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Senior Fellow - Colorectal Surgery (Peri/Post CCT)

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£33,790 to £53,132 a year per annum
Closing date
30 May 2023

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Job summary

We are delighted to be able to offer an opportunity for two highly motivated, ambitious individuals to join our Colorectal Surgery team at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. One post will offer subspecialty development in \Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Ileoanal Pouch Surgery, whilst the second will focus on \Anorectal malignancy and minimally invasive surgery.

Both posts will offer training in minimally invasive colorectal surgery and will require a service provision of day-surgery/ambulatory surgery and on-calls as middle grade or stepping up as \acting consultant based on the experience of the successful candidates. The candidates are expected to have a leading role in the educational and research departmental activities.

There are 2 posts advertised and it is essential that candidates declare which of the two posts they are applying for.

Main duties of the job

Post 1 - \Inflammatory Bowel Disease and ileoanal Pouch surgery fellow: focus on multidisciplinary management of IBD, with dedicated training in complex Crohn's disease surgery and primary and revisional ileoanal pouch surgery. The fellow will receive training in complex surgery for primary and recurrent Crohn's disease, including strictureplasties and Kono-s anastomosis. The fellow will be an integral part of the IBD MDT and regional ileoanal pouch surgery MDT. Moreover, the fellow will participate to the \Young adults' transition MDT and clinic, caring for patients with complex IBD transitioning from the paediatric colorectal team to the adult colorectal team. The fellow will be expected to have a leading role in supporting the \ileoanal pouch surgery study day and the \Crohn's disease anastomotic techniques workshop and other educational activities. The post will also offer exposure to deep infiltrating endometriosis surgery.

Post 2 - \Anorectal malignancy and minimally invasive colorectal surgery fellow: focus of the fellowship will be multidisciplinary management of rectal cancer and anal cancer. Depending on the expertise and aspirations of the successful candidate, the fellowship will offer exposure to minimally invasive surgery for colorectal cancer (including robotic surgery), advanced endoscopic techniques, trans anal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS).

About us

We provide services from two main hospitals, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital, and a number of clinics across London and the South-East. We have over 6,000 members of staff that are PROUD to Care for nearly one million people. Both hospitals provide full clinical services, including full maternity, emergency and children's, in addition to a range of community-based services across London, such as award-winning sexual health and HIV clinics.

We're one of the best preforming Trusts in the country. We're also one of the top trusts to work for - our staff say they're engaged, motivated, and would recommend us as a place to work and receive treatment.

Our Trust has been rated by the Care Quality Commission as 'Good' in all five of the main domains of safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led, giving an us overall rating of 'Good'. We've also been awarded an 'Outstanding' rating for 'use of resources' by an NHS Improvement inspection.

Our facilities are some of the best in the country. We have been investing around �10 million a year in our estate. We are currently spending �25 million on expanding our adult and neonatal critical care facilities at Chelsea and Westminster and redevelopment of our children's unit at West Middlesex - in partnership with our charity, CW+ and generous donors.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Colorectal Department at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital growing with the opportunity to have two new fellows join the team.

See Attached JD for full list of Responsibilities

Person Specification



  • Full GMC Registration
  • FRCS or appropriate specialist qualification
  • Good understanding of and adherence to the principles of Good Medical Practice set out by the General Medical Council.


  • Relevant CCT or equivalent
  • Entry on GMC Specialist Register



  • Evidence of broad based training experience in General Surgery equivalent to that required for a UK CCST
  • Experience in laparoscopic resectional colorectal surgery



  • Solid understanding of the Clinical Governance Agenda
  • Evidence of effective audit leading to change


  • ATLS Provider
  • Risk Management Course
  • Evidence of significant contribution to the Clinical Governance Agenda particularly CNST preparation

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