Laparoscopic Fellow in GI Surgery

Truro, Cornwall
£37,935 - £48,075 per annum
03 Jul 2020
15 Jul 2020
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for the post of laparoscopic fellow in Colorectal or Emergency Surgery at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to discuss extending the contract beyond the initial six month appointment should this be desired.

You will join a busy surgical unit in a large acute hospital Trust of around 1,000 beds, serving a resident population of approximately 500,000 and providing a wide range of elective / emergency surgical procedures. The successful candidate will join our team of trainees and have the opportunity to undertake training in line with their professional and developmental needs. There is the opportunity to participate in teaching, audit and research to enhance your portfolio.

The department of gastrointestinal surgery is one of the busiest nationwide with 14 laparoscopic GI surgeons (six Upper GI; eight Colorectal). The department offers a full range of laparoscopic general and colorectal surgery including eLAPE, Transanal (TEO / TEMS / TATME) as well as benign Upper GI surgery including a large bariatric practice. This post would suit either senior trainees or CCT holders wishing to consolidate their laparoscopic experience. Previous laparoscopic fellows in particular have used the opportunity to develop experience in deep pelvic laparoscopic dissection techniques.

Principal responsibilities include inpatient/day case operating and perioperative ward care and participation in a 1 in 10 rota general surgical On Call. The Trust offers three state-of-the-art dedicated fully integrated laparoscopic theatres (two at RCH; one at WCH). The post will be based at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, although you will be required to work at the other RCHT sites including West Cornwall Hospital, Penzance. There is an opportunity for endoscopic sessions for those with JAG accreditation

This post will provide day time ward cover and take part in the night on call rota.

You will need to be fully registered with the General Medical Council at the time of appointment. Applications are encouraged from those unable to work full-time for personal reasons or those wishing to job-share.

Cornwall is a beautiful county which offers an outstanding quality of life and providing many opportunities for outdoor activities, with its sailing waters, surfing beaches and rugged coastal pathways for walking, and cycling. There is a thriving arts and theatre scene, as well as an interesting variety of eating places. The major route both in and out of the county is the A30 which connects with the M5 motorway at Exeter. There is an excellent rail service with daily passenger and sleeper services, and an airport at Newquay with daily connections to many cities throughout the UK and abroad.

For informal enquiries, please contact Mr James Clark Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon 0795 8662710.

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