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Clinical Fellow ST3+ General Surgery

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Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides acute hospital services and community health services across Wiltshire. We have approximately 5,200 staff who pride themselves in delivering an outstanding service to patients and users.

The Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Clinical Fellow ST3+ General Surgery

Applications are invited for the post of Clinical Fellow ST3+ doctor in General Surgery.

This post is available from ASAP – Until 3rd October 2017 . The post attracts a 1B (40%) payband.

The Great Western Hospital, Swindon, is a modern 425 bed District General Hospital built in 2002 serving a growing population currently in excess of 310,000 and boasting state-of-the-art facilities.

The Department of General Surgery comprises 11 Consultants, 11 Specialty Trainees/Clinical Fellows ranging from ST3 to ST8 level and 20 more junior level trainees. Particular specialty interest include colorectal, vascular and breast surgery including laparoscopic colorectal surgery and oncoplastic reconstruction. It is a busy clinical environment with a large volume of elective and emergency surgery and scope for personal development. A number of our current trust grade registrars are completing their FRCS examinations.

Swindon is a major town set within the rural beauty of Wiltshire, nestling between the Cotswolds to the North and Marlborough Downs to the South. Travel to major cities including Bristol, Oxford and London is easy with very frequent rail links and within an hour’s journey by rail. The M4 motorway is within a couple of miles for travel by road. Locally, accommodation is affordable for this part of the country and there are excellent shopping, social and sports facilities within easy reach.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Mr Chris Thorn, Consultant General Surgeon, on  ( Phone number removed )  or email ( Email address removed )

Please note this vacancy will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, so please apply as soon as possible if interested. We will endeavour to contact all applicants within four weeks, but if you do not hear from us, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful this time.

All new starters with the Trust will be subject to a six month probationary period. The probationary period works alongside the induction process to help create a positive and supportive working environment that allows new staff to learn the key elements of the role within a reasonable and realistic timescale.

Current employees should be aware that this position is advertised as a GWH position and appointment ends any TUPE protection.

All candidates that are offered a position after the 1st July 2016 will be required to pay for their own DBS checks if one is required for the post they are offered. For standard DBS checks the cost is £26 and will recovered from the first months pay; for enhanced DBS checks the cost is £44 and will be split over the first 2 months pay. (£22 each month)

If you are offered a bank post that requires a DBS you will need to pay for this prior to commencing.

GWH NHS Foundation Trust is a safeguarding employer committed to the safeguarding and promotion of welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The organization is committed to safe recruitment practices to protect children and vulnerable adults, and any appointment will be subject to satisfactory clearance. As part of the organisation's commitment to Safer Recruitment, candidates may request copies of relevant policies and procedures by contacting the Recruitment Team.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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