Fellowship in Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery

£37,986 to £52,090 a year
10 Sep 2021
07 Oct 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time
This prestigious Fellowship in Thyroid/Parathyroid Surgery is available as a fixed term appointment from 01 January 2022 to 31 December 2022. The post is a full time based at Lister Hospital in Stevenage and is designed to provide a platform for a post CCT surgeon to make the next step towards working as a Consultant.

This is an excellent opportunity within the ENT unit at the Trust for the appointee to further their interest and surgical knowledge in this area. The ENT department performs the largest number of thyroid/parathyroid cases in Hertfordshire/ Bedfordshire and is a national lead in continues intra-operative nerve monitoring. It has very close links with the large endocrinology department and sub- regional renal unit at the hospital. It is expected that the successful candidate will gain competency in all of Head and Neck surgery, particularly thyroid and parathyroid surgery.

Main duties of the job

The Fellow will participate in thyroid/parathyroid MDTs and specialist Thyroid and neck lump clinics. The successful applicant will also be actively involved in research and audit and will be responsible for running the MDT meeting. They will be expected to participate in the departments research program and would be supported in initiating original research. The fellow should aim to publish two peer reviewed publications over the year. The fellow will be supported in these activities with dedicated sessions for research and access to the research nurse.

The post holder will be encouraged to participate in audits, presentations and teachings. Although, this post is not recognised for training the appointee will be encouraged in their training and development within the role.

About us

At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, we are proud of the range of general and specialist services we provide and our 6,000 or so dedicated staff ensure our patients get the best care. Our ability to be flexible and innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our catchment has never been more important than it is now.

We run the following hospitals:
  • The Lister Hospital, Stevenage
  • New Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden City
  • Hertford County, Hertford
  • Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC), Northwood

We have ambitious plans to become an outstanding, patient-led Trust where dedicated staff provide high-quality, compassionate care to our patients. We continue to undergo significant transformation and our staff and patients are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda.

Job description
Job responsibilities

  • Participate in thyroid/parathyroid MDTs and specialist Thyroid and neck lump clinics
  • Promotion of and participation in teaching within the department
  • Flexible cover of the clinical commitments of the department
  • Active involvement in research and to continue to maintain and update own professional knowledge.

Person Specification
Fitness to Practice
  • Evidences engagement with appraisal and revalidation
Clinical Expertise in Speciality/Subspeciality
  • Experience at a Senior trainee level (either post CCT or in final year of training)
  • Documented sub-speciality interest and commitment to parathyroid surgery
  • NHS experience
  • MRCS or equivalent
  • Advanced Life Support Certificate or equivalent
  • Additional qualification such as BSc, MD.
  • Hold a current licence to practice from the General Medical Council

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 criminal convictions.
Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants.
UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details
Employer name

East and North Herts NHS Trust

Lister Hospital

Coreys Mill Lane


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