Specialty doctor in general surgery
cLOSING DATE: nOON 24th July 2015
As you may be aware, the new SouthGlasgowUniversityHospital and new RoyalHospital for Sick Children are due to open on the current Southern site early in 2015.
With this in mind, please note that positions based within the Victoria Infirmary, Mansionhouse Unit, the Western Infirmary and the current RoyalHospital for Sick Children at Yorkhill will change location and move to the new hospitals.
Gartnavel GeneralHospital and Glasgow Royal Infirmary will also have some services affected by moves to the new Hospitals.
These changes mean your base may change after joining us and you will be informed as soon as possible prior to any change of base.
SUMMARY INFORMATION RELATING TO THIS POSITION
Post: Specialty doctor in general surgery
This is a permanent full-time post based at InverclydeRoyalHospital. You will form part of the General Surgical Team providing surgical services within outpatient clinics, theatre lists and endoscopy; as well as providing on call general surgical cover for the hospital, participation in the out-of-hours rota will be required.
Applicants must be registered with the General Medical Council, possess a licence to practice and at least 4 Years full time Post Graduate Training, two of which must have been in relevant acute Surgical specialties with demonstrable progression of ability or be able to demonstrate and evidence equivalent experience and competencies, possession of MRCS or equivalent is desirable.
NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde is the largest NHS Employer in the UK and in partnership with 8 local authorities is responsible for the health needs of 1.2 million residents, almost a quarter of the entire Scottish population. The Acute Services Division is the largest group of adult acute hospitals in Scotland and the investment in new hospitals and facilities in the last ten years has been considerable. InverclydeRoyalHospital is a modern district general hospital in Greenock, and serves the Inverclyde District, a total population of 160,000. The surrounding area offers excellent residential accommodation and schools. There are cultural and leisure activities for all and Inverclyde is an area of unrivalled beauty, with breathtaking views to the Argyll Hills and ScottishHighlands. The spectacular moorlands, hills and lochs provide unrivalled opportunities for outdoor recreational pursuits, including hill walking, sailing and other water-based sports. Greenock is situated 40 minutes from Glasgow, there are excellent transport links with swift motorway access, a fast regular rail service and GlasgowAirport is only 35 minutes away by road.
NHS GREATER GLASGOW & CLYDE
Acute Services Division
Directorate of Surgery and Anaesthetics
Specialty Doctor in General Surgery
ACUTE SERVICES DIVISION
DIRECTORATE OF SURGERY AND ANAESTHETICS
Particulars of the post of Specialty Doctor in General Surgery
1.0 DESCRIPTION OF THE DIVISION
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is the Largest NHS Employer in the UK and in partnership with 8 local authorities, is responsible for the health needs of a population of 1.2 million, almost a quarter of the entire Scottish population. The Acute Services Division is split into nine Directorates across 18 sites with a workforce of 27,500 and an annual budget of £1.2 billion. The geographical area covered is diverse; it covers the major city of Glasgow, large and small towns, villages and some rural areas. We have significant challenges ahead as we deliver the objectives set out in Better Health Better Care and we seek to ensure that we have the right people for the right posts delivering a comprehensive health service to the population of Greater Glasgow and Clyde.
The Acute Services Division is the largest group of adult acute hospitals in Scotland. This allows individuals a wide range of opportunities for professional development whether in community-based care or general and specialty hospital services.
A total of £4.3 million capital funding has been invested into InverclydeRoyalHospital in the last year. Patients will have a pleasant surprise when they come to the hospital following a £1 million refurbishment of the Accident and Emergency and an investment of £200,000 on the main entrance area. These improvements include new access routes for patients and enhanced patient waiting and reception areas.
The investment in Acute Services in Glasgow in the last ten years has been considerable with two new Ambulatory Care Hospitals opened in 2009. The opening of the new Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Care Centre (2008) and the temporary centralisation of a number of specialties including Renal and Vascular onto the Western Infirmary site was undertaken in anticipation of the development of the Southern General site.
A substantial volume of complex surgical work is performed in the Glasgow and Clyde units that provide a range of tertiary and national services. We enjoy close links with Glasgow’s three universities and make a significant contribution to teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Research also has a high profile within the organisation. We provide excellent facilities for students and their tutors in the £15 million, state of the art, WolfsonMedicalSchool based at GlasgowUniversity adjacent to the Western Infirmary site. Excellent education facilities are also provided at Glasgow Royal Infirmary with a full refurbishment of the UniversityTower completed in December 2013.
The hospitals north of the River Clyde, are Glasgow Royal Infirmary (including PrincessRoyalMaternityHospital), Western Infirmary, StobhillAmbulatoryCareHospital and Gartnavel GeneralHospital. Within Clyde sector the RoyalAlexandraHospital, InverclydeRoyalHospital and the Vale of Leven Hospital all provide acute surgical care with RAH and IRH also supporting unscheduled care.In south Glasgow the Southern General Hospital and the Victoria Infirmary alongside the new VictoriaHospital, providing ambulatory care, support the acute surgical patient.
