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Consultant Colorectal Surgery

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 Per annum
Closing date
7 Mar 2024

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Specialist doctor, General surgery
Contract Type
Full Time

This is a new post for a Consultant Colorectal surgeon . This new post has been created to cope with the expanding workload within the service line which includes robotic surgery, IBD provision, Pelvic Floor and advanced pelvic oncology.

The post-holder will work within the Service Line alongside the ten existing colorectal Surgeons. In addition to activity on the main Derriford site, colorectal deliver activity at several satellite facilities including operation at Tavistock hospital.

Main duties of the job

The unit works an annualised job plan whereby all direct clinical care (DCC) commitments in theatre, endoscopy and clinics are allocated on a rolling basis by mutual agreement. The job plan includes a fixed commitment to attend MDT meetings. All other commitments are worked flexibly to fulfil individual job plans.

The post is advertised for a 10 PA contract as per the new consultant contract, but it is understood that individuals may wish to negotiate for additional sessions after appointment.

About us

University Hospitals Plymouth (UHP) NHS Trust s the largest teaching hospital trust in the South West. We employ almost 10,000 staff that work in 350 different roles, plus hundreds of volunteers.

We're not perfect but we really do live by our values and caring for our colleagues helps ensure, in turn, that they are able to deliver the best possible care to our patients.

We offer great opportunities for career development in a highly progressive working environment and we offer all of this in a vibrant, modern city with a historic reputation for adventure.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Duties of the Post

The flexible job plan facilitates optimum usage of the facilities equally by all consultants and shares out all emergency and elective sessions equally.

There is a nominated consultant who is responsible for looking after all the non-take patients on the ward each week in rotation. The applicant would be expected to contribute to this.

The successful applicant will be undertaking outpatient clinics and MDTs at least once a week and providing cover to colleagues clinics and MDTs during periods of absence.

The successful applicant will be allocated operating sessions with their consultant colleagues.

The successful applicant will, as part of their duties, be required to attend the cancer MDT meeting held in Plymouth.

The post holder will be expected to contribute towards the directorates teaching and audit responsibilities. Attendance at regular CME and morbidity/mortality meetings is considered essential.

The post holder must participate in CPD activities to meet the requirements of revalidation.


This is an 10 PA post. Flexibility in association with service needs will be required within an annualised framework. The appointee will be expected to support clinical colleagues in offering a comprehensive colorectal service. The job plan may be altered in the future in consultation with colleagues, clinical director, and medical director. There will be an option to increase up to 12Pas.

On-call commitment

On call commitment will be 1:10

Person Specification
panel assessment

  • entry on professional register (or expected within 6 months)
  • CCST in general surgery
  • FRCS or equivalent
  • one years experience in a specialist OG cancer unity at post CCT fellowship level


  • post graduate thesis
  • advanced laparoscopic skills




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