Consultant in Liver Transplant
At Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Required to fill this new post within the Transplantation & Hepatobiliary Surgery Department at the St James’s University Hospital.
The Liver transplant programme in Leeds is well established and Leeds is the third largest liver transplant unit in the country. Leeds is leading nationally in Living Donor Liver Transplantation. Annually, the unit performs 140-150 adults and 20 paediatric liver transplants. The Transplant & Hepatobiliary unit in Leeds delivers over a 1000 major procedures annually.
Applicants should have established skills in Liver Transplantation, Organ Retrieval and General Surgery. Experience in splitting livers for adults and paediatrics is highly desirable. Experience in paediatric liver transplantation is also desirable. There is a general surgery component to this job which will involve dealing with benign biliary disease and other aspects of general surgery. Also, the successful candidate is expected to provide cover for the National Organ Retrieval Service. Leeds Teaching Hospitals currently provides cover for Organ retrieval for 26 weeks annually. A strong commitment to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and a research interest is desirable
The successful applicant should possess FRCS (or equivalent) and should be included on the Specialist Register or within 6 months of CCT at the time of interview, if currently within a training programme within the UK. In accordance with the consultant appointment regulations, all other categories of doctors must be on the Specialist Register.
If shortlisted, you will be required to give a 10 minute presentation on:
‘Pushing the boundaries in Liver Transplantation and expanding the use of Marginal grafts.’
Applicants should have established skills in General Surgery and its related specialties including Liver Transplantation and Organ Retrieval Surgery. A strong commitment to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and a research interest is desirable.
Consideration will be given to applicants who wish to work full or part time and those wishing to job share.
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