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ST7+ Post CCT NHS Consultant General Surgery Surgeon Kent United Kingdom via Workplace Doctors on a fixed term/ permanent basis.

***CESR / CCT or Post CCT (within 6 months of job offer) or equivalent overseas qualification. 
*** GMC Registration Required (General Medical Council) Essential
*** Specialist Register entry on the GMC Register
***Location: Kent United Kingdom
***Speciality: Surgery – General Surgeon
*** Role: Consultant / ST 7+ / Post CCT / CESR
***Duration: Fixed Term / Permanent (NOT Locum Basis)
***Pay rate: £NEGOTIABLE (dependent on experience £84,559 - £114,003 a year)
***Start date: ASAP
*** Exact location details provided upon receipt of application / CV

Overview

Our NHS client prides itself on being a friendly and caring place to work where the aim to combine our patient first approach with innovative and creativity against a backdrop of holistic team working, as encapsulated in their vision and values.

Consultant General and UGI Surgeon with specialist interest in Oesophagogastric cancer

Full time position including participation in a 1:5 on call rota system

Kent is a county in South East England and one of the home counties. It borders Greater London to the north-west, Surrey to the west and East Sussex to the south-west. The county also shares borders with Essex along the estuary of the River Thames (connected by land via High Speed 1 and the Dartford Crossing), and with the French department of Pas-de-Calais through the Channel Tunnel. The county town is Maidstone.

Kent on the south east coast is easily accessible from London in under an hour by road and rail, mixes coastline and rolling downs and is a gateway to Europe with ferry crossings and the Channel Tunnel.

Miles of beautiful coast line including the classic White Cliffs of Dover offer panoramic vistas and views of France.

The coastal nature of Kent has seen scenes of conflict through the years, with many monuments and 26 castles including Hever Castle, Dover Castle and Leeds Castle. The Chatham Historic Dockyard established in the 16th century on the River Medway offer an insight into Kent’s maritime heritage and the Navy’s past. Visit Chartwell, Churchill’s home, or the gardens as Sissinghurst.

The county of Kent sits on the south east coast bordering Surrey, East Suffolk and is separated from Essex by the Thames Estuary, crossable via the QE2 Bridge and Dartford Tunnel. To the North the North Sea and to the South, the Straits of Dover and the English Channel, Kent being only 21 miles from France.

The population is approaching 2m, with the county town being Maidstone. Other significant towns include Canterbury, Dartford, Gillingham and Tunbridge Wells.

The county has miles of coast line and two Areas of Outstanding Natural beauty formed by the North Downs and the High Weald and has more conservation areas than any other county in England.

n 2019, there were 1.9M residents in Kent county with an average age of 40.9 years. Population density was 498 residents per square kilometer. Population grew by 17.0% since 2002 and population average age increased by 1.7 years in the same period. Based on Census, there were 2.43 residents per household in 2011.

Department

The trust hosts the regional MDT for Oesophagogastric Cancer. Currently this team meets weekly on the secondary site. The meeting is attended by UGI surgeons, radiologists, oncologists, gastroenterologists, trainees and Clinical Nurse Specialists. The appointee is expected to participate and contribute to these meetings, both locally and peripherally.

All cancer resectional surgery is carried out on the main site where the appropriate support team is available for pre and post-operative care. Specialist ward cover for the UGI cancer resection patients will be the responsibility of the UGI resectional surgeons although a first line of out of hours cover will be provided by the wider UGI team.

Only low risk patients, with a short predicted length of stay, are operated on at the secondary site. Out of hours the small number of in patients at the secondary site are cared for by Core Trainees; the Registrar and Consultant provide telephone advice as necessary.

The post holders will also provide elective care for patients with complex benign UGI conditions and help support the General Surgical on call rota and the Major Trauma Service. All on call responsibilities are based at main site. The take is busy and the in-patient workload is large. Out of hours emergency advice and surgery is provided for the entire range of General Surgery presentations. A Damage Control Surgery rota is in development as part of the major trauma service, not all of which will be provided by General Surgery; experience with major trauma patients and Damage Control Surgery would be useful.

