We currently have a SCF post in Trauma and Emergency General Surgery. The Trauma Centre at King's has been growing steadily and these posts have been designed to expand and enhance the service.
The Trauma Fellow posts are designed to underpin the clinical activities of the Major Trauma / Emergency General Surgery team on the King's Denmark Hill Campus. This is an exciting time; King's went live as a Major Trauma Centre from April 2010 and this post will help develop improved ways of delivering care for trauma patients in SE London.
Main duties of the job
The post holder's principal responsibilities will be the day to day management of the Major Trauma / Emergency surgical in-patients:
To be part of the Trauma SpR rota and share in the immediate (< 5min of arrival) triage and assessment of critical major trauma patients and to undertake immediate life-saving surgery
To be integral part of the resuscitation team
To assist the Consultant (General) Trauma Surgeon or any other subspecialty surgeon in the process of decision making, transfer to theatres, and phase I emergency surgery
To attend the daily general surgical hand-over meeting in order to be informed of any overnight problems with Major trauma/ Emergency Surgery patients; to participate in daily ITU/HDU and trauma ward rounds as key surgical communicator; and to participate in the daily morning trauma meeting and to put into action any surgical plans resulting hereof
To provide surgical continuity of care for all major trauma patients including performance/assistance in delayed emergency procedures and overseeing patients in the Trauma ward.
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of c£1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 15,000 staff based across South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local and specialist services across its five sites. The trust-wide strategy of Strong Roots, Global Reach is our Vision to be BOLD, Brilliant people, Outstanding care, Leaders in Research, Innovation and Education, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do. By being person-centred, digitally-enabled, and focused on sustainability, we aim to take Team King's to another level.
We are at a pivotal point in our history and we require individuals who are ready to join a highly professional team and make a real, lasting difference to our patients and our people.
King's is committed to delivering Sustainable Healthcare for All via our Green Plan. In line with national Greener NHS ambitions, we have set net zero carbon targets of 2040 for our NHS Carbon Footprint and 2045 for our NHS Carbon Footprint Plus. Everyone's contribution is required in order to meet the goals set out in our Green Plan and we encourage all staff to work responsibly, minimising their contributions to the Trust's carbon emissions, waste and pollution wherever possible.
Job description Job responsibilities
To be resident on-site and share in the immediate (< 5min of arrival) triage and assessment of critical major trauma patients and to undertake immediate lifesaving surgery
To be integral part of the resuscitation team
To assist the Consultant (General) Trauma Surgeon or any other sub speciality surgeon in the process of decision making, transfer to theatres, and phase I emergency surgery
To attend the daily general surgical hand-over meeting from 7:30 to 8:00 am in order to be informed of any overnight problems with Major trauma/ Emergency Surgery patients
To participate in daily ITU/HDU and trauma ward rounds as key surgical communicator
To participate in the daily morning trauma meeting and to put into action any surgical plans resulting hereof
To provide surgical continuity of care for all major trauma patients including performance/assistance in delayed emergency procedures
To be responsible for the day to day management of patients on the Trauma ward, maintains regular contact with the on call General Surgery consultant (and other speciality consultants where required), liaises closely with them about the management plan for each patient.
To prepare all relevant surgical data for comprehensive monthly audit
To rotate through Kings specialty services to obtain specific trauma-related subspecialty training
To support service provision in relation to OPD minor operations as required
Person Specification Qualifications/Experience Essential
Registrable medical qualification
Equivalent to experienced SpR Advanced General Surgery Experience
MRCS or equivalent qualification
Full registration with GMC
All about King’s
We are one of London's leading hospitals with a world-class reputation, but our roots lie in the heart of our community.
Every day we care for patients from some of the most deprived communities in the capital and from some of the wealthiest. Our globally renowned specialties – including liver, diabetes and sickle cell – are largely driven by the health problems of our ethnically diverse local community.
King's is also one of the UK’s largest teaching hospitals. We train 400 doctors, 275 nurses and 750 dentists each year, in partnership with King’s College London.
We have a reputation to maintain, so we are looking to recruit great people. Whether you work in medicine, nursing, administration, scientific services or patient support, we want you to keep up our high standards… and push them even higher.
A reputation for excellence
By trying new things and working hard, we do more with less: that’s the King’s way. We’ve built our reputation by finding ways to be excellent, even in challenging times. As a result, we are now one of the UK’s largest and busiest hospitals, providing a full range of services for people in the London boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham as well as specialist provision for patients in the South East and further afield.
Our reputation extends beyond London and the UK. King’s is recognised internationally for its work in liver disease and transplantation, neurosciences, cardiac, blood cancers and fetal medicine.
Making a difference to the community
As an NHS Foundation Trust, we reach out to the community and team up with local councils and groups to improve our services.
From working with police teams to tackle violent crime and anti-social behaviour, to lobbying for improvements to transport, King’s has the reputation and the influence to be more than a local hospital. In partnership with small businesses in the area, we are creating a two-way exchange of local services and skills.
King’s in the media
Our achievements regularly appear in the local and national media. From new surgical techniques to innovations in research, our reputation keeps growing.
The Channel 4 TV documentary 24 Hours in A&E was based at King's. The programme showed how our Emergency Department staff, and other medical and surgical teams across the hospital, worked together to treat seriously ill patients.
Patients and clinicians come to King’s from all over the world because of our reputation as pioneers in medical research.
Transferring the results of this research from bench to patient bedside is now quicker and easier thanks to the establishment of King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre.