Doctors - Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon

  • Department Colorectal Surgery
  • Salary £84,559 - £114,003 per annum
  • Closing Date 15/07/2022
  • Location Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade Consultant
  • Job ref 223-MC2112
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full time

Job overview

We are seeking to appoint a Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon to The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) providing services to the county of Shropshire and a sizeable part of the adjacent Welsh County of Powys with a combined catchment population of in excess of 500,000. The Colorectal Surgical Unit is primarily based at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital but all Consultant staff are also required to work at The Princess Royal Hospital depending on service needs. This is a replacement post following retirement. The appointee will join the existing 9 full-time Colorectal Surgeons and attracts 11 Programmed Activities per week and an on-call commitment.

We are entering an exciting period at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust. We have been guaranteed more than £312 million pounds to develop our hospitals into two state of the art facilities that will offer greatly improved environments, more sustainable staffing and better facilities. It will make SaTH a better place to work, in turn making it a better place to receive care. We are looking for Surgeons with commitment, drive and a desire to make an impact transforming the delivery of surgical care.

Main duties of the job

The Colorectal Surgical Unit has a high volume case load with approximately 350 new diagnoses a year with over 300 curative resections, including 110 rectal resections. In addition there is TEMS service with an expanding practice (currently approximately 25 TEMS resections done each year). The Unit is regularly in the top ten high volume centres for elective colorectal cancer resections in the UK (ACPGBI). All of the Consultant Colorectal Surgeons have a laparoscopic practice with approximately 200 resections per year performed laparoscopically. The Trust is well advanced with plans to implement robotic surgery in 2022.

Working for our organisation

Shropshire is a beautiful county located between the West Midlands and North Wales. Whilst rural and home to the Shropshire Hills it is anything but sleepy. The county is bustling with idyllic towns including Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Bridgnorth and Ludlow, with plenty to do regardless of your interests. More information can again be found under further links.

We are ideally located between the north and the south making travelling around the UK extremely easy. As well as being only a short distance from major cities and busy transport links including Birmingham airport, our county also borders with beautiful north Wales which is abundant in outdoor activities, brilliant beaches, and thrilling scenery.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

A wide range of sub-specialty practice is offered including inflammatory bowel disease (including pouch surgery and surgery for enterocutaneous fistula), early rectal cancer (with TEMS) and complex recto-vaginal endometriosis work undertaken as combined laparoscopic procedures with our colleagues in gynaecology. There is an established and accredited pelvic floor service and specialist combined MDT with urogynaecology led by 2 Colorectal Surgeons supported by a pelvic floor Nurse Specialist.  The service undertakes EAUS and anorectal manometry on site and defaecating proctograms within region. A full range of pelvic floor surgical procedures including laparoscopic ventral mesh rectopexy (LVMR) is offered.

The unit currently consists of 10 Consultant Colorectal Surgeons (including this post), 3 Specialist Trainees and 2 Core Trainees from the HEE (WM) deanery, 2 Trust Grade Surgeons and 4 Foundation Year doctors. We also provide a Royal College of Surgeons of England Approved Senior Clinical Fellowship post in Colorectal Surgery. The Unit has a strong commitment to surgical education with positions on national and regional committees.  3 Colorectal Surgeons have successfully completed the LAPCO Training the Trainers course.

We have modern laparoscopic equipment in two dedicated theatres including a range of modern surgical energy devices and 4KHD stacks. Colorectal resections are managed in an established Enhanced Recovery Programme.

We are active in the teaching of both Medical Students and Surgical Trainees and we are an Associate Teaching Hospital for Keele Medical School.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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