CONSULTANT ENT SURGEON WITH A SPECIAL INTEREST IN HEAD AND NECK ONCOLOGY
We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated ENT Consultant, with a strong interest in Head and Neck Cancer, to join our dynamic team of 8 consultants providing comprehensive ENT care for patients in the counties of Shropshire and Powys, covering a population of 560,000 and rising. This is a replacement post for one of the 8 Consultants providing Head & Neck Oncology/ENT Services. The Head and Neck Cancer team is a busy unit, dealing with circa 120-150 new cases of cancer per year and rising and part of the Greater Midlands Cancer Network. At present two ENT and two OMFS Consultants provide the main Head and Neck Cancer Surgery service in the Department with a full and integrated multi-disciplinary team. You would be expected to join the current ENT Team at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and Princess Royal Hospital, Telford and participate in the further development of this service in Shropshire. The present team 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 expected to complement this and contribute to continual clinical improvement and enhance the team further.
Main duties of the job
The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the MDT, Head and Neck cancer clinics, 2ww pathways and provide appropriate surgical treatments for such patients. They would also be expected to contribute to the department in terms of education and training of junior doctors, but also develop ongoing interests that complement the existing departmental team. The post attracts 10 Programmed Activities per week and an on-call commitment (1:8). Outpatient and day case care are provided at both sites, Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and Princess Royal Hospital, Telford. You will be supported by a middle grade tier of 3 StRs and 3 specialty doctors and 6 junior doctors, with excellent ward and OPD nursing teams. You will therefore be expected to an effective teacher and leader, in addition to contributing to departmental governance and audit.
We run a Consultant on call ‘hot week’ where activities are suspended to enable the Consultant to provide emergency care without elective conflict. This week also includes clinic activity for 2 week wait and rapid access referrals, in addition to twice daily ward rounds providing excellent standards of patient care and teaching opportunities.
Applicants should possess full GMC registration with a license to practice, FRCS ORL (or equivalent) and be on the Specialist Register or be within 6 months of receiving their CCT at the time of interview.
Working for our Organisation
Our Hospitals are located in Shrewsbury and Telford and are brimming with exemplary teams of hardworking individuals. Both hospitals are based in Shropshire, a short 20 minutes drive apart. The Local Health System have approved the reconfiguration of hospital services in Shropshire, with the Hospital Transformation Plan. This means the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford will become a dedicated Planned Care site with an A&E Local and the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) will become a specialist Emergency Care site. This will allow Specialist Doctors to treat the most serious cases on the Emergency Care site which is proven to be safer, provide better results for patients and reduce the amount of time patients have to stay in hospital.
Shropshire is a beautiful county ideally located between the north and the south, making travelling around the UK extremely easy. As well as being only a short distance from major cities and busy transport links including Birmingham airport, our county also borders with beautiful north Wales which is abundant in outdoor activities, brilliant beaches, and thrilling scenery. Shrewsbury has recently been named in the ‘Sunday Times Best Places to Live Guide’ as one of the top places to live in the country. It is a wonderful bustling place, with affordable housing, fantastic schools and great out-of-work activities for everyone.
We want you to find out more about the department and our hospitals, and we invite you to contact us with any questions you may have or arrange a visit. Please also take the time to read the supporting documentation to really get to know us.
Appointments to visit the Trust should be arranged with:
Mr C Hari, Consultant ENT Surgeon/ ENT Clinical Lead
Princess Royal Hospital, Grainger Drive, Apley Castle, Telford, TF1 6TF
Tel: (01952 641222) ext 4437