MYDoc Hand or Breast or Burns Fellow at Registrar Level - Plastic surgery & Burns

Wakefield, West Yorkshire
20 Oct 2020
17 Nov 2020
Career Level
Specialty registrar
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Contact Details

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

These posts are not recognised UK training posts.  However, the post-holders will have a named supervisor, and be supported in undertaking scheduled educational opportunities within the Trust and specialties. 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 plastic surgery and burns, to join our Plastic Surgery Department from January 2021 for a 6 month period initially with a possibility of further extension.

During the course of the appointment the registrars will undertake both clinical and academic work. The post holders will be required to develop clinical audit and research projects ultimately aiming for national and international presentations and publications.

The post holders will be expected to work on the registrar on call rota. Depending on the level of experience, we will endeavour to tailor the post to allow all necessary competences, to be achieved. For trainees hoping to apply for national training numbers, we will help them to achieve required competences for national selection at ST3 level. More senior trainees will be given the opportunity to develop their skills in their chosen sub-specialties.

The Plastic surgery department, regional burns centre for adults and paediatric burns unit are situated on the Pinderfields site with outpatient and day-case services at Pontefract General Hospital and Dewsbury District Hospital. We also have dedicated hand therapy services at all three hospital sites and plastic surgery dressing’s clinic at Pinderfields Hospital. Our adult burns, general plastic surgery ward, hand therapy unit and plastic surgery dressing’s clinic are all co-located on the same floor.

We are passionate about teaching and training. We have a weekly departmental teaching programme. We also have Burns MDT meetings every Monday and Friday mornings. Our departmental research and CEPOD meetings take place once a month. We also have representation on the breast and skin cancer MDTs.

A number of our consultants are conveners and faculty members for local and national courses. We regularly undertake clinical and viva practice for FRCS (Plast) candidates, ST3 interview practice and run simulation workshops for our trainees, such as suturing, skin grafting, tendon repair and fracture fixation.  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.

We are proud to have research collaborations with the University of Bradford and Huddersfield University. Our previous research fellows and Trust grade registrars have secured a National Training Number at national selections.

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 (TBC) – which is compliant with working time regulations and the 2016 junior doctor’s contract, averaging 48 hours per week.