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Consultant Thoracic Surgeon

  • Full time
  • Plymouth
  • £79,860 - £107,668 a year
  • 14 Nov 2019
  • Travel expenses: no
  • Job term: Permanent
  • Job code: 181019-8254

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

Post Title Consultant Thoracic Surgeon

Grade Consultant

Contract Permanent

Hours 10 PAs

Job ref 216- 9934-THOR

Salary £79,860 – £107,668 per annum

The South West Cardiothoracic Centre at University Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust provides an integrated thoracic surgery, cardiac surgery, oesophago-gastric surgery and cardiology service for the South West Peninsula. The Thoracic Surgical Service was established in 1979 and delivered a high quality of adult thoracic, limited emergency paediatric surgery with oesophago-gastric surgery. The Cardiothoracic Centre opened in November 1997 the cardiac surgical arm delivers approximately 1200 cases per year.

The centre is the only thoracic surgical unit within Devon and Cornwall, providing surgical capacity for five referring hospitals including, Royal Cornwall Hospital NHS Trust, Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, Royal Devon & Exeter Foundation Trust, Northern Devon Healthcare Trust and Plymouth Hospital NHS Trust. The Southwest Cardiothoracic Centre is located in Derriford Hospital, Plymouth. The centre has excellent working relationships and meets regularly with referring physicians.

This appointment is a full time post of Consultant Thoracic Surgeon to replace the current locum post and ensure a permanent team of five thoracic surgeons. This post will provide thoracic surgical services to the patient population in the peninsula of Devon and Cornwall.

For further information please contact Mr J Rahamim, Lead Thoracic Surgeon (01752) 431724 or or Mr M Dalrymple-Hay, Service Line Clinical Director (01752) 439230 or

Undergraduate Medical Education

Plymouth University Peninsula School of Medicine and Dentistry (PUPSMD) has been praised by the GMC for its innovative approach to undergraduate medical education. The curriculum is based around problem based learning and has been highly ranked by our graduates in how they felt prepared for postgraduate medicine. Your role will include important opportunities to engage with undergraduate education, in both the hospital environment and the school itself, to continue this vital job of producing tomorrow’s doctors and allied health care professionals.

Job category



University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

Website Derrifordjobs

Type of organisation

Public Sector



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