Consultant Breast Surgeon

Gloucester, England, gb
Company: Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Category: Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
Published on 2021-07-29 06:02:03

This is a substantive consultant appointment to the Breast Department in Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The successful candidate will be part of a team of 6 breast consultants to promote specialist symptomatic and screening breast care to the population of Gloucestershire. Main duties of the job

The purpose of this post is to augment and support the breast service for the residents of Gloucestershire. As a senior employee of the Trust, the post-holder will work in close co-operation with and support other clinical, medical professional and managerial colleagues in providing high quality healthcare to the Trusts patients.

Integral to the responsibilities of the post are the following requirements:-

  • To ensure the provision of a first class clinical service
  • To provide effective leadership to all staff engaged in the specialty
  • To sustain and develop teaching and research wherever appropriate
  • To undertake all work in accordance with the Trusts procedures and operating policies
  • To conduct clinical practice in accordance with contractual requirements and within the parameters of the Trusts and Divisions services plans
  • To maintain the confidence of business plans and development strategies formulated for the specialty, the Surgical Division or the Trust
  • About us

    The places of work for this post are Thirlestaine Breast Centre Cheltenham, Cheltenham General Hospital, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and Stroud Hospital. Other work locations, including off site working may be agreed in the post holders Job Plan where appropriate. The post holder will generally be expected to undertake their programmed activities at the principal place of work or other locations agreed in the Job Plan. Exceptions will include travelling between work sites and attending official meetings away from the workplace. You will be required to work at any site within the Trust.

    Job description
    Job responsibilities

  • The appointee will be expected to share responsibility for the delivery of high quality care to the patients presenting to the Department
  • To examine and treat patients on the shop floor of the Department
  • To support the clinical decision making of junior medical and nursing staff
  • To carry out ward rounds
  • Teaching/Training (as agreed with Specialty Director)

  • To provide conditions for improved training opportunities in line with national and local recommendations arising out of MMC and related requirements
  • To participate in the undergraduate teaching programme
  • To assist with the development of postgraduate training for F1s, F2s, SpRs, STs and other staff as appropriate
  • Where agreed, to act as Educational Supervisor to junior and middle grade medical staff, being responsible for their appraisal and personal development planning.
  • Audit (as agreed with Specialty Director)


    Clinical Governance

    The post-holder has a general duty of care for their own health, safety and well-being and that of work colleagues, visitors and patients within the hospital. This statutory duty is in addition to any specific risk management or clinical governance accountabilities associated with the post.

    Finally, the post-holder is expected to:

    To promote evidence-based practice. To respond appropriately to NICE guidance. To change own and others clinical practice in response to new clinical developments To undertake and supervise relevant clinical audit topics To be involved in risk management and quality assurance To remain up to date and engaged in CME/CPD as per RCS guidelines To respond appropriately to complaints and critical incidents The post holder will be expected to take part in developing clinical audit in accordance with agreed Directorate and Corporate Governance programmes. These build on the considerable progress already made by the Trust in Clinical Audit and continuous quality improvement. The post-holder will be encouraged and supported to be active in clinical research To undertake all work in accordance with Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust procedures and operating policies To attend accredited conferences and meetings to update personal level of clinical practice, teaching and management skills in line with CME/CPD requirements. To participate in an annual Job Planning review process To participate in the Trusts annual Appraisal process and to respond to any identified development needs To adhere to the Trusts Adverse Clinical Incident Policy  Management (as agreed with Specialty Director) To provide medical information for the development of systems appropriate for Trust needs To participate in departmental consultant and senior staff meetings whilst remaining within the framework of the agreed strategy of the Trust and the Department To attend other departmental, Divisional and Trust meetings as necessary To attend regional and national meetings as necessary To undertake all work in accordance with Trust procedures and operating policies  Teamwork To work within the framework of team decisions. To take a whole systems approach to working with the wider health community To show initiative, enthusiasm and flexibility  Accountability The post-holder will be immediately accountable to the Specialty Director. Further line management is provided by the Chief of Service for Surgery and subsequently the Medical Director Observe the rules, policies, procedures and standards of Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust together with all relevant statutory and professional obligations Observe and maintain strict confidentiality of personal information relating to patients and staff Be responsible, with management support, for their own personal development and to actively contribute to the development of colleagues
  • BMJ Ref: BMJ-33277/318-21-R6689.

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