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Consultant in OMFS

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year
Closing date
24 Dec 2022

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Hospital, Dentistry and oral medicine
Career Level
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Full Time
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Job Details

Required to fill this replacement post within the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department at the Leeds General Infirmary/St Jamess University Hospital which is a consequence of a continual development of the Maxillofacial Service across the Trust and the retirement of a colleague.

The OMFS department based at the Leeds Dental Institute houses the OMFS department with consulting rooms, dental surgeries for the provision of general clinics and of minor OMFS procedures. Oncology clinics are taking place at the Leeds Dental Institute and the St Jamess Institute of Oncology. In patient operating is undertaken at the Leeds General Infirmary.

Main duties of the job

This appointment is for a surgeon with a subspecialty Interest in Head and Neck Oncology and Reconstruction. The appointee is expected to work closely within the current team of Maxillofacial Surgeons in Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and also closely with the established clinical team working in the subspecialty of head and neck oncology. The applicant would be expected to complement and build on existing team working in the management of Head and Neck Oncology patients within the Head and Neck MDT. You will have access to designated all day operating lists with the provision for support and two team operating for free flap cases. The completion of a Head and Neck Oncology Fellowship is not essential but will be advantageous. You will be expected to provide the full remit of Maxillofacial oncology inc microvascular reconstructive procedures.

In addition to supporting the Head and Neck MDT you, will be expected to provide a general elective and emergency Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery service, to the population of Leeds. The appointee will be expected to provide microvascular on-call (1:5) and general on-call (1:13)

The successful applicant should possess FRCS (OMFS) (or equivalent) and should be included on the Specialist Register or within 6 months of CCT at the time of interview, if currently within a training programme within the UK. In accordance with the consultant appointment regulations, all other categories of doctors must be on the Specialist Register.

About us

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is one the largest teaching hospital trusts in Europe, with access to leading clinical expertise and medical technology. We care for people from all over the country as well as the 780,000 residents of Leeds itself. The Trust has a budget of 1 billion. Our 17,000 staff ensure that every year we see and treat 1,500,000 people in our 2,000 beds or out-patient settings, comprising 100,000 day cases, 125,000 in-patients, 260,000 A&E visits and 1,050,000 out-patient appointments. We operate from 7 hospitals on 5 sites all linked by the same vision, philosophy and culture to be the best for specialist and integrated care.

Our vision is based on The Leeds Way, which is a clear statement of who we are and what we believe, founded on values of working that were put forward by our own staff. Our values are to be:






We believe that by being true to these values, we will consistently achieve and continuously improve our results in relation to our goals, which are to be:

1. The best for patient safety, quality and experience

2. The best place to work

3. A centre of excellence for specialist services, education, research and innovation

4. Hospitals that offer seamless, integrated care

5. Financially sustainable

Job description
Job responsibilities

In relation to this post, The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is a designated Level 1 Trauma Centre. It is one of the largest NHS Trusts in the UK. Maxillofacial referrals to Leeds Teaching Hospitals have steadily increased across the full range of the specialties activity and maintenance and probably expansion of the service is necessary to cope with this demand.

2.1 The post is an appointment for Head and Neck Oncology with the objectives:

  1. To carry out maxillofacial clinical services with an emphasis on the management of Head and Neck cancer
  2. To contribute to the role of Leeds as a training centre for Oral and Maxillofacial surgery.
  3. To improve the efficiency and productivity of the Oral and Maxillofacial surgical services
  4. To help further develop Leeds as a centre of excellence for Oral and Maxillofacial surgery
  5. To provide support and clinical expertise to the teams based in referring centres
  6. To contribute and improve the quality of Undergraduate and Postgraduate training in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery
  7. To improve the quality of care and increase the scope for innovation
  8. To facilitate and develop research interests in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery
  9. To participate in a consultant rota to provide acute in-hour and out-of-hours Oral and Maxillofacial surgery with a particular focus on Head and Neck Cancer

If shortlisted, you will be required to give a 10-minute presentation on:

Head and neck surgery: Challenges and Opportunities

To be considered, you must quote your GMC number in your application form.

Person Specification

  • MBChB BDS or equivalent qualification.
  • FRCS ( OMFS) or equivalent.
  • Eligible for full registration with the GMC at time of appointment and hold a current licence to practice.
  • Eligibility to work in the UK.


  • Relevant higher degree.


  • Must be able to demonstrate a high level of clinical experience and competence in the field of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.
  • Specifically, must demonstrate higher expertise training in the Management of Head & Neck Oncology including free flap reconstruction.
  • Evidence of continuous career progression consistent with personal circumstances.

Training, Research & Teaching

  • Should have completed a recognised training programme and hold a CCT or CESR (CP) in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery or have a proposed CCT or CESR (CP) date within 6 months of the interview date.
  • Evidence of the ability to carry out medical research.
  • Experience in training undergraduate medical students and postgraduate doctors.


  • ATLS Instructor
  • ACLS certification
  • Previous experience of supervising research by junior staff.
  • Previous attendance on Appraisal Techniques and Small Group Teaching Workshops.

Audit, Management & Interpersonal Skills

  • Experience of participation in regular clinical audit.
  • Understanding of current issues in the NHS.
  • *Well organised and skilled in good time management.
  • *Effective interpersonal skills.
  • *Demonstrate ability to relate to and work within a team.


  • Attendance at recognised management course.

Other Criteria

  • *Hold full GMC Registration with a license to practice.
  • *Entry on the GMC Specialist Register via:
  • -CCT (proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of interview) CESR (or) international applicants should comply with the GMC specialty registration process:

BMJRef: BMJ-102184/298-C9298-CON-767



Leeds Teaching Hospitals is one of the biggest NHS trusts in the country, offering a range of both general and specialist hospital services, with excellent clinical outcomes for patients. We have an international reputation for excellence in specialist care, research and academic training.

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