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Locum Consultant in Transplant and Organ Retrieval Surgery

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
£94,638 a year per annum
Closing date
5 Jul 2022

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Hospital, General surgery, Renal medicine
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Locum Consultant in Transplant & Organ Retrieval Surgery based at University Hospital of Wales (UHW), Cardiff, available from mid-August for a period of 12 months.

The Transplant Unit at UHW is a leader in the field, performing approximately 110 adult transplants per year which includes compatible and incompatible living donors (approx 35 per year), deceased donors (donation after brainstem death and donation after circulatory death - approx. 60-70 per year), and pancreas transplants (approx 10 per year).

The unit has a stand-alone multi-organ retrieval team and is part of National Organ Retrieval Services (NORS), providing retrieval services nationally. The unit also provides access surgery and general surgical cover for the patients on the renal failure programme, as well as use of a number of general surgical lists leading to a wide and varied surgical exposure.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will be required to provide independent on-call service for the kidney transplant programme including all aspects of recipient assessment and listing, organ offer assessment, transplant procedure, peri-operative care, and post-operative outpatient follow-up. They will also be required to participate in NORS on-call rota as Lead abdominal surgeon, and perform primary and secondary vascular access procedures. With the support of Consultant colleagues, the post holder will be required to participate in pancreas transplant procedures.

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is recognised as a teaching centre of excellence in a wide range of clinical services.

Although this post is full-time, consideration will be given to applicants who require flexible working arrangements.

Applicants should preferably either be on the Specialist Register or be a Specialist Registrar within three months of their expected date of receipt of a CCT / CESR(CP) at the time of interview.

You will be able to take advantage of the excellent Consultant contract for Wales. The basic salary for this post is £94,638 per annum.

Applicants must ensure they provide names and contact details of referees covering at the last three years of their employment. Applicants who are currently or have recently been employed as a substantive or locum Consultant for more than 12 months must provide their Medical Director as an additional referee.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is Caring for People, Keeping People Well, and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline.

Job description
Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents.

Person Specification

  • Full GMC Registration with a licence to practise


  • Ability to manage all aspects of kidney transplantation including recipient work-up, organ offer assessment, transplant surgical procedure, peri-operative ward care, and post-operative outpatient care
  • Experience of pancreas transplantation
  • Ability to perform the full range of primary and secondary vascular access procedures
  • Ability to manage general surgery day case procedures


  • Counselling / Communication skills


  • Active research interests


  • Evidence of teaching medical students and junior doctors

Personal Qualities

  • Evidence of ability to work both in a team and alone

BMJRef: BMJ-80884/001-MP110.22


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