Consultant Bariatric and General Surgeon

Chichester, West Sussex
£77,913 - £105,952 per annum
15 May 2019
02 Jun 2019
General surgery
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

(10 PAs)

Applications are invited for the above post of Consultant Bariatric Surgeon based at St Richards Hospital, part of the Western Sussex NHS Foundation Trust. 

The successful candidate will join a department of 7 surgeons, with two fellows, one bariatric, and 5 specialist registrars. They will join a team of 3 bariatric surgeons and one bariatric physician and take part in the bariatric MDT. The on call is a general 1:8 on call rota, with a registrar and resident CT/F2 grade doctor. The Bariatric department is one of the best and largest in the country, and has a high volume of bariatric referrals, encompassing the whole range of surgery, with bypasses, revision surgery, bands and sleeve gastrectomies. The department takes complex referrals from out of area. The department has surgical care practitioners that support the workload, and has specialist SCPs in surgery and bariatric surgery.

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the only CQC-rated “Outstanding” hospital trust on the south coast and one of only seven in the country. We’re an ambitious organisation that champions our people, equipping them with new skills to continually improve services for patients.

The CQC recognised our leading approach continuous improvement which encourages and supports innovation at all levels.  We are an acute trust with three hospitals; St Richard’s in Chichester and Worthing Hospital, where we provide emergency and inpatient care; and Southlands Hospital in Shoreham, where we provide out-patient care and day surgery.  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. 

Our hospitals are all situated along the beautiful Sussex coast, nestled against the South Downs National Park, and close to vibrant towns that are richly endowed with excellent cultural and sporting facilities, offering good transport links to London and Europe.

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

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.

Ms Angela Skull Consultant Surgeon, and Clinical Director or Mr Chris Pring,, Consultant Bariatric Surgeon

Alternatively, please click the apply button.

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

Closing Date:            02 June 2019           

Interview Date:         TBC