This exciting new rotation will provide a thorough basic surgical training. The successful applicant will rotate though general surgery, vascular surgery and orthopaedic surgery spending over a 2 year period. I year will be in general surgery with 6 months in each of the other 2 specialties. This unique post offers excellent opportunities to develop knowledge and operative experience.
Although this is not a recognised training post, the role and opportunities available are identical to that of the core surgical trainees in the department. The post-holder will receive training in clinics, in-patient and day surgery theatres, as well as on ward rounds. The post-holder will take part in the acute surgical on-call rota at Core Trainee level for General Surgery. During the on-call, they will have the opportunity to be involved in the care of vascular and urology patients.
There are two hours of protected teaching per week, as well as monthly mortality and morbidity meetings. The weekly departmental teaching programme follows the ICSP curriculum. The candidate will be actively encouraged to participate in audit and research.
The department has an internationally renowned surgical training centre on-site – the ICENI centre. A number of Royal College of Surgeons accredited courses are run here, including Basic Surgical Skills, Core Laparoscopic Skills and ATLS which we would encourage the successful applicant to attend. There is also a simulator suite where individual training can be arranged for the successful applicant.
General Surgery (12 months) - The Laparoscopic Gastrointestinal Unit
The general surgical department has an international reputation for laparoscopic surgery. . There are 6 colorectal surgeons, 2 upper GI surgeons and 4 emergency surgeons. There is a strong ethos of training within the unit, with all of the consultants participating as faculty on a wide range of courses. There will be training in surgical operations such as laparoscopic cholecystectomy, laparoscopic appendicectomy and open hernia repair, as well as assisting in complex colorectal and upper GI operations. The opportunity to gain endoscopy experience is also possible. There are several research and audit projects ongoing within the department and the postholder will be encouraged to participate in these and submit work for national and international presentations.
Vascular Surgery (6 months)
There are six general and vascular surgeons in the vascular firm.
The unit serves a catchment population of 750,000 for vascular surgery. It benefits from ST3+ trainees. The unit is currently busy and a variety of open and endovascular procedures are performed which allow excellent training at basic surgical level.
The Unit has a duplex service provided by a vascular laboratory and a vascular specialist nurse. Mr Backhouse has an interest in venous disease and carotid surgery, Mr Choksy in carotid surgery, shunts and EVAR and Mr Howard in all the above plus laparoscopic aortic surgery
There is a significant general surgical workload in the vascular firm including thyroid surgery, laparoscopic hernia surgery, day case open hernia surgery and venous surgery (both open and endovenous).
There will be an opportunity to attend outpatient clinics and operating lists in endocrine surgery (thyroid and parathyroid surgery), day case lumps and bumps lists (lipomas, sebaceous cysts etc) and day case general surgical hernia lists (open and laparoscopic) as well as venous surgery (endovenous laser and open venous surgery).
The orthopaedic department is a very busy unit with plenty of opportunity to gain experience with common orthopaedic conditions both in the elective and emergency settings. Training will be given in theatre as well as in the out-patient departments.
During the course of the appointment the Trust SHO may undertake research studies.
The incumbent will be expected to participate in case presentations and audit activity and participate in the undergraduate teaching programme.
The Trust SHO will be expected to assist in the administrative duties of the firm.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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