MYDoc Research Registrar Plastic Surgery

Wakefield, West Yorkshire
30 Apr 2019
28 May 2019
Plastic surgery
Career Level
Trust / Career grade
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Contact Details

MYDoc Research Registrar – Plastic Surgery

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust is pleased to announce two vacancies aimed at doctors who are passionate about their practice and their career outside traditional models.  Our posts will combine education and career development with practical patient-facing care.

These posts are not recognised UK training posts.  Nevertheless, MYDoc doctors will have a named supervisor and be supported in undertaking scheduled educational opportunities to consolidate and develop alongside their experiential learning, with certificated outcomes to support career progression through other routes. We are keen to tailor training to individual needs.

An Introduction to the Division/Specialty

An opportunity has arisen for dynamic and motivated doctors, interested in research, to join our Plastic Surgery Department from August or October 2019 for a 12 month period extendible to 24 months.

During the course of the appointment the Research Fellows will undertake both clinical and research work. The post holders will be required to develop clinical audit and research projects ultimately aiming for national and international presentations, publications and potentially a higher degree.  To facilitate registration at a UK university, this post will attract a contribution towards registration fees to a maximum of £4,000 per annum, which is available from the research funds.

The post holders will be expected to divide their time equally between research and clinical duties. We will endeavour to tailor the post to allow all necessary competences, required for national selection at ST3 level, to be achieved.

We are passionate about teaching and training. We have a weekly departmental teaching programme consisting of in-house presentations and invited external speakers. We have Burns MDT meetings every Monday morning and a teaching ward round and burns MDT every Friday morning. Our departmental research and CEPOD meetings take place once a month.

We encourage our trainees to actively participate, and be involved in the organisation of, multiple courses aimed at sixth formers all the way up to senior trainees. This provides an excellent opportunity for trainees to develop the teaching and training components of their portfolios.

Over the last 7 years, we have had 7 research fellows, one of whom is now a Consultant burns and plastic surgeon in Canada. We are proud to have research collaborations with the University of Bradford and Huddersfield University. We hope to encourage more trainees to undertake a period of supervised research potentially leading to a higher degree.  Our previous research fellows and Trust grade registrars have secured a National Training Number at national selections. Over the last 8 months, our current fellows have had over 22 posters and presentations accepted for national and international meetings.

Our departmental ethos is to promote high quality, patient centred care in burns and plastic surgery through education, training and research in an environment that is supportive, inclusive, and forward thinking.

These posts will be part of our 1:8 or 1:9 STR / Registrar level trainee on call rota – which is compliant with working time regulations and the 2016 junior doctor’s contract, averaging 48 hours per week.