Consultant ENT Surgeon with expertise in Head and Neck Cancer

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
05 Mar 2018
23 Mar 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a whole time Consultant ENT Head and Neck Oncological Surgeon at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust with outpatient sessions at King’s Mill Hospital, Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The post is offered initially as a 10 PA contract with a 1 in 7 (1 in 9 weekend) ENT on call commitment at NUH. Further PAs could be negotiated and for suitably qualified candidates, an approach will be made to the University of Nottingham for the conferment of an honorary academic title.

The post is available to start with immediate effect. Applicants should be on the Specialist Register and have completed or be undertaking a Head and Neck Fellowship. Subject to negotiation it is likely that a suitable candidate currently undertaking a Head & Neck Fellowship would be encouraged to complete their advanced training before taking up the position.

Although this is a replacement post the role is been substantially redesigned. This is to enable the post holder to work in a new, exciting and innovative way as a Head & Neck oncological surgeon who will lead an extended team in managing Head and Neck patients. The redesign has been in response to the need to provide a more sustainable and patient-focused service in managing the increasing number of two week wait referrals and in providing the highest quality of care for cancer patients. The successful candidate will join a well established enthusiastic, friendly multidisciplinary and multiprofessional team which provides a comprehensive oncological Head & Neck service to the 2.5 million residents of Nottingham and its surrounding communities and specialist services to a further 3-4 million across the region. Our Head and Neck MDT treated 215 new upper aerodigestive tract cancers in 2015-16.

Our ENT department at NUH provides a comprehensive range of ORL-HNS services and is organised on a sub specialty basis. The department is situated in a purpose built PFI building and is shared with Ophthalmology. A recent bid has been submitted for over £600K worth of new state-of-the-art videoendoscopic equipment to equip our 9 outpatient consulting rooms. There is a 34 bedded inpatient/day case ward for adults, shared with Maxillofacial Surgery and Ophthalmology and a 22 bedded paediatric surgical specialty ward. There are 3 ENT operating theatres with a wide range of equipment including CO2 and KTP lasers, and Image Guidance systems.

The ENT department at KMH is housed in the new King’s Treatment Centre PFI which opened in 2013. It provides an ENT service in shared partnership with NUH for the for the 420,000 population in north Nottinghamshire, as well as parts of Derbyshire and Lincolnshire. The ENT Out-Patient Department is part of a modern building that incorporates the Audiology Department. Most elective ENT surgery patients are admitted on the Day Case Ward but there are also adult ENT beds on a shared surgical ward and also allocated beds on the Paediatric surgical Ward. Out of hours emergency care and Head and Neck patients are currently admitted to NUH for diagnostic and therapeutic surgery.

As a teaching trust NUH has a strong relationship with our colleagues at the University of Nottingham. In partnership with the University of Nottingham, NUH operates two NIHR Biomedical Research Units - in Hearing & Deafness and Digestive Diseases. Academic interests will be strongly encouraged and supported.

Interviews will be taking place at the Queen's Medical Centre on Tuesday 3rd April 2018.

This post has been advertised pending the approval of the Royal College.

We reserve the right to bring forward the closing date should we have an overwhelming response to this advert.

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The quoted salary will be on a pro rata basis for part time workers.

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All new employees starting work at NUH will be subject to a DBS check and liable for the cost (£47.50 for enhanced, £29.50 for standard, £30 for basic). I agree to reimburse Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust the cost of a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check if it is required (by deduction from first month’s pay).

Should I decide to withdraw from my job offer, I agree to reimburse Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust the cost of the DBS check undertaken by cheque or other agreed method.

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