Clinical Fellow in Complex Mitral Valve Repair ST3+

Bristol, City of Bristol, England
Full time
Job level
Admin - Sales - Clerical
6 Nov 2019
6 Dec 2019

Job Description


Bristol Fellowship in Complex Mitral Valve Repair (Senior SpR LEVEL)

Applications are invited for a highly motivated individual who wishes to gain experience as a first operator in performing mitral valve repairs (open and minimally invasive) before applying for a Consultant position. This is a very popular fellowship in the fourth year of its inception. Previous mitral fellows have all been appointed to Substantive Consultant positions. The post is for a period of 6 months in the first instance to commence in September 2019.

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust is a dynamic and thriving group of hospitals in the heart of Bristol, a vibrant and culturally diverse city. Our 7,900 staff offers over 100 different clinical services across nine different sites. We provide general medical and emergency services to the local population of Central and South Bristol, and a broad range of specialist services across a region that extends from Cornwall to Gloucestershire, into South Wales and beyond. We are one of the country's largest acute NHS Trusts with an annual income of over £500 million.

This post is part of a new investment in our junior medical workforce and will be based in the Bristol Heart Institute. The new Bristol Heart Institute was opened in 2009 and it delivers 1400 adult cardiac operations on an annual basis. You will be joining a dynamic team of 3 mitral surgeons with an international clinical and academic reputation. Our centre specialises in the whole range of adult cardiac surgery with the exception of transplantation and ventricular assist devices. There are 4 fully equipped modern cardiac surgery theatres, of which one is hybrid (shared with Cardiology). Critical care support is provided within a modern 25 bedded Critical Care area staffed by dedicated cardiac intensive care specialists. Ward accommodation is provided on wards 708 and 705 with an average bed usage of 36 beds.

This post will offer excellent clinical, teaching and research facilities with possibilities to develop/consolidate your surgical expertise in independent mitral repair practice. Particular strengths are the opportunity of performing various techniques of open and key-hole mitral valve repair as a first operator. The department has a track-record of mitral valve repair rate of >90% for degenerative valve disease.

Applicants must have GMC registration by the starting date, possess MRCS (UK) or equivalent and have completed at least 4 years of higher surgical training in cardiac surgery. In addition, cardiac surgical experience at the level of performing independent CABGs and AVRs is highly desirable.


University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country and the major teaching and research centre for the South West. With over 9,500 staff, over 100 different clinical services, working in nine hospitals in the centre and to the south of Bristol, we offer a wide range of careers and jobs. Together we support the delivery of excellent care to the people of Bristol and beyond.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust is an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

To comply with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 all applicants must be able to speak fluent English to an appropriate standard which will be assessed at Interview.

  • Please ensure you check your emails regularly as this is how we will communicate with you throughout the recruitment process. We may also contact you by texting the mobile number, if provided, on the application form. Due to high volumes of applications, vacancies may be closed before the closing date.
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