Specialty Doctor - Rotating in Breast & Colorectal

Keighley, West Yorkshire
21 Feb 2019
21 Mar 2019
General surgery
Career Level
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

The post holder will be expected to participate fully in the provision of general surgical services to the Hospital. The post holder will work on a rotation within Breast Surgery and Colorectal Surgery.


The Department of General Surgery functions as 3 separate firms (Breast / Oncoplastic, Colorectal and Upper GI). Miss Murphy and Miss Baker are part of the Breast / Oncoplastic firm. Mr Rao, Mr Khan, Mr Ahmed, Mr Newman and Mr Sasi and Miss Whittaker are part of the colorectal / Upper GI firm.


The on call rota is organized by the senior middle grade in liaison with one of the colorectal middle grades that organises the colorectal firm part of the weekly diary.  The post holder undertakes, exceptionally, to be available for such irregular commitments outside normally roistered duties as are essential for continuity of patient care.


The normal working day is from 8am to 5 pm. The middle grade on call during these hours is the middle grade working with the consultant on call at that time. In the absence of this middle grade, the on call middle grade for the other half of the working day will be on call for the whole day.


There are regular handovers at the following times when on call. All handovers occur in ward 14:


8am- between the night Middle Grade and the morning on call Middle Grade who is also responsible for the CEPOD list and the post take ward round. In addition there are handovers between the middle grades and the FY2 in paediatrics at 20:00 and 08:00 hrs. 1pm- between the morning and afternoon mid grades. 5pm- between the afternoon middle grade and the night middle grade.  As the on calls are non-resident, you are expected to be contactable via the long range pager and/or mobile phone at all times while on call. You are also expected to have a close input into the care of all surgical and urological admissions and have a low threshold to escalate issues to the appropriate consultants on call.


You will be expected to see all vascular emergency referrals from the wards or A&E and liaise with the ‘Vascular Network’ consultant on call via switchboard for appropriate advice and transfer as necessary. (There is no elective vascular surgery at Airedale, Mr Molloy works here part time undertaking OP clinics and seeing inpatient referrals with all elective vascular surgery being transferred to the nearby Bradford Royal Infirmary)


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