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Clinical Fellow (CT1/2 Level) in Vascular Surgery

North Bristol NHS Trust
£40,257 a year per annum
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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North Bristol NHS Trust

Southmead Hospital

Clinical Fellow in Vascular Surgery

(Full time)

We wish to appoint 2 Clinical Fellow in Vascular Surgery (post foundation training/CT level) to start in August 2023 for an initial period of 6 months (extendable for 12 months by mutual agreement).

The post is based in the Brunel Building at Southmead Hospital, which is a state of the art new hospital facility and one of Europe's leading hospital buildings. The post holder would be expected to deliver outpatient clinics at one or more of the three networked non-arterial hospital trusts (University Hospitals Bristol NHS FT, Royal United Hospital Bath NHS FT and Weston Area Health Trust).

Main duties of the job

The Bristol Bath Weston Vascular Network was formed in October 2014. The major arterial centre (MAC) for the network is Southmead Hospital. The network is responsible for the delivery of both elective and emergency vascular care to the populations of Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset, Bath and North East Somerset, and parts of Wiltshire and Somerset. This includes all arterial surgery for this population, and in addition varicose vein treatments, diabetic foot care, and renal access. The population served by the network is 1.12 million. In addition, the network provides complex endovascular services for the 3.5 million population of the South West. The MAC delivers 24/7 on site vascular surgery and 24/7 on site interventional radiology with a new 32-bedded vascular ward in the Brunel Building and both a dedicated operating theatre and hybrid theatre available for the vascular service.

Vascular surgery been recognized as leading service at NBT alongside regional trauma, renal, neurosurgery and plastics units.

About us

The post holder will make up part of the team delivering care for vascular inpatients. The post will be predominantly ward based, with the expectation that 1 day will be spent in theatre, outpatients or delivering quality improvement. The ward team have close links with the care of the elderly team who provide support for perioperative care. There is a daily consultant ward round (365 days/year). The position would suit any clinician considering a career in surgery or medicine who wishes to gain experience in complex acute care of the older population. The position does not include on call.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Although the post does not have postgraduate approval for training, assessment of progression will be by regular meetings with the post named educational supervisor. Continual assessment with use of PBA (procedure based assessment), attendance at educational meetings and reflective learning will be supported. A formal learning agreement will be in place for the commencement of this post.

The Fellow will be required to participate in audit and quality improvement activity, completing at least one project during the post.

Please see the job description for further details, including contacts.

Full Registration with the GMC is essential. The Trust has teaching status and is linked with the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England. Experience and familiarity with UK hospital systems and practices or equivalent is essential.

Closing Date: tbc

Salary: Core Trainee

Late applications will not be accepted.

Please note, North Bristol NHS Trust will not pay interview or relocation expenses for this post.

Committed to equal opportunities, job share applications welcome.

Person Specification

Qualifications And Registration


  • [MB BS (or equivalent)]
  • Maintain Full registration with the GMC


  • MRCS or equivalent
  • ATLS/ ACLS Prizes

Training And Experience


  • Recent experience and familiarity of UK hospital systems and practices (or equivalent)
  • Minimum of 2 years postgraduate experience
  • Training in diagnosis and treatment of general surgical and vascular conditions


  • 4 months experience in surgery

Further Training, Management, Audit


  • Evidence of recent CME / reasonable training progression at this stage of career
  • Experience in audit project and written up


  • Quality Improvement project involvement

Research, Teaching, Publications


  • Proven teaching ability


  • Proven track record in research
  • Evidence of relevant publications in peer reviewed journals
  • Demonstration of involvement in clinical directorate management

Personal Requirements (eg. Communication Leadership Skills, Flexibility)


  • Good written communication skills.
  • Evidence of the ability to communicate with patients, colleagues and staff at all levels.


  • Good oral and written presentation skills.

Further Training


  • Experience in audit project and written up

Management, Audit


  • Knowledge of contemporary NHS management issues.
  • Knowledge of political context within which we operate.

Research, Teaching, Publications


  • Willingness to undertake teaching of medical under-graduates & postgraduates.


  • Willingness to undertake further research.
  • Ability to gain the trust and confidence of colleagues and patients.
  • Ability to teach effectively.

Personal Requirements (eg. Communication Leadership Clinical Skills, Flexibility)


  • Ability to lead a team and form effective working relationships within a team.
  • Ability to inspire, motivate and develop junior medical staff.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of the Surgery Directorate. To balance individual requirements against those of the Directorate and Trust as a whole.
  • Good verbal communication skills. Evidence of the ability to communicate with patients, colleagues and staff at all levels.


  • Ability to function successfully under pressure
  • Accepts responsibility and able to take leadership role for ward based emergencies

Any other General Requirements


  • Ability to fulfil all the duties of the post, including on-call commitments.
  • Must be mobile.

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

North Bristol NHS Trust


Southmead Hospital


BS10 5NB

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