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Consultant in Colorectal Surgery

Job Description

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest acute hospital trusts in the country. We provide a full range of services to more than 650,000 people across Portsmouth, South East Hampshire and West Sussex. Most services are provided at Queen Alexandra Hospital but we also offer a range of outpatient and diagnostic facilities closer to patients’ homes. We handle around 130,000 Emergency Department admissions a year and have the busiest maternity department on the South Coast. The Trust employs around 6,000 staff and is the second largest employer in Portsmouth.

The Trust’s vision is to be the best hospital, provide the best care by employing the best people and to ensure our patients are the centre of all that we do. If you share the same values as Portsmouth Hospitals; Respect & Dignity, Quality of Care, Working Together and Efficiency we want you to work for us.

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

Full time substantive post

Salary £76,001 to £102,465 pa

10 PA per week (with option to agree up to 2 additional PA)

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust is seeking to appoint a Consultant Colorectal Surgeons to work within the Minimally Invasive and Colorectal Unit based at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth.

The Colorectal Unit, Portsmouth is a Grade A training unit in colorectal surgery and a flagship service in the Trust. It was a Training Centre (and the single largest provider of consultant training) in the National Laparoscopic Colorectal Cancer Training Scheme (Lapco) and continues a major focus on Minimally Invasive Surgery including robotic rectal resection. Portsmouth was also the largest contributing hospital to the SIGGAR trial and a major participant in the national flexible sigmoidoscopy screening trial. It has the busiest colorectal cancer MDT in Wessex. Between 2010 – 2014 mortality following elective cancer resection in Portsmouth was 1% (cf. 28% nationally) and the unit has been officially recognized for this sustained excellence by the ACP GB & I.

This is a major specialist unit. Training and experience in a tertiary referral centre for colorectal disease will be advantageous. A higher degree, colorectal publications and ongoing colorectal research interests are desirable. Ability and willingness to work very flexibly as a team member with existing colleagues will be essential.

The post holders are expected to be competent in open and laparoscopic colon cancer resection and will be core members of the Colorectal MDT.

This is a replacement post due to retirement of a colleague and the prospective appointee will be expected to have experience and to commit to providing a subspecialist service in proctology. There is also a need to provide some elective paediatric surgery work at the trust. Mentoring and training will be offered to the appointee if they have not received advanced specialist training in these areas.

Our emergency surgery service is very busy and therefore this will constitute around 35% of the DCC workload for this post. Appointees will have a broad training in general surgery and will be able to provide an on call emergency service. Vascular emergencies, head injuries and surgery for children under 5 years are provided separately and would only be covered by the appointee under exceptional circumstances.

Minimum Requirements:

Full registration with the General Medical Council (GMC) with license to practice

Entry on specialist register via: -

  • CCT (proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of interview)
  • CESR or European Community Rights
  • FRCS or equivalent

The successful candidate will be expected to live within 15 miles or 30 minutes of Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth.

Candidates may visit the department, by arrangement, by contacting the following:

Mr Jim Khan, Clinical Lead Colorectal Surgery or Mr Dan O’Leary consultant surgeons via Karen Thatcher Colorectal Coordinator on  ( Phone number removed )  extension 5370

Please note that Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust will reimburse expenses for one pre-interview visit in respect of short listed candidates.

Closing Date: 6th November 2016

Interview Date: 6th December 2016


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