Consultant Vascular Surgeon
We are looking to appoint a vascular surgeon to join the Northamptonshire Vascular Service.
This is a replacement post, and is expected to commence in November 2021. You will need to be on the specialist register with a declared interest in vascular surgery or be within 6 months of completion of CCT. Applicants are encouraged to visit the department and informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to Mr Valsan Kappadath, Head of Service on 01604 544010 in the first instance.
Main duties of the job
This post will cover elective and on-call vascular surgery at Northampton General Hospital as well as providing satellite clinics and day case surgery at Kettering General Hospital. NGH is the designated arterial centre for Northamptonshire and the successful applicant will be part of a team of six vascular surgeons and three interventional radiologists, who cover all aspects of vascular surgery including aortic surgery, complex endovascular lower limb and aortic interventions and carotid disease. The service is affiliated to the Northamptonshire AAA Screening Programme. It also supports the hyper acute stroke unit and countywide renal services and is central to a well-established multidisciplinary diabetic foot service.
We are one of the largest employers in the area and are on an exciting journey. All of our divisions are committed to doing things better, with more efficiency as we update, modernise, and advance. We have also entered into a Group Model with neighbouring Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Being a large DGH with a proud history, we are big enough to get interesting cases, but small enough to care, coach and develop. With over 200 consultants, a similar number of trainees and approximately 60 (with existing plans to expand to 80+) medical undergraduates throughout the year, NGH provides comprehensive care and extensive training opportunities.
With this in mind, we have built a state of the art emergency assessment unit and are developing new ways of working to streamline in-patient care and optimize working with our partners.
The initial job plan comprises a total of 10 programmed activities (PAs) per week. This consists of 8.5 direct clinical care PAs (including on call) and 1.5 supporting professional activity Pas and is subject to annual review with the Clinical Director.
The service currently operates a six week rolling time table. Elective activities will include on average one all-day theatre list per week and two outpatient clinics per week besides attendance at Vascular MDT, weekly planning and M & M meetings on Fridays. There is capacity for an average of one endovascular session weekly in the IR suite for appointees with endovascular competence with potential for future expansion to day case angiography lists at KGH. The job plan can also be tailored to suit candidates with vascular access interest. There is a significant access workload which is supported by dedicated DSU lists.
A representative initial job plan of the post holder is as shown. (Clinics are held in NGH, with all consultants undertaking outreach clinics in KGH, Corby and Nene Park). The detailed job plan will be subject to agreement with the service lead and the Trust and will include SPA and an allocation of time for patient admin
- Communication skills
- Leadership skills
Academic Achievements and Research
- A special interest in an area to complement the other consultants in the department
- Publications in recognised Vascular Surgery journals
- Research projects relating to speciality
Teaching and Audit
- Experience of audit in Vascular Surgery
- Teaching junior staff
Qualifications and Training
- Primary medical qualification/MRCS or equivalent qualifications
- Wide knowledge and experience of Vascular Surgery
- MD, PhD or other higher degree