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Locum consultant in vascular surgery

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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Vascular Surgery
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Fixed term: 12 Months
Full time: 12 PAs
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Southampton General Hospital
£79,860 - £107,668 per annum
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Online applications are invited for the post of Consultant Vascular Surgeon at Southampton University Hospital NHS Trust. This is a full time locum post with the option of conversion into a permanent position in the future. The successful applicant will have completed full subspecialty training in Vascular Surgery.


This is a replacement post for a retiring consultant. The post holder will be a member of a team of 9 vascular surgeons and 6 interventional radiologist providing cover for the WESSEX Vascular Network. This post forms part of our Trusts plans for future succession planning. The post is based at University Hospital Southampton (UHS). UHS is the vascular centre of the WESSEX Vascular Network. The Network includes Queen Alexandra Hospital (Portsmouth), St. Mary’s Hospital (IOW), Royal Hampshire County Hospital (Winchester) and serves a population of 2 million. The vascular service works closely with cardiothoracic, diabetic and stroke services.

The department provides the full range of open vascular and endovascular interventions, with a dedicated vascular theatre, hybrid suite, vascular ward and a team of advanced nurse practitioners and vascular nurse specialists. UHS offers ample opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and excellent facilities for research and clinical care.


  • Undertake the full range of vascular elective and emergency duties of a consultant vascular surgeon
  • Work based at UHS and be part of a team that provided on-site clinics and review of inpatient at spoke hospitals.
  • Provide on-call cover for the network on a 1:9 on-call ROTA including surgeon-of-the-week role
  • Perform duties in line with an agreed job plan and support the education of junior staff 


We are looking to appoint a well-motivated Vascular Surgeon who is fully trained and experienced. 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 will be expected to demonstrate their competence to communicate in spoken and written English. 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 may also apply. FullGMC required.


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.


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.


Interviews will be held on TBC.  Job Ref: 188-MT0306-MEDICAL 


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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Further details / informal visits contact

Miss Sabine Sonnenberg

Wessex Vascular Network Lead


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