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Consultant in General Surgery / Benign Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery


Main area
General Surgery & Urology
40 hours per week
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York Hospital
£77,913 - £105,042 per annum
03/03/2019 23:59

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We welcome candidates to apply for this opportunity to join the Upper GI/General Surgical Team at York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The Trust has an ambitious programme of service modernisation and a reputation for providing high quality services and would like you to become part of this.

 We are currently reconfiguring the GI service across North Yorkshire to provide General and Specialist Surgical services across our main sites (York and Scarborough) and the posts will involve working at both our main hospitals. The team will provide Upper GI services to a catchment population of approximately 550,000. Major elective surgery will be concentrated on the York site but elective surgery, diagnostic work and outpatient activity will be delivered in Scarborough with duties shared between the team. Emergency duties will be provided by the extended team of Consultants across both sites. Appointment to these posts will aid in our ambition to provide a comprehensive emergency biliary service and provide Upper GI specialist support to the Colorectal team.

 The duties of the post include provision of elective benign upper gastrointestinal surgery service to the population of York and Scarborough and the surrounding area. An interest in either benign oesophagogastric disease or pancreaticobiliary disease or both would be preferable. Development of a subspecialist interest would be encouraged. Experience in advanced laparoscopic surgical procedures would be expected (including laparoscopic/minimally invasive management of biliary disease, surgical management of gastroesophageal reflux and morbid obesity). The successful appointee would be expected to take part in the emergency general surgery rota with emergency duties divided equally between York and Scarborough with a substantial incentive package to reflect the dual site working. Frequency of emergency duties is expected to be 1 in 9. The successful appointees will join the existing 4 Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons in provision of support for upper GI services on both the York and Scarborough sites and a shared commitment to cross site working would be expected. The Upper GI team will complement the existing Consultant Colorectal Surgeons in provision of a Specialist service across North Yorkshire. Although surgical management of upper GI malignant disease is not carried out at the Trust, the successful candidate would be expected to be involved in the diagnostic pathway for patients with Upper GI malignancy and contribute to the local MDT’s. Experience of Upper GI Endoscopy would be expected but there is no requirement to contribute to the Emergency Upper GI bleed on call endoscopy rota as this is provided by the Medical Gastroenterology team.

The department has close links with Hull and York Medical School (HYMS) offering interested candidates opportunities for undergraduate teaching or the development of management roles within the medical school.

Candidates must have a higher medical qualification (FRCS or equivalent) and be on the GMC Specialist Register for General Surgery, or be within Six months of obtaining their CCT, CESR, or European Community Rights at the time of interview (we encourage candidates outside this time frame to contact the department for more information).

The Trust offers an excellent Staff Benefits package to all employees, which includes salary sacrifice schemes and local discounts/offers. In addition you will receive an excellent Study leave package to support your on-going professional development; we can also provide a competitive relocation package.

Scarborough is situated in a beautiful part of the country on the edge of the Yorkshire moors national park with miles of beautiful coastline on the doorstep. The historical cultural city of York is situated just 40 miles inland.

 The recruitment process for this position will take place over two days as follows (please note that shortlisted candidates will need to be available to attend the Trust on all of the dates listed below):

  • Day 1 - 3rd April 2019 Assessment Centre - all shortlisted candidates (deselective)
  • Day 2 - 4th April 2019 Interviews - candidates successful at Assessment Centre

Candidates must be aware (where it is a requirement of the service) for them to be prepared to work across any of the Hospital sites managed by York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Hospital sites include York, Scarborough, Malton, Bridlington and Whitby. Please review the supporting documents for this vacancy or contact the department for more details on base location.

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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

For further information about this post please contact: Mr Mathew Giles,Consultant General/Upper GI Surgeon, York Hospital, York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on 01904 725968, Mr Stevan Stojkovic, Clinical Director for General Surgery & Urology on 01904 721092, Mr Glenn Miller, Deputy Medical Director/Upper GI Surgeon on 01904 725523 or Ms Liz Hill, Directorate Manager for General Surgery & Urology on 01904 725928.

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