This post is for a Locum Consultant in ENT. This is a whole time post offering an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated Medic to join a dynamic, rapidly expanding team delivering multidisciplinary acute care in St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals.
Due to the short term nature of the role, the successful candidate must hold full registration with the GMC and have existing right to work in the UK, at the time of application. Candidates who are not GMC registered or do not gold existing right to live and work in the UK, at the time of application will not progress through the shortlisting stage.
Main duties of the job
The ENT Department provides inpatient and outpatient services at Whiston, St Helens and Newton Hospitals. Adult and Paediatric inpatient and day case surgery occur on the Whiston Site within the Paediatric and General Surgical Wards. Day case surgery occurs at St Helens Hospital site.
The Whiston site has a 12 theatre suite complex with ultra-modern facilities based on the 4thfloor. St Helens Theatres opened in 2008 and are located within the day case suite. The suite has 6 theatres. Both sites offer elective work 6 days per week.
Paediatric patients are accommodated in dedicated Paediatric wards shared with other surgical specialities and general paediatrics.
The post holder will work as part of a team of Consultants within the Department and shall in every regard be equal to other Consultants within the structure. This is demonstrated in the illustrative Job plan
A 338 million (PFI) investment has re-built and modernised both Whiston and St Helens Hospitals, resulting in modern state of the art health care facilities for the
treatment and care of patients. St Helens Hospital was completed in 2008 and Whiston Hospital in 2010. The hospitals include 887 inpatient beds with state-of-the-art CT and MRI facilities existing on both hospital sites. CT and MRI scanners at St Helens have also recently been upgraded including installation of a high field 3 Tesla MRI scanner. The DEXA scanner is also located at St Helens Hospital.
The Trust provides a full range of acute inpatient, outpatient, day case and emergency services to local communities of St Helens, Knowsley, parts of Halton and Liverpool. The Regional Plastic Surgery and Burns Unit also extends its services to the whole of Cheshire, Merseyside, North Wales and the Isle of Man.
As a Trust, our aim is to provide a high-quality service to all patients. We strive to meet the best standards for professional care whilst being sensitive and responsive to the needs of individual patients. Our valued workforce is recognised for their unique skills and talents with our teams of experts winning national awards on a regular basis.
Each consultant within the department has a special ENT interest and area of expertise. The appointee will be expected to bring further expertise in ENT Otology and complement the existing team in providing the people of St Helens and Knowsley with a high quality ENT Service. There is a dedicated Head & Neck Lump Clinic carried out at Whiston Hospital with one stop facilities. Regular MDT meetings are carried out with the Pathologist and Radiologist.
- Applicants must be eligible for full registration with the GMC at the time of application
- MB ChB or equivalent medical qualification
- FRCS (Otolaryngology) or equivalent medical qualification
- Valid ATLS Provider Status or equivalent medical qualification
- Success in intercollegiate specialty examination or overseas equivalent
- Postgraduate thesis or equivalent medical qualification
Knowledge & Experience
- Evidence of achievement of competencies by time of appointment in line with GMC standards/Good Medical Practice including: Good Clinical Care Maintaining good medical practice Good relationships and communication with patients Good working relationships with colleagues Good teaching and training Professional Behaviour and probity Delivery of good acute clinical care
- Appropriate knowledge base and ability to apply sound clinical judgement to problems related to Otology sub speciality.
- Demonstrates the necessary range, depth and breadth of competencies in ENT to provide both adult and paediatric work
- Fellowship of similar advanced clinical experience in the appropriate area
- Evidence of appropriate teaching experience
- Demonstrates ability to undertake robust audit / research within team structure within the last 3 years
- Evidence of relevant academic achievements e.g. degrees, awards
- Evidence of relevant research e.g. presentation, publications in peer reviewed journals within the last 3 years
- Able to build rapport, listen, persuade and negotiate
- Capacity to use logical/lateral thinking to solve problems/make decisions
- Ability to work in and with multi-professional teams
- Ability to supervise junior medical staff
- Capacity to manage/prioritise time and information effectively
- Capacity to operate under pressure
BMJ Ref: BMJ-100630/409-4727045