The Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust is one of the top-performing Trusts in the country, with an enviable patient satisfaction record, innovative services and cutting-edge technology. Rated fourth in the country for staff satisfaction we were recently chosen as one of the Health Service Journal’s best places to work.
We are a unique organisation delivering acute and community services coupled with integrated community health and social care that is organised around primary care.
As an integrated Trust, we employ over 3,000 staff and provide care that is judged as excellent by our patients. Responses to the national inpatient, outpatient, maternity and staff surveys regularly put us in the top 20% of Trusts in England.
We provide acute care based from North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple. In our community hospitals across north Devon we provide community inpatient care and rehabilitation with a mix of GP and consultant-led beds.
Our community health and social care teams support people to live healthily and independently in their own homes. We do this by responding rapidly to avoid hospital admissions and providing support to enable patients to leave hospital as soon as is safe.
We also offer a range of pan-Devon specialist community services such as health promotion, sexual health and podiatry. This means that we are very different to other NHS Trusts and can offer a wide range of opportunities to staff.
But on top of all that, we’re based in Devon – a county that’s regularly voted as the best place in Britain to live. With world-class beaches, picture-postcard villages, excellent schools and dynamic cities alive with culture, Devon has it all. We are sure you’ll love it here so make that move to a better life.
We have several fixed term appointments at ST3+ level within our General Surgery department these posts would suit candidates seeking further experience within a busy and supportive General Surgery department, these posts are ideal for post MRCS ST3+ level doctor looking to gain additional experience prior to applying for an ST3 post.
You will have the opportunity to work with either the Colorectal team or the General/Upper GI team. Additionally you will be on call 1:10 as the General Surgery Trust doctor. The department of surgery consists of 9 Consultant General Surgeons with major interests in Colorectal, Breast, Upper GI and Vascular surgery. The appointee will have completed Core Training in Surgery (or equivalent) and be capable of managing the emergency and elective duties at a middle grade level.
Northern Devon Healthcare Trust
The Department of General Surgery & Urology is based at the North Devon District Hospital and is currently staffed by Nine Consultant Surgeons and four Consultant Urologists with accompanying junior staff.
The general surgery junior staffing consists of 3 Specialty Doctors, 1 Trust Doctor and SAS level, 3 Specialty Trainee doctors at ST3+ level, 1 Trust doctor at ST3 level,
2 Trust Service doctors (CT1 equivalent),1 CT doctor, 2 F2 doctors and 6 F1 doctors. The junior/Trust Service post doctors combine with F2 and F1 doctors to provide the lower tier for oncall purposes. The rotas are compliant with the new contract for junior doctors.
The traditional firm structure has been redesigned to address the requirements of EWTD, new junior doctor and the consultant contract. There are three teams, one colorectal, one general/upper GI and one breast/vascular. These posts are designed to support the work of the colorectal and general/upper GI teams
The Department of General Surgery & Urology is based at the North Devon District
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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.
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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