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MYDoc Senior Hand/Breast Reconstruction/ Burns Fellow ST7+ or Post CCT

The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
£58,398 pa
Closing date
10 Sep 2022

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Hospital, Plastic surgery
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time
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MYDoc Senior Hand/Breast Reconstruction/ Burns Fellow ST7+ or Post CCT - Plastic Surgery and Burns starting October 2022

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. Our post will combine education and career development with practical patient-facing care.

This post is not recognised UK training post. However, the post-holder will have a named supervisor, and be supported in undertaking scheduled educational opportunities within the Trust and specialties.

Our department is strongly invested in tailoring training to individual needs, regardless of whether the individual is a specialist or who wishes to top up their training in their senior years.

An Introduction to the Division/Specialty

An opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and motivated doctor, interested in plastic and hand surgery, to join our Plastic Surgery Department from October 2022 for 6 months extendible to 12 months.

Depending on the level of experience, we will endeavour to tailor the post to allow all necessary competences, to be achieved. The post holder will be encouraged to develop clinical audit and research projects ultimately aiming for national and international presentations and publications.

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 dressings clinic at Pinderfields Hospital. Our adult burns, general plastic surgery ward, hand therapy unit and plastic surgery dressings clinic are all co-located on the same floor.

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 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 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.

The post holder may be required to be part of our 1:8 Registrar on call rota, which is compliant with working time regulations and the 2016 junior doctors contract, averaging 48 hours per week. This will be confirmed and/or negotiated at interview.

BMJRef: BMJ-67747/377-SURG1851MED


About the Trust 

The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust provides acute and community health services to more than half a million people living in the Wakefield and North Kirklees districts of West Yorkshire. 

We offer services in three main hospitals – Pinderfields (Wakefield), Dewsbury and Pontefract – as well as in a range of community settings such as health centres, clinics, GP surgeries, family centres and in people’s own homes.

In addition, the Trust provides two specialist regional services, in burns and spinal injuries. 

In 2018/19:

  • There were over 260,000 attendances to A&E
  • Over 130,000 patients were admitted 
  • Patients attended more than 480,000 outpatient appointments
  • Nearly 6,000 babies were delivered
  • There were over 300,000 face-to-face contacts by our adult community nurses/therapists

Why Yorkshire?

As the name suggests, The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, is settled in the heart of Yorkshire, which has beautiful countryside and has been given the name “God’s own county.” 

This means that there is plenty on offer to suit those who love the great outdoors; from the North Yorkshire Moors to the Yorkshire Dales and the stunning Yorkshire Sculpture Park. But if that’s not for you then there are lots of fascinating towns, cities and cultural delights to explore. From mediaeval York to cosmopolitan Leeds you can brush up on your history whilst indulging in some retail therapy, or visit the Hepworth - the largest art gallery outside of London.

The motorway network in Yorkshire provides easy routes to other parts of the UK and the train gets you to central London in less than two hours. There are also excellent state schools which have been rated “Outstanding” by Ofsted, as well as independent schools.


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