Junior fellow in cardiothoracic surgery

Posted 16 September by NHS Business Services Authority

Online applicants are welcome to apply for the post of Junior Fellow in Cardiothoracic Surgery which is a 12 months fixed term contract.


The department is a high volume cardiothoracic centre performing upwards of 1200 cardiac cases and 800-900 thoracic cases per year, delivering some of the best outcomes in the UK. The unit has a strong ethos of training and research, with projects frequently leading to publications in peer-reviewed journals and international presentations. The post is one of four fellow jobs, together with two Foundation Year 2 trainees and two Core Surgical Trainees. The rota is based on a 1:8 on call shift pattern. There are 15 registrars supporting the SHO level doctors as well as advanced nurse practitioners on the wards and surgical care practitioners in theatres.


The Junior Fellow position at UHS provides training and research opportunities in the care for cardiothoracic surgical patients in the pre- and post-operative setting. The Fellow will work at an junior (F2 – CT2) level and will have days allocated to cardiac and thoracic wards, cardiac high dependency unit and theatre. In theatre, there is opportunity to harvest conduits for CABG, act as first assistant and much more. There are many opportunities to undertake audit and research leading to presentations and publications. Audit projects and management positions may also be undertaken if desired. Full supervision and training will be provided for the involvement of the successful candidate in theatre and no previous operative surgical experience is necessary. Keen candidates will have the opportunity to be trained to get ready for a registrar’s/senior fellow position.


Applicants should have full GMC registration with license to practice. Other qualifications or previous experience in Cardiothoracic surgery or medical education would be desirable. Part l or part ll MRCS or equivalent


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 TBC. Job Ref 188-MT0314-MEDICAL Salary: £38,694.00


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:

Mr Theodore Velissaris

Lead Consultant


Reference: 40881308

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