Full Time Consultant in Vascular Surgery

Exeter, Devon
21 May 2018
17 Jun 2018
Vascular surgery
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Closing date 17th June 2018

The Department of Vascular Surgery are seeking to appoint a Consultant Vascular surgeon. This post is new and arises as a result of service changes.

The appointee will be expected to have expertise in the management of standard vascular conditions. Renal access and endovascular experience is desirable but not essential. The Exeter Vascular Unit is based in the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital, Wonford. There are currently four RDE vascular surgeons in post alongside two Torbay vascular surgeons. There is a well-established network arrangement with the vascular surgeons at Torbay hospital, including a shared emergency rota and joint MDT. All emergency arterial surgery is carried out in Exeter and plans for transfer of all elective Torbay arterial work to Exeter are at an adanced stage: Exeter will be the Arterial Centre for the network (in accordance with the Provision of Vascular Services documents and a directive from specialised commissioners).

The post will provide a 1:6 on call ‘hot week’ rota for the network Emergency Vascular service for Exeter and Torbay. Weekly commitments will consist typically of a combination of MDT, an all-day Exeter theatre list, 1-2 out-patient clinics and a full day a week at Torbay Hospital. Some weeks will also incorporate day case community hospital operating lists and clinics. This post is available immediately.

For further information please contact Mr Andrew Cowan, Clinical Lead for Vascular Surgery on01392 402790, or Mr Mark Stott, Clinical Director on 01392 402539.

A job description and person specification can be obtained via our website or via NHS Jobs. To apply, you must submit a completed application form which should be submitted online on NHS Jobs. Please note that you will be notified via email regarding the result of your application. If you are successful in obtaining an interview you will be given a minimum of 1 weeks’ notice, prior to your interview date.

This post has been identified as involving access to vulnerable adults and/or children and in line with Trust policy successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service Disclosure Check.

If you are appointed to a position within the Trust you will be required to provide original documents to verify your identity prior to your start date. Doctors and Dentists must be registered with a licence to practise with the General Medical Council (GMC) or General Dental Council (GDC) to practise medicine/dentistry in the UK. We accept qualifications from abroad, where these are nationally recognised as valid for the vacancy. The relevant UK professional bodies can advise on whether overseas qualifications are valid to allow the holder to practise in their profession. NARIC can advise what level overseas qualifications are equivalent to, in the UK system. (For example, they will say whether particular overseas qualifications are equivalent to a UK degree.) Our Recruitment Team may also be able to give general advice.

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We are committed to equal opportunity for all and encourage flexible working arrangements including job sharing. The Trust is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse workforce and so we welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion or sexual orientation, maternity/pregnancy, marriage/civil partnership or transgender status.

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On submitting an application form you authorise the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process, should you be appointed to the post. 

The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust will contact previous employers to confirm employment history to cover a period of at least 3 years. The Trust is only able accept written references; these will be requested via email. One of your referees must be your current line manager and all references must cover the previous three years work or study history.

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We will also make any reasonable adjustments you require to our selection process. Please let us know what you need.

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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