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Consultant in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 a year PA Pro Rate
Closing date
4 Jul 2024

Job Details

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust (NCIC) is seeking to recruit a dynamic and enthusiastic Consultant in Oral & Maxillofacial surgery.The successful candidates will have a special interest in facial deformity and orthognathic surgery/Head and Neck oncology surgery.

The successful applicant will be based at Cumberland Infirmary Carlisle (CIC) however, as with all NCIC appointments, consultants will be required to work at our hospital in Whitehaven or in outlying clinics to provide a service to the whole of North Cumbria.

Main duties of the job

Applications are invited from accredited specialists in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery who are on the GMC Specialist Register or within six months of attaining the CCT or equivalent at interview stage. Applicants must be registered with the General Medical Council and hold an appropriate higher surgical qualification and preferably should also be registered with the General Dental Council.

About us

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding hospital and health services to half a million people. Established on 1st October 2019, the Trust is creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout north Cumbria and beyond. We're responsible for delivering over 70 services across 15 main locations and we employ more than 6,500 members of staff.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time'.

  • Being a clinically led organisation
  • Quality and safety at the heart
  • A positive patient experience every time
  • A great place to work
  • Managing our money well

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region for certain posts. Please see ourpolicyfor eligible vacancies

The post currently attracts a discretionary recruitment premium of up to 30% (based on basic salary) per annum.This is pensionable, payable for up to 4 years and is reviewed by the Trust on an annual basis.

Person Specification
Person specification

  • Full Registration with the General Medical Council (GMC)
  • Entry on the GMC specialist register in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery via relevant CCT, MRCP (UK) or equivalent (proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of interview), relevant CESR or European Community Rights
  • An appropriate higher Surgical qualification


  • Postgraduate qualification.
  • Special interest in facial deformity and orthognathic
  • Full registration with the GDC

Experience and Knowledge

  • High level of clinical experience and competence in OMFS services, including Trauma
  • Ability to take full and independent responsibility for clinical care of patients.
  • Ability to anticipate change and show an awareness of where the team sits in the bigger picture
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the wider health economy and the implications for the Trust


  • A commitment to and experience of teaching.
  • An interest in developing links with Primary Care.
  • Business Planning

Management & Administrative

  • Ability to advise on efficient and smooth running of the service.
  • Ability to organise and manage own workload efficiently
  • Management and Leadership skills
  • Ability to support solution focused decisions


  • Experience of audit management.


  • Experience of and commitment to teaching undergraduate and postgraduate staff.


  • Experience of teaching basic clinical skills to undergraduates.
  • Teaching of non-medical health professionals.
  • Educational Qualification.

Research, Audit and Clinical Governance

  • Experience of, and commitment to, medical audit.
  • Experience of research and Clinical Governance.


  • Ability to supervise postgraduate research.
  • Publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Communication skills and abilities

  • Empathetic and sensitive approach to patient needs.
  • Excellent communication skills with patients, colleagues, managers and other staff.
  • Approachable and effective Multi-disciplinary team member with excellent/highly effective interpersonal skills
  • Ability to influence and negotiate
  • Approachable Team membership/loyalty.
  • Positive approach to lessons learnt.
  • Confident approach without being arrogant.


  • IT Skills.
  • Presentation skills.

Continued Professional / Personal Development

  • Demonstrable evidence of lifelong learning.
  • Reflective approach to personal development with an ability to acknowledge and effectively manage poor performance.
  • Participation in appropriate peer review processes

Personal Attributes

  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Participation in on call and emergency cover.
  • Ability to travel to fulfil the requirements of the post.
  • Ability to effectively balance loyalty to the service through corporate behaviours





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