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Deputy chief perfusionist + £5,000 R&R

Job Reference: 188-OTH1204

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Southampton General Hospital, Southampton
£52,306 - £60,983 pa

We have a fantastic opportunity to work within a dynamic team of clinical perfusion scientist professionals!

We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual who works well under pressure and wishes to work in one of the largest cardiac surgical units within the United Kingdom, acknowledged as a regional centre of excellence.

Here at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS), we recognise the significant contribution your skills and expertise makes to patient care. In light of this we are offering a £208 (pro rata) per month payment and a £2500 (pro rata) retention payment to be paid after 1 year of service to show our commitment to you. In exchange, you will be committed to remaining within your allocated area for a minimum of 12 months, working in partnership with like-minded healthcare professionals in developing others whilst actively contributing to patient safety, experience and outcomes.

Recruitment payments are not applicable to individuals who are moving from Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust or any NHS staff working within Hampshire or the Isle of Wight. These Trusts include; Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Solent NHS Trust, Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, Isle of Wight NHS Trust, South Central Ambulance NHS Trust.

Recruitment and retention premium payments are subject to terms and conditions and are paid on a pro rata basis.


Currently, the cardiac team undertakes 1800 adults and 400 paediatric procedures per year within four cardiac theatres. You must be accredited by the Society of Perfusionists of Great Britain & Ireland and registered with the college of clinical perfusionists of Great Britain & Ireland.


To lead by example as an expert and autonomous practitioner, while assisting the Lead perfusionist in providing clinical and professional perfusion services to the multidisciplinary team.

To assist in the organisation of resources and staff to enable the perfusion group to meet its contractual and professional targets. The post holder will divide time between clinical and managerial responsibility as required, ensuring team, professional and personal development targets are met.


Ideally the successful candidate will be conversant with cardiac surgical techniques performed on neonatal, paediatric and adults, including cell salvage, point of care blood analysis, ECMO, percutaneous hepatic perfusion and research. However applicants who do not meet the above criteria will be offered a full and comprehensive training package to upskill in the relevant areas.

The successful applicant will be expected to carry out various administrative duties associated with the role and will be delegated additional responsibilities as required. Full participation in the department on-call rota is essential. The department offers a 37.5 hour, 3-day working week.


As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.

As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.

UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.


UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.


Interviews will be held on Monday, 09 September 2019.


If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application.

For further details / informal visits contact:

John Ball

Chief Perfusionist

023 8120 6930

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies under any circumstances.


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