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General Surgical Rotational Post Trust Grade

Job Description

Applications are invited for several posts in a newly-created surgical speciality rotation at core trainee level. The posts are for up to eighteen months and will rotate on a four monthly basis through a variety of surgical specialities:
• Breast surgery
• Colorectal surgery
• Trauma & Orthopaedics/Ortho-Geriatrics
• Vascular surgery
• Upper GI surgery
• Urology
• Plastic Surgery

The specialities will be discussed and arranged with successful candidates but all posts will include on-call cross cover.
These posts are designed for post foundation doctors who are preparing for core surgical training applications. The posts do not have formal deanery approval but all successful applicants will be allocated an educational supervisor for the year and a clinical supervisor for each post.

Applicants will be expected to subscribe to ISCP and to keep a surgical logbook. Successful candidates will be monitored for progression throughout the year by regular ARCP type reviews. Each candidate will be expected to complete a full audit cycle and enthusiasm for research opportunities on offer will be viewed favourably. The goal of the rotation is for candidates to gain success at the next round of Core Surgical Training applications.

Training opportunities will include clinical experience in each specialty, attendance at outpatient clinics and operating lists and teaching of undergraduate and foundation doctors.

For each successful candidate, we would be keen to sponsor an MsC in surgery with the University of Manchester or a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education. This sponsorship will be on a pro rata basis and is dependent on the candidate fulfilling the duration of the appointment.

Annual and study leave are flexible but subject to the needs of the department. We proactively encourage successful candidates to apply for suitable external course such as ATLS, CCrISP and the MRCS examination and applications for study leave for these will be looked upon favourably.

For further details / informal visits contact:
For informal discussions please contact Jonathan Hobson, Clinical Director of Specialist Surgery - ( Email address removed ) or Richard Montague, Deputy Divisional Medical Director – ( Email address removed ).

PLEASE NOTE: UHSM is committed to supporting its current employees move into new roles as a result of organisational change or other circumstances. We therefore reserve the right to prioritise current staff who may need to be redeployed into this role.

UHSM has five core PEOPLE values. These values bring together our very talented team and they guide us in the way we work.

Patient first – we put our patients and customers first. We aim to exceed their expectations every time to earn their trust and loyalty.

E xcellence – we are dedicated to developing excellence. We strive to continuously improve the quality of care we give to our patients.

One team– we aim to attract, excite, develop and retain exceptional people. We work as one team, delivering our best to our patients by supporting each other.

oPen – we embrace innovation and learn from our mistakes. We measure everything we do and we openly share information.

Leadership – we believe in leadership at all levels. We demonstrate personal courage and role model the behaviour we expect from others.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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