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Complex Lower Limb Fellow in Vascular Surgery

Job Reference: 339-MPJMG570

North Bristol NHS Trust
Vascular surgery
North Bristol NHS Trust, Bristol
£31,217 to £49,086

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Complex lower Limb Fellow in Vascular Surgery


(Full time)


We wish to appoint a Clinical Fellow in Vascular Surgery (ST3+ or equivalent) to start in October 2019 for a period of 12 months. The post is ideally suited to a specialist trainee close to or post-CCT.


The post is based in the Brunel Building at Southmead Hospital, which is a state of the art new hospital facility and one of Europe’s leading hospital buildings. The post holder would be expected to deliver outpatient clinics at one or more of the three networked non-arterial hospital trusts (University Hospitals Bristol NHS FT, Royal United Hospital Bath NHS FT and Weston Area Health Trust).


The Bristol Bath Weston Vascular Network was formed in October 2014. The major arterial centre (MAC) for the network is Southmead Hospital. The network is responsible for the delivery of both elective and emergency vascular care to the populations of Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset, Bath and North East Somerset, and parts of Wiltshire and Somerset. This includes all arterial surgery for this population, and in addition varicose vein treatments, diabetic foot care, and renal access. The population served by the network is 1.12 million. In addition, the network provides complex endovascular services for the 3.5 million population of the South West. The MAC delivers 24/7 on site vascular surgery and 24/7 on site interventional radiology with a new 32-bedded vascular ward in the Brunel Building and both a dedicated operating theatre and hybrid theatre available for the vascular service.


Vascular surgery been recognized as a leading service at NBT alongside regional trauma, renal, neurosurgery and plastics units. This position has been strengthened by two new consultant vascular surgery appointments who have expertise in lower limb vascular and diabetic foot disease delivering both endovascular and open vascular surgery procedures. Vascular Surgery in Bristol coordinate the management of diabetic foot disease via new patient clinics and MDT clinics with an inter-disciplinary team).


The post holder will be responsible for elective and emergency vascular surgery patients and will have the opportunity to gain advanced experience of open and endovascular procedures in lower limb arterial and diabetic foot disease.


The post-holder will be expected to provide supervision and support for more junior surgical trainees within his/her competence. The unit currently has the following trainees; one vascular specialty trainee (ST3+), two academic clinical lecturers (ACL), two clinical fellows, one general surgery specialty trainee (ST3), two core surgical trainees, four clinical fellows and three foundation doctors.


Continual assessment with use of PBA (procedure-based assessment), attendance at educational meetings and reflective learning will be supported. A formal learning agreement will be in place for the commencement of this post.


There is a separate middle grade vascular on call rota. The Fellow should have the necessary experience to cope with this role (including the management of major trauma).


The Fellow will be required to participate in clinical research, audit and quality improvement activity, completing at least one project during the fellowship year.


Full Registration with the GMC is essential. The Trust has teaching status and is linked with the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England. Experience and familiarity with UK hospital systems and practices or equivalent is essential.


Closing Date: 7th April 2019


Salary range: £31,217 - £49,086


In addition to the above there will be a supplement for out of hours working.


Late applications will not be accepted


Please note, North Bristol NHS Trust will not pay interview or relocation expenses for this post.


Committed to equal opportunities, job share applications welcome.

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The following is applicable for ‘At Risk’ employees, who must meet the essential shortlisting criteria to be eligible for interview.

Those from within North Bristol NHS Trust who apply for this role will be considered for shortlisting in the first instance.
Those from within the BNSSG (Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire) who apply for this role will be considered in the second instance.
Those covered by the South West Employment Transition Framework who apply for this role will be considered in the third instance.
If no applicant is appointed from the above ‘at-risk’ pools, those from the open market will then be considered for shortlisting.
If you apply for this vacancy and have not received a communication from this Trust within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

Please note that this Trust does not reimburse travel expenses relating to interview attendance.

If you feel you meet the requirements of the Disability Act / Two Ticks scheme and require further support/advice, please contact us on tel 0117 4141151.

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The successful applicant(s) will normally commence at the minimum of the scale unless they have previous NHS service at the same band. Progression through the scale is by annual increments.

Please note that stringent pre-employment checks are undertaken on all successful applicants prior to commencement in post. Please refer to the ‘Information for Prospective Employees’ attachment for information relating to DBS charges.

We are committed to Equal Opportunity - Job Share Applications are welcomed.

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.

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

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