We are delighted to advertise for a Consultant in Vascular Surgery at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH).

This is a whole-time replacement post required to support the on-going delivery of our Vascular Services across the Vascular Surgery Network.

Addenbrooke’s is the designated Arterial Centre for a network covering West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, North West Anglia Foundation Trust (incorporating Peterborough City Hospital and Hinchingbrooke Hospital), and part of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn catchment. The overall catchment area is around 1.8m and the Unit is a high volume Arterial Centre performing around 200 aortic interventions, and 100 carotid procedures per annum.

There are strong, close, working relationships with Interventional Radiology, with a complex EVAR Clinical Service, and an established Deep Venous Stenting Programme.

Dedicated multidisciplinary Diabetic Foot services are well established in Addenbrooke’s Hospital, West Suffolk Hospital, and Peterborough City Hospital, and there is a further opportunity to enhance such delivery at the Spoke Hospitals.

The Vascular Unit is supported by a team of ten Surgeons, an excellent seven Scientist Vascular Studies Unit, a large dedicated Vascular Ward, and a Hybrid Operating Theatre.

All the Surgeons spend one day at a Spoke Site, and the successful applicant with be based at both CUH (80%) and Peterborough City Hospital (20%).

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Unit continued to provide Consultant led emergency cover in the Hub and Spoke Hospitals, with return to near normal rotas and operating schedules by the start of November 2020.

There is an active clinical research programme and many opportunities exist in Cambridge for candidates keen to be involved in research. The hospital is at the heart of the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust includes Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie Hospitals. We are one of the largest and busiest hospitals in the country with an outstanding reputation that is down to the exceptional people that work here.

Our philosophy is to keep the patient at the heart of everything we do. Every person that works for the Trust, regardless of their role, comes into contact with our patients and visitors and is expected to uphold our values of Together – Safe, Kind, Excellent at all times.

We look for people who are willing to go the extra mile, not because they are asked to, but because they are committed to being part of a healthcare team that delivers an excellent caring service to our patients.

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment.

You will be fully registered with the GMC and ideally have a CCT in Vascular Surgery or be within six months of award of CCT at the time of interview. Applications are welcomed from those unable to work full time for personal reasons or those wishing to job-share.

As part of our commitment to supporting the medical workforce in the part they play in delivering an excellent caring service to patients, all newly appointed Consultants attend our five-day Consultant Development programme within a year of joining the Trust. Leadership is a key requirement of doctors’ professional work and this innovative programme is designed to support Consultants to hone the leadership and management skills they need to succeed at CUH.

The applicant must have demonstrable skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking in English that enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues, as set out in the GMC’s Good Medical Practice (2013).

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer.