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Locum Consultant Ear Nose & Throat Surgery- Special Interest Rhinology

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
5 Mar 2024

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust seeks to appoint a Locum Consultant ENT Surgeon with a specialist interest in Rhinology for a period of 6 months initially with the possibility of further 6 months extension. This post provides an opportunity for a dynamic individual to join the expanding Head & Neck team, currently comprising of 16 substantive consultants working within the Departments of ENT, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Orthodontics.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our existing Head & Neck team and the post holder will be expected to complement the department's plans for expansion over the next few years. The Head & Neck ward has recently been relocated to a larger ward in the Heart & Lung Centre. This modern area of the Trust is ideally designed for a Head & Neck service with a 4 bay HDU/Observation area and close proximity to Critical Care facilities. The Head & Neck outpatient area has also been recently refurbished with additional clinic rooms and a treatment room to implement office-based procedures.

The post-holder will complement the existing ENT consultant team of 10 across New Cross Hospital, Cannock Hospital and Russell's Hall Hospital. They will be expected to participate in a 1:8 weekday and 1:14 weekend on call rota. The ENT Surgery department at New Cross has 3 specialist registrars, 2 Associate Specialists, 1 staff grade, 2 Clinical Fellows, 1 BST and 5 junior doctors.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with existing colleagues to build on the existing practice and will be encouraged to engage actively with the further development of the unit. The successful candidates will be given support to develop the office based ambulatory care pathways and other service improvement. The Head & Neck ENT service deals with all aspects of oropharyngeal/neck malignancies and has a full range of support including dedicated CNS nurses, SALT and Dietetics. The new appointees will be actively involved and expected to contribute to departmental governance and audits.

About us

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is one of the largest NHS trusts in the West Midlands providing primary, acute and community services and we are incredibly proud of the diversity of both our staff and the communities we serve. We are building a workforce that can help us to fulfil our values, improve the quality of care for patients, and solve the health care problems of tomorrow. We're passionate about the value that diversity of thinking and lived experience brings in enabling us to become a learning organisation and leader in delivering compassionate care for our patients.

We are delighted that we have been rated as Good by CQC. We have achieved numerous awards The Nursing Times Best Diversity and Inclusion Practice and Best UK Employer of the Year for Nursing Staff in 2020.

The Trust is a supportive working environment committed to creating flexible working arrangements that suit your needs and as such will consider all requests from applicants who wish to work flexibly.

Job description
Job responsibilities


  1. In conjunction with Consultant and Senior colleagues, to provide a service in Ear, Nose and Throat department.
  2. In conjunction with Consultant and Senior colleagues, to play a full part in the out-of-hours On-Call service for the department. This includes being on-call for telephone advice and major incidents.
  3. To provide cover for Consultant and Senior colleagues in respect of periods of leave.
  4. In conjunction with Consultant and Senior colleagues, to take part in medical audit and research as appropriate.
  5. In conjunction with Consultant and Senior colleagues, to ensure that the requirements of clinical governance are met.
  6. To ensure that there are adequate arrangements for hospital staff involved in the care of your patients to be able to contact you when necessary.

Junior Medical Staff

  1. In conjunction with Consultant and Senior colleagues, to play a full part in the professional supervision and management of junior medical staff.
  2. In conjunction with Consultant and Senior colleagues, to take responsibility for and devote time to teaching, examination and accreditation duties as required for junior medical staff.

Management & Service Development

  1. In conjunction with Divisional Manager, Consultant and Senior Colleagues, to take an active role in the management of the Division.
  2. In conjunction with the Divisional Manager, Consultant & Senior colleagues, to play a full part in developing & implementing new ways of working in line with modernisation principles and fit for the future.
  3. In conjunction with Consultant and Senior colleagues, to take responsibility for the best use of departmental staffing and other resources to ensure the maximum efficiency of the department.
  4. To observe the Trusts agreed policies and procedures, in particular in relation to managing staff, and to follow the Trusts Standing Orders and Standing Financial Instructions. These policies and procedures have been drawn up in consultation with the profession on clinical matters.

Person Specification

  • Full registration and a licence to practise with the GMC On the GMC Specialist Register or within 6 months of CCT from the date of interview Entry on the GMC Specialist Register via: CCT or CESR (CP) - proposed CCT/CESR (CP) date must be within 6 months of interview CESR or European Community Rights
  • Clinical training and experience equivalent to that required for gaining UK CCST in Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery. Demonstrable training and expertise in sub-specialty area to complement existing consultants
  • Evidence of audit and the implementation of change following the audit
  • Ability to offer expert clinical opinion on a range of problems both emergency and elective within ENT Surgery


  • Relevant research published in peer review journal
  • Higher Medical Degree

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