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Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia Fellow

Job Reference: 358-1544817-MED-A

University Hospitals of Leicester
Glenfield Hospital, Leicester
48 075

This is an exciting opportunity for dynamic and ambitious individuals wishing to follow a career in Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia. Glenfield Hospital undertakes over 1,200 Adult cardiac and over 1,000 Thoracic operations a year providing ample opportunity to become an independent practitioner in this sub-specialty.


You will have the opportunity to train in 2D and 3D Perioperative Transoesophageal Echocariography and FICE, leading to accreditation in these areas.


We have recently acquired a Vimedix multimodality ultrasound simulator with exciting training programmes such as cardiac anatomy, TOE & TTE (showing normal heart and pathologies), chest ultrasound, critical care echo teaching package and FAST scanning.


Successful candidates are guaranteed a place on Glenfield Hospital’s popular FICE course and the internationally renowned trans-oesophageal ECHO course.


We encourage successful candidates to take part in research, audits and case reports with a view to publish and presenting at the Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthetists annual meetings.


The thoracic anaesthesia covers all aspects of this specialty and you will become proficient in all the required techniques. In addition there are opportunities to experience anaesthesia for paediatric and grown up congenital heart disease as well as involvement with ECMO cases when working on the adult intensive care unit.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Nick Harvey

0116 258 2315

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. This is due to the fact that it is unlikely the Trust would be able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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