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Locum UGI Consultant

Barts Health NHS Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year per annum
Closing date
26 May 2023

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Hospital, General surgery
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Locum Upper GI Consultant (10 PA's) - 6 months fixed term

We are delighted to offer an opportunity for a highly motivated, ambitious individual to join the General Surgical team at Barts Health NHS Trust (Whipps Cross Hospital). The post holder will also be involved in the General Surgery service provided at Whipps Cross Hospital and will be part of the 9 member Surgical team covering the hospitals non-elective and elective patients across the day case, endoscopy, benign and colorectal specialities. Successful candidates will also take part in the surgery on call rota with a 1 in 6 frequency Surgeon of the Week and 1:8 Surgeon of the Week end

It is an exciting time to join the General surgery team as there are plans to build a new hospital and develops new pathways in conjunction with opening a new Surgical Assessment Unit. Candidates will be provided with great opportunities and facilities to develop their careers and interests. Applicants should be eligible for full registration with the General Medical Council and be on the specialist register and possess a CCT in General and Colorectal Surgery from the Royal College of Physicians or equivalent, or be within 5 months of obtaining it.

Main duties of the job

To work with the existing Upper GI Surgeon to further develop the complex benign Upper GI practice of Whips Cross

  • To participate in the Hot Laparoscopic cholecystectomy list


  • To contribute to the delivery of clinical service within the department of Upper GI, Colorectal and General Surgery at Whipps Cross Hospital (Barts Health NHS Trust)
  • To undertake such administrative, managerial and other duties as are reasonably to be expected of a senior member of clinical staff.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The post-holder is required to have and maintain full registration with the General Medical Council. Medical Staff are advised to continue membership of one of the medical defence organisations.


  • To share the running of the Barts Health General Surgery Service at WXH including in-patient and out-patient practice
  • To undertake weekly outpatient clinics, endoscopy list and operating sessions and pre/post-operative ward rounds.
  • To participate in the general surgery on-call rota
  • To participate fully as a member of the benign multi-disciplinary team in the upper GI surgical specialty
  • To deputise for and provide cover for leave for the other consultants as appropriate
  • To assist in the development and evaluation of new procedures and keep appropriate records of data obtained, in accordance with the requirements of the ethics committee and the data protection act.
  • To help developing the emergency surgery department

Person Specification

  • MB BS, or equivalent FRCS or equivalent CCT (or within 6 months of date of interview


  • Higher degree e.g. MS/MD/PhD


  • Widespread broad based knowledge of all aspects of General & upper GI Surgery
  • Evidence of subspecialty knowledge of hepatobiliary surgery and benign upper GI
  • Proven competency in emergency General Surgery


  • Proven clinical experience of bile duct exploration surgery
  • Evidence of team working

Training Expected

  • Higher Specialist Training in General & Upper GI Surgery. Evidence of sub-specialist training and competency in upper GI laparoscopic surgery.
  • Experience in training undergraduates and postgraduates Evidence of formal educational training qualification


  • JAG accreditation in gastroscopies
  • Robotic experience

BMJRef: BMJ-123368/259-MED0533WXH


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