CONSULTANT UPPER GI SURGEON
Applications are invited for a Consultant General Surgeon with a special interest in Upper GI Surgery based at Leighton Hospital, Crewe. This is a substantive position. The post holder will contribute to the overall delivery of the General Surgery / Upper GI Service.
The post holder will join a team of 14 Consultants with interests in Colorectal Surgery, Upper GI Surgery, Emergency General Surgery, General Surgery and Breast Surgery. This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual who is keen to help us develop our services for the future
Main duties of the job
The successful applicant will work a 10 PA job plan and contribute to deliver a busy benign biliary and pancreatic service while also developing this service in the future. There will be opportunities to develop a laparoscopic hernia practice as well as endoscopy.
The Upper GI team works closely as a single team, providing cross cover in order to offer a consultant led service for patients under their care. The team is supported by one specialist registrar from the Mersey Deanery, two trust grade registrars and a specialty doctor. Other staff include a team of CST, FY2 and FY1 level doctors.
The successful candidate will take part in the General Surgery emergency rota which is currently 1:8 and includes Consultant of the week daytime on call and night emergency cover. As part of the emergency rota they will be required to deal with the surgical management of common, non-specialised conditions in children.
The on call and Upper GI team are supported by junior medical staff and ACPs who are rostered seven days per week. In addition to the medical team the wider multi-disciplinary team comprises UGI specialist nurses, radiologists and dietitians.
Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT) provides good quality, safe and effective healthcare to the people of Cheshire and beyond. The Trust, which manages Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich, and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford, was established as an NHS Trust in April 1991 and became a Foundation Trust in April 2008.
We employ almost 5,000 members of staff, provide around 540 hospital beds, with a range of services including accident and emergency, maternity, outpatients, therapies, and children's health.
The Trust is also part of Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership (CCICP), a unique local health partnership that provides a range of community services for people across South Cheshire and Vale Royal.
During the Coronavirus pandemic, the Trust was recognised nationally for its 'Be Safe Be EquiPPEd' campaign, which aimed to make the Trust as safe as possible for staff and patients, through supporting the correct use of PPE. The results in the 2020 national NHS Staff Survey showed improvements in all elements of the safety culture theme, with 92% of respondents feeling their role made a difference to our patients. We were also recognised nationally for our workforce health and wellbeing initiatives.
At Mid Cheshire, we value our staff and appreciate that in order to give our patients the best quality, compassionate care, we also need to look after our colleagues.
Under the terms of the new consultant contract the basic full time job plan contains 10 Programmed Activities of 4 hours each. The 10 PA allocation will be a mixture of DCC and SPA with a minimum of 2.0 SPA. The job plan is indicative and subject to job planning agreement with the option to take on additional clinical PAs above the basic 8.0 PA.
The on-call activity is recognised as predictable from 0800-1900 during on call days with an additional 1.5 PA unpredictable.
A formal job plan review will be undertaken between the appointee and the Clinical Lead on commencement. This job plan will be agreed by the Associate Medical Director and the Medical Director.
- Full GMC Registration and a Licence to Practise
- Entry on the GMC Specialist Register via CCT (proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of interview) CESR or European Community Rights
- MBBS or equivalent
- An appropriate higher surgical (upper GI) qualification
- Further Post Graduate Degree
- Working as a Specialist Registrar in General and Upper GI Surgery or equivalent
- Evidence of competence in laparoscopic surgery
- Evidence of sub-specialist Upper GI Surgery training
- Ability to undertake endoscopy
- Evidence of ability to lead a team effectively
- Commitment to effective departmental management
- Proven management experience
Audit & Research
- Interest and knowledge of audit and quality improvement
- Evidence of completed audit projects
- Experience of research
- Relevant general surgical / colorectal publications in peer reviewed journals
Teaching & Education
- Evidence to allow accreditation as a Consultant Clinical Supervisor for trainee doctors with the GMC
- Evidence to allow accreditation as a Consultant Educational Supervisor for trainee doctors with the GMC