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Resident Surgical Officer in Surgery

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Job Decription:

Resident Surgical Officer in Surgery

Are you a Doctor who is preparing for MRCS exam? This is a fantastic opportunity for you.

Location: Kent
Salary: up to £48,123 per annum + 1A banding

You will be working a six week rota and the shifts would be the following:
Week 1: 08:00am to 20:30pm - Monday to Sunday inclusive (Day On Call)
Week 2: Week of Zero hours
Week 3: 08:00am to 18:00pm - Monday to Friday (Assisting in theatres)
Week 4: 20:00pm to 08:30am - Monday to Sunday inclusive (Night On Call)
Week 5: Week of Zero hours
Week 6: 08:00am to 18:00pm - Monday to Friday (Assisting in theatres)

There is also opportunity to do rotations in other departments.

As Resident Surgical Officer (RSO) you will be on site to provide qualified medical cover for elective surgery patients (general surgery, orthopaedics, gynaecology, urology and anaesthetics). You will be responsible for the patient`s management and care under the direction of the individual consultant and in close liaison with the nursing staff. You must inform consultants of any significant changes in the condition of their patients and of any emergency procedures undertaken.

Main Duties

• Make clinical decisions in the best interest of the patient.
• Ensure that high standards of patient care are maintained at all time in accordance with agreed operational policies, as a skilled member of the hospital team.
• Promote and safeguard the wellbeing of all patients and staff.
• The RSO must be present in the hospital when on duty, carry a working bleep, and respond promptly to calls for assistance or queries.
• The Service Manager for Planned Care must be informed six weeks in advance for any changes to the agreed rota.
• Initiate emergency medical care as requested within the Trust guidelines for medical and surgical emergencies.
• Carry out primary medical assessment of patients who present as an emergency.
• The On-Call RSO must respond to emergency calls readily and be familiar with the location and mode of operation of resuscitation and monitoring equipment. Familiar with the drugs used in resuscitation. For this reason he RSO must have refresher courses in cardiopulmonary resuscitation annually and be ALS qualified.
• Undertake emergency procedures according to hospital policy.
• Inform consultants of any significant changes in the condition of their patients and of any emergency procedures undertaken.
• Liaise with on-call staff as necessary, and when appropriate arrange for the transfer of sick patients in liaison with the Clinical Site Practitioner.
• Be available to give clinical advice and reassurance when requested by nursing and paramedical staff thus ensuring smooth operation of the clinical service.
• Maintain appropriately full and legible records on any intervention or care instituted by the RSO and as requested by the consultant or nursing staff.
• Assist with phlebotomy as needed across the site.
• The RSO will be available to attend ward team briefing sessions.
• Be familiar with and participate in the maintenance of all quality systems in place.
• There is a requirement to assist in theatres to which a rota is devised accordingly. The care of the reward patient is however paramount.
• The RSO will be expected to work with both the ward and theatre teams to improve the efficiency of the patient pathway.
• The RSO is expected to take part in the education programmed for the ward and theatre staff.

Skills & Experience

• Full GMC registration
• Previous NHS experience (as they will be working without supervision at night)
• ALS (Advanced Life Support)

If you are interested and have relevant experience for this role, please send your CV to

Job Type: Permanent
Location: South London, Kent
Salary: 32476-48123 Per Annum + 1A ban
Posted by: MSI Group Ltd
Date Posted: 29/10/2018