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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/07/2019.

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Trust Grade Doctor (ST3+)

Job Reference: 358-1779747-MED

University Hospitals of Leicester
General Surgery
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS trust, Leicester


Possession of the M.R.C.S. or equivalent is essential.

The main duties and responsibilities of this post are to:

  • Ensure a safe and high standard of care of all patients
  • Participate in the running of the department/ward
  • Provide clinical supervision of Junior doctors on medical wards &/or in the on-call team
  • Provide senior medical input for the on-call Medical Team (especially Out of Hours) and potentially lead the cardiac arrest team
  • Assist with achieving the DOH Clinical Quality Indicators
  • The ability to work well in a multidisciplinary team is essential to this post. You will participate in operational and research projects and the teaching of the Senior House Officers, Medical Students, Nursing staff and other Ancillary staff.

Main Duties

All posts have a service element and the following covers the majority of duties. There will be minor variations in different hospitals but the list is aimed at covering the majority of duties:

  • Supervise, monitor and assist Junior Medical Doctors in the day-to-day management of in-patients in posts.
  • Liaise between nurses, junior doctors, patients, relatives and senior medical staff.
  • Attend and participate in ward rounds as timetabled
  • Take part in timetabled Emergency work. This will involve contributing senior input to the on-call team and may include any combination of leading the arrest team, supervising a medical admissions unit, reviewing medical patients on base wards and providing a medical opinion for patients in other specialities.
  • Participate in Medical Outpatient Clinics.
  • Independently perform basic medical procedures including Lumbar Puncture, Abdominal Paracentesis and Ascitic drain insertion.
  • Dictate discharge summaries.
  • Attend weekly educational and multidisciplinary sessions.
  • Teach medical students as directed.
  • Co-operate with members of the personnel department when monitoring hours of work and other personnel issues.
  • Attend induction in each hospital or new department.
  • Comply with all local policies including dress code, annual and study leave.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Sam Sangal - Head of Service Tel No: 07738920603

Closing Date: 18/07/2019

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably EU/EEA candidate is successful it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

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

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