2.0 INVERCLYDE ROYAL HOSPITAL (IRH) GREENOCK
InverclydeRoyalHospital is a modern district general hospital in Greenock, and serves the Inverclyde District (Greenock, Gourock and Port Glasgow), Largs, Fairlie, Millport, Skelmorlie, WemyssBay, Bute and the CowalPeninsula, a total population of 160,000. The hospital has 230 beds and was opened in 1979 and provides a range of services including in-patient beds, general medical and surgical specialties, orthopaedics, ophthalmology and Accident & Emergency. A GeriatricHospital opened in February 2001 and an 8 bed Physically Disabled Rehabilitation Unit opened in summer 2002. The hospital maintains close links with Glasgow’s three universities and makes a significant contribution to teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
The Hospital has a brand new state of the art Endoscopy Unit that was opened in June 2011 with full diagnostic and therapeutic facilities.
The Inverclyde area offers a range of good quality facilities. There is excellent residential accommodation available within both the town and surrounding villages. Inverclyde Council has made major investments in education over the last ten years and there are a number of newly built primary and secondary schools throughout the area which receive excellent achievement reports. There are also good quality private schools within the town, in Kilmacolm and Glasgow. The award winning Beacon Arts Centre has been opened in the last year and offers a good program of cultural events. The Firth of Clyde is thought by many to offer the best in-shore sailing in the British Isles. There are several good quality Golf courses and clubs in the area. The town of Greenock has a modern shopping centre. Greenock, Gourock and the surrounding towns and villages have a wide range of good bars and restaurants. The Waterfront Centre offers swimming pools for bothleisure and training, fitness and gym facilities and an ice rink used for skating and curling. The newly renovated Gourock swimming pool and fitness centre offers the only out-door, heated sea water pool in Scotland.
Greenock is situated amid superb coastal and mountain scenery and the West of Scotland’s jewels are within easy reach, Loch Lomond is just 45 minutes drive, a little further to the Argyll peninsula – or over the sea to Arran, Skye, Iona and Mull.
There are excellent transport links with swift motorway access to Glasgow within 40 minutes, a fast regular rail service and GlasgowAirport is only 35 minutes away by road.
3.0DEPARTMENT INFORMATION AND SCOPE OF POST
There are currently 5 consultant general surgical posts within the IRH and 11 at RAH. The consultants work across the sites covering the major sub-specialities of Upper GI, Breast and Colorectal. Mr Reidy provides an on site vascular assessment and investigation service for scheduled patients at Inverclyde with close integration with the regional service in Glasgow. Each sub-specialty employs a team approach with close links to the regional Managed Clinical Networks. Fully staffed Intensive Care, High Dependency and Palliative Care beds are well utilised. Clinical Nurse Specialists are valued members of the teams.
Surgical Team within Clyde
Mr John Reidy also works at WIG (Clinical Lead, IRH)
Mr Carsten Bolln
Mr Gerrit Denys
Mr Natarajan Manimaran
Mr Mike McKirdyalso works at IRH(Clinical Lead, RAH)
Ms Katherine Krupaalso works at VOL
Ms Lindsey Chisholmalso works at VOL
Mr Patrick Finnalso works at VOL
Ms Susan Moug
Mr Andrew Renwickalso works at VOL
Mr Mark Vella
Mr Anton Buter
Ms Vivienne Goughalso works at VOL
Ms Joanna Grayalso works at VOL
(VOL: Vale of LevenHospital)
4.0 THE POST
Title:Speciality Doctor in General Surgery
Accountable To:The Lead Consultant inGeneral Surgery, IRH
This is a permanent full-time post based at InverclydeRoyalHospital. You will form part of the General Surgical Team delivering surgical services within outpatient clinics, theatre and endoscopylists; as well as providing on call general surgical cover for the hospital, participation in the out-of-hours rota will be required.
Qualifications and Experience:
Applicants must be registered with the General Medical Council, possess a licence to practice and at least 4 Years full time Post Graduate Training, two of which must have been in relevant acute Surgical specialtieswith demonstrable progression of ability or be able to demonstrate and evidence equivalent experience and competencies, possession of MRCS or equivalent is desirable.
Hours of work:
The post will be full time, participation in the out-of-hours rota will be required.
The person appointed will have such administrative or managerial duties as
may be delegated by the Lead Consultant.
4.1 DUTIES OF THE POST
This post is for a Specialty Doctor in General Surgery and will be based at Inverclyde Royal Hospital where they will form part of the General Surgical Team delivering surgical services within outpatient clinics, theatre and endoscopy lists; as well as providing on call general surgical cover for the hospital.
The successful applicant will be a valued member of the team. Although this is not a
training post, the post holder will be expected to develop their role and during the
initial year a designated Consultant will provide guidance, supervision and will advise
on suitable CPD and associated learning opportunities. If the post holder is interested
in pursuing a CESR certification, this would be supported by the General Surgical
Team who have successful record in supporting colleagues to achieve certification.
NHS Education for Scotland working in conjunction with NHS Boards throughout Scotland have appointed SAS Educational Adviser to each Health Board area to promote the educational and training opportunities available to SAS doctors and dentists. The postholder would be introduced to the local Educational Advisers and provided with detail of the SAS Educational network.
