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Consultant in Emergency General Surgery

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum pro rata
Closing date
28 Feb 2024

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The General Surgical Directorate is seeking a new full-time consultant within the Emergency General Surgery unit. This is an additional post. The successful applicant would join a team of sixteen gastrointestinal surgeons.

Applicants would be expected to have a broad training in general and laparoscopic surgery.

Applicants with experience in complex biliary work, point of care ultrasound or an interest in Major Trauma systems would be at an advantage.

A candidate who is unable for personal reasons to undertake the duties of a whole-time post will receive equal consideration. If such a candidate is appointed the job content will be modified as appropriate in consultation with consultant colleagues and local management.

We welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. Additionally, people with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post. The Trust operates job share and flexible working.

Main duties of the job

With the appointment of this post it is anticipated the emergency surgeons will undertake the following duties between them:

  • Responsibility for the general surgical emergency Front Door Mon-Thur 0900-1700
  • Admission and management of all general surgical emergency admissions Mon-Fri when fully staffed.
  • Cover for the three hot gallbladder lists each week
  • Participation in the on-call rota 1:16 0800-1300 (next day)
  • An elective subspeciality of their choice

The appointment is to the Trust, not to specific hospitals.

All consultants, including the appointee, will be expected to be involved in implementing the Trust's Clinical Governance program. This includes active participation in clinical audit, quality, clinical guidelines/pathways, professional development, appraisal and risk management.

The appointee will be a member of the Consultant Staff Committee and be expected to serve on this committee.

Further, the appointee will support the delivery of a high quality, safe and compassionate healthcare service, whereby all staff are expected to act as a role model to others in all aspects of their work and consistently demonstrate NNUH's 'PRIDE' values of People focused, Respect, Dedication, Integrity and Excellence and demonstrate behaviours that support and encourage an inclusive culture.

About us

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N& N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description for the full details of the post and the person specification.

Full GMC with licence to practise required on application.

Person Specification

  • Full GMC Registration
  • Entry on the GMC Specialist Registrar (proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of interview)
  • An appropriate higher surgical qualification
  • ATLS Provider


  • Higher degree (eg. MD, MS, PhD)
  • Educational/Supervision training/qualification
  • European Board of Surgery Qualification in Emergency Surgery


  • Good communicator.
  • Capable of working in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Enthusiasm for service development and teaching.
  • Prepared to work in shared office space.


  • Management skills / training.


  • Applicants who are Nationals from another European country or elsewhere overseas would have to show equivalence to the 5 years training period in the National Health Service required for the specialty
  • Training and expertise in children's safeguarding (training provided at the Trust)
  • Training and experience in laparoscopic general surgery.
  • Experience in undertaking Hot cholecystectomy for cholecystitis


  • Experience in research (including research governance and grant application).
  • Published papers in area of special interest.
  • Post CCT fellowship in Emergency Surgery or Major Trauma
  • Laparoscopic Bile Duct Exploration


  • Flexible outlook on working hours.
  • Must live within a 15-mile radius of the base Trust or 30 minutes travelling time.
  • Full Driving License.


  • Flexible outlook on working practices.

Communications and Language Skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients, clinical colleagues, colleagues in pathology and support staff.
  • Good knowledge of, and ability to use, spoken and written English
  • Ability to present effectively to an audience, using a variety of methods, and to respond to questions and queries


  • Good presentation skills.
  • Experience of conference presentation, committee membership.

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