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Consultant Congenital Cardiac Surgeon

Job Reference: 411-SURGERY-2019-25820

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
411 Cardiac Surgery (913304)
£77,913 to £105,042 pa

This is an exciting opportunity to join our enthusiastic, dynamic and well-motivated Cardiac team at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. This is a new post and is required due to expansion of the North West Congenital Heart Disease service to include the provision of Adult Congenital Heart Disease surgery at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital.

The post holder will have commitments to both paediatric and adult surgical patients at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital. Alder Hey Children’s Hospital is internationally renowned and   provides   a high-volume of paediatric congenital   cardiac surgery.  The Surgical Department is organised with a fully shared waiting list for all ages and complexity on both sites so to avoid occasional practice and to minimise surgical waiting times.

The team have taken a measured and systematic approach to developing and strengthening the surgical capability over recent years. This has allowed them to build up the capacity to perform high quality surgery with excellent outcomes, becoming one of the largest units in the country.

The strategic commitment is to continue with that programme and the Alder Hey unit aims to treat approximately 500 paediatric surgical cases each year, with approximately 300-350 of them requiring cardiopulmonary bypass. An additional caseload of over 100 ACHD surgical cases is envisaged to develop at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital.

Alder Hey is part of the North-West Consortium for training (Liverpool, Manchester and Blackpool) and attracts numbered trainees on a rotational basis. The candidate will be expected to participate in all training related activities.

The candidate will have the opportunity and be expected to participate in both retrospective and prospective studies in addition to contributing intellectually to all research activities.  The department has a robust research program directed towards national and international meetings as well as peer-received medical journals. 

It is a requirement for successful candidates to have completed Specialist Training and to be entered on the GMC Specialist Register or be eligible to be listed within six months of interview

The Trust is committed to carefully screening all job applicants to ensure the safeguard of children and to an environment that promotes equality and embraces diversity. The Trust operates a flexible working policy.

Informal enquiries or further information can be obtained from:

Mr Rafael Guerrero, Clinical Director – Cardiac Services (0151 282 4515)

Mr Christian Duncan, Divisional Director (0151 282 4113)

Candidates are welcome to visit the departments.

Although NHS Jobs enables you to use the same application to apply for multiple roles within the NHS, unless you tailor your application to the specific role you are applying for with Alder Hey, and detail how you meet the criteria for this role and what you can offer to Alder Hey, you are unlikely to be successful in your application. Please also make sure that your Employment History is upto date and listed in the correct order. Starting with your current/most recent post and then working backwards.

Alder Hey as an equal opportunities employer aims to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from all backgrounds. As black and minority ethnic (BME) employees are currently under-represented in this area, we particularly welcome applications from members of our BME communities. All appointments will be made on merit.

To find out more about the various careers available see Alder Hey Careers link

We reserve the right to close vacancies without notice when we have received a sufficient number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.

Please ensure you check the email account from which you apply regularly as we will contact you using this regarding your application. All candidates will be notified via email whether or not they have been shortlisted.

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are committed to creating a well-managed, flexible working environment that supports staff and promotes their welfare and development. We actively promote equality and diversity and operate a Zero Tolerance policy to aggression, violence, bullying and harassment.

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