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Consultant ENT Surgeon (Head and Neck Surgery)

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum pro rata
Closing date
24 Dec 2023

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The ENT/Head and Neck surgery department at NNUH is pleased to advertise a new post for a full-time Consultant ENT surgeon with special interest in Head and Neck surgical Oncology based at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

The department provide specialist surgical oncology services across Norfolk & Waveney and North Suffolk region. We have close links and the main surgical hub for adjacent trusts in James Paget Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn and the ESNEFT trust comprising (Ipswich Hospital and Colchester).

We are a renowned centre of excellence in training and provide specialist fellowship training as part of the National TIG head and neck surgical fellowship program .

The Head and Neck Catchment area covers a population of 1.4 million. We work very closely with other surgical disciplines of Oral and Maxillo-facial surgery and Plastic surgery as part of the core Head and Neck surgical MDT. We also work very closely with Thoracic surgery colleagues in various airway reconstructive surgery, and retrosternal endocrine surgery patients. We are high volume centre for LASER airway and endoscopic cancer surgery for East of England. We have an established Davinci Robotic head and neck surgery program for oropharyngeal and hypopharyngeal cancer.

Main duties of the job

The appointment is to the Trust, not to specific hospitals.

The appointee will be participating in a 1 in 8 weekday on-calls, and 1 in 11 weekends on-call.

All consultants, including the appointee, will be expected to be involved in implementing the Trust's Clinical Governance programme.

This includes active participation in clinical audit, quality, clinical guidelines/pathways, professional development, appraisal and risk management.

The appointee will be a member of the Consultant Staff Committee and be expected to serve on this committee.

Further, the appointee will support the delivery of a high quality, safe and compassionate healthcare service, whereby all staff are expected to act as a role model to others in all aspects of their work and consistently demonstrate NNUH's 'PRIDE' values of People focused, Respect, Dedication, Integrity and Excellence and demonstrate behaviours that support and encourage an inclusive culture.

About us

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N& N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:
  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description for the full details of the post and the person specification.

Full GMC with licence to practise required on application.

Person Specification
  • Full GMC Registration
  • Entry on the GMC Specialist Register Via o CCT (Proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of the interview) o CESR or o European Community Rights o MBBS (or equivalent) o FRCS (ORL-HNS) (or equivalent)
  • Higher Degree (MD/PhD)
  • One year fellowship training in Chosen subspecialist area of Otorhinolaryngology
  • Good communicator.
  • Capable of working in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Enthusiasm for service development and teaching.
  • Demonstrates understanding and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Previous responsibility for service improvement.
  • Management skills
  • Participation in audit
  • Record of ability to secure independent funding for research
  • Applicants who are Nationals from another European country or elsewhere overseas would have to show equivalence to the 5 years training period in the National Health Service required for the specialty.
  • Training and expertise in children's safeguarding
  • Experience in research or published papers in area of special interest
  • Commitment to develop an appropriate special interest
  • Flexible outlook on working hours.
  • Must live within a 15-mile radius of the base Trust or 30 minutes travelling time.
  • Ability to travel across multi-sites whilst public transport may not be available.
Communications and Language Skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with clinical colleagues, colleagues in pathology and support staff
  • Ability to present effectively to an audience, using a variety of methods, and to respond to questions and queries
  • Good presentation skills.

Employer details
Employer name

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital





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