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Consultant Thoracic Surgeon


Main area
Thoracic Surgery
Full time - 10 sessions per week
Job ref
University Hospitals North Midlands
£88,364 - £119,133 Per Annum
Salary period
04/10/2022 23:59
Interview date

If there is a high volume of applications the advert may be closed early. Please apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. (This does not apply to any medical staffing posts)

Important Information: University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust does not pay travel expenses for candidates attending interviews.


Job overview

Consultant Thoracic Surgeon

Specialised Division
Heart Centre

Full Time – 10 sessions

University Hospital of North Midlands (UHNM) is looking to recruit a full time Locum Consultant Thoracic Surgeon. The successful candidates will join a dynamic group Cardiothoracic Surgeons. UHNM is a centre of excellence, a regional cancer centre and major trauma centre. There are two main hospital sites, the Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital.

Main duties of the job

The Cardiothoracic  Department has 8 WTE consultant posts, 9 Middle grade doctors and 6 doctors in training.



Working for our organisation

University Hospitals of North Midlands has two sites: Royal Stoke University Hospital, located in Stoke-on-Trent, and County Hospital, located in Stafford. From these hospitals we provide a full range of general acute hospital services for people living in and around Staffordshire and beyond. The Trust also provides specialised services for three million people in a wider area, including neighbouring counties and North Wales.

Our specialised services include cancer diagnosis and treatment, cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery, renal and dialysis services, neonatal intensive care and paediatric intensive care. We are recognised for our particular expertise in trauma, respiratory conditions, spinal surgery, upper gastro-intestinal surgery, complex orthopaedic surgery, laparoscopic surgery and the management of liver conditions. The Trust has some of the most modern operating theatres in Europe.

Flexible working requests will be considered.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The detailed job description and main responsibilities can be found within the job pack which is attached under supporting documents. 

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Full GMC Registration
  • Entry on Specialist Register in Cardiothoracic Surgery (or entry expected within 6 months via CCT from date of interview).
  • FRCS (CTh) or equivalent
Desirable criteria
  • MS, MD or PhD

Clinical Experience & Training

Desirable criteria
  • Postgraduate qualification in medical education
  • Experience of clinical supervision and mentorship
  • Sub specialist training

Academic Achievements, Research, Publications

Essential criteria
  • Experience of conducting clinical audit.
  • Experience of undergraduate teaching
Desirable criteria
  • Peer reviewed publications
  • Evidence of continuing research

Management and Administrative Experience:

Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of leadership
  • Evidence of implementing change within a department/service

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Positive about disabled peopleAge positiveArmed Forces Covenant Gold Award

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Mr Shilli Ghosh
Job title
Consultant Thoracic Surgeon
Email address
Telephone number
01782 675940

If you have problems applying, contact

2nd Floor, Springfield Building
Royal Stoke Hospital
Newcastle Road
Stoke On Trent