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Specialty Doctor General Surgery

Employer
James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Salary
Depending on experience £50,373.00 - £78,759.00
Closing date
15 Jun 2023

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Sector
Hospital, General surgery
Career Level
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Hours
Full Time
The successful candidate will be expected to work at the Registrar level, supporting Junior trainee colleagues and will also provide on call Surgical cover during the day/night when on call. The appointee will be supported and supervised by Associate Specialists and Consultants. Nevertheless expected to make independent surgical decisions.

The successful appointee will be assisting with the day to day running of the wards, assisting and performing in theatre sessions, Out Patient clinics and arranging admission and discharges under Consultant supervision. A ward round will be conducted each morning with junior staff, which will incorporate the management of Surgical emergencies admitted the previous night under the General Surgeons, as well as incumbent patients.

Continue to develop in General Surgery taking part in middle grade full shift surgical rota.

The appointee will undertake the routine and emergency care of Surgical patients. The post will give plenty of opportunities for learning Advanced Surgical procedures.

Main duties of the job

Remarkable People, Remarkable Location

  • Friendly and enthusiastic consultant team
  • Beautiful location on the Norfolk coast
  • One of HSJ Best NHS Places to Work

We are looking for a dynamic and motivated Specialty Doctor in General Surgery to join our friendly and enthusiastic surgery team at the James Paget University Hospital, located on the Norfolk coast within walking distance of long sandy beaches and close to the beautiful Norfolk Broads.

Applications are invited from Doctors who would like to continue their general professional training at the above modern District General Hospital. Applicants should be fully GMC registered with a licence to practice. MRCS or equivalent is essential to this post.

There is an active teaching/research programme within the department and there are links with the University of East Anglia. There is an excellent purpose built training and education centre on site at the James Paget University Hospital along with a newly refurbished library and learning caf area.

National Terms and Conditions apply to this post.

All applicants will be required to demonstrate a working knowledge of the English language.

To learn more about the Trust, please see our website.

About us

The Hospital is based in the coastal town of Gorleston between the resorts of Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft. Other coastal resorts such as Southwold, Caister and Hemsby also lie within the Trust's catchment area along with several broadland villages/towns such as Beccles, Acle and Oulton Broad. The historic city of Norwich is a short journey away. The North Norfolk coast and Southern Suffolk coast are also within easy reach.

There is a good supply of high quality housing at reasonable prices from barn conversions and historic houses to architect designed modern builds. There is a good choice of locations from rural and village to coastal and town. There are many high quality state and private schools from Nursery through to 6th form colleges and the UEA. There are a variety of local industries including agriculture, leisure and tourism including sailing, offshore industries, insurance and catering.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The successful candidate will be expected to work at the Registrar level, supporting Junior trainee colleagues and will also provide on call Surgical cover during the day/night when on call. The appointee will be supported and supervised by Associate Specialists and Consultants. Nevertheless expected to make independent surgical decisions.

The successful appointee will be assisting with the day to day running of the wards, assisting and performing in theatre sessions, Out Patient clinics and arranging admission and discharges under Consultant supervision. A ward round will be conducted each morning with junior staff, which will incorporate the management of Surgical emergencies admitted the previous night under the General Surgeons, as well as incumbent patients.

Continue to develop in General Surgery taking part in middle grade full shift surgical rota.

The appointee will undertake the routine and emergency care of Surgical patients. The post will give plenty of opportunities for learning Advanced Surgical procedures.

A pro-active role should be taken in departmental audits and must participate in the on-going teaching activities of the department. To provide support and guidance to Trainees. To participate actively in the educational and audit activities of the department, for example recruiting patients to new trials and verifying timely data collection.

Develop management skills in running successful MDT sessions.

To participate actively in the educational and audit activities of the department, for example recruiting patients to new trials and verifying timely data collection.

A flexible attitude to adjusting to changes within the department will be necessary. The appointee will be given the opportunity to receive further training in his/her own special interest.

Person Specification
Education and Qualifications
Essential
  • MBBS or equivalent
  • MRCS or equivalent recognised by GMC
  • ATLS
  • IELTS etc, level 7.0 overall
Desirable
  • Higher Degree (MSc, MD)
Experience and Knowledge
Essential
  • Experience in General Surgery
  • Able to plan and develop the service
  • Willingness to participate in and lead a multi-disciplinary team, balancing departmental and personal objectives
  • Ability to organise and prioritise clinical needs with awareness of own limitations and the ability to know when to consult senior advice.
  • Clinical Knowledge & Expertise: appropriate knowledge base and ability to apply sound clinical judgement to problems.
Academic Achievements
Essential
  • Ability to use research outcomes in clinical practice
  • Experience of conducting clinical audit/QI
  • Experience of using evidence base to support decision making
Desirable
  • Involvement in research projects and published papers
  • Evidence of interest and experience in teaching
Key Skills
Essential
  • Good Communication skills
  • Computer literate
  • Able to establish good working relations with patients, carers and multidisciplinary colleagues
  • Motivated, trustworthy and well organised
  • Energy and enthusiasm with the ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to communicate clearly with colleagues, laboratory staff and other staff and agencies
  • Experience in teaching junior medical staff
Desirable
  • Formal training in teaching skills
  • Experience of teaching medical students
Other
Essential
  • Commitment to personal and professional development
  • Awareness and respect for colleagues, patients and relatives' dignity, privacy, integrity, cultural and religious beliefs
  • Understands the principles of patient confidentiality and data protection
  • Full immunisation status in accordance with Occupational Health
  • Satisfactory Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure and/or Certificate of Good Conduct (Police Check) from country of residence
  • Eligibility to work in the UK


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details
Employer name

James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Address

James Paget Hospital Trust

Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

NR31 6LA

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