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Trust Service Post (ST3+) in General Surgery

Job Reference: 415-MP-595-22

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust - Medical & Dental
General Surgery

Trust Doctor in General Surgery – Upper and Lower GI

Applications are invited for the post of ST3 Doctor in General Surgery at North Devon District Hospital. The post is for a 12 month fixed term contract from early September 2022.

The Upper GI unit manages a range of elective and emergency benign UGI conditions and offers advanced laparoscopic skills, including laparoscopic bile duct exploration, laparoscopic anti-reflux and hiatal surgery and laparoscopic hernia repair. The Lower GI unit manages a range of elective and emergency LGI conditions for both benign and malignant disease. Enhanced recovery and laparoscopic interventions are performed wherever possible. The department provides a daily handover service for colorectal conditions from the on call team, meaning the majority of obstructing cancers are dealt with by the colorectal service. Inflammatory bowel disease in managed in partnership with the Gastroenterologists, with whom a weekly MDT is held.

The department has Deanery Registrars, Core Trainees and F1 Doctors, rotating within their respective Peninsula Training Programmes. There are ample opportunities for teaching and training throughout the Trust and the region. The Trust encourages involvement with research and national clinical audit.

The post is based at North Devon District Hospital, part of Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, with some clinical sessions provided at peripheral community sites. NDDH is a unique organisation with integrated acute and community services across North Devon. The acute hospital provides a full complement of secondary care services for the local population, including emergency care, cancer services, maternity and paediatric services. It is a designated Trauma Unit and Cancer Unit.

North Devon provides a beautiful environment in which to live and work, with a wide variety of outdoor and cultural activities and excellent local schools. With National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the doorstep, the area offers an excellent quality of life.

All disabled applicants meeting the essential criteria of a post will be offered an interview. Should you, as a result of a disability, require reasonable adjustments to be made as part of the recruitment process (eg, venue access, information format, interpreter, etc) please do not hesitate to make a member of the recruitment team aware.

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applicants. 

Interview date to be confirmed

Our values guide everything we do. At all times, we aim to:

  • Demonstrate compassion
  • Strive for excellence
  • Respect diversity
  • Act with integrity
  • Listen and support others

Our teams of care professionals work with patients and their families to support peoples’ independence, health and wellbeing. We provide support to avoid hospital admissions, and if an admission is necessary, we try to make each patient’s stay in hospital as short and effective as possible before working with them on a safe discharge home.

According to many clinical targets, we rate as one of the best performing non-foundation trusts in England, because we treat patients in line with national waiting time standards, have very few hospital-acquired infections and meet our four-hour waiting times for urgent care. We have a huge range of clinical expertise that we share across professional spheres to ensure people get world-class care when they need it.

In our most recent staff survey, our staff voted us in the top 10% of NHS provider organisations to work for and we also came out as the top provider in the South West for our overall results. Our patients (through the Friends and Family Test) regularly report an average of over 95% satisfaction with our services.

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. For further information and to self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship, please visit the UK Border Agency website. Note: we will be unable to obtain Tier 2 sponsorship for Bank positions.

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applicants.

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