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RCS senior clinical fellowship in endoscopic pituitary and anterior skullbase surgery

Clinical Fellow

Main area
Neurosurgery
Grade
Clinical Fellow
Contract
Fixed Term one year
Hours
40 (Full time)
Job ref
321-S6-1008-CR
Site
Neurosurgery - Medical A68500
Town
Oxford
Salary
£31,217.00 to £49,086,00 pa
Closing
Today at 23:59
Interview date
08/03/2019

The Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton Hospital in Banbury.

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RCS Senior Clinical fellowship in Endoscopic Pituitary and Anterior Skullbase Surgery.

 

This is a well established neurosurgery training fellowship for trainees interested in developing experience and operative skills in endoscopic pituitary and anterior skullbase surgery, with successful progression into consultant posts in a high number of fellows.

The post is recognized as a senior clinical training fellowship by the Royal College of surgeons of England, and audited yearly to ensure continued good training of fellows.

The post provides a structured educational experience prior to [Eg. ST7 or above] or immediately following CCT, designed to deliver the requirements of a particular sub-specialty which are not readily available within a CCT training programme

With a total of approx. 100 endoscopic cases performed yearly there are excellent opportunities for operative training and most fellows have performed 40+ endoscopic pituitary cases, and other in the subspecialty such as ‘eyebrow’ minimal access craniotomy (supervised) by the end of the fellowship. In addition to this there is a weekly joint clinic with the endocrine team, a weekly meeting to discuss new referrals and a monthly Pituitary MDT. The fellow is encouraged to see new patients in the general neurosurgery clinic. The fellow is on the general on-call rotation at Registrar grade and is expected to cross cover operating lists and clinic when colleagues are absent.

The post has an established curriculum (which includes levels of patient care, patient safety, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, communication skills, and professionalism). Fellows expected to understand principles of endocrinology, pathology, radiology, and management of pituitary and parasellar lesions. Fellows should be able to work as independent subspecialty practitioner in endoscopic pituitary surgery following completion of the post. Fellows are expected to record training episodes on ISCP website All fellows encouraged to have an ARCP interview and assessment with portfolio and logbook presentation during year of fellowship.

 Requirement of FRCS or equivalent, preferable completion of intercollegiate exam in neurosurgery. Preferable ST7 neurosurgery and above or post CCT. Please see the Person Specification at the bottom of the enclosed Job Description.

The principle aim of the post is to train the fellow in all aspects of the management of patients with pituitary, suprasellar and parasellar and anterior cranial fossa tumours. This encompasses an all-day operating list weekly. The operating list comprises of 2 or more endoscopic transsphenoidal cases and general neurosurgery cases including spinal surgery. Time is set aside for training during the list allowing excellent teaching opportunities.

 With a total of approx. 100 endoscopic cases performed yearly there are excellent opportunities for operative training and most fellows have performed 40+ cases in the subspecialty (supervised) by the end of the fellowship. In addition to this there is a weekly joint clinic with the endocrine team, a weekly meeting to discuss new referrals and a monthly Pituitary MDT. The fellow is encouraged to see new patients in the general neurosurgery clinic.

 The fellow is on the general on-call rotation at Registrar grade (12 registrar grade Drs in Unit) and is expected to cross cover operating lists and clinic when colleagues are absent.

 Research is actively encouraged and most fellows have presented work relating to the fellowship at the SBNS, BSBS, ESBS, CNS or yearly RCP meeting. Many have published book chapters, editorials and papers as joint authors. The expectation is that the fellow will have a presentation and publication as a minimum following the fellowship.

 

Closing Date: 21st February 2019 

Salary: £31,217.00 to £49,086,00 pa

Interview Date: 8th of March 2019 

A possible banding supplement may be applicable 

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Mr Simon Cudlip, Head of Department and supervisor of the ferllowship

simon.cudlip@ouh.nhs.uk

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01865 43463