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Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£86,063 to £111,732 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
25 Oct 2022

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Hospital, General surgery
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Details

Applications are invited for a full time Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, based at the Royal Gwent Hospital. This is a new post..

The successful candidate will join an enthusiastic team of surgeons within the division of General Surgery and will be required to be part of the General Surgery on-call rota. Training in the management of all aspects of emergency general surgery is essential.

Organisation of colorectal surgical services within the Health Board are based on the following:

  • 8 Consultant Colorectal Surgeons (this appointment will bring this number to 9)
  • 5 Specialist colorectal nurses.
  • 1 Functional bowel nurse specialist

Colorectal Service

The hospital has a busy General Surgical intake. Cancer and ERAS are firmly embedded within the department as is a commitment to teach and involvement with research. Dedicated interventional Radiologists also work closely with the department, and a weekly radiology meeting to discuss complex benign pathology is held. There is also a weekly surgical departmental teaching meeting.A commitment to audit and clinical governance and risk management is mandatory. It is also expected that the post holder will actively participate in leading training and assessment of juniors. The content of the job plan will be agreed jointly with the Clinical Director. Job share applicants are welcome. If such a person is appointed, modification of the job content will be discussed on a personal basis.

Main duties of the job

Specific responsibilities of the post are listed in the next section.

As a senior employee of the Health Board the post holder will work in close co-operation with, and support other clinical, medical professional and managerial colleagues in providing high quality healthcare to the Health Board's patients.

Integral to the responsibilities of the post are the following requirements:-


  • To ensure the provision of a first class clinical service
  • To provide effective leadership to all staff engaged in the specialty
  • To sustain and develop teaching and research wherever appropriate
  • To undertake all work in accordance with the Health Board's procedures and operating policies
  • To conduct clinical practice in accordance with contractual requirements and within the parameters of the Division's and Health Board's service plans
  • To maintain the confidence of business plans and development strategies formulated for the specialty, the Medical Division or the Health Board


About us

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your speciality or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

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Please see attached job description

his position involves Regulated Activity with adults as defined by the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (amended by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012) and the following checks will be undertaken following any conditional offer:



  • Enhanced check with barred list information, including - an adults barred list check

Applicants must hold o full registration and a licence to practice with the GMC

Candidates for Consultant posts must also be on the GMC Specialist Register (including via CESR/European Community Rights) or will have a CCT/CESR(CP)date within 6 months of interview.

BMJRef: BMJ-94908/040-CON500




With a passion for improvement, we encourage our staff to share new ideas and innovative thinking. Together we inspire progression and are proud of the care we provide. We invest more than just trust in our teams. We develop individual skillsets and support development through training and mentorship, encouraging you to thrive in your own way. We provide an extensive range and quantity of academic activities, including teaching and research, and therefore have been awarded the prestigious University status.


With a range of working environments, from large district hospitals, to our network of community and mental health hospitals and day care premises, our focus is on ensuring that all of our staff are supported and that each location works together, to provide the best environment for both our staff and patients. We are also opening The Grange University Hospital in 2021, which will have 450 beds and provide critical care to patients.


There are around 300 different careers in the NHS, from Doctors and Nurses to Porters, Scientists and Catering staff. Take a closer look at what’s happening in Aneurin Bevan University Health Board and view all our vacancies for something that will suit you.


The Health Board employs over 13,000 staff, two thirds of whom are involved in direct patient care. There are more than 250 consultants in a total, over 1,000 hospital and general practice doctors, 6,000 Nurses, Midwives, Allied Professionals and Community Workers.

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