Consultant in General Surgery with an interest in Colorectal Surgery

Location
Chichester, West Sussex
Posted
10 Apr 2018
Closes
07 May 2018
Sector
Hospital
Specialty
General surgery
Career Level
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Applications are invited for the above post of Consultant General Surgeon in Colorectal Surgery based at St Richard’s Hospital, part of the Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The successful applicant will join a team of 7 consultant colleagues and will work a dedicated 1:8 consultant of the week emergency general surgery rota.

Laparoscopic colorectal surgery and enhanced recovery are well established at the trust and modern high definition stacks and energy devices are available.

Extensive training in Colorectal Surgery is essential and proven experience in laparoscopic colorectal resection will be required. Consideration will be given to the development of sub-specialist interests commensurate with existing interests in the department.

The department is supported by experienced middle grade and specialist trainee surgeons, FY2 and FY1 doctors.

All newly appointed Consultants are mentored, via the “WSHFT Mentorship scheme for senior medical staff”.

The Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a new Trust, recently formed by the amalgamation of the highly performing Royal West Sussex and Worthing and Southlands Hospitals NHS Trusts, providing health care for nearly 500,000 people. Based in and around Chichester and Worthing on the South Coast of England, we are a forward looking and innovative trust whose purpose is to provide high quality emergency and elective care for the people of West Sussex. Foundation Trust Status was achieved in July 2013. The locality is one of outstanding natural beauty and richly endowed with excellent sporting and cultural facilities with good transport links to London and Europe.

Applicants must be on the GMC Specialist Register or within 6 months of attaining Specialist Registration at the time of interview. Applications from candidates who, for personal reasons, are unable to work full-time will be eligible to be considered for this post.

All applicants are required to provide the names and contact details of four referees; three will be clinical referees including one from the current employer (or most recent employer if not currently working) and the final referee will your current Responsible Officer for revalidation.

Please note shortlisted applicants will be asked to provide an up to date CV for their interview.

Applications from Agencies will NOT be considered, therefore please do not send any directly to the department or Medical HR.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Miss Angela Skull -Clinical Director for General Surgery: angela.skull@wsht.nhs.uk or alternatively, please click the apply button.

Interview date: TBC

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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

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.