Doctors - Specialty Middle Grade Doctor In Upper GI Surgery

  • Department Upper GI Surgery
  • Salary 45,124 - 77,519
  • Closing Date 26/10/2021
  • Location Telford
  • Grade Specialty Middle Grade Doctor
  • Job ref 223-SD171
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Full Time
  • Hours 40

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

Job Overview Specialty Middle Grade Doctor in Upper GI surgery


We welcome applications for a specialty doctor within our busy upper gastrointestinal surgery team. The team undertakes care of emergency general surgery patients, and specialist UGI operations including bariatric surgery, hiatal surgery, and gallstone disease. The successful candidate will be well motivated to work within a team of doctors caring for inpatients and outpatients, a with a desire to develop their skills and expertise.

Main Duties of the job

The duties of the job include caring for inpatients on ward rounds, leading a team of junior doctors and working closely with consultant surgeons. You will take part in emergency and specialist surgery, and see patients in outpatient clinics. The role includes a role within the general surgery on call team.

There will be training opportunities in theatre including laparoscopic and emergency surgery, as well as endoscopy.

We will encourage engagement with audit and quality improvement projects. We would accommodate a research interest wherever practicable.

Working for our Organisation

Our Hospitals are located in Shrewsbury and Telford and are brimming with exemplary teams of hardworking individuals.

Shropshire is a beautiful county 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. 

Both hospitals are based in Shropshire, a short 20 minutes’ drive apart. Shrewsbury has recently been named in the ‘Sunday Times Best Places to Live Guide’ as one of the top places to live in the country. It is a wonderful bustling place, with affordable housing, fantastic schools and great out-of-work activities for everyone. 

We want you to find out more about the department and our hospitals, and we invite you to contact us with any questions you may have or even arrange a visit. Please also take the time to read any supporting documentation to really get to know us.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

This is a full-time appointment subject to satisfactory assessment after 6 months.

The supervision of the Speciality Doctor is shared between the Consultants on the firm.  The work is similar to Specialist Registrars acting as an intermediary between the Consultant and the House staff.  You will help in the management of in-patient and outpatient care for all consultants. You will be expected to cross-cover your colleagues as per operational needs of the service.  It is a requirement of employment to be prepared to work at any additional or different location owned or served by the Trust, either on an on-going or temporary basis according to the demands of the service.


Attendance on ward rounds, operating sessions and outpatient clinics are essential parts of the post. The amount and type of operating will depend on the skills you have already acquired and will be decided by the Consultant.  Communication with General Practitioners is an essential part of the work and this will include prompt preparation of discharge summaries, letters and correspondence should be in line with the Upper GI Department and Surgical Centre standards.

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.

Look around a little and browse our jobs...

There are many exciting opportunities available for dedicated and loyal staff at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust.

Is it time you made a change?