities to develop – UHS is one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to.
  • A minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and a generous pension scheme.
  • A range of NHS discounts!
  • A break from the hustle and bustle of city centre life, with beaches and New Forest on your doorstep.

    Detailed job description and main responsibilities

    This is a whole time/maximum part-time trust fellow post. The post would best suit a candidate with experience managing patients with haematological malignancy, and experience in cell therapy is desirable, though not essential. Excellent time management and team working skills are essential.

    The principal duties of the posts will, amongst others, include:

  • Review of patients referred for CAR-T cell therapy for lymphoma and ALL, in an outpatient or inpatient setting.
  • Liaison with referring teams, CAR-T consultants, and CAR-T coordination team in planning for apheresis, bridging, infusion, discharge, and post- CAR-T follow-up.
  • Management of patients undergoing CAR-T cell therapy in the inpatient setting, in collaboration with the ward team and supervising CAR-T consultant.
  • Management of patients on the ambulatory CAR-T pathway.
  • Referral to other specialty teams (e.g. GICU, neurology, cardiology) as required to provide optimal care of patients undergoing CAR-T cell therapy.
  • Contribution to the audit activities of the WBMT&CTP and wider haematology department, including specialty regional and national audit programmes. Where possible, to participate in the collection and analysis of local data with a view to preparing and submitting papers for publication, and to contribute to the ongoing collection of ‘real-world' UK CAR-T data through the National CAR-T Clinical Panel (NCCP).


    Appointment will be made under local contractual terms and conditions of service for Trust appointed (non-training fellow doctors and dentists).

    Successful candidates will have an educational framework equivalent to training grade doctors, and there will be a named educational supervisor assigned at the start of the post. The opportunity for Continued Professional Development (CPD) is highly supported and encouraged by the Trust, with options available to take study leave. All licensed doctors must meet the GMC requirements for revalidation and there will be an annual appraisal to support this process.

    Grades for Trust appointed (non-training) fellows will be paid a basic salary at a nodal pay point linked to the grade, at the rate set out in the National Medical and Dental pay circular. Basic salary detailed below plus any additional remuneration (as applicable) for hours set out in the doctors work schedule (e.g. additional hours, weekend allowance, and any hours which attract enhanced pay)

    Basic Salary - MT04 £51,017 Basic Salary – MT05 £58,398

    Salary will be assessed based on experience and skills. Eligibility criteria for appointment to a Nodal Point 5;

  • Have a minimum of 6 years of Specialty training
  • Hold relevant higher specialty exam (e.g FRCP, FRCA, FRCS)
  • A portfolio of evidence that demonstrates they meet the criteria for progression (in line with the Curriculum for the speciality similar to deanery trainee)
  • Travelling expenses will not be paid for attending interview

    Please note that GMC registration (with a licence to practice) and right to work in the UK are essential for this role. Successful applicants will already have GMC registration or will be able to demonstrate they are eligible. Applicants requiring Tier 2 sponsorship should ensure they meet the Home Office application criteria prior to submitting an application.

    Interviews will be held on TBC

    Job Reference: MT0838 - This vacancy closes on or before: 5th December 2022.

    Person specification Qualifications / training required Essential criteria
  • Full GMC Registration
  • MRCP part 1 or equivalent
  • Desirable criteria
  • MRCP part 2
  • Higher degree
  • Previous or relevant experience necessary Essential criteria
  • Completion of minimum of 3 years of general medical training at FY2 and above
  • Desirable criteria
  • Haematology or Oncology experience in both inpatient and outpatient setting
  • Quality Improvement project completion.
  • Publications and presentations
  • Aptitudes and skills required Essential criteria
  • Comprehensive clinical knowledge in internal medicine
  • Good organisation skills and time management
  • Ability to work well in a multidisciplinary team
  • Evidence of participation in clinical governance
  • Demonstrates clarity and breadth in use of verbal and written communications in relation to our patient group
  • Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of understanding of the principles of treatment for cancer and haematology patients
  • A desire to achieve excellence in Haematology
  • Special requirements of the post Desirable criteria
  • A broad range of outside interests
  • Values and behaviours Essential criteria
  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together
  • Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

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    Getting to work should be as easy as possible and that's why we have introduced the UHS travel promise – a commitment from the Trust that we will provide reasonable travel options for every member of staff. Every member of staff can apply for a permit to use our park & ride facility. Eligibility for on-site parking is dependent on the nature and requirement of the role. All staff can also access a range of discounted benefits relating to travel including reduced price bus tickets, purchase of salary sacrifice bikes and ultra-low emission cars.

    Our commitment to equality

    Equality remains at the centre of our policymaking, service delivery, and employment practice, giving all employees equal opportunity to develop, apply for promotions, and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

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    You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

    Documents to download
  • Job Description (PDF, 294.9KB)
  • Person Specification (PDF, 56.9KB)
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    Robert Lown

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    Consultant Haematologist

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