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Consultant Cardiac Surgeon

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
2 Dec 2023

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Hospital, Cardiology
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Cardiac consultant Post-

Applications are invited for the above post to join our Cardiac surgery team. The successful candidate will join the existing team of 6 consultants. University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust is one of the largest and busiest teaching hospitals in England, is made up of three hospitals after joining together in 2000 The General, The Glenfield and the Royal Infirmary. We deliver a high quality of specialist care in particular cancer, renal and cardiac services, having both a national and international reputation. We are at the forefront of many research programs and new surgical procedures including the research into diabetes, genetics, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases and the keyhole heart valve surgery. Due to working closely with local universities, we play a vital role in teaching the next generation of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals. Our location offers the opportunity to balance a quality lifestyle with a very rewarding working career. The hospital is 40 minutes from Nottingham East Midland Airport with easy road and rail access for the wider Midlands and Northern areas. Leicestershire and Rutland offer areas of natural beauty and some excellent schools all within a short distance of the hospital.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking a colleague who has been specifically trained in Adult Cardiac Surgery with an interest in Mitral Surgery, who will complement the existing service. Other than the weekly surgical activity, the aims of this job is to also have a prominent role in the perioperative management of patients undergoing cardiac surgery, focusing in ameliorating clinical outcomes, reducing complication rates and improve the perioperative patient care. To provide a single and solid point of contact for primary and secondary care to ensure the individual needs of cardiac is the goal of the present post along with the need for surgical patients to be carefully coordinated from the time of contemplation of surgery to a period of many months following the operation (SCTS Toolkit at For this purpose specific PA will be offered

About us

The new appointee will work alongside the consultant cardiac surgeons to ensure a comprehensive and co-ordinated service. They will also be expected to help in establishing stronger links with our partner hospitals, and this may entail travel to these.The Consultant will be appraised in their clinical role and advice and support for career progression will be available by the Clinical Director/Head of Service and Lead Clinicians.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The job plan will be subject to regular reviews and at this stage it is for negotiation regarding timetable for the benefit of clinical service delivery and the department as a whole. The job plan will be subject to annual review, with any revisions sought by mutual agreement but it is expected that the successful candidate will work with the CMG team to ensure that services are delivered efficiently and reflect best practice with processes and governance to match - this may require new and flexible ways of working in the future.

Person Specification

  • MB BS or Equivalent
  • Full GMC Registration
  • Entry on the GMC Specialist Register for Cardiac Surgery via: i. CCT or CESR (CP) - proposed CCT/CESR (CP) date must be within 6 months of interview
  • CESR
  • European Community Rights


  • Higher degree (MS,MD or equivalent)
  • Membership of relevant Specialist Societies or Associations

Medical Competence

  • Extensive relevant experience in Cardiac Surgery
  • Willingness to develop skills and experience in areas of interest


  • Experience in Mitral Valve Surgery (mitral fellowship)


  • Experience of, and commitment to teaching undergraduates and postgraduates


  • Willingness to develop new approaches to teaching
  • Training qualification


  • Publications, Presentations, Awards Evidence


  • Evidence of conducted research relevant to Cardiothoracic Surgery


  • Personal integrity and reliability. Willingness to learn new skills.
  • Ability to motivate and develop both medical Staff and non medical staff


  • Commitment to further develop the post and the service provided

Management & Leadership

  • Willingness to work as a member of the team and share administrative responsibilities


  • Awareness of service development issues
  • Willingness to develop new referral practices

Communications Skills

  • Clear, fluent and articulate in verbal and written presentation

Clinical Governance

  • Experience in, and commitment to medical audit.


  • Leadership roles in Clinical Governance roles

Equality and Diversity

  • Able to demonstrate a commitment and understanding of the importance of treating all individuals with dignity and respect





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