Consultant congenital cardiac surgeon

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust - More jobs by this advertiser

Online applications are invited for the post of Congenital Cardiac Surgeon at Southampton University Hospital NHS Trust. This is a full time substantive post. The successful applicant will have completed full subspecialty training in Congenital Cardiac Surgery.


The post holder will join a team of 3 congenital cardiac surgeons, 8 paediatric cardiologists and 5 ACHD cardiologists. This post forms part of our Trusts plans for future succession planning. The Congenital Cardiac Unit in Southampton is the level 1 lead centre for the Oxford-Southampton Congenital Cardiac ODN. All congenital cardiac services are offered in Southampton including all Congenital Cardiac Surgery for children and adults, cardiac ECMO, fetal cardiology, congenital cardiac CMR/CT, interventional cardiac catheterisation, and all ACHD services. In addition, the Congenital Cardiac Surgery service forms part of the Division of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery giving access to the full range of adult-acquired cardiac and thoracic surgical and interventional procedures.

 The department provides the full range of paediatric, neonatal and ACHD congenital surgical services to a region with a population of approximately 5 million. All other major paediatric specialities are provided within the Southampton Children’s Hospital including paediatric intensive care, respiratory, ENT, ophthalmology, gastroenterology, urology, nephrology, neonatology, neurology, orthopaedics, paediatric and neonatal surgery, oncology and radiology. Our hospital also has the full range of adult services on the same site. UHSFT offers ample opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and excellent facilities for research and clinical care.


Undertake the full range of general, specialist, elective and emergency duties of a consultant congenital cardiac surgeon.   Perform congenital cardiac surgical lists, additional supportive surgical procedures (e.g. ECMO)

Perform congenital surgical on-call duties as required.

Support all cardiac surgical care required on PICU and CICU.

Support the development of excellent congenital cardiac services across the Oxford-Southampton Network

Perform duties in line with agreed job plan and support the education of junior staff.


 We are looking to appoint a well-motivated Congenital Cardiac Surgeon who is fully trained and experienced in congenital cardiac surgery. Our department has a culture of being open and supportive of its team members. We will be looking for someone who can work well within a team and can complement this way of working. The department has a strong ethos in education and research and the successful applicant will be expected to contribute to this activity.

Applicants need to be fully accredited for Higher Specialist Training or eligible for inclusion on the Specialist Register.   Applicants who are within six months of obtaining their CCT / equivalent on the date of the AAC may also apply.


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 ...

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large numbers of applications are received.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to acknowledge receipt of your application. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected for interview.

Applicants from University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust whose posts are considered to be ‘At Risk’ will be given prior consideration for this post

Our Trust runs the return to practice course each year for nurses who have been out of the profession and wish to return.  To find out more please visit our website:   Information on Southampton as a place to live and enjoy   See what fantastic training and development we have on offer at UHS   learn about the Trust through visiting our YouTube channel 

Getting to Work

Application can be made for parking on site at UHS or through one of the park and ride schemes.  This will be based on specific criteria to determine eligibility for site parking as this can be very limited.  UHS encourages staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible.   UHS is well connected through bus services to the city centre and other areas.

Please note that we will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

Our staff are positive about working at UHS and rate us above average compared to other NHS Trusts in the  Staff Attitude Survey. We are rated strongly on a number of areas including teamwork, communication and engagement.

Equality remains at the centre of all Trust policy making, service delivery and employment practice with all employees being given equality of opportunity to develop, apply for promotion and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

The Trust actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. The Trust also closely monitors recruitment activity, training and development and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

As a service provider the Trust ensures equality of access and delivery of our services through the provision of interpreter services, facilities for the disabled and sensitivity for patients ethnic and religious differences and needs.

Relocating to Southampton

If you are thinking of moving to the Hampshire area, please find below a link to our website which offers guidance on finding accommodation:

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University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Southampton, Hampshire (United Kingdom)

Phone: +44 123456789

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14 July 2020
Location: United Kingdom Hampshire $1
Salary: £79,860 - £107,668 per annum GBP per year
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Healthcare and Medical
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