Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Breast Reconstructive Surgery

£76,761 - £103,490
12 Feb 2018
18 Mar 2018
Plastic surgery
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

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Please note that this job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. So if you are interested, please apply for this vacancy as soon as you can.

(Full Time, 10 PAs)

North Bristol NHS Trust is one of the largest acute hospital trusts within the country with approximately 1050 beds and employing more than 9,500 staff and a revenue budget in excess of £540 million The Trust provides hospital and community healthcare to residents based within Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset of around 900,000 people. In May 2014 the Trust relocated the majority of its acute services to the Brunel Building, one of the most advanced hospitals in Europe offering state-of-the-art care in a beautiful and purpose built environment, designed with the patients privacy and dignity in mind.

The Trust is seeking to appoint a full time Consultant Plastic Surgeon, with a major interest in breast reconstruction. This is a replacement post following resignation. We are looking for a motivated individual with sufficient experience to deliver excellent results from day one that thrives in a fast paced environment to join a highly committed team.

The service has gained approval for an additional 6 month fixed term post to reduce overall waiting times for this popular service, with a further business case in 6 months to review the feasibility of making a third substantive appointment to the Plastic’s Breast Reconstruction team.

In keeping with the Major Trauma Centre accreditation of NBT at
Southmead, a range of allied surgical and medical specialities work with the Plastic team. This post will be one of nineteen consultant posts in the Department of Plastics and Burns, dealing with a wide range of special interests including Breast reconstruction, Burns, Hand surgery, Lower limb reconstructions, Sarcoma and skin malignancies. There is a dedicated Hand and Upper limb physiotherapy centre under the Plastic remit of services.

The post-holder will be working closely with another Plastics’ Breast Consultant, delivering Breast Reconstruction outpatient clinics and operating sessions. The Plastics’ Breast Reconstructive department is a regional specialist Breast Cancer and Reconstructive service covering Cheltenham, Gloucester, Bath and Bristol.

The post-holder will participate in 1:13 on call rota covering Adult Plastic Trauma at Southmead Hospital and Paediatric trauma based as Bristol Royal Hospital for Children based with University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust individuals wishing to apply must be registered Medical Practitioners (with a licence to practice) and on the Specialist Register of the GMC or be eligible to be on the Specialist Register within six months of the date of the Advisory Appointments Committee. Applicants must also have Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists.

The successful candidate will be employed under Terms & Conditions of Service for Consultants (England) 2003. The Trust has teaching status and is linked with the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England. Experience and familiarity with UK hospital systems and practices or equivalent is essential.

To arrange a visit or for an informal discussion about the role, contact Consultant Mr Sherif Wilson on 0117 414 7624 or AGM Casper Fons on 0117 414 7592.

If you are shortlisted we will contact you by email with details of your interview of which you will need to confirm your attendance. Therefore it is important that you check your online account regularly.

Close Date – 18th March 2018
Interview Date – 01st May 2018

Please note:

CVs are not used in the shortlisting process. If you are shortlisted your CV will be made available to the Formal and Informal interview panel.

For Consultant expenses related to this post, please refer to the document on NHS Jobs Committed to equal opportunities, job share applications welcome.

For further details / informal visits contact:

  • Sherif Wilson, Consultant Plastic Surgeon - 07808 067349
  • Casper Fons, Assistant General Manager - 0117 4147592

The following is applicable for ‘At Risk’ employees, who must meet the essential shortlisting criteria to be eligible for interview.

Those from within North Bristol NHS Trust who apply for this role will be considered for shortlisting in the first instance.

Those from within the BNSSG (Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire) who apply for this role will be considered in the second instance.

Those covered by the South West Employment Transition Framework who apply for this role will be considered in the third instance. 

If no applicant is appointed from the above ‘at-risk’ pools, those from the open market will then be considered for shortlisting.

If you apply for this vacancy and have not received a communication from this Trust within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

Please note that this Trust does not reimburse travel expenses relating to interview attendance.

If you feel you meet the requirements of the Disability Act / Two Ticks scheme and require further support/advice, please contact us on tel 0117 4141151.

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

The successful applicant(s) will normally commence at the minimum of the scale unless they have previous NHS service at the same band. Progression through the scale is by annual increments.

Please note that stringent pre-employment checks are undertaken on all successful applicants prior to commencement in post. Please refer to the ‘Information for Prospective Employees’ attachment for information relating to DBS charges.

We are committed to Equal Opportunity - Job Share Applications are welcomed.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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