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Consultant congenital cardiac surgeon

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

Main area
Cardiology - Cardiac
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Permanent: 10 PA's plus 2 APA's
Full time: 10 PA's
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£79,860 - £107,668 per annum
01/08/2020 23:59

Online applications are invited for the post of Congenital Cardiac Surgeon at Southampton University Hospital NHS Trust. This is a full time substantive post. The successful applicant will have completed full subspecialty training in Congenital Cardiac Surgery.


The post holder will join a team of 3 congenital cardiac surgeons, 8 paediatric cardiologists and 5 ACHD cardiologists. This post forms part of our Trusts plans for future succession planning. The Congenital Cardiac Unit in Southampton is the level 1 lead centre for the Oxford-Southampton Congenital Cardiac ODN. All congenital cardiac services are offered in Southampton including all Congenital Cardiac Surgery for children and adults, cardiac ECMO, fetal cardiology, congenital cardiac CMR/CT, interventional cardiac catheterisation, and all ACHD services. In addition, the Congenital Cardiac Surgery service forms part of the Division of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery giving access to the full range of adult-acquired cardiac and thoracic surgical and interventional procedures.

 The department provides the full range of paediatric, neonatal and ACHD congenital surgical services to a region with a population of approximately 5 million. All other major paediatric specialities are provided within the Southampton Children’s Hospital including paediatric intensive care, respiratory, ENT, ophthalmology, gastroenterology, urology, nephrology, neonatology, neurology, orthopaedics, paediatric and neonatal surgery, oncology and radiology. Our hospital also has the full range of adult services on the same site. UHSFT offers ample opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and excellent facilities for research and clinical care.


Undertake the full range of general, specialist, elective and emergency duties of a consultant congenital cardiac surgeon.   Perform congenital cardiac surgical lists, additional supportive surgical procedures (e.g. ECMO)

Perform congenital surgical on-call duties as required.

Support all cardiac surgical care required on PICU and CICU.

Support the development of excellent congenital cardiac services across the Oxford-Southampton Network

Perform duties in line with agreed job plan and support the education of junior staff.


 We are looking to appoint a well-motivated Congenital Cardiac Surgeon who is fully trained and experienced in congenital cardiac surgery. Our department has a culture of being open and supportive of its team members. We will be looking for someone who can work well within a team and can complement this way of working. The department has a strong ethos in education and research and the successful applicant will be expected to contribute to this activity.

Applicants need to be fully accredited for Higher Specialist Training or eligible for inclusion on the Specialist Register.   Applicants who are within six months of obtaining their CCT / equivalent on the date of the AAC may also apply.


As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.                      

As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.

UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.


 Individuals wishing to apply must be fully registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) and should be either already on or within 6 months of eligibility to be included on the specialist register of the GMC.

The successful candidate will be employed under the terms and conditions of service for Consultants (England) 2003

Job Reference: MT0293  - This vacancy closes on or before:  5th July 2020


UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or 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.


If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application


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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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Dr Kevin Roman

Clinical Lead Paediatric Cardiology

Tel: 07770 496327 - email

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