Locum Consultant Otolarynologist

£82,096 to £110,683 a year
10 Sep 2021
09 Oct 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time
Job summary



Applications are invited for a locum consultant post in the Northamptonshire department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. This is a full time post which is part of a well-established consultant team across the Northampton shire combined Ears Nose and Throat (ENT) service operating out of Kettering General Foundation Hospital (KGH) and Northampton General Hospital (NGH). The post holder will have on-call responsibilities, which are currently 1 in 10, and come with 1 PA and 4% on-call availability supplement. The job plan includes access to urgent / routine outpatient referrals and in-patient and day surgery list.

The ENT departments based at KGH and the NGH have recently joined under the Northamptonshire Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP). This joining of acute services has paved the way for the transformation of provisions in the ENT pathways across the region, as we work towards our ambition of a fully integrated ENT service covering the whole county.

KGH and NGH, in combination, offer comprehensive ENT Specialized Head and Neck cancer service that also covers Buckinghamshire serving a population of 1 million. The Head and Neck Cancer service is based at the Northampton Hospital site.

NGH and KGH have a joint management board and are likely to get University Hospital accreditation in late 2021 on the back of strengthening partnership with Leicester Medical School.

Main duties of the job

The post is full time (10PA) and will join a well-established consultant team across the Northampton and Kettering combined Ears Nose and Throat (ENT) service. The KGH and NGH combined offer comprehensive ENT care to around 800,000 people across district with a wider catchment for more specialised services.

The Kettering Hospital Trust became a foundation trust in 2008. KGH provides services at the Kettering Hospital at Kettering, supported by services at the Corby Clinic and other outreach clinics. Our catchment population is 400,000 which are expected to steadily increase above the national rate.

About us

Northampton General Hospital is one of the largest employers in the area and we are on an exciting journey. All of our divisions are committed to doing things better, with more efficiency as we update, modernise, and advance. We have also entered into a Group Model with neighbouring Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Being a large DGH with a proud history, we are big enough to get interesting cases, but small enough to care, coach and develop. With over 200 consultants, a similar number of trainees and approximately 60 (with existing plans to expand to 80+) medical undergraduates throughout the year, NGH provides comprehensive care and extensive training opportunities.

With this in mind, we have built a state of the art emergency assessment unit (Nye Bevan building) and are developing new ways of working to streamline in-patient care and optimize working with our partners.

NGH has an excellent social centre with a large library, gym with swimming pool and the Cripps Education Centre where lunch and snacks are available in one of our restaurants away from the main hospital. Frequent educational sessions run in the Centre for all levels of staff and it serves as an oasis from the clinical areas.

Job description
Job responsibilities

A formal job plan will be agreed between the appointee and their Clinical Director, on behalf of the Medical Director, as soon as possible after the commencement date of the appointee. This will be signed by the Chief Executive and will be effective from the commencement date of the appointment.

The Trust has discretion to offer additional programmed activities in appropriate cases.

The Job Plan will then be reviewed annually, following the Appraisal Meeting. The Job Plan will be a prospective agreement that sets out a consultants duties, responsibilities and objectives for the coming year. It should cover all aspects of a consultants professional practice including clinical work, teaching, research, education and managerial responsibilities. It should provide a clear schedule of commitments, both internal and external. In addition, it should include personal objectives, including details of their link to wider service objectives and details of the support required by the consultant to fulfil the job plan and the objectives.

Please refer to the Job Description link to the right of the page for the full specification of responsibilities and requirements for this post.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Mr Dermot Commins, Clinical Lead at NGH, Dermot.commins@ngh.nhs.uk, 0160454 5563

Person Specification
Interpersonal Skills
  • Leadership Skills
  • Organisational Skills
Academics and Research
  • Evidence of Publications in peer reviewed journals within the last 5 years
  • Higher Degree MD/PhD
Teaching and Audit
  • Experience of audit in Head and Neck Cancer Surgery
  • Teaching junior staff
Qualifications and Training
  • Primary medical qualification/MRCS or equivalent qualifications
  • Current CCT or Equivalent, or within 6 months of CCT
  • Wide knowledge and experience of Head and Neck surgery
  • Experience and Specific Training in Surgery of malignant and benign Head and Neck cases

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 crim BMJRef: BMJ-45619/265-3222304-B