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Consultant in Cardiothoracic Critical Care, ECMO & Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
10 PAs
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£77,913 to £105,042 per annum
23/01/2019 23:59

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 20,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of nine hospitals across six separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology, Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider

This is an exciting time to join Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust with a ‘new era for Greater Manchester’ starting on 1 April 2016, as the region became the first in the country to take control of its combined health and social care budgets – a sum of more than £6 billion. It means that – for the first time – leaders and clinicians will be able to tailor budgets and priorities to directly meet the needs of local communities and improve the health and wellbeing of the 2.8 million residents.

The purpose-built Cardiothoracic Critical Care Unit (CTCCU) on the Wythenshawe site is a combined intensive care unit and high dependency unit was opened in May 2008. The appointee would, as part of the team, have the opportunity to work on this ‘state of the art’ unit. There are links  between the Cardiothoracic Critical Care Unit and the Acute General ICU/HDU, but there is no formal sharing of clinical responsibilities between the two units.

The hospital acts as a tertiary referral centre for Cardiothoracic surgery and this specialty accounts for the bulk of the ICU's admissions (approximately 1200 per year). In addition Wythenshawe contains the first purpose-built heart and lung transplant unit in the country, and is a supra-regional centre for heart and lung transplantation, which accounts for up to 60 ICU admissions per year. CTCCU also houses the ECMO service – one of 5 nationally designated centres. It has also been chosen as a centre for ventricular assist device insertion in advanced heart failure cases. This is a rapidly growing service.

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) was formed on 1st October 2017 following the merger of Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) and University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM). The Trust comprises of Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, University Dental Hospital of Manchester, St Mary’s Hospital for Women, The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, Trafford General Hospital, Wythenshawe Hospital, Altrincham Hospital and Withington Community Hospital

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

For informal enquiries please contact on 0161 291 4514 Dr Julian Barker (Director of ECMO & Lead Clinician for Cardiothoracic Critical Care, Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia & Theatres) secretary Samina Majeed.

If you have problems applying, contact

0161 291 4053