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Consultant in General Surgery

Job Description

London North West Healthcare NHS Trust is one of the largest integrated NHS Trusts in the country employing more than 9,000 staff with a budget of more than £670 million a year. We are the first Trust of its kind to provide complete hospital-based and community healthcare services to a combined population of 930,000 in the boroughs of Brent, Harrow and Ealing. Our services include four major acute hospitals including the internationally renowned St Mark's Hospital and community services across Brent, Harrow and Ealing, including Clayponds Rehabilitation Hospital, Meadow House Hospice, Denham Unit and Willesden Centre.

Consultant in General SurgeryWith a special interest in benign lower GI, Laparoscopic and Emergency Surgery

Applications are invited for two substantive posts of Consultant in General Surgery with a special interest in Emergency surgery. The first post will have also an interest in laparoscopic surgery and benign lower GI surgery. The second post will have an interest in laparoscopic surgery and benign upper GI surgery.

Both posts will be based at Ealing Hospital and have been created in order to meet the increasing demand for emergency and elective demand for GI services on the Ealing site.

The posts will support the busy Ealing General Surgery team which upon successful appointments being made will increase from 6 to 8 Consultants and supporting junior medical staff. The post holders will ideally have extensive experience of independently performing laparoscopic G.I. surgery as well as consultant level experience of managing emergency cases. The posts will also have a significant elective component made up of outpatient clinics, theatre and endoscopy sessions.

The post-holders will join an existing 1:7 on call rota with prospective cover which will be amended to a 1:8 following the successful appointment of two further substantive appointments also being made imminently.

Close involvement in the development of protocols, audit and risk management, as well as teaching of departmental staff will be an essential component of the job. Research initiatives will be strongly supported.

Ealing Hospital is a district general hospital which provides a broad range of elective and emergency services to a population of 250-300,000, including General/Laparoscopic Surgery, Breast and Endocrine Surgery, Colorectal, Urological, Orthopaedic, ENT & Dental Surgery, and Gynaecology.

Applicants must have FRCS or equivalent and be listed on the Specialist Register of the General Medical Council or be within 3 months of achieving CCST at the time of interview.

Interview Date: Monday, 5th December 2016

For further details / informal visits contact:
For further information please contact Mr Tushar Agarwal, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon,  ( Phone number removed ) , Mr Hemant Sheth, Consultant Upper G.I. Surgeon on  ( Phone number removed )  or Chris Robbins, General Manager for General & Emergency Surgery on  ( Phone number removed ) .

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We promote the wellbeing and safety of all our patients and carers by acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately, according to the standards determined by our policy and procedures. All posts working with vulnerable groups will be subject to an enhanced criminal records check upon appointment and staff will need to give their consent for the Trust to receive regular updates on their criminal records status throughout their employment.

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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.

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. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

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