Locum consultant in vascular surgery

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

Online applications are invited for the post of Consultant Vascular Surgeon at Southampton University Hospital NHS Trust. This is a full time locum post with the option of conversion into a permanent position in the future. The successful applicant will have completed full subspecialty training in Vascular Surgery.


This is a replacement post for a retiring consultant. The post holder will be a member of a team of 9 vascular surgeons and 6 interventional radiologist providing cover for the WESSEX Vascular Network. This post forms part of our Trusts plans for future succession planning. The post is based at University Hospital Southampton (UHS). UHS is the vascular centre of the WESSEX Vascular Network. The Network includes Queen Alexandra Hospital (Portsmouth), St. Mary’s Hospital (IOW), Royal Hampshire County Hospital (Winchester) and serves a population of 2 million. The vascular service works closely with cardiothoracic, diabetic and stroke services.

The department provides the full range of open vascular and endovascular interventions, with a dedicated vascular theatre, hybrid suite, vascular ward and a team of advanced nurse practitioners and vascular nurse specialists. UHS offers ample opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and excellent facilities for research and clinical care.


  • Undertake the full range of vascular elective and emergency duties of a consultant vascular surgeon
  • Work based at UHS and be part of a team that provided on-site clinics and review of inpatient at spoke hospitals.
  • Provide on-call cover for the network on a 1:9 on-call ROTA including surgeon-of-the-week role
  • Perform duties in line with an agreed job plan and support the education of junior staff 


We are looking to appoint a well-motivated Vascular Surgeon who is fully trained and experienced. 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 will be expected to demonstrate their competence to communicate in spoken and written English. 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 may also apply. FullGMC required.


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...

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:


http://www.discoversouthampton.co.uk/   Information on Southampton as a place to live and enjoy

https://www.uhs-vle.co.uk/   See what fantastic training and development we have on offer at UHS

http://www.youtube.com/user/SouthamptonHospitals   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
Web: http://careers.uhs.nhs.uk/

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13 July 2020
Location: United Kingdom Hampshire Southampton
Salary: £79,860 - £107,668 per annum GBP per year
Work type:
Full time
Healthcare and Medical
Medical Practitioner
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