JOB TITLE: Consultant Colorectal Surgeon - Part Time (4 sessions per month)
LOCATION: St Mary’s NHS Treatment Centre
REPORTING TO: Hospital Director
ACCOUNTABLE TO: Hospital Medical Director, Clinical Director General Surgery
RESPONSIBILITY: No direct line responsibilities
RESPONSIBILITY: No direct budgetary responsibilities
To provide an on site colorectal service to meet the needs of patients treated at the Treatment Centres listed above. The working week can be flexible and will only require approximately 4 sessions a month which may increase. There is no on-call commitment but post holders must be prepared to take phone calls regarding any patient they have operated on outside of their working hours.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Clinical Management of Patients
• To provide a high standard full range of specialist diagnosis, treatment and care to inpatients, day cases and outpatients who need colorectal services, as required by the case mix agreed for the Treatment Centres.
• The post holder will be responsible for liaising with senior colleagues in the neighbouring NHS Trust to effect the seamless transfer of acutely ill patients who require transfer across to the NHS.
• To participate in the Centre's audit and competency assurance programme.
• To contribute to the development of Clinical Quality Standards.
• To undertake all necessary administrative duties associated with the care of his/her patients, including but not limited to clinical coding, discharge summaries, letters and reports.
• To be responsible to the Medical Director, and Clinical Director for the effective and efficient use of the resources under his/her control and for the quality of care delivered.
• To contribute to the planning and development of services.
• To contribute to the Centre meetings and clinical governance programme.
• To contribute to the teaching of Centre staff.
• Carry out the necessary clinical duties to ensure the optimum care and treatment of patients.
• Comply with all Care UK policies, protocols and procedures.
• Report any actual or potential adverse patient incidents to the Hospital Director and Medical Director and play a full part in the investigation of such incidents.
• Comply with the work schedule as developed by the Hospital Director and work closely with the centre scheduler to make best use of list time.
In-Service Education & Promotion of the Treatment Centre
• Promote patient care by liaison with all departments.
• Participate in local and national specialty clinical meetings
• Participate in the in-service education programme and comply with mandatory training requirements, inclusive of CPR, Health & Safety Training and Fire Safety.
• To ensure ongoing medical competence by participating in annual relicensing and recertification schemes.
• To maintain and develop professional expertise through self-directed learning and continuous professional development.
• To maintain a portfolio of professional practice and performance data required for the enhanced appraisal process developed by Care UK.
• To participate in the annual appraisal system with the Medical Directors, which will include feedback from the Hospital Director and other colleagues/patients.
• To promote the centre by demonstrating a customer-focused approach at all times to patients, consultants and staff.
Key working relationships
• The Operational manager, Head of Nursing, Medical Director and Hospital Director.
• Consultant colleagues in own and other specialities.
• Members of the nursing and allied health professional team.
• Other members of the centre support team.
• Consultant speciality colleagues in the local acute trust for audit and continuing professional development.