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Trust Doctor - General Surgery

Job Description

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust

Whilst this is not a teaching post, this rotation offers full teaching and training opportunities. Each post holder will be allocated an educational supervisor to oversee their development and career. They will also be helped and encouraged to perform audit projects and participate in research.

The department of General Surgery consists of 9 consultants, 1 associate specialist and 11 middle grades. It offers expertise in the fields of Upper GI/Biliary, Colorectal, Breast, Endocrine. It provides advanced upper and lower GI laparoscopic surgery. In addition to the 7 operating theatres in the main theatre area there is a very busy day surgery centre with a further 4 fully equipped theatres. There is 24 hour emergency cover supported by a surgical assessment unit.

The Urology department consists of 5 consultants, 2 staff grades and 4 specialist nurses. We offer a wide range of procedures including ESWL, Urodynamics and one stop clinics; inpatient open and endoscopic urology and are at the forefront of developing day case surgery including prostate and bladder resections and laser stone day case surgery. There is a consultant delivered 24 hour emergency cover supported by interaction with the surgical assessment unit.

The Emergency Department provides care for around 50,000 new patients each year and we are a Type 1 trauma unit. We currently have 4 consultants, 8 middle grades and 8 SHO level doctors. We see a wide spectrum of medical and surgical emergencies as would be expected in a DGH and are focused on delivering high quality care efficiently. Weekly teaching ensures regular training opportunities for all junior staff and the consultant team is always available to support career development.

The Trust provides services to north-west Norfolk and the surrounding areas. We serve a population of around 220,000, which is steadily increasing and increases substantially during the spring and summer months due to the surrounding countryside and beaches being popular for holidaymakers. There are convenient rail-links to Cambridge and London and direct road links to Norwich, the Midlands and Cambridge.




At The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust we not only recruit employees based on their qualifications and experience - we recruit individuals who possess (and are able to demonstrate) the behaviours which underpin our core values.

Broadly, these values include such attributes as being dedicated, showing courage and embracing innovation. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves and others, and being open to new ideas.

Can you show us through your application and at interview how you would treat our patients with the compassion, dignity and respect they have a right to expect? Are you able to evidence behaviours that are supportive of your colleagues?

If you believe that you are able to meet these essential requirements, we would be very happy to consider your application.

(For a full list of our Values and Behaviours, please see below)

‘TWO TICKS’ SCHEME: We are a committed Two Ticks employer. If you believe that you are eligible for a guaranteed interview under this scheme, please indicate this on your application. More information on eligibility for the scheme can be found below.

REFERENCES: If you are successful in applying for this post we will require company email addresses for your referees to speed up your start date (personal email addresses for employers are not acceptable). At least one of your referees must be your current/most recent employer. We require references to cover 3 years employment history (unless just leaving education).

If you haven’t worked for three years or more you should provide us with a reference from your most recent employers; where this isn’t possible we will accept references from someone of sufficient standing within your community who knows you, such as a doctor, solicitor, MP, religious leader/minister.

Applicants who are in, or have just left full time education and have never worked should obtain references from a lecturer or teacher within the educational establishment attended.

***Please be aware that if you are shortlisted for interview you will be required to bring the relevant Identification and Qualification documents. For the list of acceptable forms of identification please see below the link to the Establishing Identity document***

BENEFITS: We offer our staff a wide range of benefits including work life balance policies, flexible working opportunities, Childcare support, a free counseling service, Occupational Health services, excellent pension scheme and NHS shopping discounts.


The closing date given is a guide. We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so we do advise you to submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

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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