Senior Clinical Fellow in Colorectal Surgery

£50,017 a year
23 Sep 2021
22 Oct 2021
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

We are looking for an experienced Specialty Registrar to join our busy Colorectal Department. The successful candidate will work with the existing Colorectal Surgery team which is led by ten Consultant Surgeons.

The post holder would take part in a programme of theatre, clinic and ward based activities designed as far as possible to complement their interests. They would also participate in a 1:10 middle grade on call rota providing experience in a wider range of surgical emergencies including major trauma, the unit being the trauma centre for Lancashire and South Cumbria.

Main duties of the job

As the Colorectal Fellow you will provide a Colorectal and General Surgery service which will include:

  • Supervising the clinical and teaching activities of junior trainees.
  • Assessing all new patients and liaising regarding clinical care with the Consultant and other colleagues.
  • Participating in clinical audit.
  • Contributing to departmental administrative needs.
  • Attending Multi-Disciplinary Team meetings.
  • Contributing to clinical research.

The unit offers all aspects of Colorectal Surgery including both cancer and benign surgery. In addition to both laparoscopic and robotic colorectal surgery, the department offers TEMS, IBD, pelvic floor and complex pelvic surgery.

The applicant would also be encouraged to take a leading role in ward based care of patients under the guidance of the units consultants.

This will be fixed term initially for 6 months.

About us

Royal Preston Hospital

The General Surgery Department is based on three wards. There is a surgical assessment supported by a dedicated nurse specialist. Two of the twelve Theatres are dedicated to general surgery. There is a dedicated 24-hour Emergency Theatre and a separate Day Case Unit/Theatre and modern Endoscopy Suite.

An excellent radiology department boasts 3 CT scanners, 2 MR scanners, a nuclear medicine department and interventional radiology. PET-CT available on-site. The colorectal and anal cancer multi-disciplinary meeting is held every Thursday afternoon and attended by core members of the Cancer Team (Surgeons, Radiologists, Endoscopists, Pathologist, Oncologists, Specialist Nurses and a MDT Co-ordinator).

Chorley Hospital

There are two general surgical theatres with an integrated laparoscopic theatre and in-patient surgical beds, as well as full out-patient facilities and a radiology department providing CT, MR and interventional facilities.

Job description

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Our team is our work family. At Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, you will be working as part of a collaborative, friendly and caring team of incredible people who are committed to providing excellent care with compassion. We celebrate diversity, encourage everyone to contribute, and you are valued for who you are.

Our mission is to provide excellent care with compassion.

The applicant must have demonstrable skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking in English that enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues, as set out in the GMCs Good Medical Practice (2013). Non-UK applicants must possess the IELTS/OET exam before obtaining a GMC licence to practice.

If you are successful in obtaining a position with our Trust which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check. As a registered body with the DBS, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will conduct the administration of this application on your behalf and the cost will be recovered from your salary, either as a one-off payment or over 3 months. Currently the charges made by the Disclosure and Barring Service for an Enhanced DBS checkis£48.20.

Successful applicants will be contacted by e-mail. Please ensure that email addresses are provided for your referees wherever possible.

As we often have many applicants for jobs at LTHTR, we regret that we will only be able to contact those applicants who are short-listed for interview. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, then please assume that you have not been short-listed for interview on this occasion.

The NHS Constitution outlines what staff working in the NHS can expect from their employer and what is expected of you. Lancashire Teaching Hospitals is committed to the NHS Values and Pledges as expressed in the Constitution.

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. An interview is guaranteed to any applicant with a disability who meets the essential criteria of the person specification.

If you have any difficulty applying on line, please contact the Medical Workforce Team


Person Specification
Experience and Skills

  • Wide experience of general surgery
  • Clear understanding of research methodology and ethics, with examples
  • Basic surgical training in surgery


  • UK experience in General Surgery at middle grade level
  • Proven involvement in audit/research


  • Effective communication skills.
  • Good organisation skills - provide example
  • Works well within a multidisciplinary environment - provide example

Research and Development

  • Evidence of interest in personal development e.g. through research and/or publications


  • Needs to meet professional health requirements in line with GMC Standards/ Good Medical Practice


  • Full GMC Registration and Licence to Practice
  • MBBS or equivalent


  • Higher Medical Degree (MD or MSc)
  • Peri or post CCT

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