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Senior Clinical Fellow in Trauma & Emergency General Surgery

Employer
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£53,179 to £60,560 a year per annum inc HCA
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Sector
Hospital, General surgery, Trauma surgery
Career Level
Fellow
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Hours
Full Time
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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.

 


About us

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

 


BMJRef: BMJ-88433/213-DH-3773-A

 

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