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.
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
Attainment of core competencies
Anticipated duration of programme
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.
Audit / Research / Admin
0800 to 0900 Tuesday Meeting
0900 Consultant ward round
1100 Colorectal department meeting
1230 Colorectal planning meeting
1330 IBD MDT
1400 Colorectal MDT
On call alternate weeks
On call alternate weeks
Supervised general and colorectal outpatient clinic
All day theatre list
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.
Allocated on arrival, depending on sub-specialty.
Mr Pankaj Gandhi, Specialty/College Tutor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Christopher Butler.
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