Job summary

CONSULTANT TRAUMA & GENERAL SURGEON

The role the Consultant in Major Trauma will be to support the Trauma Director in the delivery of the major trauma service and to provide expert clinical skills in leading the assessment and treatment of Major Trauma patients.

A formal job plan will be agreed between the appointee and Divisional Director, on behalf of the Medical Director, this is not designed to be exhaustive.

The post holder and Divisional Director/ Head of Specialty will review the Job Plan annually in line with the provisions in Schedule 3 of the Terms and Conditions. Either may propose amendment of the job plan.

The post holder will be expected to be proficient in the acute and ongoing management of severely injured patients, including the ability to provide damage control surgery to the chest, abdomen, pelvis and vascular systems. The post holder will be mentored by one of the senior trauma surgeons to ensure they are fully supported in the role.

This post has been designed to fit in with long term strategic planning for Major Trauma and General Surgery at Imperial. As well as providing a central role in provision and development of the Major Trauma Service, it also offers a role in the emergency and subspecialty interest of the general surgical service.

Main duties of the job

The role of the Consultant in Major Trauma will be to support the Trauma Director in the delivery of the major trauma service and to provide expert clinical skills in leading the assessment and treatment of Major Trauma patients.

The post holder will be expected to be proficient in the acute and ongoing management of severely injured patients, including the ability to provide damage control surgery to the chest, abdomen, pelvis and vascular systems.

The post holder will be mentored by one of the senior trauma surgeons to ensure they are fully supported in the role.

The appointed Consultant will be also be expected to develop and lead a high quality general surgical service, including the acute surgical service as well as an elective base.

About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values – expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You’ll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities.

We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and will consider applications to work flexibly, part-time or job share.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Full job description attached

The general responsibilities and expectations of the post are listed below:

The post holder must be medically qualified and maintain GMC specialist registration.

  • To develop and maintain the competencies required to carry out the duties required of the post.
  • To ensure prompt attendance at agreed direct clinical care Programmed Activities.
  • To ensure patients are involved in decisions about their care and to respond to their views.
  • Where possible to collaborate with academic and clinical colleagues to enhance the Trusts translational research portfolio, at all times meeting the full requirements of Research Governance.
  • To provide high quality teaching to medical undergraduates and members of other health care professions as required by the /Clinical Director.
  • To act as educational supervisor and appraiser as delegated by the Divisional Director/Clinical Director to ensure external accreditation of training post.
  • Person Specification

    Education/Qualifications

    Essential

  • On GMC’s register with a Licence to Practice or eligible to apply for GMC registration and a Licence to Practice
  • On GMC’s Specialist Register or within 6 months of being admitted to the register by the date of the interviews or eligible for specialist registration
  • Appropriate Royal College Membership
  • Knowledge & Skills

    Essential

  • Expertise in the management of major trauma patients
  • Experience and expertise in Damage Control principles and the full range of surgical techniques
  • Fellowship or equivalent training in Major Trauma
  • Significant experience of managing major trauma in level 1 Major Trauma Centre
  • Post CCT in General Surgery or equivalent recognised and appropriate certification.
  • IT Skills and computer literacy
  • Leadership & Management Skills

    Essential

  • Attendance at leadership and management course
  • Able to take responsibility, show leadership, make decisions, exert appropriate authority
  • Have proven skills in leading, motivating, developing and managing the performance of colleagues.
  • An understanding of Clinical Governance
  • IT Skills and computer literacy
  • Management of staff
  • Teaching & Training

    Essential

  • Experience of teaching and training undergraduates/postgraduates and junior medical staff
  • Audit

    Essential

  • Understanding of principles of clinical audit
  • Academic achievements

    Essential

  • Evidence of achievement appropriate to appointment at consultant level at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Language

    Essential

  • Able to speak and write English to the appropriate standard necessary to fulfil the job requirements