Junior Clinical Fellow in Cardiothoracic Surgery

London (Greater)
18 Sep 2020
24 Sep 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust part of King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC), is one of the UK’s largest and busiest teaching hospitals with a turnover of nearly £1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 12,600 staff based across 5 main sites in South East London and Kent.

The Trust provides a full range of local hospital services across its different sites, and specialist services from King’s College Hospital (KCH) site in Camberwell and the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) site in Bromley, Orpington Hospital, and some services at Beckenham Beacon and Queen Mary’s Sidcup.

The Trust is recognised internationally for its work in liver disease and transplantation, neurosciences, cardiac, haemato-oncology, fetal medicine, stroke, major trauma, and Emergency Department.

The Cardiothoracic unit is based at Denmark Hill and provides a full range of adult Cardiac and Thoracic Surgical Services. In cooperation with the cardiothoracic unit at St Thomas’ Hospital it is part of the Cardiovascular Clinical/Academic Group of King’s Health Partners. King’s is one of the leading centres of minimally invasive heart valve surgery including transcatheter aortic valve implantation and endoscopic mitral valve repair, arterial bypass surgery, beating heart surgery and thoracic aortic surgery. King’s College Hospital Foundation Trust is a major centre for tertiary specialities including Renal, Neurosciences, Liver and Thoracic Medicine.

We are looking for highly motivated doctor to join our cardiothoracic team to start ASAP. The postholder will be expected to work with two other Core Trainees/Junior Clinical Fellows on a rotational basis. Clinical duties are divided between the ward and the operating theatre with two of every three weeks on the ward and the third in the operating theatre. There are no overnight duties. On the ward the postholder will work closely with the Perioperative Surgical Practitioners and share duties with them. In theatre the postholder will work alongside the Surgical Care Practitioners. There will be opportunity in theatre to learn basic surgical techniques and progress depending on experience.

To be considered for the role, the successful candidate will possess the following: • GMC registration • Degree from recognized medical school • Completion of Foundation Rotation • Experience of Audit • Ability to prioritise clinical need • First class organisational, communication and team working skills

The successful candidate will join a dynamic team and be able to attend theatres and teaching clinics on a regular basis.

For further details / informal visits contact: Name Mr Donald Whitaker Job title Consultant in Cardiothoracic Surgery Email address donaldwhitaker@nhs.net Telephone number 0203 299 3871