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Locum Consultant in Emergency General Surgery

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
St James University Hospital
£84,559 to £114,003 pa
Closing date
18 Aug 2022

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Hospital, General surgery
Career Level
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Fixed Contract
Full Time
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We are looking for two individuals to fill these new posts within the Leeds Institute of Emergency General Surgery at the St James's University Hospital.

As part of the planned recruitment aspirations of the Leeds Emergency General Surgery team, we are excited to announce the opportunity to apply for a further two locum Consultant posts within the Leeds Institute of Emergency General Surgery (LIEGS). Leeds is one of the busiest acute general surgical centres in the UK and as such our case volume, service design and demonstrated committed investment is ensuring the unit continues to develop and continues to be at forefront of acute general surgery services, clinically, educationally and academically.

The two new Consultants in Emergency General Surgery will join our existing team of eight Consultants within the department which is led by Professor Giles Toogood, Professor of Hepatobiliary and Emergency Surgery. Whilst the clinical job is interesting and challenging, there is significant flexibility available for working patterns, secondary interests, academia, management/leadership and the development of elective interests. Applicants with interests in upper GI, colorectal and hepatobiliary surgery are welcomed. Both posts will be 10 PA's but may also suit those wishing to seek more flexible working patterns or hybrid careers.

This innovative, exciting and flexible department manages acute general surgery patients during the day running an Ambulatory Surgical Centre (ASC), the Surgical Assessment Unit (SAU) and Rapid Access and CEPOD theatres. Successful applicants will be encouraged to develop their own personal interests including training, teaching, research and management. The unit has developed rapidly over the last two years but continues to present enormous opportunities in embedding Leeds as a national leader for innovation, research and service delivery within emergency surgery.

As well as having one of the highest numbers of laparotomies per annum (NELA), attendance in our SAU had risen by over 30% prior to the establishment of the EGS service. Novel pathways to deliver services have been vital. The unit therefore manages patient flow dynamically and has developed novel ambulatory care pathways including local anaesthetic abscess management and instituted ambulatory diagnostic and management strategies to effectively manage and support patient care. The take is split between 2 emergency general surgery consultants during daytime hours who are supported overnight by the existing body of 20 full time equivalent tertiary sub-speciality general surgeons (Colorectal, Pancreas and Upper GI). The Emergency Surgery Consultants are supported by a full team of junior doctors and advanced care practitioners and as such have been one of the successful pilot sites for the utilisation of the Extended Surgical Team. We are committed to delivering high quality training and support to our junior team members and have had huge success in this area.

Yorkshire features large areas of unspoilt natural landscapes such as The Yorkshire Dales and Moors as well as the East Coast. It's unique mixture of multicultural city living and traditional English countryside makes Yorkshire one of the best places to live in the UK. Yorkshire will give you easy access to both. Live in an isolated rural community but feel the need for some city centre excitement? Live in the city but need to fill your lungs with some seriously fresh air? Or feast your eyes on some stunning countryside? Yorkshire has it all, from the East Yorkshire Coastline and Yorkshire Dales to vibrant cities like Leeds, Harrogate and York. There is a wealth of both excellent state and private schools as well.

The post will be based at St James's University Hospital, Leeds.

The successful applicant should possess FRCS (or equivalent) and should be included on the Specialist Register or within 6 months of CCT at the time of interview, if currently within a training programme within the UK. In accordance with the consultant appointment regulations, all other categories of doctors must be on the Specialist Register.

Applicants should have established skills in Emergency General Surgery and its related specialties including upper GI, colorectal and hepatobiliary surgery. A strong commitment to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and a research interest is desirable.

Consideration will be given to applicants who wish to work full or part time and those wishing to job share.

Interviews will be held on the 26th August over Microsoft Teams.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit the hospital, which can be arranged by contacting:

Professor Giles Toogood, Professor of Hepatobiliary and Emergency Surgery, Lead Clinician for Emergency General Surgery Tel: 0113 2065175

Mr Richard Baker, Clinical Director Abdominal Medicine and Surgery Tel: 0113 2068920

BMJ Ref: BMJ-88388/298-MED-3268


Leeds Teaching Hospitals is one of the biggest NHS trusts in the country, offering a range of both general and specialist hospital services, with excellent clinical outcomes for patients. We have an international reputation for excellence in specialist care, research and academic training.

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0113 2433144
Beckett Street
West Yorkshire
United Kingdom
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