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Consultant Plastic Surgeon

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
17 Jul 2023

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Hospital, Plastic surgery
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a 10PA post designed primarily to support specialised oncologic plastic surgery and reconstruction at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust which is a tertiary referral centre for the treatment of cancer. This is a substantive post.

This is a post where the successful candidate is expected to have a key role in the development of the expanding breast surgery service, head and neck surgery and skin cancer service to support the Plastic Surgery department.

The appointee will be expected to be involved in all areas of oncologic plastic surgery and microsurgical reconstruction, providing cover where necessary to the existing plastic surgeons and would be expected to share cover of the perineal reconstruction service.
Main duties of the job

Possession of the FRCS(Plast) and CCT, or an equivalent recognised accreditation in Plastic Surgery is essential, and interest in research and teaching is desirable. Candidates will have undergone recognised specialist training and have experience in plastic surgery oncology including microvascular reconstruction and perineal reconstruction.

Development of the Breast Service

The development of this service will rely heavily in forging links with breast surgery colleagues in the other hospitals in the region. The successful candidate may be expected to attend the Family History Clinics at the Nightingale Unit at South Manchester. The Christie is positioned to be one of the major breast reconstructive Units in the Northwest region.

Support of skin services

This service at the Christie has a well-established multidisciplinary approach to the management of patients with skin cancer. This includes surgery, medical oncology and clinical oncology enabling the delivery of the highest quality of care to patients. Parallel clinics with oncologists for discussion of complex skin tumours and nurse led support are provided.
About us

The appointee will join a team of 3 Consultant Plastic Surgeons and will work in the surgical directorate with 21 Consultant Surgeons within the Specialities of Gynaecology, Colorectal and Urology.

The fundamental approach to treatment at the Christie is as part of a multidisciplinary team within tumour and disease groups. Close collaboration exists with the Departments of Medical Oncology and Clinical Oncology. In addition, clinical groups include endocrinology, paediatric and adolescent oncology, chronic pain, palliative care, genetics and psychological medicine.

The Christie has both diagnostic and interventional radiological services including ultrasound, radionuclide, CT, MR and PET scanning. Pathology services include histopathology, cytology, haematology and clinical chemistry.

Job description
Job responsibilities


The Medical establishment provides surgical beds on ward 10 which are allocated according to need. There is a surgical day case unit with facilities for preoperative assessment. The Anesthetic service is provided by the Department of Anesthesia at the Christie by the Clinical Director Dr Pawel Arkuszynski supported via a SLA for anesthesia with The University Hospital South Manchester. All Consultant Surgeons and Anesthetists with sessional commitments to the Christie Hospital are members of the Directorate of Anesthetics, Theatres and Surgery and in the division of Clinical Support and Specialist Surgery.

The department of plastic surgery at The Christie has effectively two separate roles one is in the area of resection and management of skin and soft tissue tumours and secondly, the team provides a reconstructive service for the aforementioned group and for patients requiring reconstruction following breast, colorectal, gynaecological and urological surgery. The team also provides key roles within the nationally funded NF1 and NF2 services and the Greater Manchester facial function service.

There is a year-on-year increase in the number of microsurgical reconstructions being performed and the successful candidate would be expected to be a competent microsurgeon and be able to support the three existing consultants.

There are regular plastic surgery clinical meetings, a regular audit programme and a teaching and education programme that the appointee would be actively involved in.

The appointee will have a role in the development of the breast surgery service and the microsurgical service. He/she will attend the Family History breast clinics at the Nightingale Unit and build relationships with the breast surgeons in the region.

The appointee will be based at The Christie and will provide senior input to

1-2 Specialist Registrars/Specialty Trainees

1 post-CCT Fellow

1 Head and Neck Fellow (1 day per week)

2 Trust Fellows

2 Specialty Doctor

5 Clinical Nurse Specialists

Person Specification
Person Specification
  • GMC registration
  • Entry on the General Medical Council (GMC) specialist register via one of the following: a.Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) (the proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of interview) b.Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration c.Specialist Registration for Plastic Surgery
  • To show a broad range of publication and research activity
  • Clinical training and experience equivalent to that required for gaining UK CCT in Plastic Surgery in the broad scope of plastic surgery
  • Microsurgical training
  • Ability to offer expert clinical opinion on problems, both emergency and elective, within Plastic Surgery
  • Ability to take on full and independent responsibility for clinical care of patients
  • Expertise in surgery for breast surgery, skin cancer, head and neck cancer and other forms of oncological surgery to include complex reconstructions and perineal reconstruction
  • Training & Experience in microsurgery
  • Experience of sentinel node biopsy and block dissections
  • Ability to manage skin cancer patients through the SSMDT and provide network compliance departmental audit.
  • Evidence of previous management related training
  • Evidence of postgraduate and undergraduate teaching
  • Ability to teach clinical and operative skills
  • FRCS
  • Relevant subspecialty fellowships/training
  • Introduction and/or implementation of new techniques
  • Experience of clinical team management
  • Ability to audit and critically appraise clinical care delivery by a multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to organise and manage outpatient priorities, waiting lists and operating lists
  • Ability to manage and lead a multidisciplinary surgical team
  • Medical teaching certificate/diploma
  • Recognised by GMC as a Trainer Interest in teaching non-medical staff

Employer details
Employer name

The Christie NHS FT

Plastic Surgery - E00345


M20 4BX

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