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Clinical Fellow in General Surgery

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
North Shields
£34,563 to £52,090 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Job summary

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is seeking to appoint a Clinical Fellow in General Surgery based Trustwide. We can offer both Local Trust Doctor TCS and Speciality Doctor 2021 TCS, contract and pay will decided upon relevant experience and eligibility criteria.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a busy general surgical unit, with a standalone, nationally recognised Emergency Care hospital and wide-ranging elective surgical specialities such as colorectal, upper GI and Breast. The department of general surgery have a body of 23 general surgical consultants, supported by a wide range of highly specialised and trained nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists.

You will be working in the department of general surgery and allocated to either UGI or colorectal team. Elective duties include outpatients' clinics, ward rounds, endoscopy and theatre (circa 2-2.5 days/week). Emergency duties include full participation in the on-call rota at core trainee level with direct access to and supervision by the appropriate specialist consultant. Emergency on-call commitment; part of a 1 in 4-6 rota, working shifts on call with association with a base team for elective work. Will include late and weekend shifts.

You will be expected to be GMC registered and hold MBBS or equivalent qualifications. It will also be expected that you will have previous NHS experience.

Previous general surgery experience is desirable for this post.

Main duties of the job

Emergency Surgery and Elective Care Business Unit

The dynamic and innovative Emergency Surgery and Elective Care Business Unit manages principal general surgery departments at The Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital (NSECH), North Tyneside General Hospital, Wansbeck General Hospital and Hexham General Hospital.

The principal general surgical departments have benefitted from the Trust's substantial capital investment and enjoy modern accommodation and state-of-the-art equipment. Staff are enthusiastic, friendly and motivated and work effectively as a team.

The Department

The General Surgical Service at Northumbria comprises colorectal, benign upper GI and breast teams. We provide all colorectal services (with the exception of exenteration), treating colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and pelvic floor conditions. Upper GI services include bariatrics, hiatal surgery and complex abdominal wall reconstruction. The breast team provide a full range of treatments for breast disease including reconstruction and mammoplastic services.

Acute and emergency surgery comprises a major part of our workload and we ranked 4th in the country in terms of numbers of laparotomies performed in the most recent NELA report.

About us

We manage three major locality hospitals at North Tyneside, Wansbeck and Hexham, plus a number of smaller community hospitals and clinics from Tynemouth to Berwick on Tweed, in addition to our state-of-the-art Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, the first of its kind in England. We also care for people in their homes and provide services from facilities in local communities such as health centres. We give people greater choice and control over their care to help them to live independently at home and avoid hospital admission where appropriate. High quality patient care is at the heart of everything we do and we strive to ensure every single patient and service user has an exceptional experience with us. We have one of the most extensive patient experience programmes of any trust in England.

Job description

Job responsibilities

General surgical services in Northumbria are delivered by a Trustwide multidisciplinary team approach. This is an opportunity to join an organisation in which clinicians are at the forefront of management.

Please see attached Job Description for full duties and responsibilities

Person Specification



  • MBBS or equivalent medical Qualification.
  • MRCS or equivalent

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