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Cancer Research Fellow in Colorectal Surgery

Employer
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£55,329 per annum excl LZ
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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This fellowship involves working alongside the Colorectal cancer team and has the responsibilities which includes running two week rule clinics, attending the colorectal cancer multi-disciplinary team meeting and liaising with pre-habilitative services to ready patients for surgery. There will also be patient databases to keep updated and opportunity to perform research in these areas.

Main duties of the job

o To provide x2 clinics per week

o To conduct research on colorectal cancer to improve patient experience and outcomes.

o To participate in clinical and other service activities with the object of ensuring a high standard of patient care

o To participate in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training

o Attend weekly MDM

About us

St Thomas' has six colorectal surgeons providing tertiary level care in a variety of benign and colorectal cancer conditions. The St Thomas Colorectal Unit has particular interests in inflammatory bowel disease surgery with about 80 resections performed each year. There is a strong robotic surgery programme with patients undergoing operations for both cancer and benign disease, including inflammatory bowel disease. The Pelvic floor unit is a tertiary referral unit for the South East of England and with regular MDMs held with the urologists and gynaecologists. The colorectal unit also performs a number of multivisceral resections for advanced and recurrent colorectal cancer in conjunction with the plastics and urological teams.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This post is suitable for a doctor looking to increase their knowledge of colorectal cancer and the two week wait pathway. Ideally for someone who has completed foundation or core surgical training.

Responsibilities will include running two week rule clinics, attending the colorectal cancer multi-disciplinary team meeting and liaising with pre-habilitative services to ready patients for surgery. There will also be patient databases to keep updated and opportunity to perform research in these areas.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training

Essential

  • Full GMC Registration


Desirable

  • BSc, MSc


Clinical Experience

Essential

  • oOther relevant postgraduate Qualifications
  • Qualification in research studies


Desirable

  • Clinical experience with patients undergoing surgery
  • Clinical experience in outpatient clinics


Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • Ability to work as an effective member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Up to date clinical knowledge appropriate to current stage of training
  • Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal & communication skills
  • Time management and organisation skills
  • Ability to work independently with guidance/supervision


Desirable

  • Evidence of initiative and leadership skills
  • Familiarity with some relevant literature related to the post
  • Evidence of working in an outpatient setting


Teaching

Essential

  • Experience of undergraduate teaching and post graduate training


Desirable

  • Advanced teaching experience (e.g. organising training days, involvement in regional or national teaching)


Audit, Quality Improvement & research

Essential

  • Ability to carry out audit and/or quality improvement work
  • Ability to conduct & evaluate own projects successfully
  • Understanding of the principles and applications of clinical research


Desirable

  • Evidence of delivering change through audit loops and/or quality improvement projects
  • Evidence of original research


Other

Essential

  • Evidence of understanding of and adherence to the principles of Good Medical Practice set out by the General Medical Council


Desirable

  • Experience in clinical guideline development


Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Guy's and St Thomas Hospitals

Westminster bridge, SE1 7EH / Great Maze Pond SE1 9RT

London

SE1 7EH

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