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Clinical Fellow in Vascular Surgery (ST3+ Level)

Clinical Fellow ST3+ Level

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Vascular Surgery
Clinical Fellow ST3+ Level
Fixed term
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Southmead Hospital
£31,217 to £49,086
20/12/2018 23:59

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North Bristol NHS Trust

Southmead Hospital

Clinical Fellow in Vascular Surgery

(Full time)

We wish to appoint a Clinical Fellow in Vascular Surgery (ST3+ or equivalent) to start in April 2019 for a period of 12 months.

The post is based in the newly opened 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 leading service at NBT alongside regional trauma, renal, neurosurgery and plastics units. This position will be further strengthened in 2016/17 with the appointment by the University of Bristol of Robert Hinchliffe as Professor of Vascular Surgery.

The post holder will be responsible for elective and emergency vascular surgery patients and will have the opportunity to gain advanced experience of endovascular procedures (including peripheral, EVAR, TEVAR and FEVAR/BEVAR), endovenous procedures, thoracic outlet syndrome surgery, vascular trauma, vascular ultrasound and renal access/transplant surgery.

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 (ST5+), one general surgery specialty trainee (ST3), two core surgical trainees, four clinical fellows and three foundation doctors.

Although the post does not have postgraduate approval for training, assessment of progression will be by regular meetings with the post educational supervisor (TBC).

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 an agreement for the introduction of a separate middle grade vascular on call rota in 2018. 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.

The Fellow will be required to lead teaching and training of the junior medical team. This will include a journal club.

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:  20th December 2018

Salary Range: £31,217 to £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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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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