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Consultant Upper GI Surgeon with an interest in Hepato-biliary Surgery

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

Main area
General Surgery Directorate
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Full time - 10 sessions per week
Job ref
Royal Stoke
Stoke on Trent
£88,364 - £119,133 Par Annum
Salary period
04/10/2022 23:59
Interview date

If there is a high volume of applications the advert may be closed early. Please apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. (This does not apply to any medical staffing posts)

Important Information: University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust does not pay travel expenses for candidates attending interviews.


Job overview

This post will be a new appointment to the upper GI team. The upper GI team currently consists of 3 surgeons with an interest both benign and malignant conditions of the pancreas, liver and biliary tract, 4 surgeons with interest in benign and malignant conditions of the oesophagus and stomach, 5 surgeons with an interest in bariatric surgery and 1 surgeon with an interest in non-bariatric benign surgery.


The new consultant post aims to work alongside the upper GI team to help deliver tertiary HPB surgical care within a busy, vibrant and expanding unit whilst offering a comprehensive upper GI and general surgical service as well as emergency surgical cover at the Trust. The post holder will provide outpatient clinics for Upper GI/HPB surgery and undertake elective surgical lists in Upper GI/HPB surgery with an emphasis on major cancer surgery.. Access to CEPOD and emergency general surgery theatre is included in the emergency duties.

Main duties of the job

You will be expected to work with local managers and professional colleagues in the efficient running of services and will share with consultant colleagues in the medical contribution to management.  Subject to the conditions of the Terms and Conditions of Service, you are expected to observe the Trust’s agreed policies and procedures, drawn up in consultation with the profession on clinical matters, and to follow the standing orders and financial instructions of the Trust.  In particular, where you manage employees of the Trust, you will be expected to follow the local and national employment and personnel policies and procedures.  You will be expected to make sure that there are adequate arrangements for hospital staff involved in the care of your patients to be able to contact you when necessary.

You have responsibility for the work and supervision of junior medical staff who work with you and you will devote time to this activity on a regular basis.  If appropriate, you will be named in the contracts of doctors in training grades as the person responsible for overseeing their training and as the initial source of advice to such doctors on their careers. 

Working for our organisation

University Hospitals of North Midlands has two sites: Royal Stoke University Hospital, located in Stoke-on-Trent, and County Hospital, located in Stafford. From these hospitals we provide a full range of general acute hospital services for people living in and around Staffordshire and beyond. The Trust also provides specialised services for three million people in a wider area, including neighbouring counties and North Wales.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

A detailed job description and main responsibilities are within the attached job description attached under supporting documents. 

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • FRCS or equivalent
  • Full registration with GMC
  • Success in Intercollegiate specialty examination or overseas equivalent or specialty accreditation if acquired prior to introduction of such examinations.
  • Entry on Specialist Register or in U.K. training scheme and within 6 months of award of CCST at time of interview
Desirable criteria
  • MD or other Higher Degree

Clinical Experience & Training

Essential criteria
  • Clinical training and experience in General Surgery, Upper GI with particular interest in HPB surgery
Desirable criteria
  • Clinical training and experience equivalent to that required for gaining UK CCST in relevant specialty
  • Experience in Robotic surgery
  • Advanced endoscopic Skills

Professional and Multidisciplinary Team Working

Essential criteria
  • Experience of supervising junior medical staff
Desirable criteria
  • Formal teaching qualification

Academic Achievements, Research, Publications

Essential criteria
  • Proven research ability including publications in refereed journals

Management and Administrative Experience

Essential criteria
  • Experience of Audit management
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of delivering change within a specialist unit

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Mr Tejinderjit Athwal
Job title
Clinical Lead, Upper GI
Email address

If you have problems applying, contact

2nd Floor, Springfield Building
Royal Stoke Hospital
Newcastle Road
Stoke On Trent