Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon x2

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust.
£84,559 to £114,003 a year per annum
Closing date
31 May 2023

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Hospital, General surgery
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

The successful applicant will be part of a team of 3 Breast surgeons in delivering high quality service in symptomatic and screening Breast disease to the catchment area. This vacancy arises as part of an expansion of breast cancer and reconstructive surgery and creates an opportunity to enhance and develop our services for the community.

The post will suit a candidate who has recently gained their CCT in Breast surgery (and who is on the specialist register).

Main duties of the job

Participate fully in the provision of Breast services

Provide highest possible levels of patient care

Work as an active member of the Breast team

Actively remain clinically competent

Work closely with Multidisciplinary teams

Activate, particulate and undertake audits

Teach staff / medical students

Work to all trust policies and procedures

Work flexibly

Responsible to: Chief Executive/Medical Director of Northampton General Hospital Trust and at local level to the Clinical Director for Surgery.

About us

NGH is one of the largest employers in the area and all of our divisions are committed to doing things better, with more efficiency as we update, modernise, and advance. We have also entered into a Group Model with neighbouring Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Being a large DGH with a proud history, we are big enough to get interesting cases, but small enough to care, coach and develop. With over 200 consultants, a similar number of trainees and approximately 60medical undergraduates throughout the year, NGH provides comprehensive care and extensive training opportunities.

With this in mind, we have built a state of the art emergency assessment unit (Nye Bevan building) and are developing new ways of working to streamline in-patient care and optimize working with our partners.

NGH also has a large library, gym with swimming pool, and a brand new entrance with Marks and Spencer, Subway and Costa on site.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for further information about the Job Plan.

Person Specification

  • Full GMC Registration with License to Practice (or eligibility to obtain)
  • FRCS or equivalent
  • CCT in General Surgery and on GMC's Specialist Register or within 6 months of CCT from the date of the interview or have confirmed eligibility for Specialist Registration within 6 months.


  • Higher degree MD/PhD/MBA

Clinical Experience

  • Training and experience in Breast Surgery including Oncoplastic Surgery
  • Experience in Cancer Management


  • Oncoplastic Fellowship
  • Research undertaken in relevant field

Management Skills

  • Attended management training course


  • Knowledge of finance / budgets

Experience in Training, Audit and Research

  • Demonstrable commitment and ability to teach and train undergraduates, junior doctors and allied healthcare professionals.
  • Experience of clinical audit
  • Relevant research articles in peer-reviewed journals


  • Completed 'Train the Trainers' course or equivalent

Personal Qualities

  • Evidence of working effectively in a Multidisciplinary Team
  • Ability to motivate staff, to facilitate appropriate changes in clinical practice and to work as part of a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, enthusiasm and approachability
  • Commitment to continuing professional development and clinical governance

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About our University Hospitals of Northamptonshire NHS Group

Please watch our video of Heidi, our Chief Executive, explaining why it's great to work at NGH!

This is a video of Matt, our Medical Director and surgeon, explaining how NGH can attract the best clinicians to the Trust

Tom is the Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Medicine at the University of Leicester. In this video, Tom talks about an exciting opportunity for a clinical academic

Our mission is to provide safe, compassionate and clinically excellent patient care, by being an outstanding employer for our people, creating opportunities, supporting innovation, and working in partnership to improve local health and care services

Our Group is made up of two hospital Trusts with two main hospital sites and a number of services provided elsewhere within the community. We are proud to serve the people of Northamptonshire and beyond.

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (KGH) is an acute hospital with around 600 beds and a 24-hour Emergency Department (A&E). In addition to the full range of district general hospital care, KGH also provides some specialist services including cardiac care for the county. It has inpatient, day case, diagnostic, maternity and outpatient facilities with a dedicated children’s ward and outpatients. In 2019/20 teams at the KGH site cared for approximately 90,000 emergency patients and 120,000 patients referred to us for treatment.

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust (NGH) is an acute hospital with around 790 beds and a 24-hour Emergency Department (A&E). In addition to the full range of district general hospital care, NGH also provides some specialist services including cancer and stroke services for the county. It has inpatient, day case, diagnostic, maternity and outpatient facilities with a dedicated children’s ward and outpatients. In 2019/20 teams at NGH cared for approximately 135,000 emergency patients and 140,000 patients were referred to us for treatment.

  • Our population Together, we will continue to serve our growing population of around 900,000 people across Northamptonshire. This population is varied with a range of needs from our services:
  • There are large and growing numbers of people aged over 70, as well as high numbers of people aged under 20 and newborns
  • Around 70% of our population live in urban areas, whilst 30% live in more rural areas
  • Our six boroughs and districts are diverse, with countryside and urban areas, different age groups between local communities, and differing levels of affluence
  • There are growing levels of ethnic diversity, particularly in more urban areas of the county

We are delighted to have achieved University Hospital status, working in partnership with the University of Leicester and the University of Northampton. This status will enable us to strengthen our existing research and clinical teams, ensure our staff have access to the latest training and techniques, and provide patients with access to cutting-edge treatment and research trials. As a result, this will improve the quality of care we are able to provide and enhance training and development opportunities for staff.

We have agreed five priorities for the Group. Everything we do across both organisations should contribute towards achieving goals within at least one of these priority areas. They represent the long-term objectives of the Group, and each has an ambition and a success measure that we can track. Every we will analyse our performance as a Group and set annual goals designed to make the biggest impact on each of these areas. Delivering our goals will move us closer to achieving our overall vision. More information on our Group Priorities can be found in our ‘Dedicated to Excellence’ brochure.

Patient - Excellent patient experience shaped by the patient voice.

Quality – Outstanding quality healthcare underpinned by continuous, patient centred improvement and innovation.

Systems and Partnerships - Seamless, timely pathways for all people’s health needs, working together with our partners.

Sustainability - A resilient and creative University Hospital Group, embracing every opportunity to improve care.

People - An inclusive place to work where people are empowered to make a difference.

Northampton General Hospital is located next to Becketts Park and the River Nene. Walking, running and cycling routes are within minutes of the hospital.

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