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Senior Clinical Fellow in Thoracic Surgery

Job Reference: 358-3463743-MED

University Hospitals of Leicester
Thoracic surgery
Glenfield Hospital, Leicester

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Appointment of Clinical Fellow in Thoracic Surgery at Glenfield Hospital. This is a 6 month appointment with the possibility of an extension subject to assessment via a Multi Consultant Report.

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:

Name: Sridhar Rathinam

Job title: Consultant Thoracic Surgeon

Email address:

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.

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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.

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