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Fixed Term Consultant General and Gastrointestinal Surgery

Employer
James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Great Yarmouth
Salary
£93,666 to £126,281 a year 93666 - 126281
Closing date
3 May 2024

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Job Details

The James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is seeking to appoint a new Consultant General, Gastrointestinal and Emergency Surgeon.

The Trust has a new Day Theatre complex. This has improved our Day Surgery service, and has increased theatre capacity, thereby making it possible to provide a 24-hour CEPOD theatre. The appointee will also contribute to the General Surgery service, with a particular focus on Day Surgery. Post holder will participate in the Emergency Surgery rota and will have the opportunity to develop a special interest.

Along with theatre commitments, it is expected that the post holder also performs two endoscopy sessions, gastroscopy/colonoscopy.

Two outpatient clinics will be part of the time table. This can be either in the main hospital, or in one of the satellite clinics (Beccles and Southwold). Clinic template would include generic GP referrals, Routine referrals, Urgent referrals, Urgent 2 WW GI referrals, and follow ups.

In addition the Consultant will take on under-graduate teaching responsibilities for the Norwich Medical School. This would gain an Honorary Senior Lectureship depending upon the extent of teaching responsibilities undertaken. An interest in clinical research will be encouraged. There is scope for developing leadership roles including module lead and other University leadership roles.

Candidates must have CCT or be within six months of completion of training or be on, or eligible for, the Specialist Register.

Main duties of the job

The post offers full range of clinical, teaching, training, research and management activities expected of a practising General and Colorectal Surgeon. This will complement the existing.

The Trust has a new Day Theatre complex consisting of three new operating Theatres and revamp of six existing Theatres. This has improved our Day Surgery service, and has increased theatre capacity, thereby making it possible to provide a 24-hour CEPOD theatre. The appointee will also contribute to the General Surgery Service, with a particular focus on Day Surgery. The post holder will participate in the Emergency Surgery rota and will have the opportunity to develop a special interest. Along with theatre commitments, it is expected that the post holder also perform two endoscopy sessions.

The Consultant will take on under-graduate teaching responsibilities for the Norwich Medical School. This would gain an Honorary Senior Lectureship depending upon the extent of teaching responsibilities undertaken. An interest in clinical research will be encouraged. There is scope for developing leadership roles including module lead and other University Leadership roles.

About us

The Trust provides comprehensive acute care for the population of Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft and the South Waveney area and for many visitors to the area. This acute care provided from the James Paget University Hospital site at Gorleston is supported by other community services at the Newberry Centre, Kirkley Rise North Lowestoft and outreach clinics.

The Trust serves a population of approximately 230,000. We are a University Hospital with a medical school training the next generation of health professionals and developing research.

The James Paget University Hospital is a high performing hospital with a history of strong performance both financially and in terms of achieving national and local targets. There is a close working relationship between staff and management with a strong culture of team working which contributes to a friendly working environment. The Trust has successfully undertaken several national pilots.

The Hospital has a strong reputation for Education and Training and this has been furthered by the close working relationship with the Norwich Medical School. The hospital contributes approximately a third of secondary care teaching. With the hospital's new University Hospital status, there is now a growing emphasis on establishing a research culture within the Trust.

The Trust has been selected as one of the sites for a new hospital build by the government, with construction beginning in the next five years.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Extended theatre sessions are to be undertaken for elective work.

Outpatient clinics to be conducted, which would include New general surgical referrals, Urgent 2 Week wait GI referrals and follow up patients.

Give a consultation and advisory service to medical colleagues in other specialities in the Trust.

Daily ward rounds and board rounds are to be provided to all the in- patients. Share workload with consultant colleagues.

Emergency General Surgery service at the James Paget University Hospital has gone significant changes over the last few years. With more emphasis on ambulatory care and opening of the surgical assessment unit (SAU), we are planning to have a team, more dedicated to this new and growing specialty. We want you be part of this change.

Currently we run 1:9 on call rota. In this 9-week cycle, the first week Hot week you will be on call from Friday to Friday. All elective activity is cancelled. Other colleagues cover weekday nights from Monday to Thursday but patients stay under the hot team. Following week, you work as warm team. During this week, you manage CEPOD theatre in the morning afternoons you will carry out elective activity as per job plan. End of the warm week you will have Friday day off.

Provide with the other consultants a system of mutual out-of-hours cover for annual, study and professional leave.

Liaise with medical staff in other specialities and participate in theregular clinical meetings and other post-graduate activities of the hospital.

Take part in the Royal College of Surgeons continuing medical education programme. The Trust will provide study leave expenses in line with national terms and conditions of service.

Play a full part in the research, teaching and audit activities of the department, including participation in the weekly Wednesday morning departmental teaching.

Participate in the rolling process of clinical governance.

Contribute to management of the service.

Comply with the outline Consultant work programme (under provisions of Circular HC90/16) and the weekly timetable of fixed commitments (i.e.: regular scheduled NHS activities in accordance with paragraph 30B of the TCS).

A flexible attitude to adjusting to changes within the department will be necessary.

Person Specification
Qualifications
Essential

  • MBBS or Basic Medical Degree
  • FRCS or equivalent
  • Hold a certificate or being within 6 months of completion of training or being on or eligible for the UK Specialist Register at the date of interview
  • Full GMC registration

Desirable

  • Appropriate higher degree (i.e MS/MD)

Experience & Knowledge
Essential

  • Wide experience in GI Surgery
  • Ability to provide expert clinical opinion across a wide range of problems within General Surgery
  • Able to plan and develop a modern service in keeping with current trends
  • Experience in Endoscopy with JAG accreditation
  • Wide experience in Emergency Surgery

Key Skills
Essential

  • Capable of organizing and prioritising work effectively
  • Motivation and ability to plan and develop the service
  • Willingness to participate in clinical governance
  • Leadership qualities
  • Energy and enthusiasm and an ability to work under pressure
  • Conscientious and highly motivated with the ability to communicate clearly with colleagues and staff
  • Able to form part of a team and recognise the importance of team working
  • An interest in developing and reinforcing interdepartmental relations
  • Experience in teaching junior medical staff Understands the principles of patient confidentiality and data protection

Desirable

  • Experience of teaching medical students
  • Experience of committee work/project management
  • Formal training in teaching skills
  • Forward thinking and not afraid of the challenges that change brings

Academic Achievements
Essential

  • Ability to use research outcomes in clinical practice
  • Knowledge of using evidence base medicine to support decision making
  • Experience of conducting and supervising clinical audit/QI projects

Desirable

  • Involvement in research projects and published papers

Other
Essential

  • Ability to be Flexible at work
  • Awareness and respect for colleagues, patients and relatives' dignity, privacy, integrity, cultural and religious beliefs
  • Good previous attendance record

Desirable

  • Ability to travel to meet the requirements of the post

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