Laparoscopic Upper GI Fellow – Trust Grade Registrar

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust
£51,017 a year per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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This post is to join the Specialist Registrar tier on the General Surgery Full Shift Rota.

Contract for 12 months Fixed term +/- extendable - Full time

Start date: July 2023

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work for 4 Laparoscopic Upper GI Consultant surgeons at Northampton General Hospital. We provide specialist services including benign Upper GI & Hepatobiliary surgery, laparoscopic repair of Complex Hernias, a full range of endoscopic services in our dedicated Endoscopy Unit and palliative Upper GI services (including oesophageal and biliary stents).

This post is suited to ST3-ST8 level, who would like further training in Upper GI Surgery to advance their career and enhance their CV.

The contract is a fixed term post for 12 months and extendable depending on satisfactory performance. The successful candidate will be expected to have MRCS. Duties will include the full range of elective clinical activities (operating lists, endoscopy, outpatient clinics, ward rounds), and emergency care provision in General Surgery, with a 24-hour dedicated emergency CEPOD list.

Main duties of the job

The Department of General Surgery has ten GI Surgeons (4 Upper GI and 6 Colorectal), contributing to a 1 in 10 General surgery on call rota for consultants. They are supported by 12 Specialist registrar Grades, 7 SHO-level grades and 9 FY1s.

In addition, we have three breast surgeons, six urologists and 6 vascular consultants. Vascular Surgery and Urology are separate specialities but there may be exceptional times when cross cover is temporarily requested.

The vascular services at NGH and KGH were reconfigured on 2 April 2012 to form the Northamptonshire Vascular Service, with NGH as the centre providing elective arterial surgery and 24/7 emergency vascular surgery and emergency interventional vascular radiology procedures for the patients of Northamptonshire.

About us

Northampton General Hospital is one of the largest employers in the area and we are on an exciting journey. All of our divisions are committed to doing things better, with more efficiency as we update, modernise, and advance. We have also entered into a Group Model with neighbouring Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and become University Hospitals of Northamptonshire.

Our Excellence Values
  • Compassion
  • Accountability
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Courage

We want to recruit the best people to deliver our services across the University Hospitals of Northamptonshire and help to unleash everyone's full potential. As an organisation, we value how we communicate and promote our vacancies to all communities.

The Hospital Group encourages applications from people who identify from all protected groups, especially those from BAME, Disabled and LGBTQ+ backgrounds as these are underrepresented in our hospitals.

We understand that we need to work with colleagues from diverse backgrounds and make sure the environment they work in is inclusive and collaborative.

We have active Networks that promote and support colleagues from all backgrounds. This ensures everyone feels supported and has a sense of belonging working for Kettering and Northampton General Hospitals.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This post is a single site role in a busy and dynamic unit, working in a team of consultants,registrar middle grades, supporting CTs/FY2s and FY1s.

Key Duties include:
  • Upper GI and General surgery ward rounds
  • Upper GI and General surgery theatre lists
  • Outpatient clinics and endoscopy
  • Being trained and supported in the development of operative skills
  • Participation in Clinical Governance, including effective clinical audit, continuing medical education and mandatory training.
  • Contributing to departmental audit and research with consultant supervision. Opportunities are available to undertake personal research and enhance the CV
  • Participation in teaching programmes for medical staff, medical students and other hospital employees, as required.
  • Participate in teaching and training of medical students from University of Leicester and University of Oxford.
  • Participation in General Surgery Full Shift Rota 1:12 covering General Surgery when on call.


    The elective part of this post will be covering Upper GI surgery. Elective activities will include inpatient and day surgery lists, outpatient clinics and endoscopy lists. A designated clinical/educational supervisor will be allocated.

    Opportunities are available for teaching, audit and research. The department has an excellent track record in presenting data at national and international meetings, in addition to publications in peer reviewed journals.

    ON-CALL COMMITMENTCurrently, we operate a 1 in 12 Full shift New Deal Compliant Rota for general surgery.

    Annual leave entitlement and study leave requests will be granted within the framework of the departments annual leave and study leave policies. Study leave is encouraged particularly in areas of interest to the post-holder.

    The hospital has an excellent Post-Graduate Medical Centre that has just been extensively refurbished with library, audio-visual aids, seminar and committee rooms, as well as a comprehensive range of recreational facilities, swimming pool, squash and tennis courts etc.

    This job description reflects the present requirements of the post and it does not form part of the contract of employment. If the duties of the post change and develop the job description will be reviewed and will be subject to amendment, in consultation with the post holder. Appropriate notice of such changes will be given

    Person Specification

    Education, Training and Qualifications


    • MBBS or equivalent
    • FULL Registration with the GMC & Licence to practice
    • MRCS or equivalent


    • BSc or MD
    • FRCS

    Knowledge and Experience


    • Completion of Core Surgical Training or equivalent
    • At least 12 months experience in higher specialist training in General Surgery
    • Upper GI and general surgery operative experience evidenced by surgical logbook


    • Previous clinical experience within the NHS environment



    • Good clinical skills & judgement
    • Fluency in written and spoken English


    • Ability to prioritise workload and to lead a ward round

    Key Competencies/Personal Qualities and Attributes


    • Good communication skills/abilities
    • Evidence that appendicectomy & abscess drainage can be completed independently
    • Ability to work as part of a team, and under own initiative

    Disclosure and Barring Service Check

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

    Certificate of Sponsorship

    Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

    From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

    UK Registration

    Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Northampton General Hospital


    Northampton General Hospital

    Billing Road, Cliftonville


    NN1 5BD

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