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Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

Main area
Consultant Colorectal Surgeon
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 10 sessions per week
Job ref
317-CON-22-166
Site
RVI
Town
Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary
£84,559 - £114,003 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
28/06/2022 23:59

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients ‘contacts’ each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Newcastle Hospitals are proud to be one of the exemplar organisations across the NHS on sustainability, with a long history of delivering Sustainable Healthcare in Newcastle (Shine) and the first healthcare organisation in the world to declare a climate emergency. Our strategy includes commitments to being Net Zero by 2030, for our direct carbon footprint, and Net Zero by 2040 for our footprint plus. Delivering these ambitions will not be possible without the help, support and action of every single member of our team.

Job overview

FREEMAN HOSPITAL

DIRECTORATE OF SERGICAL SERVICES

CONSULTANT COLORECTAL SURGEON

REF. 317-CON-22-166

We are delighted to be able to offer an opportunity for a highly motivated, ambitious individual to join our well integrated team.

The successful applicant would be expected to support delivery of our pelvic floor service.  There are potential mentorship and training opportunities for new consultants and considerable flexibility within the department to support the appointment of the very best candidate.

The candidates will be expected to participate in the EGS rota which is currently 1:12 but will likely move to a 1:10 subspecialist Colorectal on-call following consultant expansion and amalgamation. The rota includes a commitment to cover the Major Trauma Centre at the RVI and in-house support/mentorship/further training in trauma care is also readily available as required.

For an informal discussion and further information regarding the opportunity and Directorate, please contact: Prof Alan Horgan (Head of Department) on 01912137420 or via email at alan.horgan@nhs.net  or

Mr Jeremy French, Clinical Director on 01912448750 or via email at Jeremy.french1@nhs.net.

Main duties of the job

The Colorectal Unit in Newcastle is delivered across 2 sites with 6 Colorectal Surgeons at the RVI and 3 at the Freeman. The advertised posts are primarily based at the RVI which delivers specialist elective colorectal surgical care and provides the Emergency General Surgery (EGS) service and the Newcastle Major Trauma Centre (MTC). The Colorectal Unit provides secondary care for the people of Newcastle and tertiary services in advanced/recurrent CRC, anal cancer, Intestinal Failure /complex Inflammatory Bowel Disease surgery, as well as an established pelvic floor service. The regional anal cancer and pelvic floor MDTs are hosted at the RVI and there is a well-established laparoscopic and robotic colorectal surgical programme with additional major expansion of the robotic colorectal service infrastructure service expected imminently.

The colorectal department has an international reputation in advanced surgical training and has a close relationship with Newcastle Surgical Training Centre, with access to high quality cadaveric facilities. In addition, the department is highly research active and has a progressive research infrastructure, including the delivery of a broad portfolio of contemporary NIHR portfolio and clinical studies, with additional studies involving close collaboration with Newcastle University.

You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please complete the application form in full, ensuring that you provide references to cover the last 3 years.

Working for our organisation

The colorectal department has an international reputation in advanced surgical training and has a close relationship with Newcastle Surgical Training Centre, with access to high quality cadaveric facilities. In addition, the department is highly research active and has a progressive research infrastructure, including the delivery of a broad portfolio of contemporary NIHR portfolio and clinical studies, with additional studies involving close collaboration with Newcastle University.

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We have one of the highest number of specialist services of hospitals in the UK. With around 15,000 staff, the Newcastle Hospitals is one of the region’s major employers. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. We are committed to being an “employer of choice” offering our staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide “healthcare at its best – with people at our heart”.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities:

Clinical:

  • Provide high quality elective and emergency surgical care to the people of Newcastle and the wider NE
  • Further develop pelvic floor sub-speciality service as part of a multidisciplinary team

Administrative:

  • Provide timely communication to the wider team in hospital and the community
  • Contribute to the efficient running of elective and acute care. Engage with national audits (NELA, NBOCAP, IMPACT etc)

Research:

  • Engage with research activities in the department and sit within Newcastle Centre for Bowel Diseases Research Group
  • Provide leadership in supporting medical students and doctors in training deliver research projects

Teaching:

  • The department leads many educational programs and teaching is an important part of this role
  • Opportunities to lead/further develop courses are numerous via the Newcastle Surgical Training Centre (NSTC)

Flexibility:

In line with the Trust’s core value of placing patients at the heart of everything we do, we are developing our service provision to be responsive to the needs of our patients. To meet those needs some staff groups will be increasingly asked to work a more flexible work pattern so that they can offer services in the evening or weekend.  As a result any offer of employment to a consultant post will be subject to you agreeing to work a new more flexible pattern or working in the future if required, including evening and weekend work.

Person specification

Education, Qualifications and Specialist Skills

Essential criteria
  • Primary Medical Qualification.
  • Full GMC Registration.
  • Entry onto the GMC Specialist Register (within 6 months from the date of the AAC).
  • FRCS in General Surgery
Desirable criteria
  • Higher Degree.
  • JAG accreditation in colonoscopy

Clinical Experience

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of experience in the specialty.
  • Evidence of a substantial commitment to the specialty.
  • Ability to offer an expert clinical opinion within the speciality.
  • Ability to take independent responsibility for the clinical care of patients referred to a tertiary centre.
Desirable criteria
  • Additional training/skills in one of the following areas -pelvic floor disorders -IBD -anal cancer -advanced/recurrent CRC -abdominal wall reconstruction
  • Experience of major trauma surgery/ care delivery

Management and Administration Experience

Essential criteria
  • Involvement with management and project leadership within the specialty.
  • Evidence of involvement in authoring or reviewing clinical guidelines.
  • An understanding of Clinical Governance.
Desirable criteria
  • Proven management and administrative experience and understanding of management goals.
  • Evidence of leadership / project management.
  • Evidence of having implemented change.
  • Experience in developing and implementing new technologies.

Teaching

Essential criteria
  • Experience of supervising junior medical staff.
  • Experience of participation in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.
  • Ability to teach clinical / technical / practical skills.
Desirable criteria
  • Attendance at courses to develop teaching skills.
  • Postgraduate qualification in medical education.

Research

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of involvement in and understanding of research methodology and publication of findings.
  • Research/critical review of literature.
  • Publications in the last five years.
Desirable criteria
  • Higher degree.
  • Commitment to/ evidence of recruiting patients into clinical trials
  • High impact colorectal research publications

Audit

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of participation in audit.
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of having changed practice as a result of audit.
  • Evidence of having revisited the audit to assess improvement.

Personal Attributes

Essential criteria
  • Alignment with the Trust’s Core & Professional Behaviours.
  • Flexible approach to service delivery and committed approach to development.
  • Committed to share in professional, managerial and teaching responsibilities necessary to fulfil the obligations of the Directorate to the Trust and its workforce.
  • A commitment to personal / unit CPD.
  • Ability and willingness to work the on-call rota.
  • Ability and willingness to work a more flexible pattern of working in the future if required, including evening and weekend work.

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Veronika Tosheva
Job title
HR Advisor
Email address
veronika.tosheva@nhs.net