Consultant Congenital Cardiac Surgeon

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Leicester, Leicestershire
£84,559 to £114,003 a year per annum
Closing date
5 Jul 2022

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Hospital, Cardiology
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Full Time
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Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester, LE1 5WW

Applications are invited for a full time Consultant Congenital Cardiac Surgeon to join our team at the East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre (EMCHC). The post is based at Leicester Royal Infirmary for paediatric cardiac surgery and Glenfield Hospital for the adult congenital heart disease service. You will join a team of two other Congenital Cardiac Surgeons and a team of three surgical fellows, working alongside an extensive team of paediatric and adult colleagues, you will help contribute to the life-time care model for congenital heart disease patients that EMCHC prides itself on.

It’s an exciting time to join the EMCHC team as the paediatric service has recently moved into a brand new congenital heart center, at the Leicester Royal Infirmary site with a new hybrid catheter lab and paediatric cardiac theatre and is now co-located with Leicester’s other paediatric services. The adult congenital service will remain at the well established successful cardiothoracic center at Glenfield Hospital.

For further information please see our website at East Midlands Congenital Heart Network ( []

Please contact Claire Westrope to register interest and to arrange an informal visit to the center.

Main duties of the job

  • To achieve the minimum standard of 125 surgical cases per surgeon as set out in the NHSE service specifications.
  • To participate in the paediatric cardiothoracic and ECMO on call rotas at a frequency of 1 in 4.
  • To help ensure stability of service delivery for both surgery and ECMO.
  • To participate in and instigate audit activities within the directorate relevant to congenital cardiac surgery, or ECMO.
  • To sustain and develop teaching and research in conjunction with the University of Leicester, and to participate in and fulfil the requirements of the Royal College of Surgeons CPD scheme.
  • To participate in and continue to develop services for children with congenital heart disease in the East Midlands, working with existing team of paediatric and adult congenital cardiologists, surgeons, intensivists and Anaesthetists.
  • Work closely with our partners at network centers team to ensure communication is timely and efficient.
  • Supervise and train junior medical staff in all aspects of congenital surgery.
  • Work to help deliver the NHSE Congenital Heart Disease Standards & Specifications.
  • Participate in the Congenital Heart Disease Network events and teaching.
  • To encourage a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of patients.
  • Teaching, research and administration.
  • Take part in multidisciplinary case conferences.
  • To actively participate in both departmental and Trust matters concerning Clinical Governance and audit.

For further details/informal visits contact:
Name: Claire Westrope
Job title: Head of Service EMCHC
Email address:
Telephone number: 07768 666670

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Closing date: 5 July 2022.

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