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.