Clinical Fellow in Upper GI Surgery (ST3+ equivalent)

Senior Clinical Fellow

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Upper GI Surgery
Senior Clinical Fellow
Fixed Term - 12 months
Full Time 48 hours per week
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Frimley Park Hospital
£30,605 - £48,123 plus 1A banding
09/08/2018 23:59

Frimley Health is a Trust where great care and great careers go hand in hand. We’re three hospitals working closely with each other and with the communities we serve in Surrey, Berkshire, Hampshire and Buckinghamshire  - our organisation has brought Heatherwood and Wexham hospitals into the fold of Frimley Park Hospital and its wider community services.

You’ll find the highest standards of clinical excellence across our locations and a friendly, supportive, open culture that brings everyone together. For our team it means a great day-to-day working experience – in a Trust with strong leadership, a clear sense of direction and an exciting vision for the future. The investment and changes ahead make this an exciting place to be. You can play your part in delivering exceptional patient care, while continuing to grow, develop and progress through first class learning and training.

Clinical Fellow in Upper GI Surgery (ST3+ equivalent)

Purpose of the Fellowship
To provide an opportunity for senior upper GI trainees (ST3 and above) to acquire additional skills in emergency general surgery, elective upper GI surgery and endoscopy including OGD, EUS and ERCP.
To enable Fellow to become an independent Consultant Surgeon who is able to undertake surgery and train in the above areas.

The work of the Department
The department comprises of four upper GI surgeons. The department is supported by 2 Consultants in Emergency Surgery. There are two ST3+, two ST1/2s, and one F1.
The upper GI unit sees approximately 80 – 100 Upper GI cancers each year. The resections are performed at the Royal Surrey County Hospital. Mr Singh performs resections alternate Mondays and there are opportunities for the appointee to attend cancer resections. We enjoy a close working relationship with the departments of histopathology, radiology, oncology, palliative care and gastroenterology. The Fellow will have exposure and experience of all aspects of gallstone management including laparoscopic cholecystectomy, laparoscopic bile duct exploration, endoscopic diagnosis and management of choledocholithiasis, hot Gallbladder surgery, management of complex acute and chronic pancreatitis, complex reflux assessment and anti-reflux surgery, staging of upper GI malignancy including EUS. There are approximately 10 theatre sessions, 2 endoscopy lists and 3 EUS/ERCP lists per week. The appointee will see all aspects of hernia surgery including laparoscopic repair. The unit has access to three fully integrated Laparoscopic theatres.
The clinical Fellow will be on the on-call rota, which will be a 1 in 12. Frimley Park Hospital is a busy DGH serving a population of approximately 440,000. The workload of the department has been increasing steadily and the hospital is working hard to ensure that all registrar hours are compliant with the rota. The on-call is run along the lines of an Emergency Surgical team (EST). The EST comprises a consultant, an ST3+, two ST1/2’s, an F1, a pharmacist, an EST specialist nurse and a senior nurse. The clinical staff are freed of all other clinical duties. The upper GI bleed rota is staffed by both surgeons and gastroenterologists. There is a fully staffed 24 hour CEPOD theatre.

There is an all-day operating list every day of the working week. The appointee will need to work flexibly with other members of the team, particularly the SpRs in post.

In addition to the basic salary and on-call payment in line with the medical and dental terms and conditions, these posts will also attract a £3,000 supplement for completing a 12 month contract.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Mr Sukhpal Singh
Consultant General Surgery
01276 604052


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