Doctors - Laparoscopic Bariatric Fellowship

  • Department Bariatric Surgery
  • Salary 50,017
  • Closing Date 20/01/2022
  • Location Shrewsbury
  • Grade ST3 - 8
  • Job ref 223-MJ663E
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Fixed Term
  • Hours 48



Job Reference: 223-MJ663E

Employer:     The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals, Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

Department:  General Surgery

Location:       Mytton Oak Road, Shrewsbury, SY3 8XQ

Salary:          £50,017 per annum.

Dates:           Commencing 1st April 2022 to 1st April 2023

The appointment is a peri CCT Fellowship in Bariatric Surgery and is fully accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons of England as a Senior Clinical Fellowship in General Surgery.


This is a non-training grade post but has been specifically designed for Surgeons who have already completed their training or are near completion. The successful candidate will be able to expand his/her Bariatric clinical and surgical skills. It is expected that this fellowship will prepare the individual to start as a day one Consultant.


Applicants must have the third part FRCS or equivalent, and hold or be about to complete their CCT.  The post is for twelve months.


The principal role of the post holder will be to develop his/her clinical and operative skills. It is envisaged that there will be at least 2 full days of theatre experience per week. There will be exposure to Bariatric endoscopy and outpatient clinics. Participation in ward rounds will be expected. In addition, there will be an on-call commitment, which is currently a 1:12 full shift.


The Fellow will be encouraged to attend regular theatre lists with the Consultant Bariatric Surgeons. A learning agreement will be decided between the Fellow and the Fellowship Lead. The Fellow will have the opportunity to learn the principles and operative techniques, acquire his/her learning curve and ultimately achieve the standard necessary to practice independently.


The unit has a high-volume case including laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, mini gastric bypass, gastric band, endoscopic gastric balloon and revisional operations.


There is also a well-established tier 3 service, led by our Consultant Bariatric Physician and supported by other allied healthcare professionals. The unit holds monthly MDT meetings.


All the Consultant Bariatric Surgeons have extensive laparoscopic practice with approximately 200 bariatric procedures per year. The unit already has experience in the training of senior upper GI trainees within the West Midlands Deanery. The Fellow will be expected to attend theatre lists specifically to gain experience in laparoscopic bariatric procedures.


The unit also provides exposure to other areas of upper GI surgery which may be of interest to the fellow, including complex hiatal hernia repair, surgery for achalasia, laparoscopic CBD exploration and laparoscopic splenectomy for haematological disorders.


Should the Fellow have an interest in incorporating any of these areas in their scope of practice, he/she will have the full support of the Consultants. This will further enable and assist with progression onto a consultant post.


The training will be overseen by the Fellowship Lead, and delivered by the whole consultant body, all of whom have a keen interest in training. The Educational Supervisor will monitor the training experience of both the Fellow and the ST trainees to ensure optimum case allocation and training experience for all. It is expected that the fellow will adopt a flexible approach to the training opportunities available in order to maximise the experience available to them. In previous years it has been clear that the volume of caseload allows a mutually beneficial experience for the Fellow and STs alike.

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.

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.


Appointments to visit the Trust may be arranged with:


Mr M Riera (Fellowship Lead)     

Tel: 01743 261000 Ext 2418



Mr R Jain (Deputy Fellowship Lead)

          Tel: 01743 261000 Ext 2418



Mr G Kirby (Clinical Lead for Upper GI Surgery)                                         

          Tel: 01743 261000 Ext 2418













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