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Locum Consultant Plastic Surgeon

St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year per annum
Closing date
2 Dec 2022

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Hospital, Plastic surgery
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time
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Job Details

The post is for a Locum Consultant in Burns and Plastic Surgery with a General PlasticSurgery and Skin Cancer Surgery interest. This is an exciting opportunity for a highlymotivated surgeon to join a dynamic, rapidly expanding team delivering multidisciplinary carewithin the Mersey Regional Burns and Plastic Surgery unit based at St Helens & KnowsleyTeaching Hospitals.

Applicants are required to hold Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (UK orequivalent qualifications), to be fully registered with the General Medical Council. In addition applicants should have completed at least 4 years full time postgraduate training (or itsequivalent gained on a part time basis or flexible basis) at least 2 of which will be in a specialtytraining programme in burns and plastic surgery at registrar level.

Main duties of the job

This job plan is a basic 10 PA job plan with an additional 0.25 PA for on-call, the PA's include amonthly Consultant meeting and travel time; travel expenses will also be paid. SPA time for fulltime Locum Consultants per week is 1 SPA for professional revalidation, personal appraisal,personal job planning and mandatory training. SPA activity must be relevant to the Trust andIndividual's needs.

About us

St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is the only acute Trust in Cheshire and Merseyside, and one of the few in the entire country, to achieve the title of OUTSTANDING, rated by the Care Quality Commission.

We provide a full range of acute adult services to our local population of circa 360,000 and provide tertiary services across a much wider area in the North West, North Wales and Isle of Man. We are a Major Trauma Unit and the Mersey Regional Burns Unit.

Our '5 Star Patient Care' strategy is at the heart of all that we do; supporting our vision to provide world class services for all our patients by getting it right for every patient, every time.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The service delivered by the burns and plastic surgery team is of high volume and high complexity; they manage a varied mix of cases referred to them from both regionally and nationally and have excellent outcomes as identified during the last GIRFT report.

Our vision is to provide world class services for all our patients by getting it right for every patient, every time. To support us in this ambition, we enjoy close links with our leading universities, including the University of Liverpool, John Moores University and Edge Hill University, and we have specific strengths in education and training. To complement this, we also have strong research portfolios and host a number of professional units in medicine and surgery. We believe that staff engagement is an absolute priority and our strong leadership and development programmes, demonstrate how much we value our staff.

Person Specification

  • Applicants should be fully registered with the GMC.
  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification.
  • MRCS (UK) or equivalent.
  • FRCS (Plast) or equivalent.
  • Valid Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Provider Status.


  • Evidence of skin cancer interest, skin cancer fellowship and experience.
  • Is up to date and fit to practise safely
  • Demonstrates the necessary range, depth and breadth of competencies suitable for a post with a skin cancer & general plastic surgery interest.
  • In-depth knowledge and experience of skin cancer surgery.



  • Evidence the number of independent SNLB's, groin, axilla and neck dissections performed.


  • Appropriate knowledge base and ability to apply sound clinical judgement to problems.
  • Demonstrates ability to undertake robust audit / research within team structure within the last 3 years.
  • Evidence of appropriate teaching experience within the last 3 years.
  • Demonstrates clarity in written/spoken communication & capacity to adapt language as appropriate to the situation.
  • Capacity to use logical/lateral thinking to solve problems/make decisions.
  • Capacity to work effectively with others.
  • Capacity to take in others' perspectives and treat others with understanding.
  • Capacity to manage/prioritise time and information effectively.
  • Capacity to monitor developing situations and anticipate issues.
  • Capacity to operate under pressure. Demonstrates initiative & resilience to cope with changing circumstances.


  • Evidence of relevant research e.g. presentations, publications in peer reviewed journals within the last 3 years relevant to plastic surgery and skin cancer.
  • Evidence of relevant academic achievements, e.g. degrees, awards, in the last 3 years.

BMJ Ref: BMJ-101661/409-4712872




A £38 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 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. 

Our Achievements

The Trust is currently the only acute Trust in Cheshire and Merseyside, and is one of nine in the entire country, to achieve the title of OUTSTANDING, rated by the Care Quality Commission.


Life in Merseyside

Merseyside, which includes the great city of Liverpool, is within easy reach of North Wales, the Lake District and the Peak District and provides an interesting mix of rural and urban life.  Liverpool is a vibrant, music city which has undergone a renaissance in recent years and has recently been named European City of Culture.

High quality schools are available in Liverpool, Wirral and Rainhill areas. The area has many sports facilities including championship golf courses, several sailing clubs and one of the finest windsurfing venues in Britain. ‘Merseysiders’ are renowned for their friendliness and quick-witted humour and the region sports two of the finest football teams in the Premier League.  
The town of St Helens is renowned for its glassworks and rugby. The district has a population of around 340,000 and is of mixed residential, industrial and rural character. It is situated on the edge of Merseyside, between the open countryside of Cheshire to the south and Lancashire to the north.
Manchester City Centre is a short 23 miles from Whiston Hospital; accesses to motorway networks are a short 5 minute drive (including M62 and M6). 
Both Whiston and St Helens Hospitals are within easy reach of the City of Liverpool (20 minutes by car), and access to motorway networks (including M62, M6, M57 and M58) is also convenient. 

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0151 290 4566
Whiston Hospital
Warrington Road
L35 5DR
United Kingdom
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