Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon

Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
12 Mar 2018
08 Apr 2018
General surgery
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

The James Paget Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is seeking to appoint a Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon. The successful candidate for this post will contribute to the General Surgery service, with a particular focus on Colorectal Surgery. This will complement the existing 8 posts ( 3 Colorectal, 2 Upper GI/Day-case & 3 Breast Surgeons ) of which 7 suregons partcicpate in the Emergency Surgery rota.

The Trust is forward-looking and highly regarded within the local region. The James Paget University Hospital (JPUH) is a modern hospital with state of the art scanning and diagnostics. There is a support team of Foundation Year 1 and Year 2 Trainees, ST1/2 doctors, middle grade doctors at specialist registrar,specialty doctor and associate specialist levels.

The JPUH have been given an overall rating of “Good,” following the Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection which took place in August 2015. This places us in the top 30% of acute trusts in the country.

The Trust came out top in the East of England region on the 2016 GMC trainees’ survey results, reflecting our commitment to providing a high quality training environment and looking after our trainees as valued colleagues.

The Hospital is an active partner in the Norwich Medical School at the University of East Anglia, Norwich. Approximately 1/3 of the undergraduate medical education is provided by the Trust. There will be opportunities for the successful candidate to become involved in the undergraduate programme which could lead to an Honorary Senior Lectureship. There is also the opportunity for those interested in academic work to develop research with the UEA, with access to research facilities at the University.

Candidates must have CCT or be within six months of completion of training or be on, or eligible for, the Specialist Register.

The James Paget University Hospital is located less than a mile from long sandy beaches and is within commuting distance from several small villages. There is a wide choice of good local schools and competitive house prices.

The roads are free from traffic congestion and residents enjoy a good quality of life with easy access to the natural beauty of the Norfolk Broads famed for its wildlife, walking, cycling and sailing opportunities. The historic city of Norwich is only 30 minutes away and has an international airport; there are excellent rail links to London and easy access to the ports of Felixstowe and Harwich for access to Europe.

Candidates wishing for further information or to arrange informal visits may contact Mr Vivek Chitre (Consultant Surgeon and Clinical Director) on 01493 452377 or Mr Roshan Lal (Consultant Colorectal Surgeon and Clinical Lead for Surgery) on 01493 452155.

Closing date for applications is 8th April 2018

To learn more about the Trust, please visit our web site.

To apply for this post, complete and submit an application form by clicking the apply button. Please include the names and addresses of three referees, ensuring one is relevant to your present or most recent post. One referee must also be from someone in a Senior Management position at your last appointment.

The James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust recognises the requirement to promote health and reduce ill-health. The Trust is committed to the principles of improving working lives through a number of initiatives such as job share, flexible working and the development of a culture of openness and transparency. The Trust is committed to ensuring that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of their gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation or identity, and religion or belief.

Tier 2 Sponsorship : We are pleased to consider applicants who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK but it is unlikely that we would be able to appoint if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available. Applying for entry clearance into the UK, must provide a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

It is important that your application meets the minimum requirements of the person specification, as the Trust will shortlist against these details. Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification before making your application to ensure that your application demonstrates that you meet the minimum requirements. 

Please check your account regularly under “My Applications” to view the progress of your applications. Applications which are successful will be invited to interview using the email address provided within your application. Please check your email account regularly. If you do not hear from us within 4 weeks, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

In submitting an application form, you authorise the Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process.

Please note that should we experience a high level of interest in this post, the vacancy may be closed prior to the stated closing date.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.