General Surgery at Medway Maritime Hospital

 


 


The General Surgery Unit has 13 Consultants.  There is a wide range of general surgery with a special interest, including paediatric, breast, onco-plastic and a very well established colorectal and laparoscopic unit. We are a regional vascular unit.


 


One of the first things you will notice is the friendliness of the department and the Trust.


You will be supported by your Programme Lead, Educational and Clinical Supervisors, all of whom give you regular feedback about your progress. 


The progress of all trainees is monitored through Local Faculty Groups and HE KSS Specialty Schools.


 


Grade


 


ST3 to ST7


 


Type of Work


 


1 in 11 partial shift compliant with current regulations.



On call duties are: 0800 to 1730, 17.30 to 0830, or 2000 to 0830. Normal working day is 0800 to 1700.


The on calls are very busy, but well supported by consultants, who have no other commitments during these times.


There is a dedicated Surgical Assessment Unit, where you will supervise the work of the junior trainees in the immediate management of acutely ill patients.


 


Name of the position and work needing to be done


 


Higher Specialty Trainee in Surgery.


 



The department will provide an excellent environment to gain the necessary skills to progress to independent practice. Medway is considered amongst trainees to be one of the foremost training institutions in general surgery, but particularly in colorectal surgery, where senior trainees have excellent opportunities to develop skills in performing complex colorectal procedures. Of the 5 colorectal surgeons, 3 have a very significant laparoscopic interest and have a very strong in imparting these skills. An example of the level of training opportunities is 9 laparoscopic resections in a 10 week period.


 


Qualifications and professional registration required


 


MRCS
Attainment of core competencies


 


Anticipated duration of programme


 


1 year


 


Commencement date


 


3rd October 2012


 


Standard rotaion details:


 


Sub-specialty trainees will spend 2 6-month blocks within their chosen sub specialty.  At ST3 and ST4 we aim to provide a wider exposure to general surgery.  Senior trainees are expected to involve themselves in the training of the  more junior grades on the wards and in the theatre, thus enhancing their teaching  skills.


Sample timetable:


 












































Monday


Am


Endoscopy


 


Pm


Audit / Research / Admin


Tuesday


Am


0800 to 0900 Tuesday Meeting


0900 Consultant ward round


1100 Colorectal department meeting


 


Pm


1230 Colorectal planning meeting


1330 IBD MDT


1400 Colorectal MDT


Wednesday


Am


On call alternate weeks


 


Pm


On call alternate weeks


Thursday


Am


Supervised endoscopy


 


Pm


Supervised general and colorectal outpatient clinic


Friday


Am


All day theatre list


 


Pm


 


 


Trainees are encouraged to become involved in audit and research.
Attendance at regional training days organised by KSS Deanery Specialty Schools are encouraged and supported.


 


Educational Supervisor


 


Allocated on arrival, depending on sub-specialty.


 


Mr Pankaj Gandhi, Specialty/College Tutor, pankaj.gandhi@medway.nhs.uk


 


Clinical Lead


 


Mr Christopher Butler.


 


CCT/CESR/CP/Core


 


CCT


 


Outcome of training programme i.e. core competencies


 


Confidence and competence to progress either to independent practice, or to further supervised training


 


Basic Pay referring to national salary scales


 


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About this training opportunity
Training Level: 
Higher Training

Location

Medway Maritime Hospital
Windmill Road Gillingham
Kent ME7 5NY
United Kingdom
Phone: 01634 830000
51° 22' 45.9912" N, 0° 32' 30.3468" E
This programme runs in the following trusts