The successful applicant will join a busy Surgical Unit consisting of 5 Colorectal Surgeons, 4 Upper GI Consultants and 4 Breast Surgeons, participating in 1:10 on call rota.
Wishaw is the regional centre for specialist UGI surgical services including oesophago-gastric cancer resections, bariatric surgery and complex hiatal/biliary surgery. The Upper GI Team actively manage the endoscopic palliation of advanced Upper GI malignancy through an OP fast track pathway.
Referrals are received from across the county and applicants with an interest in resectional surgery or benign disease will be welcomed.
In addition, this busy District General Hospital has a dynamic colorectal unit. It was the first in NHS Lanarkshire to offer laparoscopic surgery to all patients by all members of the team. Interests include the largest Sacral Nerve stimulation practice in Scotland, complex inflammatory Bowel Disease, laparoscopic ventral rectopexy and the endoscopic management of complex polyps. Wishaw is the centre for the pre – assessment service for the NHS Lanarkshire Bowel Screening Programme. Recently NHS Lanarkshire had rolled out the use of qFIT for symptomatic patients, only the second board in Scotland to do so.
This year Wishaw has become the designated Trauma Centre for Lanarkshire. Centralisation of Trauma and Orthopaedic Services on two sites has already led the way and Services in General Surgery will be subject to reconfiguration over the next few years.
The successful candidates should be on the Specialist Register or be within 6 months of their expected date of receipt of CCT/CESR at the time of interview.
NHS Lanarkshire has excellent post-graduate libraries and IT facilities and the unit has a proven track record for research and publications. Active post-graduate educational programmes are in place
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