Consultant Vascular Surgeon – Aberdeen, Scotland
An opportunity is now available for this substantive Consultant Vascular Surgeon position based in the wonderful city of Aberdeen. Located in the north of Scotland, Aberdeen is well served by a local airport and very good road and rail links. There is a population of approximately 250,000 in this historic city. Excellent amenities are available such as theatres, music halls, and art galleries. Plus excellent schools, and access to the wide range of outdoor pursuits in Scotland like skiing, mountain biking and hill-walking.
The Department of Vascular Surgery consists of 6 full time Consultants and a strong team of middle grade and junior doctors. The Vascular unity covers the population of Grampian and also the Orkney and Shetland Islands. The total population covered is approximately 584,000, and the unit is 1 of 6 centres in Scotland who are implementing the National Screening Programme for AAA disease.
Your role will be to provide inpatient and outpatient services at the main hospital. You will be part of the 1:6 on call rota which covers unscheduled admissions and the weekends, evenings are covered by the other Consultants. An average of 20-30 admissions are received with approximately 20Hr of unscheduled surgery. In addition, you will be expected to participate in the general clinical work of the department, fully participate in all endovascular work in collaboration with both colleagues in vascular surgery & Interventional Radiology and contribute to both undergraduate & postgraduate teaching. The department is responsible for all arterial, venous and renal access procedures.
The Vascular Unit has developed a very strong reputation in Clinical Research and all Consultants are encouraged to undertake research work. The unit has been involved in national multi-centre trials including UK Small Aneurysm Trial, Bypass versus Angioplasty in Severe Ischaemia of the Leg (BASIL) study, GALA, CASPAR, SUPER and several on-going “in house” studies. The department was the host centre for the NHS HTA funded CLASS study, which has recently reported and was the first Scottish centre for the IMPROVE study.
Full GMC registration and ideally Specialist Registration (or within 6 months of achieving this) will be required. Ideally you will hold FRCS and have NHS experience. A high level of surgical experience is required to provide the on-call service for emergencies, plus you should hold an endovascular fellowship. Tier 2 visa sponsorship may be possible, please get in touch to discuss your circumstances.
This is a great opportunity to relocate to a lovely location in Scotland, to be part of a thriving department and to develop the service offering in the north of Scotland. Please contact Karen Diamond at Head Medical to discuss the details and to receive a copy of the full job description/sample job plan.