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Head of Cardiac Surgery/Consultant Cardiac Surgeon

Employer
St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£84,559 to £114,003 a year per annum
Closing date
14 Jun 2022

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Sector
Hospital, Cardiothoracic surgery
Career Level
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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A unique opportunity, created due to retirement of current postholder, for a highly motivated experienced Consultant Cardiac Surgeon to join the cardiac surgical team at St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as Head of the Cardiac Surgery department.

Are you an experienced cardiac surgeon with an established track record in medical leadership, as a Clinical Lead of a Care Group or Directorate, with the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, Trust managers and system partners to deliver high quality services?

Cardiac surgery at St George's has been through a well-publicised period of external review and scrutiny and this post will be key to leading the department through into the next phase of development. The Trust are committed to supporting the surgical team to ensure that the key aims of the post can be delivered over the next three years:

  • Liaison with South London networks to develop elective and non-elective cardiac surgery capacity for South London and Surrey / Sussex
  • Part of leadership team developing and implementing the next iteration of the major trauma pathways within St George's
  • Contribute to development and implementation of the critical care strategy for the Trust
  • Key member of the Group clinical strategy development for specialist surgical services
  • Establishing the return of training posts within the service

 


Main duties of the job

This is a substantive whole-time post based on 10 PAs with clinical sessions at St George's Hospital. Agreement should be reached between the appointee and the Clinical Director with regard to the scheduling of activities, including the Supporting Professional Activities (SPA). The post-holder will also be expected to offer a number of flexible operating lists.

The managerial role will be for 3 years in the first instance, subject to renewal and review based on the needs of the service.

The balance between clinical work and managerial duties will be determined by discussion with the Divisional Chair and the Clinical Director.

About us

The Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery Directorate at St George's is a newly established body, created to execute a shared strategic vision between St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and St George's, University of London; based on the tripartite mission of:

 

 

  • Achieving high standards of clinical care
  • Leading clinical and laboratory research
  • Educating doctors and other health professionals


The cardiac surgery unit serves a population of approximately 1.3 million people. The unit is based in the Atkinson Morley Wing; there is a dedicated cardiac surgery ward (Benjamin Weir ward) with access to two cardiac surgery theatres and a cardiothoracic intensive care unit. There are 8 consultant cardiac surgeons.

The unit has the potential capacity for approximately 950 cardiac surgery procedures per year, though is currently working below this level as we recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.

The unit works as part of the South London Cardiac Surgery network and the post-holder will be expected to work with the surgical leads in the network on quality and direction of services.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Job Summary:

We are looking to recruit a Consultant Cardiac Surgeon to join the cardiac surgical team at St Georges University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and be the Head of the Cardiac Surgery Care Group. This post has arisen as the result of the pending retirement of the current post-holder.

The successful candidate will be an experienced cardiac surgeon with an established track record in medical management, such as experience as a Clinical Lead for a Care Group or Directorate. They will have demonstrable ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, Trust managers and system partners to deliver high quality services.

Cardiac surgery at St Georges has been through a well-publicised period of external review and scrutiny and this post will be key in moving the department forward into the next phase of development. The Trust are committed to supporting the surgical team to ensure that the key aims of the post can be delivered over the next three years:

 

 

  • Liaison with South London networks to develop elective and non-elective cardiac surgery capacity for South London and Surrey / Sussex
  • Part of leadership team developing and implementing the next iteration of the major trauma pathways within St Georges
  • Contribute to development and implementation of the critical care strategy for the Trust
  • Key member of the Group clinical strategy development for specialist surgical services
  • Establishing the return of training posts within the service


The post is based at St Georges University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which is part of the St Georges Epsom St Helier Hospitals and Health Group. St Georges Hospital is a large teaching hospital in South West London. The cardiac surgery unit serves a population of approximately 1.3 million people. The unit is based in the Atkinson Morley Wing; there is a dedicated cardiac surgery ward (Benjamin Weir ward) with access to two cardiac surgery theatres and a cardiothoracic intensive care unit.

CARDIOLOGY AND CARDIAC SURGERY DIRECTORATE

The Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery Directorate at St Georges is a newly established body, created to execute a shared strategic vision between St Georges University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and St Georges, University of London; based on the tripartite mission of

 

 

  • Achieving high standards of clinical care
  • Leading clinical and laboratory research
  • Educating doctors and other health professionals


The Directorate is designed to incorporate clinical and academic professionals into a single strategic and operational unit in order to optimise healthcare delivery and foster academic excellence.

The Directorate is empowered to unify clinical services and academic expertise with clinicians and scientists working as an integrated team to generate the following identified benefits:

 

 

  • Develop and promote the profile and reputation of St Georges cardiac surgery and cardiology, through the enhancement of current excellence in service provision, research and education
  • Improve or enhance clinical services where necessary
  • Identify and secure new income generation opportunities for clinical services, research and education
  • Maximise opportunities to win major research grants and advance knowledge in the cardiovascular field
  • Expand commercial trial portfolio
  • Develop education and training for all health professions for undergraduate and postgraduate students and continuing professional development
  • Be prepared to disinvest from those areas that do not fulfil the strategic intent or performance measures agreed by the Directorate


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Provisional programme of duties

This is a substantive whole-time post based on 10 PAs with clinical sessions at St Georges Hospital. Agreement should be reached between the appointee and the Clinical Director with regard to the scheduling of activities, including the Supporting Professional Activities (SPA). The post-holder will also be expected to offer a number of flexible operating lists.

The managerial role will be for 3 years in the first instance, subject to renewal and review based on the needs of the service.

The balance between clinical work and managerial duties will be determined by discussion with the Divisional Chair and the Clinical Director.

Person Specification
Qualifications and Training
Essential

  • FRCS (C/Th) or equivalent

Desirable

  • MD or PhD

Experience
Essential

  • Established consultant cardiac surgeon

Desirable

  • Experience of clinical research

BMJRef: BMJ-76382/200-MED712713-FCL

 

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