Trust Doctor in HPB & Transplant

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Newcastle upon Tyne
£33,790 to £53,132 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic, engaging and committed individual to work in Newcastle Hospitals trust. This post is designed to suit an individual with an interest in HPB and Transplant Surgery who is looking for a broad experience in HPB, Liver, Kidney and Pancreas transplantation.

The senior trainee will have completed core training and will have passed MRCS, in addition the candidate needs to have experience of HPB surgery at CT or ST level.

The post(s) is to commence immediately for 12 months.

Main duties of the job

The individual will co-ordinate the rota for the nurse practitioners and other junior doctors to ensure coverage during working hours. Delivery of night time cover is co-ordinated through the Hospital @ Night team. We expect the post holder also to gain skills in organ retrieval through attending procedures during their contract period, although this is dependent on other members of the team and experience level.

The candidate will make themselves available for theatre and clinical sessions to gain operative and management skills.


There is no formal teaching component to this post, but the successful candidate will be expected to deliver informal support to medical students & other junior doctors.

Personal Education

All staff are encouraged to question and learn from the extensive clinical activities that take place on the unit. There are a number of weekly meetings that provide excellent educational opportunities. These include; Directorate Audit/M and M meeting, MDT and departmental meetings including research and audit updates. There is a regional StR teaching programme at which attendance is encouraged.


This directorate has a strong research pedigree and many ongoing clinical and scientific research projects. The high volume of specialist activity performed in the unit ensures there is a vast opportunity to instigate and perform research/audit projects. Such activity is encouraged and results presented at regional, national and international meetings.

About us

For an informal discussion and further information regarding the opportunity and Directorate, please contact: Mr Colin Wilson on 0191 2448310, or via email at

Closing Date: 2 June 2023

Interview Date: TBC

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job Purpose:

The post would suit a trainee in Surgery with a special interest in HPB and Transplant. Provide support to the HPB on call rota. This post will provide a solid basis from which to apply for specialist research funding.

General Aspects

This post is attached to HPB and Transplant surgery based in the Freeman Hospital. The individual will work on the ST3+ tier and as such be expected to perform duties and take clinical responsibility to this level.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • MBBS (or equivalent)
  • MRCS (or equivalent)
  • Must hold full GMC registration or be eligible to obtain full GMC registration within 3 months (or within 6 months for non EEA applicants).
  • Satisfactory completion of Core Training (or equivalent).
  • Evidence of smooth progression through training programmes.


  • Certificate in Clinical Education

Clinical Skills and Knowledge


  • To be clear, fluent and articulate in communication in English.
  • Sound history and examination skills.
  • Ability to formulate a working diagnosis and request appropriate investigations.
  • Reliably manage common medical and surgical emergencies.
  • To appropriately seek assistance from a senior colleague.


  • Neat, legible writing of notes/charts.
  • IT skills.
  • Ability to perform basic general surgical procedures
  • Experience of HPB/Transplant surgery

Maintaining Clinical Competence


  • Written evidence of satisfactory training to date e.g. workplace assessments.



  • Have experience in teaching undergraduate medical students and/or Foundation Year 1 Doctors.
  • Willingness to develop new approaches to teaching and learning.


  • Documented positive feedback from delivered teaching sessions.
  • Some knowledge of learning theories.

Clinical Governance, Audit and Research


  • Presentation of completed audit projects at local, national and international meetings.
  • Understanding of research principles.
  • Evidence of participation in research projects.
  • Aptitude for surgical research


  • Evidence of developing, organising and completing an audit from their own idea.
  • Supervising audits undertaken by junior members of the team.
  • Publication of research in peer reviewed journals and presentation at local, national and international meetings.

Communication, Relationships and Working with Colleagues


  • Commitment to continued self- directed learning.
  • Evidence of organisational, prioritisation, and time management skills.


  • Initiative.
  • Academic enquiry.
  • Development of organisational strategies.
  • Evidence of change management.

Personal Attributes


  • Alignment with the Trust's Core & Professional Behaviours.
  • Flexible approach to service delivery and committed approach to development.
  • A commitment to personal / unit CPD.
  • Time management skills. Honesty, integrity, awareness of ethical dilemmas, respect for confidentiality.
  • Good crisis management.
  • Ability to cope with stressful situations.
  • Good team member.
  • Communication skills.


  • Evidence of leadership skills.
  • IT literate.
  • Presentation skills.

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