Consultant Complex Spinal Surgeon

Plymouth, Devon
£77,913 to £105,042 per annum
21 May 2019
17 Jun 2019
General surgery
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Derriford Hospital

Plymouth, Britain’s only Ocean City, occupies a stunning location. It’s a perfect city for ambitious people looking to build a career, and enjoy a rich and rewarding life.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in the largest hospital trust in the South West Peninsula. We are a teaching hospital in partnership with rapidly expanding Plymouth University (Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, School of Health Professions).

The South West Neurosurgery Centre is based at Derriford Hospital. The Unit provides a comprehensive Neurosurgical Service to the population of Devon, Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly, and part of Somerset. The population of this area is approximately 2 million, but rises considerably during the summer months, with the influx of visitors from other parts of the U.K. and from abroad. Close links exist with the District General Hospitals situated in Truro, Barnstaple, Exeter, and Torbay. Rapid transfer of patients between outlying hospitals and Plymouth is facilitated by two helicopter air ambulances

The Department seeks to appoint a consultant appointment within the Neurosurgery department. The post is for a complex spinal surgeon consultant and it is essential that the appointee contributes to the on call rota and can proffer skills necessary for the service to support the standards required for all aspects of complex spinal care.

Plymouth is a vibrant university city by the sea, set on the border of Devon and Cornwall, with an active cultural scene and amazing quality of life. Dartmoor, the South Hams and South East Cornwall are all within living distance. Schooling is excellent, with high quality primary and secondary schools (including grammar). The region offers a full range of leisure opportunities.

For more information or an informal discussion, please contact:

Mr Nick Haden Service Line Clinical Director 01752 439381

Mr Peter Whitfield PUPSMD 01752 431114

Mrs Rachael Buller Service Line General Manager 01752 437157.

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