Clinical Research Fellow in General Surgery
Fixed term: 12 months
Applications are invited for the post of Clinical Research Fellow In General Surgery at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro. This is a fixed term post initially for 12 months, with the option to extend.
You will join a busy surgical unit in a large acute hospital Trust of around 1,000 beds, serving a resident population of approximately 560,000 and providing a wide range of elective / emergency surgical procedures. The successful candidate will join our team of trainees but with the focus predominantly on research and developing a research stream within the Trust. The department of Gastrointestinal Surgery is one of the busiest nationwide with 14 laparoscopic GI surgeons (six upper GI; eight colorectal).
The Upper GI department offers a full range of laparoscopic benign Upper GI surgery, including complex hiatal surgery, bile duct surgery (including intraoperative ultrasound), bariatric surgery and endoscopy, in addition to general, emergency and colorectal surgery. The Upper GI surgeon-led oesophageal physiology studies service undertakes over 200 manometry and pH studies per year, providing the opportunity for training in study analysis. The recent integration of digital surgery software to our fully integrated laparoscopic theatres, enabling video recording and analysis, also provides enhanced training opportunities for trainers / trainees.
This post would suit a CT2 / CT3 trainee looking to increase their research portfolio before going into Registrar training. Principal responsibilities include a predominantly academic role with participation across a night on call shift of a 1 in 10 general surgery rota. Service delivery work will also be required to support the role. This will predominantly be in the form of elective and emergency clinics. The post will be based at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, although you may be required to work at the other RCHT sites including the West Cornwall Hospital, Penzance.
This post will provide daytime 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, Consultant Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon, on 07958662710.
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