Indicative Job PlanSessions
Clinics / 2
Endoscopy / 1
Theatre / 1
Ward Round/Admin/Teaching / 1
On Call / 4
S.P.A. / 1
Total / 10
The indicative job plan content is outlined above and the final job plan will be structured to reflect the needs of the department and the post holder’s special interests,to achieve the highest standards of care.
5.0 TEACHING AND TRAINING
The department has an excellent record in training medical students, specialist nurses and other health practitioners, the appointee will be expected to assist with the delivery of the department’s teaching programme and to maintain the high standards achieved to date. All departments are committed to continuing education and training of all staff and encourage active participation in clinical governance. One session per week will be dedicated to further education, teaching and audit.
5.1 CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION AND APPRAISAL
The appointee will participate in the educational activities within the department to ensure appropriate personal CME is achieved for appraisal and revalidation.
6.0 RESEARCH AND AUDIT
To carry out appropriate research and actively participate in audit and clinical governance activities in the directorate as required.
7.0 ARRANGEMENTS TO VISIT
Interested applicants are invited to visit the department and discuss the post further with;
Mr John Reidy, Consultant General Surgeon, (Clinical Lead, IRH),
Tel No: 01475 505126.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
The conditions of service are those laid down and amended from time to time by the Hospital and Medical & Dental Whitley Council.TYPE OF CONTRACT / Permanent
GRADE AND SALARY / Specialty Doctor
£37,923 £ 70,718 per annum (pro rata)
New Entrants to the NHS will normally commence on the minimum point of the salary scale, (dependent on qualifications and experience). Salary is paid monthly by Bank Credit Transfer.
HOURS OF DUTY / Full Time40.00
SUPERANNUATION / New entrants to NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde who are aged sixteen but under seventy five will be enrolled automatically into membership of the NHS Pension Scheme. Should you choose to "opt out" arrangements can be made to do this via:
REMOVAL EXPENSES / Assistance with removal and associated expenses may be given and would be discussed and agreed prior to appointment.
EXPENSES OF CANDIDATES FOR APPOINTMENT / Candidates who are requested to attend an interview will be given assistance with appropriate travelling expenses.Re-imbursement shall not normally be made to employees who withdraw their application or refuse an offer of appointment.
TOBACCO POLICY / NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde operate a No Smoking Policy in all premises and grounds.
DISCLOSURE SCOTLAND / This post is considered to be in the category of “Regulated Work” and therefore requires a Disclosure Scotland Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) Membership.
CONFIRMATION OF ELIGIBILITY TO WORK IN THE UK / NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) has a legal obligation to ensure that it’s employees, both EEA and non EEA nationals, are legally entitled to work in the United Kingdom. Before any person can commence employment within NHS GGC they will need to provide documentation to prove that they are eligible to work in the UK. Non EEA nationals will be required to show evidence that either Entry Clearance or Leave to Remain in the UK has been granted for the work which they are applying to do. Where an individual is subject to immigration control under no circumstances will they be allowed to commence until the right to work in the UK has been verified. ALL applicants regardless of nationality must complete and return the Confirmation of Eligibility to Work in the UK Statement with their completed application form. You will be required provide appropriate documentation prior to any appointment being made.
REHABILITATION OF OFFENDERS ACT 1974 / The rehabilitation of Offenders act 1974 allows people who have been convicted of certain criminal offences to regard their convictions as “spent” after the lapse of a period of years. However, due to the nature of work for which you are applying this post is exempt from the provisions of Section 4 of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 by virtue of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions Orders 1975 and 1986). Therefore, applicants are required to disclose information about convictions which for other purposes are “spent” under the provision of the act in the event of employment, failure to disclose such convictions could result in dismissal or disciplinary action by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. Any information given will be completely confidential.
DISABLED APPLICANTS / A disability or health problems does not preclude full consideration for the job and applications from people with disabilities are welcome. All information will be treated as confidential. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde guarantees to interview all applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum criteria for the post. You will note on our application form that we ask for relevant information with regard to your disability. This is simply to ensure that we can assist you, if you are called for interview, to have every opportunity to present your application in full. We may call you to discuss your needs in more detail if you are selected for interview.
GENERAL / NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde operates flexible staffing arrangements whereby all appointments are to a grade within a department. The duties of an officer may be varied from an initial set of duties to any other set, which are commensurate with the grade of the officer. The enhanced experience resulting from this is considered to be in the best interest of both NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and the individual.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES / The postholder will undertake their duties in strict accordance with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s Equal Opportunities Policy.
NOTICE / The employment is subject to three months’ notice on either side, subject to appeal against dismissal.
MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE / In terms of NHS Circular 1989 (PCS) 32 dealing with Medical Negligence the Health Board does not require you to subscribe to a Medical Defence Organisation. Health Board indemnity will cover only Health Board responsibilities. It may, however, be in your interest to subscribe to a defence organisation in order to ensure you are covered for any work, which does not fall within the scope of the indemnity scheme.