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Locum Consultant Vascular (C&B)

Job Description

At Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust we value our staff and are committed to their development.

We are one of the largest Trusts in the country, with a turnover of £480 million. We employ more than 8,000 staff, and provide specialist, personalised care to a population of more than 600,000 people.



You are warmly invited to join our team of vascular surgeons and interventional radiologists in the Gloucestershire Vascular service, part of Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. A successful Trust with a strong track record of achievement, we are situated mainly on our two larger operational sites, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and Cheltenham General Hospital, providing acute services to Gloucestershire.

We are seeking to appoint two consultants, one a substantive appointment replacing a locum and the other a locum for one year with a view to conversion to substantive appointment, replacing a colleague who is leaving.

Phase One of the vascular service development program in 2014 saw the creation of the Gloucestershire and Swindon Vascular Network (serving the populations of Gloucestershire, Swindon and North Wiltshire approximately 900,000) with a 24/7 on call emergency rota together with a consultant-led 7 day working service. This built upon a strong Vascular Unit with exemplary outcomes, excellent collaborative links with Radiology and first class vascular laboratories. In Phase Two we aim to enhance the provision of network services and drive forward the service in several key areas. By joining us you will contribute to a 1:7 on-call rota covering the Network and you will be able to provide elective services both at the ’hub‘ in Cheltenham and at ’spoke‘ hospitals.

We are recruiting two surgeons, who between them will deliver a full range of vascular surgery including endovascular interventions and vascular access procedures. You will have access to our state-of-the-art hybrid endovascular operating theatre and will be expected to drive forward the vascular and endovascular service through service developments. Surgeons with an academic or research interest are also encouraged to apply, and time may be built into a job plan to accommodate these interests where appropriate. Our unit has a strong collaborative link with the Clinical Trial Unit (CTSU), Nuffield Department of Population Health at the University of Oxford, building on a strong research background. Successful applicants can therefore benefit from the existing partnership between our unit and that in Oxford as well as links with Bristol and Birmingham.

You will find that Gloucestershire is a highly desirable place to live and work. With its close proximity to the Cotswolds and the Forest of Dean, the county hosts excellent cultural and recreational facilities, including the Cheltenham Literature and Jazz festivals and Gold Cup horse racing. The surrounding area both within and bordering the Cotswolds boasts some of the most beautiful countryside in England. Schools in the county, both state and private, are of a very high standard and include a number of excellent grammar schools.

Whole-time, part-time or job share applicants are welcome to apply. Relocation expenses, flexible working arrangements and support with childcare are available.

For informal enquiries or to arrange a visit please contact Mr Mark Whyman, Clinical Lead Vascular Surgery: Tel:  ( Phone number removed ) , or Mrs Clare Fowler, Service Line Director: Tel:  ( Phone number removed ) .

Closing Date: 1 November 2016

Please note that this vacancy may close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, so please apply as soon as possible if you are interested. We will endeavour to contact all applicants within four weeks, but if you do not hear from us, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful this time.

Committed to safeguarding our community

The Trust is a safeguarding employer committed to the safeguarding and promotion of welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The Trust is committed to safe recruitment practices to protect children and vulnerable adults, and any appointment will be subject to satisfactory clearance. As part of the organisation's commitment to Safer Recruitment, candidates may request copies of relevant policies and procedures by contacting the Recruitment Team at ( Email address removed )

Committed to supporting service personnel

As part of our commitment to support Service Personnel, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, in collaboration with the Career Transition Partnership, offer a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for all qualifying Service and Ex-Service Personnel. To qualify for a guaranteed interview, candidates must meet the essential criteria for the post and be either a current member of the Armed Forces, or be within the two year period of resettlement. If this applies to you please email the job reference number and your AR number to the Recruitment Team at ( Email address removed )

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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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