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Senior Fellow in Sarcoma and Lower Limb Reconstruction

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£63,152 a year +OOH
Closing date
14 Dec 2023

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Specialist doctor
Full Time

Job Details

Applications are invited for one post as a Senior Fellow with subspecialty interest in sarcoma and lower limb reconstruction, which is available for a period of 6 months initially with a possible extension, based on the training requirements of the individual. The post is available from August 2024 but start date can be flexible on mutual agreement

Main duties of the job

The routine work includes care of patients in the Leeds General Infirmary, attendance at theatre lists and out-patient clinics where areas of need for particular sub specialisation will be addressed with his supervising consultant. These will need to be clearly defined from the outset by the successful candidate.

The post is fulltime. The candidate will be expected to have background training in Plastic Surgery to a high level and have completed the FRCS (Plast) or equivalent.

These posts would benefit applicants with experience at higher StR grade or those who have completed their training and desire further specialist training in reconstructive surgery

About us

The department provides a wide range of specialist plastic and reconstructive surgery. The unit sub-specialises in comprehensive hand and upper limb surgery, including congenital hand, adult hand and brachial plexus surgery, hand transplant, head and neck malignancy, cleft and craniofacial surgery, sarcoma, breast reconstruction, skin cancer and lower limb reconstruction - Leeds is a Major Trauma Centre. The unit has a busy microvascular workload which the trainees/fellows participate in.



Prof. S.P.J. Kay

Mr. M.I. Liddington

Mr. C.H. Fenn

Mr. A.H.S. Peach

Ms G. Bourke

Mr I. M. Smith

Mr D. J. Thornton

Ms C. Hernon

Mr R.D Bains

Ms J Goodenough

Mr W Bhat

Mr CC West

Mr J Smith

Mr A Hussain

Ms L Touil

Mr C Munson (Loc)

Mr A Elbatawy (Loc)

Mr D Leonard (Loc)

Ms C Rivers (Loc)

Ms R Rollett (Loc)

Other Staff

5 Senior Fellows

7 Specialist Registrars

2 ST2

2 FY2

1 FY1

4 Trust Doctor

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Job description
Job responsibilities

The Leeds unit is based at the Leeds General Infirmary with some facilities at St. James's University Teaching Hospital.

The Plastic Surgery Unit has 17 adult beds, access to paediatric wards and 4 beds on the High Dependency Unit. A daily dressing clinic with a separate Sister and staff also operates within the Unit.

Both Leeds hospitals have busy Accident and Emergency Departments and general Plastic Surgery emergencies are referred to the Unit. The Unit takes acute hand emergencies and many trauma cases are treated as combined procedures with the Orthopaedic Surgeons. The Leeds General Infirmary has recently been awarded the status of being a Major Trauma Centre. This has had a dramatic increase in the number of complex lower limb injuries requiring microsurgical free tissue transfer being referred to the unit. There is a dedicated major trauma ward and a major trauma operating theatre.

Outside of the main Unit at Leeds General Infirmary, Plastic Surgery out-patient clinics are held at St. James's University Hospital which the microsurgical fellow will attend when working for different firms. In addition, combined clinics with appropriate departments are held in head and neck oncology, cleft & craniofacial surgery, rheumatology, sarcoma and surgical oncology, breast, melanoma, non melanoma skin cancer. The Leeds Hospitals NHS Trust has Cancer Centre status and this department also provides microsurgical reconstructive support to the Centre and affiliated specialities.

Person Specification
Clinical, Academic, and Personal Skills
  • Ability to apply sound clinical knowledge and judgement to problems
  • Ability to prioritise clinical need
  • Demonstrates understanding of research, including awareness of ethical issues
  • Demonstrates understanding of the basic principles of audit, clinical risk management, evidence-based practice, patient safety, and clinical quality improvement initiatives
  • Successful completion of relevant skills course(s),
  • Evidence of relevant academic and research achievements, e.g. degrees, prizes, awards, distinctions, publications, presentations, other achievements
Eligibility, Fitness to practice, and Language Skills
  • Be eligible for full registration with, and hold a current licence to practise from, the GMC at intended start date
  • Eligibility to work in the UK.
  • Advanced Life Support Certificate from the Resuscitation Council UK or equivalent (as required to complete Foundation competences) by intended start date
  • All applicants to have demonstrable skills in written and spoken English adequate to enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues
  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification
  • MRCS
  • FRCS (Plast) or equivalent
  • ATLS
  • 6 years experience after full GMC registration or equivalent, and evidence of achievement of foundation competences, in line with GMC standards / Good Medical Practice including
  • make the care or your patient your first concern
  • Evidence of achievement of CT/ST1competencies in medicine or Surgery (as defined by the curricula relating to Core Medical training or Core Surgical Training)

Employer details
Employer name

Leeds Teaching Hospitals


Leeds General Infirmary

Great George Street



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