Trust Doctor in General Surgery CT1/CT2/ST1/ST2

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience £40,257 plus rota enhancements
Closing date
2 Jun 2023

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Job summary

We are excited to advertise for 2 Trust Doctor posts within General Surgery at Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust. They are intended to provide surgical experience for successful candidates and to prepare them for successful application onto a Core Surgical Training (CST) or Specialty Training (ST3) position in a national training scheme. The posts are ideal for junior surgeons who have completed FY2 training and wish to gain experience prior to CST application or for those who have completed CT2 training and wish to gain experience prior to ST3 application.

This is a Full-Time post providing with basic hours of 40 hours per week, but applicants wishing to work part-time are also encouraged to apply and rotas will be adjusted accordingly, and by negotiation with appointees.

Main duties of the job

Trust Fellows will be expected to participate in ward rounds, clinics and operating theatres where appropriate. The postholder accepts that s/he will also perform duties in occasional emergencies and unforeseen circumstances at the request of the appropriate consultant, in consultation where practicable with senior colleagues. A wide range of practical procedures are undertaken in the Trust which the successfully appointed candidates will have an opportunity to learn. The post-holder is strongly encouraged to complete regular work-based placed assessments to document evidence of their personal and professional development.

About us

Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

Acre Street,


West Yorkshire,


01484 342000

Job description

Job responsibilities

Each post will be available with a rotational component and will aim to provide two 6-month placements in surgical specialties that are preferred by successful candidates or one 12 month placement, this will be determined by the divisional team. Rotations are available in general surgery (colorectal, upper GI and bariatric) and urology. Placements will be allocated in order of preference and availability at time of appointment. As such, these posts are suitable for any junior surgeon who wishes to develop experience in core training specialties or who wishes to gain further experience in a dedicated specialty. In addition, there are a number of research and academic opportunities available for successful candidates.

Person Specification



  • MBBS or equivalent
  • Applicants must be Registered with the General Medical Council and hold a Licence to Practise


  • Relevant higher degree

Experience and Achievements


  • Must be able to demonstrate a high level of clinical experience and competence in all aspects of the Surgery specialty


  • Understanding current issues within Surgery and the future direction of the specialty
  • Understanding current issues within the wider NHS
  • Attendance at a recognised management course
  • Shows ability to work with and lead others across professions

Teaching and Training


  • Experience of and enthusiasm for clinical teaching of postgraduate doctors and non-medical staff.


  • Academic achievements/evidence of familiarity with research methods which have resulted in publications
  • Training in clinical and educational supervision
  • Attendance at a teaching course
  • Formal qualification in teaching/education

Audit and Research


  • Knowledge of Audit principles and evidence of participation in and completion of audit projects


  • Critical Appraisal Skills
  • Evidence of knowledge of research methodology



  • Good communication and empathy skills with patients
  • Evidence of willingness to participate in a multi-disciplinary team environment to provide an integrated service
  • Ability to work as a member of a team, both through communication and sharing workload
  • Ability to manage high pressure situations e.g. clinical crisis
  • Ability to prioritise and organise workload and co-ordinate staff
  • Ability to integrate the care of a patient by many and various other clinical staff
  • Willingness to work flexibly to deliver clinically effective and cost effective healthcare

Practical/Intellectual Skills/Personal Qualities


  • Evidence of continual learning and development
  • Understands self (strengths and weaknesses) and impact of behaviour on others
  • Evidence of innovation
  • Ability to use a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation software, email and internet browser



  • Eligibility to work in the UK
  • Ability to work in various locations throughout the network of services provided by Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
  • For areas requiring EPP Clearance (Exposure Prone Procedures), this will also be a requirement of the health screening
  • An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required with the Disclosure and Barring Service

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