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Consultant in Plastic Surgery (Skin Cancer)

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year Per Annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2023

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Hospital, Plastic surgery
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are recruiting for a Consultant in Plastic Surgery who shares our vision to be trusted to provide consistently outstanding care and exemplary service to our patients.

The Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery provides a general plastic surgery service to a sub-regional catchment population comprising of a large area of Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire. The workload of the department is approximately 70% elective surgery and 30% emergency surgery.

We wish to appoint a substantive Consultant in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery with a special interest in Skin Cancer and Trunk/Perineum Reconstruction including Trauma. In addition, any other subspecialist interest which the successful candidate wishes to develop will be considered. This full time post is based at Lister Hospital in Stevenage and comprises 10 programmed activities (PAs) with an on-call commitment.
Main duties of the job

This is an excellent opportunity within the Plastic Surgery department at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust. The post holder will be expected to cover clinical sessions specified in the provisional job plan, as attached. They will be expected to provide general plastic surgery service and will be required to have a sub-specialist interest aligned with service needs as above.

The post holder will provide a General plastic surgery service including Skin cancer and Trunk/Perineum Reconstruction (including microsurgery) and Trauma as well as on call service. They will also have an active participation in continuing medical education.

The Trust has a comprehensive programme of leadership mentoring available for newly qualified Consultants. Opportunities are also available to other Consultant appointees to play an active part in the programme.
About us

At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, we are proud of the range of general & specialist services we provide & our 6,000 or so dedicated staff ensure our patients get the best care. Our ability to be flexible & innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our catchment has never been more important than it is now.

We run the following hospitals:
  • The Lister Hospital, Stevenage
  • New Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden City
  • Hertford County, Hertford
  • Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC), Northwood

We have ambitious plans to become an outstanding, patient-led Trust where dedicated staff provide high-quality, compassionate care to our patients. We continue to undergo significant transformation our staff & patients are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda.

We understand that finding and starting a new job is an important life decision. If you need reasonable adjustments for a disability, or a life event, such as menopause - so that we can consider your application fairly & to get the best out of you during the selection process, please let us know.

We are committed to a positive work life balance for our employees. Employees are entitled to seek to work flexible working patterns & we are committed to listen and consider all requests. Such requests, of course, have to be made & considered formally, & will need to be balanced against service needs, but our starting point will always be to find ways to support making them happen.

Job description
Job responsibilities

  • Maintenance of high-quality patient centered care
  • Shared responsibility for the day-to-day management of the service and participation in strategic planning
  • Teaching and training within the multidisciplinary service
  • Active involvement in multidisciplinary team meetings and directorate clinical governance activity
  • Active participation in continuing medical education

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification applicant pack for further detailed information regarding this role.

Person Specification
  • Entry on GMC Specialist Register or, be within 6 months of receipt of Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) at time of interview or, provide GMC confirmed eligibility for entry on the Specialist Register
  • FRCS (Plast) or qualification of an equivalent level
  • Skin cancer or Mohs Micrographic Surgery Fellowship or similar experience
  • Postgraduate degree (or equivalent)
  • Able to evidence engagement with clinical governance and the identification of errors and the learning from errors.
  • Evidence engagement with appraisal and revalidation
Previous Experience
  • Broad range of experience in Plastic Surgery, in particular: proficient in Skin cancer treatments including excisions/reconstructions using a variety of methods, nodal clearance, SLNB, Mohs Micrographic Surgery
  • Demonstrable experience in a Locum Consultant role
  • Experience of supervising undergraduates, doctors in training and other colleagues
  • Ability to offer and be accountable for full and independent expert diagnostic opinion
  • Can evidence leading on patient safety issues and achieving a change in practice

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details
Employer name

East and North Herts NHS Trust

Lister Hospital

Coreys Mill



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