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Trust Clinical Fellow (ST3+) in Renal Transplant Surgery

Job Reference: 358-3430382-MED

University Hospitals of Leicester
Renal Transplant Surgery
Leicester General Hospital, Leicester
£50,017 per annum

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Trust Clinical Fellow (ST3+) in Renal Transplant Surgery

Applications are invited for the position of Trust Clinical Fellow at ST3+ Registrar level in Renal Transplant Surgery based at the Leicester General Hospital.

The post-holder will work within the Registrar team and be expected to,
take part in daily ward rounds, assist in out-patient clinics, participate in MDT meetings, participate in a 1:6 on call registrar rota and perform other relevant work as directed by the Consultants. This post is available now for a period of 12 - 24 months.

The unit is staffed by four consultant transplant surgeons, a surgical SPR, five fellows at registrar level, 2 FY2 doctors and 3 FY1 doctors.

It is an exciting time to join the team in Leicester as they plan to relocate to the Glenfield Hospital site in May 2022. In 2020/21 the unit performed 91 kidney transplants, 20 of which were from live donors. The Leicester Transplant team was the 1st in the UK to re-commence live donor renal transplants in May after all centres had paused the service due to the pandemic. Since April 2021 over 30 transplants have taken place.

The transplant service relies heavily on a team approach and the surgical staff work in close conjunction with the nephrology team. Approximately 600 vascular or peritoneal access operations including complex procedures are performed each year. In addition to transplant activity the main interests of the consultant surgical staff are vascular access surgery and endocrine surgery.

The unit, prior to the pandemic had experienced a significant expansion in the volume of kidney transplants performed (143 in 2019/20). The appointee will be part of a surgical team providing services for patients requiring renal transplantation and vascular/peritoneal access, and is expected to participate in all clinical activities, theatre sessions including live donor nephrectomy, kidney transplant dialysis access surgery and endocrine surgery as well as expected to participate in audit and clinical research.

Although this position is not recognised for training by the Postgraduate Deanery, successful applicants will have the opportunity to participate in some of the wider educational activities of the department (journal clubs, MDT meetings, radiology meetings)

Applicants must have or be eligible to apply for full GMC registration with a license to practice to take up this post. You should also have surgical experience.


For further details / informal visits contact:

NameJas MahalJob titleSecretary to Mr Atul Bagul, Head of Service/Transplant & Endocrine SurgeonEmail addressjas.mahal@uhl-tr.nhs.ukTelephone number(0116) 258 4658

Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

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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 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 will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS)

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COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-UK candidates may not be appointed if the Trust is unable to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements or there is a appointable applicant who already holds the right to work in the UK.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. 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.

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