The John Goligher Fellowship
Each year we offer four Fellowships for senior trainees who have completed their general surgery training to CCT level or equivalent (two starting in Aug and two starting in Feb).
Fellows can expect a high volume, broad case mix that includes both super-specialist and general colorectal surgery, with excellent minimally invasive training. Leeds has led the CLASSIC, ROLARR and LACES trials, and places an emphasis on minimally invasive approaches including in complex IBD, IF and emergency colorectal cases. Fellows can rotate through the sub-specialty teams or focus their Fellowship on a particular interest according to preference.
These posts are available from 2nd Aug 2023 (2 posts ) and 5th Feb 2024 (2 posts) for 12 months. They are aimed at trainees who have completed their general surgery training to CCT level or equivalent (more junior trainees will not be shortlisted).
Main duties of the job
One of these posts is an official ACPGBI-RCS Fellowship. This prestigious badge prioritises training in complex IBD including pouches and re-operative surgery.
Fellows participate in the on-call rota at Senior Registrar level (non-resident, 24 hr during the week, full shift at weekends, 1:9) supporting a Registrar and junior team who work night/day shifts. This system allows flexibility, continuity of care and maximised elective training opportunities.
Our fellows will benefit from consultant-led training in the operating theatre. However, we expect the applicant to be experienced enough to make sound independent clinical judgements and to look after this complex group of patients on a day-to-day basis. The applicant will be expected to do rounds and clinics independently.
The Fellowship also offers three additional modules to improve research, leadership and educational skills relevant to a consultant job.
The John Goligher Colorectal Unit is one of the largest centres for Colorectal surgery in Europe and a major tertiary referral centre for diseases of the small and large bowel, the rectum and anus. Our eleven surgeons have been trained at leading centres all over the world and we offer our Fellows tertiary-referral centre.
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Each year we offer four fellowships to senior trainees who have completed their general surgery training to CCT level or equivalent. Fellows can expect a broad programme of advanced training with the option of tailoring the year to focus on one or more subspecialties.
The post is fixed term for a 12-month period. It is envisaged that the successful candidate will fulfil the training objectives of their fellowship within this period.
DUTIES OF THE POST
Main case operating theatres
Day case operating theatres
Post-operative intensive care
Discussions with relatives
Initiation/change of treatment
Research & audit
LEVELS OF RESPONSIBILITY
Our fellows will benefit from consultant-led training in the operating theatre. However, we expect the applicant to be experienced enough to make sound independent clinical judgements and to look after this complex group of patients on a day-to-day basis. The applicant will be expected to do rounds and clinics independently. They will also be asked to perform certain theatre lists independently, appropriate to and dependent upon their level of experience.
For More Please see Job Description and Person Specification
TEACHING AND RESEARCH/STUDY AND TRAINING
As a large teaching hospital there are multiple opportunities for teaching and training. There are leadership and service improvement roles that can be picked up by fellows. The unit remains at the forefront of international research into colorectal disease and is supported by world class pathology, gastroenterology and radiology departments. Our academic University department, led by Professor David Jayne, has a large portfolio of both basic science and translational research projects and Fellows are encouraged (and supported) to publish at least one manuscript during the course of the year.
- Capacity to apply sound clinical knowledge & judgement & prioritise clinical need for patients with diseases of the colon and rectum
- Demonstrates appropriate technical and clinical competence and evidence of the development of diagnostic skills and clinical judgement
- Experience in laparoscopic colorectal surgery
- Experience in clinical research (publications)
- Experience in teaching
- Experience in colonoscopy
- Certificate of completion of training in general/ colorectal surgery (CCT) or within 12 months prior to CCT
- FRCS or equivalent
- Higher degree MSc, MD, PhD, MBA
Eligibility, Fitness to practice, and Language Skills
- Eligible for full registration with the GMC at time of appointment and hold a current licence to practice
- Evidence of achievement of competencies in general and colorectal surgery (logbook)
- Is up to date and fit to practice safely
- All applicants to have demonstrable skills in written and spoken English adequate to enable effective communication about medical topics with patients
BMJ Ref: BMJ-93335/298-C9298-MED-017