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Clinical Fellow in Thoracic Surgery

Job Reference: 358-1518622-RRCV-A

University Hospitals of Leicester
Thoracic Surgery
Glenfield Hospital, Leicester
£37,191 - £47,132 pa

We are seeking a highly motivated Clinical Fellow to join the Department of Thoracic Surgery at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.
This is a full- time post, for 6 months in the first instance extendable to 12 months. Although previously held by senior trainees, the post can be tailored to the needs of a junior or a senior trainee who can demonstrate a clear interest in general thoracic surgery.

The unit has major interests in mesothelioma, minimal access thoracic surgery, surgery for emphysema and clinical research.

The successful candidate will be allocated a named consultant supervisor for the duration of the post, and will be supported to contribute to the department’s clinical research programme. Clinically, they will receive training in the assessment, peri-operative care and operative management of thoracic surgical patients. This post is not recognized for training and does not have postgraduate deanery approval.

This post is not approved for training and does not carry an NTN, although recognition of the year as sub-specialty training for those in UK training schemes may be sought by the applicant from their Deanery as an OOPT.

Clinical Fellows will be encouraged to maintain WBAs on the ISCP system and to apply for ST3 posts in Cardiothoracic Surgery.

Previous clinical fellows have been supported to secure ST3 posts and Consultant Posts based on their previous experience.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Apostolos Nakas, Consultant Thoracic Surgeon and Head of Service on 0116 2583223.

Sridhar Rathinam, Consultant Thoracic Surgeon and Training Programme Director on 0116 2583959.

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed 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 suitably EU/EEA candidate is successful it is unlikely that the Trust is 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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