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Consultant in General and Colorectal Surgery

Employer
North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Carlisle
Salary
£93,666 to £126,281 a year PA pro rata
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Profession
Specialist doctor, General surgery
Grade
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Setting
Hospital

Job Details

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust (NCIC) is seeking to recruit a dynamic and enthusiastic consultant colorectal surgeon. This is a permanent substantive post. They will assist in the development of a robotic colorectal surgical programme in the trust. The successful candidate will also participate in the delivery of a comprehensive colorectal, general and emergency surgery service. The successful candidate will be joining a close team of colorectal surgeons where a very high proportion of cases are completed using a minimally invasive approach and our NBOCA outcomes are good.

The post is based at the Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle and West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven. The Cumberland Infirmary is the hub for all major emergency and elective surgery. The emergency general surgery on-call rota is a 1 in 12 commitment based at the Cumberland Infirmary. We operate a dual on-call system during working hours to ensure that the management of complex emergency surgical patients is fully supported.

NCIC is a clinically led organisation and we will expect the appointee to be involved in the clinical governance and leadership of the general surgical department and wider trust. The appointee will have responsibility for the work and supervision of junior medical staff and allied health care professionals.

Main duties of the job

Providing comprehensive colorectal surgery service, including surgical management of colorectal cancers, inflammatory bowel disease and other anorectal conditions.

Supporting the emergency general surgery on-call rota is a 1 in 12 commitment based at the Cumberland Infirmary. We operate a dual on-call system during working hours to ensure that the management of complex emergency surgical patients is fully supported.

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About us

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust is a clinically led organisation where our clinicians define the strategic priorities. It was formed in October 2019 following integration of acute and community services. Our vision is to build a new integrated health and care system.

We provide acute hospital services at both the Cumberland Infirmary and West Cumberland Hospital, including pediatrics, obstetrics and A& E services. We provide a midwifery-led maternity service at Penrith Community Hospital. We also support a wide range of clinical and diagnostic services located in nine community hospitals across North Cumbria.

We are embedded into our community, serving a population of 320,000 people living across North Cumbria, parts of Northumberland and Southern Scotland. Carlisle benefits from good road and rail links to Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle and London. However, we also serve remote and rural communities spread over a wide geographical area including the Lake District National Park, Solway Coast, and North Pennines. Housing is affordable and the local schools are excellent.

Imperial College London and the University of Cumbria in collaboration with NCIC are establishing the Pears Cumbria School of Medicine, a graduate entry medical school with the first intake starting in August 2025. Imperial College have also committed to investing in a Cumbrian research hub to increase the volume of clinical research in the region.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Providing comprehensive colorectal surgery service, including surgical management of colorectal cancers, inflammatory bowel disease and other anorectal conditions.

Supporting the emergency general surgery on-call rota is a 1 in 12 commitment based at the Cumberland Infirmary. We operate a dual on-call system during working hours to ensure that the management of complex emergency surgical patients is fully supported.

See Job Description for more details

Person Specification
Education and Qualifications
Essential

  • Full Registration with the General Medical Council
  • FRCS or equivalent
  • Entry on the GMC specialist register via CCT (proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of interview), relevant CESR or European Community Rights

Desirable

  • Higher degree (MD, PhD, etc)

Experience and Knowledge
Essential

  • Clinical experience and competence in colorectal surgery
  • Independent in laparoscopic colorectal surgery
  • Proof of competency in elective index cases
  • JAG accreditation in colonoscopy
  • Ability to take full and independent responsibility for clinical care of patients

Desirable

  • Experience of robotic colorectal surgery
  • Relevant colorectal surgical fellowship.

Management & Administrative
Essential

  • Ability to manage the efficient and smooth running of a colorectal service.
  • Ability to organise and manage own workload efficiently
  • Experience of clinical audit
  • Undertaken management training course

Desirable

  • Experience of service improvement, delivering change and team leadership.
  • Commitment to help lead the implementation of a robotic colorectal programme at within the trust

Teaching
Essential

  • Experience of and commitment to teaching undergraduate and postgraduate medical staff.

Desirable

  • Educational Qualification
  • Experience of teaching of non-medical health professionals.
  • Commitment to assist in the training of- a robotic theatre team and first-assistant

Research, Audit and Clinical Governance
Essential

  • Experience of and commitment to medical audit.
  • Experience of research and Clinical Governance
  • Publications in peer reviewed journals

Desirable

  • Ability to supervise postgraduate research and audit
  • Commitment to Clinical Research
  • Willingness to work collaboratively with the trust research and development department and the Pears Cumbria School of medicine to increase the portfolio of Colorectal research delivered in the region.

Communication skills and abilities
Essential

  • Excellent communication skills with patients, colleagues, managers and other staff.
  • Empathetic and sensitive approach to patient needs.
  • Approachable and effective Multi-disciplinary team member with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Positive approach to lessons learnt.
  • Confident approach without being arrogant.

Desirable

  • Experience of presenting at national meetings and external forums
  • Ability to be an advocate for the Robotic surgical programme within the trust and externally

Continued Professional / Personal Development
Essential

  • Demonstrable evidence of lifelong learning.
  • Reflective approach to personal development with an ability to acknowledge and effectively manage poor performance.
  • Participation in appropriate peer review processes. Continued Professional / Personal Development

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