Junior fellow in cardiac and thoracic surgery

NHS Medical & Dental: Junior Clinical Fellow

Main area
Cardiovascular and thoracic
NHS Medical & Dental: Junior Clinical Fellow
Fixed Term 12 months
Full Time 40 hours per week
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Southampton General Hospital
£36,461 pa
24/06/2018 23:59

Online applications are invited for a full time post as a Junior Fellow in Cardiothoracic Surgery from 1st August 2018.  This post is fixed term for 12 months.

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust has a vacancy for the post of Junior Fellow (F2/CT1/CT2 equivalent) in Cardiothoracic Surgery. The department is a high volume cardiothoracic centre performing upwards of 1200 cardiac cases and 800-900 thoracic cases per year, delivering some of the best outcomes in the UK. The unit has a strong ethos of training and research, with projects frequently leading to publications in peer-reviewed journals and international presentations.

The Junior fellow position at UHS provides training and research opportunities in the care for cardiothoracic surgical patients in the pre- and post-operative setting. The fellow will work at senior house officer (F2 – CT2) level and will have days allocated to cardiac and thoracic wards, cardiac high dependency unit and theatre. In theatre, there is opportunity to harvest conduits for CABG, act as first assistant and much more. There are many opportunities to undertake audit and research leading to presentations and publications. Audit projects and management positions may also be undertaken if desired. Full supervision and training will be provided for the involvement of the successful candidate in theatre and no previous operative surgical experience is necessary. Keen candidates will have the opportunity to be trained to get ready for a registrar’s position.

The post is one of four SHO level fellow jobs, together with two Foundation Year 2 trainees and two Core Surgical Trainees. The rota is based on a 1:8 on call shift pattern. There are 15 registrars supporting the SHO level doctors as well as advanced nurse practitioners on the wards and surgical care practitioners in theatres.

Applicants will be expected to demonstrate their competence to communicate in spoken and written English.

Where equivalent qualifications or experience are being offered, it is essential that candidates should provide confirmation of this from the relevant College or Faculty in the United Kingdom and attach the confirmation to your application.

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

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 MT03        £36,461          

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. 

We’ve worked hard as a Trust to improve the efficiency of our services and as a result, we are currently in financial surplus. We are one of England's largest acute teaching trusts and have recently been rated ‘Good’ by the CQC. In the latest national NHS Staff Survey we ranked;

  • seventh in the country for staff engagement
  • fourth best nationally for our proportion of staff saying that they would recommend the hospital as a place to work or to receive care

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep.

The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.

All applications must be made online. CV or paper applications are not accepted

 Post number – MT830 – Closing date – 24th June 2018

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further information, an informal discussion or to arrange visit, please get in touch with Mr Theodore Velissaris, Lead Consultant on 023 8120 4056 – email Theodore.velissaris@uhs.nhs.uk or Mr Oliver Harrison, Lead Specialty Registrar – email oliver.harrison@uhs.nhs.uk

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