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Post-CCT Clinical Fellow in Oesophago-Gastric and Robotic Surgery

The Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience Dependent on Experience
Closing date
16 Dec 2023

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Applications are invited for a full time post-CCT Clinical Fellow in Oesophago-Gastric and Laparoscopic Surgery at the Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust, Guildford. This is a one year post commencing Wednesday 3rd April 2024 specifically intended for senior trainees seeking additional experience in OG cancer and complex benign upper GI surgery before applying for consultant posts in OG Surgery.

Main duties of the job

The responsibilities of the Clinical Fellow are to support the delivery of high quality care for patients with oesophago-gastric cancer, along with benign upper GI surgery and general surgical patients.

The oesophago-gastric unit is well supported with two SpRs, two SHOs and two F1s. There are four upper GI clinical nurse specialists, four dedicated OG dieticians, and an excellent anaesthetic/intensive care support. The Trust offers full step down care for major resections and emergency cases where required.

General surgery admissions are managed through a Surgical Admissions Unit.

The Clinical Fellow will attend the weekly multi-disciplinary team meetings, outpatients, endoscopy and theatre sessions. The successful applicant will be expected to participate in audits arranged by the firms and will have the opportunity to make presentations to the Surgical Department meetings and will be expected to undertake teaching for undergraduate students.

About us

Royal Surrey is a compassionate and collaborative acute and community Trust. Recognising that our 5000 colleagues are our greatest strength, we offer a comprehensive health and wellbeing program along with a commitment to developing and advancing your career. Our diverse and welcoming Royal Surrey family will ensure you that you feel valued from your initial interview through your entire tenure.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in homes across Guildford and Waverley.

We have received an overall Good rating from the CQC with Medical care (including older peoples care), End of Life Care and Maternity services being deemed Outstanding by the CQC.

Royal Surrey has a strong reputation and history to build on. We are proud of our achievements and we are investing in our colleagues through our commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than £45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years. There has never been a better time to join us.

Although it isn't the Trusts normal practice, adverts may close early, so you are encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible.

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Job description
Job responsibilities

Care of patients for the oesophago-gastric team at ward level, providing support to the F1s/SHOs/SpRs and receiving support/training from the Consultant staff both for elective work and for the care of emergency patients.

The successful applicant will have responsibility for day-to-day management of the in-patients, attend outpatient clinics, receive training in robotic and radical oesophago-gastric cancer surgery, and gain experience in therapeutic endoscopy and endoscopic ultrasound. The successful applicant will also be involved in research and teaching activities. The appointee will also be part of the on-call rota (SpR), for surgical emergencies.

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details.

Person Specification
  • MB,BS or equivalent
  • MRS or equivalent
  • ATLS
  • Full GMC Registration with a Licence to Practice
  • BSc or equivalent
  • Distinction/Honours/Prizes
Knowledge & Experience
  • Minimum of 4 years training at SpR level with experience in laparoscopic upper GI surgery (at least 1 year in OG cancer surgery).
  • Experience in diagnostic and therapeutic upper GI endoscopy
  • Evidence of experience in audit and teaching
  • Appropriate operating experience as evidenced by log book summary
  • ATLS Provider
  • Basic Surgical Skills Course
  • Intensive Care experience
  • Presentation at regional/national/international meetings
  • Publication in peer reviewed journals
  • Formal training in teaching CRISP course

Employer details
Employer name

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Surrey Foundation Trust

Egerton Road



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The Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust is a multi-site acute and community Trust, based in Guildford, which serves a population of more than 336,000 across south west Surrey. We are also a specialist tertiary cancer centre, offering state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment services to a population of up to two million and a tertiary specialist centre for ENT and Maxillofacial surgery. We attract referrals from across the whole country for other specialties (i.e. urology).

We attract referrals from across the country for some specialties including urology. Our Minimal Access Therapy Training Unit (key-hole surgery) is one of only three such training units in the UK. Our patients also benefit from state of the art diagnostic equipment including two MRI scanners, four CT scanners, interventional radiology equipment and a gamma camera. We have one of the lowest mortality rates in the country.

We employ around 4,200 members of staff making us one of Guildford’s largest employers. In addition, the hospital is supported by a thriving group of 500 volunteers all of whom provide valuable services on an independent, voluntary basis. 

We have a great reputation and history of embracing quality improvement (QI) and transformation work – continuously improving is one of our core values. 

The Trust has strong links with the nearby University of Surrey and staff are well supported if they wish to undertake further study. As well as this, staff are able to develop and enhance skills and knowledge by undertaking post-qualification support and training at the hospital’s dedicated Education Centre

Situated on a green field site on the outskirts of Guildford, the Trust has excellent rail and road links (via the A3 and M25) to London (35 minutes) and to the south coast (35 minutes). 

Guildford has great shopping, entertainment and leisure facilities.  The picturesque Surrey countryside is ideal for good walks and outdoor pursuits and has numerous historic village inns. Guildford has a number of schools, both private and state, which cater for all bands of ability. 

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