Consultant in Colorectal Surgery

13 Aug 2019
11 Sep 2019
Career Level
Full Time

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust is seeking to appoint a Consultant in Colorectal, Emergency Surgery and General Surgery.

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS trust is a very busy high volume center providing all aspect of Subspecialist Colorectal, HPB and general surgical treatment with state of the art facilities. The successful applicant will join a team of 7.5 Colorectal surgeons, with similar expansion excepted in the HPB service. Besides undertaking Emergency surgery the appointee will have the opportunity to develop and be part of the expansion of the Colorectal Surgery in the trust. The Trust has an established a colorectal robotic surgery service and hosts the Lancashire Women’s & Newborn Endometriosis Centre led by the Gynecologist. We are be looking to further enhance this service in partnership, as well as our minimally invasive IBD service with the gastroenterology service. As a department, we are focused on further bolstering specialist services for Transanal surgery and complex abdominal wall reconstructions. This creates an exciting time for prospective candidates to be part of an expanding surgical service. A higher degree and ongoing research interests are desirable.

The appointee should be have a broad training in general surgery with competency in both elective and emergency general surgery. The appointee will be expected to participate in the General surgical on-call rota 1:16. The applicants should be keen, hardworking and have willingness to work flexibly as a team member. This is especially important as the department is currently looking to deliver a transformed model of working in keeping with national 7 day standards and clinical excellence. Please note the job plan advertised is an example.

Any applicant should have entry on the GMC Specialist Register or be within six months of being placed on the Register. The post is based across our two main sites the Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital and Burnley General Teaching Hospital. It also involves clinics at peripheral sites in the East Lancashire region.

Minimum Requirements:

Full registration with the General Medical Council (GMC) with license to practice

Entry on specialist register via: -

· CCT (proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of interview)

· CESR or European Community Rights

· FRCS or equivalent

We are keen to reflect our local population and therefore applicants from all sectors of the community are welcomed.

The successful applicant is required to have an Enhanced Disclosure Check by the Criminal Records Bureau.

Please be advised that the recruitment team are unable to disclose the number of candidates that have applied for posts to any applicant that calls seeking this information. The recruitment team are also unable to discuss the interview panel as this will not be decided until after the shortlisting has taken place.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Mr Lyndon Jones, Clinical Director for General Surgery on 01254 734120, Mr Adnan Sheikh 01254 734220 Lead for Colorectal Surgery or Mr Jack Carney, Directorate Manager for General Surgery 01254 733214.