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Staffordshire NHS Consultant Post CCT ST7+ General Surgery Surgeon United Kingdom

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

***Location: Staffordshire – 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 £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 Staffordshire 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 the post of Consultant in General Surgery. The duties of the post include providing Consultant cover for in-patients, attending theatre/outpatient sessions and associated MDT. There is a commitment to the acute general surgical oncall rota, which attracts set allocation and percentage supplement through an agreed job plan.

The hospital is located in Staffordshire which is among the largest teaching hospitals in England. Our clients  mission to Care, Achieve and Innovate is demonstrated in their reputation for innovation, teaching and research leading to our aim for a world class clinical service. Opened in 2006 is one of the most modern healthcare facilities in Western Europe. The Trust is a level 1 trauma centre and provides general acute surgical services to approximately 150,000. There is a busy surgical take with up to two emergency theatres running at all times. The Trust performed the 4th highest number of emergency laparotomies in the most recent data distributed from the National Laparotomy Audit (NELA).

The posts will be initially for 12 months with the possibility for extension based on service need and individual progress.

Would ideally suit a candidate who is post CCT, within 6 months of obtaining Specialist Registration.

General Duties– guideline only

Clinical Duties

  1. The appointee will work with other members of the General Surgery team to provide a comprehensive colorectal service.
  2. Develop close collaborative links with clinicians working within the speciality and develop services provided to patients in these areas to the highest standards, including the development of protocols and guidelines

Research and Audit

  1. Participate in the departmental audit programme as well as participating in multidisciplinary audit relating to their area of clinical interest.
  2. Participate in regular clinical meetings and other postgraduate activities

Supervision of medical staff and training

  1. Supervise trainees working in the department and assist in the their training and appraisal
  2. Contribute to the formal teaching programme of junior staff both within the speciality and the hospital as a whole.
  3. Contribute to the teaching programme of the undergraduate medical school.

Clinical governance

  1. A commitment to be involved in clinical governance and risk management and clinical audit – this will include the development and maintenance of appropriate systems and practices to ensure continued safe clinical practice.
  2. Comply with all trusts policies and procedures.

On Call

  1. To undertake a shared part in the provision of the on call service for general surgery rota with colleagues.
  2. When on call for emergencies in hours elective commitments will be cancelled to support emergency patient care

Job Plan

A formal job plan will be agreed between the appointee and their Clinical Director on behalf of the Medical Director three months after the commencement date of the appointment. The job plan should be reviewed annually. It will cover all aspects of a consultant’s professional practice including clinical work, teaching, research, education and managerial responsibilities, including a clear schedule of commitments, both internal and external. It should include personal objectives, including details of their link to wider service objectives and details of the support required by the consultant to fulfil the job plan and the objectives.


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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