Doctors - Locum Consultant in Ear, Nose & Throat with specialist interest

  • Department Ear, Nose & Throat
  • Salary £88,364 - £119,133 per annum
  • Closing Date 20/02/2023
  • Location The Princess Royal Hospital
  • Grade Locum Consultant
  • Job ref 223-MLC2119
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Hours 10 sessions per week

Job overview

The postholder will be joining the existing 8 Consultants providing ENT services to the County of Shropshire and a substantial part of the adjacent Welsh County of Powys with a combined catchment population of approximately 560,000 and rising.

The cancer team deals with 120-150 new cases per year and rising and is part of the Greater Midlands Cancer Network. At present two ENT and two OMFS consultants provide the main Head and Neck Oncology Surgery service with a full and integrated multi-disciplinary team. Radiotherapy services are on site. The teams are a group of dynamic, forward-thinking individuals with a passion for patient centred care, teaching, team working and collaboration. The new Consultant would be welcomed into these teams to contribute and enhance the team further.

There has never been a more exciting time to join the Head & Neck team, as the Trust continues to plan and deliver significant improvements to patient pathways. The Trust has been awarded £312 million to further enhance the hospitals, resulting in the creation of one emergency hospital site (The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital) and one planned care hospital site (The Princess Royal Hospital). The ENT team will see their admitting site be transferred to Royal Shrewsbury where there will be state of the art ITU, theatres and diagnostics available. The Trust has also recently secured funding to procure a robot to enhance surgical cases further, including for head and neck cancer patients.

Main duties of the job

Duties will include: 

• To work alongside 2 other head and neck oncology consultant surgeons in ENT (and 2 in OMFS) and deliver a comprehensive head and neck service to the local population.
• To contribute to the weekly specialist MDT meeting (including thyroid) and head and neck oncology clinic, in conjunction with the wider MDT team.
• To provide routine and 2ww outpatient clinics at both sites.
• Participate in a general on call ENT service (1 in 9) – cover to both hospitals.
• Engage in teaching and training of junior staff.
• To develop enhanced clinical skills, especially in the assessment and management of acutely ill patients.
• To have excellent team-working skills with the abilities and professional attitude to work well in a multi-professional team.
• To deliver clinical and quality targets agreed both nationally and locally with clinical teams and commissioners.
• To follow patients throughout their clinical pathways.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

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In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
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We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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