North Hamshire Lap Colorectal Fellow

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Job Starts July 2007
6 month appointment
The post has a large research component.  It is questionable how much hands on training is available.  We await the report of the first fellow.

CONSULTANTS:

Mr B J Moran - General Surgery/Colorectal

Mr D Gold - General Surgery/Colorectal

Mr T Cecil - General Surgery/Colorectal

Miss S M Farquharson - Locum Consultant

Prof R J Heald (Honorary) - General Surgery/Colorectal

TRAINING GRADES within the Trust:

6 Specialist Registrars

1 Specialist Registrar (Urology)

3 Clinical Research Fellows

2 Laparoscopic Fellows

1 Senior House Officer

8 House Officers (FY1)

B. DUTIES OF THE POST:

1. The Colorectal Unit comprises Mr B.J. Moran, Mr. D. Gold, Mr T. Cecil, Miss M. Farquharson and Professor R.J. Heald (Honorary). The Unit is a nationally and internationally recognised centre of excellence for colorectal cancer. Mr Moran and Professor Heald run the national MDT TME development programme with monthly courses with live rectal cancer surgery as well as biannually masterclasses (the R.C.S. Masterclass and the Basingstoke Rectal Cancer Symposium). The unit also includes the N.S.C.A.G. Assessment and Treatment Centre for Pseudomyxoma Peritonei under the Directorship of Mr. Brendan Moran and Mr Tom Cecil. Mr. Gold is setting up a state of the art pelvic floor centre in Basingstoke. The hospital is also a major referral centre for liver surgery, performing more than 100 resections per year. The Pelican Cancer Foundation is based in the Pelican Centre in the ARK at the North Hampshire Hospital in Basingstoke. It is dedicated to improving surgical cancer care through the provision of surgical research and training.

There is an expanding laparoscopic colorectal programme run by Mr Tom Cecil with regular the Peripherique courses being run in Basingstoke and Elancourt Paris. There is prospective data collection and follow up on all cases through the Basingstoke colorectal research office.

The successful candidate will be involved in laparoscopic colorectal surgery and the development of laparoscopic colorectal projects. The successful candidate will have assess to data from the Basingstoke colorectal research office to submit abstracts and papers to national and international meetings and journals. The candidate will also have a heavy commitment to the organisation and running of laparoscopic courses and establishing a clinical immersion programme in Basingstoke. The successful candidate will collaborate and work as part of a research team with the pelican and pseudomyxoma fellows.

It may be possible for the Fellow to participate on the on-call rota with the Clinical and Research Registrars.

The weekly timetable will depend on the interests and requirements of the individual.

2. All appointees share in the teaching of Medical Students (from UCH/Middlesex, Southampton, St George's and also from abroad).

3. The appointee will be expected to participate in the publication and presentation of results from the Pelican cancer centre and the Basingstoke colorectal research office.

Participation is encouraged in any current research programme.

4. Administrative involvement may include specialty and directorate meetings, case summaries etc. Two meetings a week in General Surgery are held for case presentations, Histopathology and Postgraduate Education.

Attendance is encouraged at all Tutorials and Postgraduate Education within the Hospital.

5. Duties lie mainly within The North Hampshire Hospital; Outpatient Clinics are also attended at Alton and Bordon.

6. The Doctor accepts that he will perform duties in occasional emergencies and unforeseen circumstances at the request of the appropriate Consultant in consultation where practicable with his colleagues both senior and junior. It has been agreed between the Professions and the Department of Health that while Doctors accept that they will perform such duties, the Secretary of State stresses that additional commitments arising under this sub-section are exceptional and in particular that Doctors in training should not be required to undertake work of this kind for prolonged periods or on a regular basis.

C. MAIN CONDITIONS OF SERVICE:

1. Research carried out under the auspices of the North Hampshire Hospitals NHS Trust should have both management and ethics committee approval. Researchers are required to abide by the principles set out in the North Hampshire Hospitals NHS Trust ‘Research Governance Framework’ (Version 1/2001) and the Declaration of Helsinki (2000). The Knowledge Manager holds copies of both of these documents. These documents are also available via the Trust Intranet.

2. All appointments are subject to the Terms and Conditions of Service of Hospital, Medical and Dental Staff and to the provisions of the National Health Service (Pension) regulations.

3. The post is a whole-time appointment.

4. ACCOMMODATION

It is a requirement that the postholder is resident within the hospital when on-call and single accommodation is provided.

The allocation of accommodation (single) is subject to availability and the discretion of the Accommodation Officer.

5. A month's deposit has to be paid by all Doctors who occupy accommodation and details of appropriate payment for accommodation may be obtained from the Accommodation Department.

D. THE ARK

This multidisciplinary Education Centre is an exciting addition to the North Hampshire Hospital and provides a state of the art venue for teaching, training and research. The Library is located on the first floor of the Ark and provides an excellent environment for personal study 24 hours a day.

The Department of Postgraduate Education and Medical Personnel can be found on the ground floor of the Ark, conveniently near to the Doctor’s Mess. The Postgraduate and Medical Personnel team are always pleased to help with any queries you may have.

E. CONDITIONS OF APPOINTMENT

1. FRCS or equivalent is required for this post.

2. To be registered with the General Medical Council.

3. All Contracts are subject to Medical Clearance by the Occupational Health Service and Hepatitis 'B' status.

4. This post is subject to the disclosure procedure of the Criminal Records Bureau.

5. Medical Practitioners are advised to take out minimum Medical Defence cover in addition to the Crown Indemnity provided by this Hospital.

"THIS POST IS SUBJECT TO AN EXCEPTION ORDER UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 4(2) OF THE REHABILITATION OF OFFENDERS ACT 1974, AS THE DUTIES NORMALLY INVOLVE DIRECT CONTACT WITH PEOPLE RECEIVING HEALTH SERVICES.

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