The Trust houses an active Postgraduate Education Centre and is closely linked to the Medical School. The medical school is one of the newest in the country and has been oversubscribed for many years. The post holder will be expected to contribute to teaching and training programmes both of medical students and surgeons in training. A strong research portfolio would be of benefit to applicants.

All Consultants in the General Surgery department are treated equally in all regards. The successful candidate with have the opportunity to develop mentorship links with established UGI resectional surgeons in the department. Secretarial and office facilities are available for this post, in line with those offered to the rest of the department.

General Duties- guideline only

The Trust is funded for 16 General Surgical Consultants with 14 currently in post. They divide into two teams, 7 UGI and 7 LGI. Not all the current post holders contribute to the on call rota. This post will be the 8th UGI position and will contribute to the on call work and acute rota.

 

The main site for general surgery in patients, emergency admissions and elective resectional work. All on call work is carried out on this site. Currently there are 10 persons contributing to the on call rota, with two posts being held by short-term locums. This post will replace one of those two locum positions and contribute to the resulting 1 in 5 on call rota. There is a 10 week rota cycle. Two of those weeks consist of ward cover and on call work, with the on call work split between the two persons on for that week. A third week is allocated to acute floor work – acute attendances and CEPOD cover Mon-Fri. The remaining 7 weeks of the cycle are purely elective (see below).

 

The secondary site is where day surgery/short stay elective general surgery procedures are carried out. Day time cover for the small number of in patients at the secondary site is provided in turn by a surgeon on site that day doing a theatre list or a clinic.

 

Blocks of time for administration are allocated within the DCC allocation of the elective weeks. A whole block of time for administration is not allocated separately during the busy acute weeks but during on call afternoons, after the morning ward rounds, urgent administrative tasks can be attended to.

 

The Trust has the required arrangements in place to ensure that all surgeons have an annual appraisal with a trained appraiser and supports surgeons going through the revalidation process.

 

Job Plan

The job plan will consist of 10.97 PAs to include 8.94 DCC PAs and 2.04 SPAs, and will allow for flexible working and time shifting. This will be worked flexibly over a seven day working week. Patient related administration is timetabled within those PAs.

 

Acute Floor Week – week 6 of 10

 

 

AM

PM

Monday

8am handover meeting

Acute floor cover

Acute floor cover until 17.00

Tuesday

8am handover meeting

Acute floor cover

Acute floor cover until 17.00

Wednesday

8am handover meeting

Acute floor cover

Acute floor cover until 17.00

Thursday

8am handover meeting

Acute floor cover

Acute floor cover until 17.00

Friday

8am handover meeting

Acute floor cover

Acute floor cover until 17.00

 

WR and O/C Weeks – hot week 9, warm week 1

 

 

AM

PM

O/C night

Monday

8am Handover meeting

WR 8.30 – 13.30

Ward work/reviews and

handover until 17.00 wk 1

Week 1

Tuesday

8am Handover meeting

WR 8.30 – 13.30

Ward work/reviews and

handover until 17.00 wk 9

Week 9

Wednesday

8am Handover meeting

WR 8.30 – 13.30

Ward work/reviews and

handover until 17.00 wk 1

Week 1

Thursday

8am Handover meeting

WR 8.30 – 13.30

Ward work/reviews and

handover until 17.00 wk 9

Week 9

Friday

8am Handover meeting

WR 8.30 – 13.30

Ward work/reviews and

handover until 17.00 wk 1

Week 1

Saturday

8am Handover meeting

WR/Acute work

8.30 – 13.00 week 1&9

CEPOD and wards

13.00 – 16.00 week 9

Week 9

Sunday

8am Handover meeting

WR/Acute work

8.30 – 13.00 week 1&9

CEPOD and wards

13.00 – 16.00 week 9

Week 9

 

Elective Weeks – 2,3,4,5,7,8,10

 

 

AM

PM

Monday

Theatre – weeks 2,4,7

Clinic – weeks 3,5,8,10

Theatre – weeks 2,4,7

Tuesday

Theatre – weeks 3,5,8,10

Clinic  – weeks 2,4,7

Theatre – weeks 3,5,8,10

Wednesday

MDM/Admin – weeks 2,4,7

Clinic – weeks 3,5,8,10

Admin – weeks 2,4,7

Thursday

Scope List – weeks 2,4,7,10

Research/Audit

Friday

 

 

 

Salary

 

This is as described in the Medical and Dental Terms and Conditions, in line with the Consultant Contract (2003). The current full time salary scale (as of July 2020) ranges from £84,599 - £114,003 a year with eight thresholds.


