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Consultant Surgeon

Job Reference: 358-2628291-CON-A

University Hospitals of Leicester
General Surgery
Leicester General Hospital, Leicester
£82,096 - £110,683 per annum

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Consultant Surgeon

The University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (UHL) is seeking to appoint an outstanding colorectal and general surgeon to provide a comprehensive elective colorectal and emergency gastrointestinal (GI) service. This is a replacement post due to retirement. Our combined colorectal unit, currently located across two hospital sites, is one of the largest in the country according to NBOCA. The exciting reconfiguration of our GI surgical services in summer 2021 will result in all colorectal surgeons being based at the LRI as single colorectal unit. Both emergency and elective GI surgery will be undertaken at the LRI site and outpatient and daycase activity will continue at the LGH site.

Elective duties

The appointee will be expected to provide a high-quality service in the management of colorectal cancer and benign colorectal conditions. Participation in the weekly colorectal and anal cancer MDT is mandatory. Training and competence in laparoscopic surgery would be expected from the appointee. The retiree is responsible for the early rectal cancer service in UHL and therefore the appointee will be required to continue and develop TEO/TAMIS services in a sustainable way for the future. It is essential that the appointee is JAG accredited for colonoscopy. Further specialist areas of expertise that can be accommodated in our unit include inflammatory bowel disease and complex abdominal hernias, and an interest in either or both would be desirable. We are a large teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Leicester and an ability to deliver high quality in teaching and training is essential. An interest in research in all its forms is desirable.

Emergency duties

Following reconfiguration the appointee will participate in a 1:18 general surgery rota and a 1:12 specialist colorectal rota. Upper GI specialist services will be provided by 1:6 on call rota. If the appointee starts in post prior to reconfiguration, in the interim the appointee will participate in a 1:11 on call rota at LGH. The Emergency Department is located at the LRI, and currently acute surgical patients are admitted across both sites. However following reconfiguration the full emergency take will be at the LRI for GI Surgery and supported by surgical triage, and by our Emergency GI surgeons who follow a SDEC model and provide a robust in-reach service to our busy ED and deliver consultant-led Emergency Surgical Ambulatory Clinics. The HPB emergency and elective activity will undertaken at the Glenfield hospital which will be covered by the HPB surgical team.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Sam Sangal

Job title Consultant Surgeon and Head of Service - LGH

Telephone number 0116 258 4378

Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

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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 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 will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS)

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COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-UK candidates may not be appointed if the Trust is unable to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements or there is a appointable applicant who already holds the right to work in the UK.

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 current 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 current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration 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, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement.

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