Client Name: North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust

Role: Substantive Consultant in Vascular & Endovascular Surgery

Salary: £99,532 – £131,964 per annum

Hours: Full time, part time and flexible working considered

Location: Cumberland Infirmary

Job summary

Applications are invited for 2 substantive Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeons to be based at North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundations Trust (NCIC) and deliver vascular service across North, East and West Cumbria. These posts offer excellent opportunities to join a service which has recently had significant investment through the support from the Integrated Care Service and the regional clinical network for long-term establishment of an Arterial Hub service in North Cumbria. One post is an expansion of the service and the other is replacement following the termination of an SLA with Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland. The Directorate would equally welcome applications from existing and newly trained Consultants. This is an opportunity to join an organisation in which Clinicians are at the forefront of vascular surgical management with opportunities to practice and expand endovascular skill through close working relationships with the interventional radiology service. Candidates wishing to work part time and/or flexibly are welcome to apply.

Main duties of the job

Candidates will join 4 vascular consultants to deliver elective and emergency vascular services. The unit runs a 24/7 emergency vascular rota which the successful candidate will contribute to on a 1 in 6-week basis. Elective activities are cancelled during the emergency week and the emergency service will be supported by 24/7 vascular middle grade staff. Delivery of emergency and elective services are supported by a team of SAS, middle grade doctors and surgical care practitioners delivering the 24/7 vascular middle grade rota. There are 4 Vascular Nurse Specialists; two are based at the Cumberland Infirmary and two at the West Cumberland Hospital. Elective vascular IR is delivered by 2 vascular Interventional Radiologists and one vascular surgeon. Out-of-hours IR is delivered largely by the vascular surgeon on call at NCIC. Support for complex IR cases is provided from the vascular service in Newcastle.

The successful candidates will be expected to be trained and competent in the elective and emergency management of AAA (open and EVAR), limb ischaemia, carotid disease and acute and chronic venous disorders. Vascular consultants work closely with other services within NCIC such as the Hyperacute Stroke Unit (HASU) and renal dialysis unit to provide prompt carotid interventions and support dialysis access. With the diabetes service and specialist podiatrists the unit has invested in developing a multi-disciplinary diabetic foot service for our population.

Job description

Job description & Person specification available upon request

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Valid Full Registration with the General Medical Council,
  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons or equivalent
  • Relevant CCT or equivalent (equivalence must be confirmed by PMETB/GMC by date of AAC)
  • On the Specialist Register for the above or within 6 months of being admitted to the Register by the AAC date


  • Other relevant medical and non-medical training/degree
  • Other relevant postgraduate qualification
  • MD or PhD degree

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

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