The on call supplement is Category A and attracts a supplement of 5% of basic salary.

Office Accommodation

Office accommodation will be provided for the appointee with secretarial support.

Management Responsibility

All Consultants are required to attend the monthly Directorate Meetings. Post holders will be expected to share in administrative duties allocated by mutual agreement within the Directorate. As part of the Consultant Team, the consultant  will offer mentoring support and lead the existing clinical team through, one-to-one support, individual case management and complex cases, identifying development needs and suggesting CPD (Continuous Professional Development) opportunities and responding to clinical enquiries via e-mail and telephone.

Teaching/Research

The consultant will be required to participate in programmes for teaching clinical students, training junior doctors and in clinical examinations. The post-holder’s contribution to teaching, training and research will be included in the regular job plan review. Teaching will take place during programmed activities and flexibly at other times.

·       To provide conditions for improved training opportunities in line with national and local recommendations arising out of GMC and related requirements

·       To supervise and manage the work of his/her junior medical staff and participate in the training and development of these staff to the standards required by the Royal Colleges.

Clinical Governance & Audit

The consultant will participate in clinical governance activities, including clinical audit, clinical effectiveness, risk management, quality improvement activities as required by the Trust, and external accrediting bodies. There are 6 half day clinical governance meetings per annum which substitute regular fixed sessions. There is a weekly consultant meeting before MDT on Friday to discuss any issues during the week and to plan for next week.

Personal & Professional Development

The post-holder will be required to keep himself/herself fully up-to-date with their relevant area of practice and be able to demonstrate this to the satisfaction of the Trust.

The Trust supports the requirements for continuing professional development as laid down by the Royal College of Physicians and is committed to providing time and financial support for these activities.

Medical revalidation is the process by which the General Medical Council (GMC) confirms the continuation of a doctor’s licence to practise in the UK, provides greater assurance to patients, the public, employers and other healthcare professionals that licensed doctors are up-to-date and fit to practise. It is a key component of a range of measures designed to improve the quality of care for patients. 

The Trust supports Royal College guidance on provision of mentors for new consultants in line with GMC recommendations. All newly appointed consultant staff are provided with a list of locally trained mentors who are available for ongoing support as required.

Personal Responsibilities 

Confidentiality

All confidential information, including patient records, individual staff records, details of contract prices and terms and any other confidential information, must under no circumstances be divulged or passed on to any unauthorised person or persons. The penalty for breach of confidentiality will normally be summary dismissal.

Workplace Doctors are looking for medical professionals with UK & Overseas experience: that possesses the following qualities:

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

*** Ability to act as part of a team
*** Ability to cope with a varying work load
*** GMC Registration Essential (General Medical Council) - We can provide guidance if needed
*** Specialist Register entry on the GMC Register
***Post CESR or CCT obtained (CCT - Certificate of Completion of Training) or (CESR- Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration)
****IELTS and PLAB Exam Part 1 & 2 (IELTS, overall score 7.5) – overseas doctors
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Note: The Trust operates a policy whereby all employment for staff that have access to children/vulnerable adults will be subject to a satisfactory DBS Disclosure (Disclosure and Barring Service) The Criminal Records Bureau ( CRB ) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority ( ISA ) have merged to become the Disclosure and Barring Service ( DBS ). CRB checks are now called DBS checks. Overseas candidates will require an international police check or character reference.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test.

At Workplace Doctors we welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion.  Candidates will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post. 

Workplace Doctors is a recruitment agency that offers locum, fixed term, permanent & locum medical jobs to cover the NHS, HSE, public and private sectors for Doctors and Nurses, AHP medical professionals. We look forward to helping you progress your career and find you the ideal position.

Call us today on +44 (0) 1234 889213 to discuss this vacancy or email your CV along with your GMC Registration to
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Please note that should we experience a high level of interest in the post, the vacancy will be expired early. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted as soon as possible after the closing date.