Consultant Surgeon (Upper GI)

Employer
Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Location
Worcester
Salary
£88,364 to £119,133 a year
Closing date
11 Jun 2023

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Contract Type
Permanent
Job summary

Applications are invited for the post of a GENERAL SURGERY CONSULTANT WITH AN INTEREST IN BENIGN UPPER GI SURGERY.The successful candidate will join the existing team of 14 specialist Upper and Lower GI surgeons, working within the Directorate of General Surgery, providing emergency and elective services to the Worcestershire population (550,000).

The successful applicant should possess FRCS (or equivalent) and should be on the Specialist Register or within 6 months of CCT at the time of interview, if currently within a training programme within the UK. Applicants should have established skills in Benign Upper GI and General Surgery including Emergency General Surgery.

Interviews are to be held for successful candidates on Thursday 6th July 2023

Main duties of the job

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will be expected to provide Colorectal Service to patients of the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, General Practitioners and to attend multi-disciplinary meetings. The successful candidate will be expected to work within multi-disciplinary teams in providing high quality clinical care. It is anticipated work will be undertaken on three sites and closer to the patient's home. The Trust is seeking to extend services to GP surgeries/health centres and job plans may be revised in due course.

The post-holder will attend cross county & cross site meetings.

To collaborate with colleagues to deliver a high quality, timely service and to work towards meeting the Trusts and departmental objectives.

The post-holder will develop close collaborative links with Clinicians working in their area of specialist expertise and work to develop services to patients in these areas to the highest standard, according to departmental protocols and Trust guidance. To include development of diagnostic and where appropriate therapeutic protocols and guidelines, where appropriate this will involve active participation with Primary Care colleagues.

The post-holder will participate in the Emergency Duty Rota with its on call rota to ensure that both emergency and urgent services are provided out of normal hours, to be shared equally with Consultant colleagues in post.

About us

Our purpose is simple - Putting Patients First. We are looking for exceptional colleagues who can help us achieve this.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is a large acute and specialised hospital trust that provides a range of local acute services to the residents of Worcestershire and more specialised services to a larger population in Herefordshire and beyond.

The Trust operates hospital-based services from three sites in Kidderminster, Redditch and Worcester

Our workforce is nearly 6,800 strong, and our caring staff are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred care. You could be one of them.

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us to achieve our Vision - working in partnership to provide the best healthcare for our communities, leading and supporting our teams to move 4ward. Our 4ward behaviours, which we ask all staff to demonstrate, underpin our everyday work and remain firmly at the heart of all we do.

Our objectives are simple:
  • Best services for local people
  • Best experience of care and best outcomes for our patients
  • Best use of resources
  • Best people

Better never stops, and our Clinical Services Strategy provides a clear future vision for our Trust, our hospitals, our services and our role in the wider health and care system.

Job description

Job responsibilities

REVIEW OF JOB DESCRIPTION

This job description, together with the job plan, will be reviewed regularly with the Clinical Director to ensure that it continually reflects the areas of work, clinical responsibility of the post and purchaser requirements.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES - GENERAL

A suitably experienced post-holder will be expected to provide a clinical service to patients of the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and to General Practitioners.

The post-holder will be expected to provide Colorectal Service to patients of the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, General Practitioners and to attend multi-disciplinary meetings. The successful candidate will be expected to work within multi-disciplinary teams in providing high quality clinical care. It is anticipated work will be undertaken on three sites and closer to the patients home. The Trust is seeking to extend services to GP surgeries/health centres etc and job plans may be revised in due course.

The post-holder will provide consultation and advisory service to clinical colleagues in the Trust and Primary Care.

The post-holder will attend cross county & cross site meetings.

To collaborate with colleagues to deliver a high quality, timely service and to work towards meeting the Trusts and departmental objectives.

The post-holder will develop close collaborative links with Clinicians working in his/her area of specialist expertise and work to develop services to patients in these areas to the highest standard, according to departmental protocols and Trust guidance. To include development of diagnostic and where appropriate therapeutic protocols and guidelines, where appropriate this will involve active participation with Primary Care colleagues.

The post-holder will participate in the Trusts annual appraisal as described by DOH and leading to revalidation and job planning process.

The post-holder will seek approval for any absence from the Trust such as annual leave, professional leave, study leave & other leave and make available this record at your job plan review.

The post-holder will participate in the Emergency Duty Rota with its on call rota to ensure that both emergency and urgent services are provided out of normal hours, to be shared equally with Consultant colleagues in post.

The Trust would expect a consultant whilst undertaking Emergency Duties to be on site (WRH) during the agreed hours of (08.00-19.00) to review patients actively. When on call (19.00-08.00) the Consultant must be prepared to attend whenever requested to do so by a member of their medical and nursing team.

Consultants will provide cross cover for periods of annual and study leave.

To facilitate effective quality assurance and audit and to ensure that services comply with national standards and guidance.

The post-holder will take part in departmental and multi-disciplinary audit programmes in addition to undertaking individual audit. Participation is required in the Departmental Clinical Governance Programme.

The post-holder will participate in regular clinical meetings, post-graduate activities and maintain continuing medical education in accordance with the requirements of the relevant Royal College and General Medical Council. The Post-holder will ensure their own practice is up to date and they support the principles of revalidation by the GMC.

Share responsibility for data protection arising out of the use of computers.

Comply with all relevant Trust policies and procedures.

Adhere to the pledges as laid out in the NHS Constitution.

Essential criteria

Clinical training and experience equivalent to that required for gaining (UK) CCT in General Surgery Ability to offer expert clinical opinion on range of problems both emergency and elective within specialty Ability to take full and independent responsibility for clinical care of patients Expertise in coloproctology including laparoscopic colorectal surgery Ability to organise and prioritise workload effectively Ability to advise on efficient and smooth running of specialist service Ability to organise and manage outpatient priorities Ability to manage and lead the general surgery firm and multi-disciplinary team Experience of audit management and conducting clinical audit Ability to teach clinical skills to medical, nursing staff and other disciplines Experience of teaching clinical skills to undergraduates and postgraduates Ability to apply research outcomes to clinical problems An awareness of current specialty specific developments and initiatives

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Full GMC Registration with a Licence to practice. Entry on Specialist Register in Surgery (or CCT expected within 6 months of interview date) Success in Intercollegiate Specialty Examination or overseas equivalent


Desirable

  • Higher degree


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

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Address

Charles Hastings Way

Worcester

Worcestershire

WR5 1DD

Employer's website

https://www.worcsacute.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

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