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Teaching Fellow in Vascular Surgery

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£37,068 to £57,570 a year Pro rata
Closing date
5 Mar 2024

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This exciting role will provide you with the opportunity to develop your clinical skills and enhance your understanding of all aspects of vascular surgery. You will also be expected to participate in teaching undergraduate medical students and postgraduate trainees. There are ample opportunities to be involved in research if desired and this would be supported by the highly experienced research team.

There will be regular clinical duties, which will include a 1:10 vascular registrar on-call, 1:10 registrar of the week, and participation in outpatient clinics and theatre sessions as well as supporting the ward. The job is EWTD compliant

In order to maintain your clinical practice there will be regular clinical duties, which will include a 1:11 vascular registrar on-call and participation in outpatient clinics and theatre sessions as well as supporting the ward. Your research commitment will be equally split with your clinical commitment. The job is EWTD compliant.

This job would be suitable for either full time or as a part time job share post.

Main duties of the job

6 month fixed term- 1 year fixed term contract offered dependant on performance and following a competitive recruitment process

An opportunity has arisen for a Teaching Fellow in Vascular Surgery at St George's Vascular Institute, St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Applicants must have completed Basic Surgical Training at the time of taking up the post. Applications from trainees already in Higher Surgical Training are also encouraged as OOPR placements. The post combines research leading to a higher degree (MD(Res) or PhD) with undergraduate teaching and clinical duties. The clinical workload will include participating in the vascular surgery on-call rota. The post would be suitable for higher surgical trainees wishing to pursue a career within Vascular Surgery, with experience of vascular and endovascular procedures. The post is for one year subject to performance review, with a two or three year duration being normal to complete a higher degree.

The successful candidate will support the present provision of vascular surgical services to the populations of South-West London and surrounding areas as key members of our dynamic clinical team.

About us

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the regional specialist care provider for South-West London, Surrey and beyond. The trust is a major acute hospital that provides a high quality, comprehensive range of health services from leading edge tertiary care including trauma, neurology, cardiac care, renal transplantation, cancer care and stroke to community services. The hospital also provides all the usual care expected from a local NHS district general hospital.

Job description
Job responsibilities

To have responsibility for the Health, Safety and Welfare of self and others and to comply at all times with the requirement of the Health and Safety Regulations.

To ensure confidentiality at all times, only releasing confidential information obtained during the course of employment to those acting in an official capacity in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act and its amendments.

To work in accordance with the Trusts Equal Opportunities policy to eliminate unlawful discrimination in relation to employment and service delivery.

To ensure skills are up-to-date and relevant to the role, to follow relevant Trust policies and professional codes and to maintain registration where this is a requirement of the role.

To comply with St. Georges Healthcare No Smoking Policies.

To undertake such duties as may be required from time to time as are consistent with the responsibilities of the grade and the needs of the service.

Person Specification

  • Previous involvement in undergraduate/ postgraduate medical teaching and assessment
  • Ability to assess patients with a comprehensive history and physical examination
  • Ability to make management plans
  • Ability to triage between different priorities
  • Experience of looking after vascular surgical inpatients


  • Qualification in Medical Education

Qualifications and Training

  • Full registration with GMC
  • MRCS


  • BSc qualification
  • ATLS
  • CCrISP


  • A developing knowledge of the basic science of surgery and the ability to apply this into clinical practice.
  • Ability to follow advice and instruction.
  • Vascular operative experience
  • Enthusiasm to teach skills to others


  • Proven manual and technical aptitude.
  • Previous experience of teaching clinical skills to others


  • Commitment to learning.
  • Potential to cope with stressful situations and undertake responsibility.
  • Excellent communication skills


  • Higher knowledge in general and vascular surgery


  • Audit
  • Ability to work in a Multi-disciplinary team
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to continuing medical education
  • Flexible approach


  • Experience of service improvement projects





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