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Clinical Fellow - Trust Grade in Plastic Surgery

Barts Health NHS Trust
£37,068 to £57,570 a year Pa pro rata
Closing date
30 Dec 2023
Barts Health NHS Trust are seeking to appoint clinical fellow posts in Plastic Surgery, based at the Royal London Hospital we have a posts starting in April, July and October 2024.

This is fantastic opportunity to be involved in one of the busiest major trauma centres in the country and the largest trust in England. The post will initially be a month fellowship the Plastic Surgery Department for a ST3+ SpR level.

The successful candidates will join a team involved in a broad spectrum of Plastic Surgery. A large emergency workload of upper and lower limb trauma comes from the helicopter serving this Level I Trauma Centre. Elective surgery includes hand, head and neck, breast and surgical oncology reconstructions, together with a commitment to skin malignancy and paediatric plastic surgery.

You will join a team of 15 consultants, 15 SPR level doctors and 8 SHOs. The successful candidate is expected to have experience of managing common plastic surgical emergencies, particularly upper and lower limb trauma.

Main duties of the job

The Department of Plastic Surgery sits within the ECAT Division as part of Trauma, Orthopaedics and Plastics Directorate. The Department is based in the Royal London but provides a plastic surgery service to the other Barts Health sites and also to Homerton University Hospital Foundation Trust and University College London Hospital. This post includes delivery across a number of sites and these may increase or change as the Trust expands and develops its services.

The unit currently consists of fifteen consultants specialising in Trauma Microvascular Reconstruction of Lower and Upper Limbs, Skin cancer, Hand Reconstruction, Paediatric Plastic Surgery, Breast Reconstruction, Burns and Head& Neck.

Currently trauma clinical services are concentrated at the Royal London Hospital alongside elective plastic surgery. We have begun to expand into our combined hospitals under the Barts Health umbrella and independent sector.

Plastic Surgery has access to elective beds in the RLH on ward 12C that is shared with orthopaedics. Emergency cases are admitted from an A& E based triage service, and there is a heavy emergency commitment to cases of trauma brought in by HEMS (1000+ cases per year). Excellent relationships exist with the other specialities concerned with the multi injured patient, particularly Anaesthesia, Orthopaedics, Neurosurgery, General Surgery and Diagnostic Imaging.

About us

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate, and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.

Barts Health supports The Pregnancy Loss Pledge and commits to supporting their staff through the distress of miscarriage.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description and person specification for the main responsibilities of this role.

Person Specification
  • ATLS
  • MRCS
  • Full GMC registration with a license to practice
  • Higher academic qualification (e.g. MD or MS).
Special Knowledge/ Abilities and or Experience
  • At least 2 years' experience in Plastic Surgery with adequate knowledge of hand /lower limb trauma.
  • Recent experience and familiarity of UK hospital systems and practices (or equivalent).
  • At least 1 year previous experience in Plastic Surgery at Registrar level.
  • gbook (Hand & Lower extremity trauma)
Personal Qualities
  • Ability to deal with busy multidisciplinary workloads in a major teaching hospital.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Evidence of the ability to communicate effectively with patients, colleagues and staff at all levels
  • Ability to form effective working relationships within the MDT team and build broad networks across the Trust.
  • Ability to inspire, motivate and develop junior medical staff.
Interests and Motivation for the Post
  • Evidence of relevant research or audit
  • Evidence of motivation for a career in plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • Proven track record in relevant research
  • Evidence of relevant publications in peer reviewed journals.
Additional Requirements
  • Ability to fulfil all the duties of the post, including on-call commitments.

Employer details
Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Royal London Hospital

Royal london Hospital


E1 1FR

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