Consultant in General and Emergency Surgery

Manchester, Greater Manchester
23 Feb 2018
18 Mar 2018
Career Level
Clinical assistant
Contract Type
Full Time

Play a key role in shaping the future of emergency surgical care and services in the UKs largest Trust.

Do you have full GMC registration, an appropriate higher surgical qualification and a proven ability to perform laparoscopic surgery? Would you like to help a growing team of surgeons to develop and shape emergency surgical care and services across the city of Manchester? Then come and join our brand new foundation trust.

From 1st October 2017, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) and the University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM) has joined together to create a new foundation trust, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT).

Our new organisation will provide a single hospital service across the city of Manchester and in 12- 18 months will also include the services currently provided by North Manchester General Hospital. These changes will make a real difference to the health outcomes and quality of life for the people of Manchester. That’s why this really is an extremely exciting and challenging period in the delivery of health and social care in Greater Manchester and one that provides a wealth of career opportunities for great people right across our Group.

These challenging roles form part of the Healthier Together initiative, an innovative programme that seeks to address the variations in life expectancy following general surgery across the conurbation. Four hospitals across Greater Manchester have been identified as being ’hub’ sites, with high acuity patients being cared for at these sites with the support of increased levels of consultant presence and input.

In terms of general surgery, Healthier Together will see MFT run both a hub site (providing high risk emergency surgery, and complex elective surgery) and a non-hub site (providing low risk surgery and ambulatory services), at the Manchester Royal Infirmary and Wythenshawe sites respectively. Successful applicants will be required to work across both sites once the Healthier Together model is implemented.

You’ll deliver general and emergency surgery, be responsible for emergency general surgery admissions and generally help to strengthen the Department’s ability to deliver high quality surgery. Applicants with an interest in benign oesophago-gastric surgery, benign hepato-pancreatico-biliary surgery, complex abdominal wall reconstruction surgery, or emergency general surgery will be supported to develop their interest further, alongside their primary role in the delivery of the emergency general surgery service. All clinical activity is complemented by an active research programme too, so you’ll also have the opportunity to develop an active research interest, apply for a senior lecturer position and get involved in supervision of MD students in the future.

In addition to a full GMC registration, you’ll need clinical training and experience equivalent to that required for gaining UK CCT and the ability to offer expert opinion on a range of general surgery problems. Confident in taking full responsibility for the clinical requirements of patients and advising on the efficient and smooth running of a specialist service, you're adept at organising and manage outpatient priorities, surgical waiting lists and operating lists and managing and leading a team. An understanding of the clinical governance network and evidence of audit is also required, together with a track record of supervising foundation year trainees or equivalent and teaching clinical and operative skills.

For further details/informal visits contact: Finlay Curran, Clinical Director - Surgery 0161 276 4170; Simon Galloway, Clinical Director - Surgery 0161 291 6656

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Closing date: 18 March 2018.

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve.

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