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Bariatric Senior clinical Fellow

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£33,790 to £53,132 per annum
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Specialist doctor
Full Time

Job Details

The appointee will work within the multidisciplinary bariatric (& upper GI) surgeryteam under the direction of the Consultant Surgeons and alongside them, to interfacewith the other team members, comprising Nurses, Dieticians, Psychiatrists, Physiciansand Anaesthetists (Table 1). The team has the expert services of Specialist SeniorDieticians and a Clinical Nurse Specialist

Main duties of the job

Expansion of St George's Hospital bariatric surgery provides an opportunity to offer this prestigious appointment.

The post is Full Time and is ideally suitable for someone who is with CCT. The appointee should have intermediate or advanced laparoscopic operating skills and will want to explore the potential for a career interest in this rapidly expanding area.

About us

With nearly 8,000 dedicated staff caring for patients around the clock, St George's Healthcare isthe largest healthcare provider in southwest London.

Our main site, St George's Hospital in Tooting - one of the country's principal teaching hospitalsis shared with St George's, University of London, which trains medical students and carries out advanced medical research. St George's Hospital also hosts the St George's, University of London and Kingston University Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, which is responsible for training a wide range of healthcare professionals from across the region

As well as acute hospital services, we provide a wide variety of specialist care and a full range of community services to patients of all ages. These services are provided from Queen Mary's Hospital, Roehampton, 11 health centres and clinics, schools and nurseries, patients' homes andWandsworth Prison.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The appointee will share with the Team members the triage of referrals and the scoring of screening questionnaires according to protocol.- The appointee will work with the Administrator to ensure that documentation iskept up-to-date and prepared for MDT meetings.-The appointee will share with the consultants, the workload in the Bariatric Patient Clinics, following the existing assessment protocol.-He/she will also share the workload in follow-up clinics, including gastric band adjustment, biochemical follow-up and ongoing assessment, again following established protocols.-He/she will conduct specific biological evaluation sessions (see timetable) for new patients and for 6, 12 and 24 month follow-up.-The Fellow will be available to advise junior clinical staff, nursing staff and PAMS on issues affecting the care of Bariatric and Upper GI patients-He/she will support secretarial and clerical staff who deal with patient enquiries but will be discouraged from conducting telephone consultations. The team provides a broad patient support framework and patient contact should be within the established clinical setting wherever possible.-He/she will provide effective liaison in clinical emergencies.-The Fellow is expected to attend the operating theatre and share operative surgery opportunities with the Consultant Bariatric surgeons and the Upper GI trainees where appropriate.-There are regular unit meetings on a weekly basis, chaired by team-members in rotation (including the appointee). Attendance is mandatory-Audit. The Fellow will take the lead in collecting audit data and will maintain NBSR on a weekly basis.

Person Specification

  • FRCS or equivalent
  • Experience of advanced laparoscopic and open Upper GI surgery
  • Experience in peri-operative critical care
  • Previous research publications


  • CCT or equivalent
  • Previous experience of laparoscopic bariatric surgery
  • Experience of pre-operative assessment and postoperative care of bariatric patients
  • Long-term career interest in bariatric surgery with research publication in bariatric surgery


  • Ability to work within a team and to liaise beyond the team
  • Commitment to well-being of bariatric patients
  • Basic computer skills


  • Prior knowledge of metabolic care of patients after malabsorptive surgery
  • Working knowledge of eating disorders and related psychological issues in bariatric patients
  • Database programming skills

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