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Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon

Employer
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Chorley
Salary
£88,364 to £119,133 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
15 Oct 2022

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Sector
Hospital, General surgery, Plastic surgery
Career Level
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Applications are invited for the position of substantive Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust. This is an additional post in the team to develop the existing resource of 3wte (whole time equivalent) to a permanent 4wte Consultant surgeon model.

We anticipate the successful candidate will embrace all aspects of the speciality including surgery, audit, research, innovation and education. We welcome candidates who will work to expand the surgical repertoire of the team and drive clinical initiatives.

Main duties of the job

All surgeons practice Oncoplastic breast surgery (including therapeutic mammoplasty), lipo-modelling and immediate breast reconstruction for mastectomy patients with pedicle flaps (LD and TRAM) and implant-based reconstruction with biological mesh.

The breast team is committed to a multidisciplinary approach to breast cancer and work in close collaboration with 3 consultant Breast oncologists who provide adjuvant treatments and Plastic Surgery colleagues at the Royal Preston Hospital site who provide free perforator flap support

The appointment of a 4th substantive Consultant will provide a comprehensive service for patients with breast disease with the emphasis on oncoplastic service provision. This is a full time 10 PA post consisting of outpatient clinics, theatre time, MDT meetings and associated admin time with SPA.

The appointed Consultant will need to have an interest in medical education with opportunities to lead teaching & training in breast surgery for both undergraduate medical students and post-graduate foundation trainees.

About us

The Trust is a cancer centre and has a radiotherapy unit based at the Royal Preston Hospital Site. The Central Lancashire Breast Unit, based at the Chorley & South Ribble Hospital site was opened in July 2012.In the mammography suite there are 2 digital mammogram machines equipped for stereotactic and vacuum assisted biopsies. There are also 2 ultrasound rooms and a further 2 portable ultrasound machines for use in the clinic. Most biopsies are performed by the radiology team under image guidance. New patient breast clinics are run across the week (10 clinics per week) with biopsy results discussed on a Thursday in the MDT meeting. The service treats approximately 330 per cancers per annum. There are 9 dedicated breast surgery theatre sessions per week. There is a well-established breast care nurse team who run both cancer follow-up clinics and results clinics.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Substantive full-time consultant oncoplastic breast surgeon.

An accredited consultant oncoplastic breast surgeon as an additional post in the team to develop the existing resource of 3wte (whole time equivalent) to a permanent 4wte Consultant surgeon model.

We anticipate the successful candidate will embrace all aspects of the speciality including surgery, audit, research, innovation and education. We welcome candidates who will work with the team to expand the surgical repertoire of the team and drive clinical initiatives.

The post holder will:

  • Attend scheduled breast clinics and theatre sessions; perform pre and post-operative ward rounds and attend the specialist breast cancer weekly MDT.
  • Cover colleagues during leave of absence both with the continuing management of existing patients and to help back-fill vacant clinical sessions through flexible job planning.
  • In conjunction with colleagues and the management team, play an active role in the development and delivery of the breast service.
  • In conjunction with colleagues and the management team, ensure that the service meets its cancer targets.
  • Benchmark and horizon scan practices to ensure the team develops effective care.
  • Work effectively as part of the multidisciplinary team whilst at the same time have scope for personal development.
  • Participate in audit and operational meetings and other departmental meetings relevant to their speciality for example: safety and quality, clinical audit and guideline groups.
  • Undertake mandatory training, in line with the Trusts policies.
  • Provide direct input to patients, contribute to multi-disciplinary teams and lead the co-ordination of care for patients within Lancashire Teaching Hospitals and, where appropriate, the Lancashire and South Cumbria Cancer Alliance.
  • Assume a continuous commitment for the care of patients and ensure that adequate arrangements are made for leave and off duty periods.
  • Promote high professional standards of clinical care for patients, both through direct patient care and by the maintenance of continuing professional development.
  • Develop close links with clinical teams in other hospitals in the network.
  • Exercise the freedom to develop specialist elements of the services to reflect perceived priorities within available resources.
  • Undergo appraisal and job planning.
  • Participate in the revalidation process.

 


Person Specification
Qualifications
Essential

 

  • Full GMC Registration
  • MBBS or equivalent
  • FRCS Part III
  • Inclusion on the specialist register
  • Have obtained a higher medical degree (MD or PhD)

Desirable

  • Higher Medical Degree (MD or MSc)
  • Have undertaken an TIG Oncoplastic fellowship in breast surgery for 12 months

Medical Education
Essential

  • PgCert in Medical Education

Desirable

  • Experience in teaching the undergraduate/Postgraduate students

Management
Essential

  • Evidence of commitment to audit
  • Involvement in service development
  • Well-developed IT Skills

Desirable

  • Management course/ certification

Research & Development
Desirable

  • Evidence of peer reviewed publications

 


BMJRef: BMJ-94732/438-CA641

 

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