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NHS Consultant Post CCT ST7+ GI Surgery West London United Kingdom

NHS Consultant Post CCT ST7+ GI Surgery West London United Kingdom via Workplace Doctors on a fixed term/ permanent basis.

***Location: London West- United Kingdom
***Speciality: Surgery: GI
*** Role: Consultant / ST 7+ / Post CCT / CESR
***Duration: Fixed Term / Permanent (NOT Locum Basis)
***Pay rate: £NEGOTIABLE (dependent on experience £79,860 to £110,465 a year)
***Start date: ASAP
*** GMC Registration Required ( General Medical Council) Essential
*** Specialist Register entry on the GMC Register
***CESR / CCT or Post CCT (within 6 month of job offer) or equivalent overseas qualification.


Our West London 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.

Applications are invited for an exciting new position within our trust for a consultant general surgeon with a significant interest in the provision of emergency and benign upper GI surgery. This is a fixed term post initially for 12 months with a view to extension. We are seeking to appoint a suitably trained surgeon who will work trust wide.

The successful candidate will take part in the acute general surgical on call which is split into a day and night rota blocks. This would be on 1:12 and 1:19 respectively. In addition, consultants provide 7-day inpatient day time cover on a 1:19 basis to the base site hospital at the hospital and will also be rostered onto the combined ambulatory care unit (ACU) based at the specialist emergency hospital.

The successful candidate should have undergone specialist training in upper gastrointestinal surgery and laparoscopic surgery and be competent in emergency surgery. JAG accreditation for upper GI endoscopies is also expected. Applicants should possess full GMC registration, the Intercollegiate Examination in General Surgery (or equivalent), and be on the Specialist Register or within 6 months of receiving their Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) at the time of interview.


Emergency Surgery & Elective Care is the trust wide business unit and includes all surgical specialties. The heads of this unit who report to the executive management team (EMT), medical director and chief executive. The Directorate of Surgery is a large clinical directorate with an extensive and diverse workforce. The directorate is Trustwide. There are 3 clinical sub-units (colorectal, breast and upper GI) with clinical business unit leads.

Upper GI Unit

Outpatient Services General surgery Clinics are provided in multiple sites trust-wide at the trust. These comprise general clinics, bariatric clinics, and Oncology Clinics. Many clinics are nurse led.


Emergency surgery is undertaken at The Main Hospital. Ward rounds are twice daily so that no patient waits longer than 14 hours to be assessed by a consultant.

The Healthcare NHS Foundation trust is a high achiever for day case surgery and very many operations are done on this basis including nearly all cholecystectomy and hernia procedures and extending that good practice to many other procedures including anti-reflux and bariatric procedures.

The more major inpatient general surgery will be consolidated on the main hosital site. In the main hospital, elective ward rounds are conducted by a surgeon of the week and additional cover is provided at the weekends by the whole surgical team rotating on a 1 in 18 basis presently. Every patient is seen daily by a consultant.

A trust wide UGI cancer MDT, Bariatric MDT and a complex abdo wall MDT are held regularly.

General Duties– guideline only

The following define the theoretical, practical, professional and specialist knowledge required for the post


•Clinical training and experience in General Surgery equivalent to that required to gain entry to UK CCST in General Surgery.

•To be eligible for consideration for a Consultant appointment by an Appointments Committee, candidates must be fully registered on the UK General Medical Council’s Specialist Register. Specialist Registrars may apply if within 6 months of CCT at date of application.

The appointee will be required to maintain full GMC registration and revalidation and should follow the GMC Code of Good Medical Practice.

•Demonstrable subspecialty knowledge and interest in diagnosis, management and continuing care of patients with general surgical and Upper GI conditions


•Advanced Communications Skills training
Fellow of one of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons
Advanced Trauma Life Support
Experience of Audit & Management
Experience of Research
A higher degree
Experience of teaching basic clinical skills to undergraduates
Experience of Supervising Juniors
Formal training in Clinical Supervision/Training the Trainers
Demonstrable team working skills

Service Provision and Development

Jointly responsible for the provision of general surgical services to the population of 500,000. the post holder will be encouraged to develop a special interest to complement the other members of the department and will work with managers and professional colleagues in ensuring maximum efficiency of the service.

Manage personal workload in such a way to ensure where possible service contract levels are achieved. Participate in the provision of cover on a shared basis with colleagues for periods of annual, sickness and study leave.

Provide continuing clinical responsibility for patients under his/her care and assume responsibility for and facilitate contact from members of staff with delegated duties for personally accountable patient care.

Maintain an awareness and commitment to organisational priorities and ensure these are communicated effectively to colleagues and staff. Engage constructive debates about organisational issues through a willingness to interact positively with managers – showing mutual respect to ensure a similar level of respect in turn.

Effectively balance loyalty to the service and to the organisation through corporate behaviours and have an ability to anticipate change in current political climates showing an awareness of where the team sits in the bigger picture.

Understand the wider health economy and the implications for the Trust whilst working within organisational constraints with willingness to compromise and share resources.

Job Plan

Regular job planning meetings will be undertaken with the post holder to ensure that the appointee is remunerated for any additional activities undertaken and that the job plan accurately reflects the overall workload undertaken by the post holder.

The supporting professional activities (SPAs) allocation within the provisional job plan is an illustrative guide and will be finalised following individual agreement with successful candidates.

Further discussion on supporting professional activities will depend on the Trust’s requirements and the individual’s particular expertise.

A draft job plan is provided below. The job Plan will be reviewed and agreed with the post-holder at appointment.


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 £79,860 to £110,465 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.


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


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:


*** 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
****GMC Registration Essential (General Medical Council) – We can provide guidance if needed

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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.

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