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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/07/2020.

Senior Clinical Fellow in Thoracic

Job Reference: 358-2422585-RRCV

University Hospitals of Leicester
Glenfield Hospital, Leicester


Appointment of Clinical Fellow in Thoracic Surgery at Glenfield Hospital. This is a 12 month appointment.

Candidates should have at least 2 years’ experience as surgical Core Trainee level or equivalent

This post is not a recognised Training Post but the Clinical Fellows will be encouraged to maintain WBAs on the ISCP system and to apply for ST3 posts in Cardiothoracic Surgery.

There will be opportunities for fellows wishing to pursue a higher degree with the University of Leicester.


Groby Road, Glenfield, Leicester, LE3 9QP

The Glenfield Hospital, as one of England’s newer teaching hospitals, is a 500 bedded centre of medical excellence for clinical services, teaching and research. As one of the three teaching hospitals in Leicester, it serves and is served by the University of Leicester Medical School and pays particular attention to the Undergraduate teaching of medical students.

The Glenfield Hospital has, year on year, increased the number of patients treated, introduced service developments and expanded the range of treatments available. We have also gained an excellent reputation for the quality of services we provide as recognised by the results in the Quality Health Patients’ Satisfaction Survey as well as achieving full accreditation by the Health Quality Service (formally known as the King’s Fund).

Glenfield Hospital provides a comprehensive range of clinical services. Many of these complement each other, enabling patients to obtain all the care they need within the hospital. The following medical services are provided: Anaesthetics & Critical Care, Breast Screening & Breast Surgery, Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, and Rehabilitation, Orthodontics, Orthopaedic Surgery, Radiology, Restorative Dentistry, Respiratory Medicine and Thoracic Surgery.

Many of the Trust's Medical Specialties are now recognised as Centres of Excellence and Glenfield can boast the following:

  • one of the largest and most technically advanced Thoracic Units in the country currently performing around 1100 thoracic cases and per year on adults .
  • recognition as the leading centre of only four in the country performing neo-natal ECMO (extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation) which has led to the designation as a supra Regional Centre, and the only K. provider of paediatric and adult ECMO.
  • recognition as a specialist centre for Mesothelioma surgery and lung volume reduction surgery.
  • one of the best equipped radiological departments in the country incorporating cardiac catheter rooms, gamma camera facilities, C.T. and MRI scanners.
  • Britain’s Leading Centre for Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

The Cardio-Respiratory Directorate at Glenfield currently has 8 professorial posts in Cardiology, Respiratory Medicine and Cardiac Surgery. Clinical research is undertaken by all the major medical specialties.

For further details / informal visits contact:


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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

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

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