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Consultant ENT Surgeon Generalist with special interest in Otology

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience
Closing date
22 Jun 2023

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Hospital, ENT / Otolaryngology
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

North West Anglia Foundation Trust are looking to employ a generalist ENT Head and Neck Consultant Surgeon with special interest in Otology to complement the current ENT team.

This is a full time 10 PA post, there is an expectation that the role will undertake sessions at both Hinchingbrooke Hospital and Peterborough City Hospital.

Applicants must be on the General Medical Council Specialist Register. In accordance with the regulations, all other categories of doctors must be on the GMC Specialist Register to be considered for a Consultant appointment by the Advisory Appointments Committee.

The Foundation Trust aims to design and implement services, policies and measures that meet the diverse needs of our service, population and workforce, ensuring that none are placed at a disadvantage over others.


Main duties of the job


The post holder will participate in 1 in 8 non-residential third on call rota based at Peterborough Hospital. ENT emergency services are based at the Peterborough City Hospital with daytime emergency cover at Hinchingbrooke Hospital. Dedicated ENT on-call team comprising of ENT junior doctor, ENT middle grade and ENT consultant on-call provides ENT emergency cover for a vast catchment area that covers Huntingdon, Peterborough and South Lincolnshire area.

Elective activity ceases during the hot week of on-call to cover for the two sites with active A&Es. The post holder's sessions will include both outpatient and theatre sessions and will be in line with the proposed timetable below.

The successful candidate is expected to provide elective ENT outpatient and theatre services at Hinchingbrooke site in conjunction with colleagues and contribute to the development of ENT services as well as the teaching, training and clinical governance activities in the department. Future flexibility is expected in order to accommodate the growing demands of expanding population.



About us


North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust provides acute care to our local communities via two District General Hospitals in Peterborough and Huntingdon, and a community hospital in Stamford.

We are promoting flexible working and a health work/home life balance. Agile working options are automatically considered for all roles within the Trust.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and candidates from our local communities.

Your package with us includes a lot more than just your pay and here are a few of the additional benefits that are available to you as an employee:

  • Relocation allowance in line with the Trust policy
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme
  • Generous Holiday Entitlement, starting at 27 days a year (for full time workers) plus bank/public holidays
  • Free staff car parking on all our hospital sites during this financial year
  • In-house Physiotherapy Services
  • Career development and training opportunities
  • Emotional Wellbeing Service covering a range of online support, access to mobile apps and 24/7 counselling services
  • Subsidised meals at our hospital restaurants
  • Access to exclusive discounts, cashback and vouchers via NHS Discounts and Blue Light Card

If you share our values and vision and are passionate about working with people on what matters to them, you could be a real asset to Team North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust.


Job description

Job responsibilities


The ENT Department manages all routine and complex Otology patients including paediatric and adult hearing loss, dizziness and cholesteatoma.

There are close links with Cambridge University Hospital to support patients that may require neuro-surgical / skull base management.

Extensive Endoscopic Otology work is undertaken in the department to deal with burden of cholesteatoma.

The post holder is expected to complement the work already undertaken within the department.


Person Specification



  • oFull GMC Registration
  • oEntry on GMC specialist register or within six months of CCT date


  • oFellowship in otology.

Experience & Training


  • Evidence of thorough and broad training in ENT Head and Neck Surgery, with completion of a recognised training programme
  • Ability to offer expert clinical opinion on a range of problems, both emergency and elective within the specialty
  • Ability to take full and independent responsibility for clinical care of patients
  • Evidence of competence and experience of appropriate independent decision-making out-of-hours (when not directly supervised)

Teaching Experience


  • Evidence of ability to teach clinical and operative skills and experience of supervising trainees at all postgraduate levels.

Research Experience


  • Ability to apply research outcomes to clinical and surgical problems

Management Experience


  • Ability to organise and manage outpatient priorities, surgical waiting lists and operating lists
  • Recognition of the need to support the Trust in meeting national and local performance targets.
  • Good understanding of the principles and practice of clinical governance
  • Evidence of audit

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