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Consultant - Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
2 Jun 2024

Job Details

Applications are invited for a new substantive consultant in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Royal Cornwall Hospital. The post attracts 10PAs.

This expansion is an exciting opportunity to join our dynamic team delivering excellent care in a beautiful area of the country. With our expanding team, our appetite for the continuing evolution of our services, this is an exciting time to join us.

The successful applicant will not only become part of our close nit and forward-thinking multidisciplinary team but will also balance the great work life with all the unique benefits of the diverse, coastal lifestyle, Cornwall has to offer.

A formal job plan will be agreed between the successful candidate and the Clinical Director and consultant colleagues on behalf of the Medical Director based on the needs of the department and the strengths/interests of the individual appointed to ensure we have the flexibility to recruit the very best applicant.

Main duties of the job

  • Full involvement in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery services in Cornwall in conjunction with primary care dental services and the Peninsula Dental School.
  • To share with colleagues, responsibility for the day-to-day management of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery workload.
  • To assist with meeting Key Performance Indicatorsor the Royal Cornwall Hospital.

About us

The Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust (RCHT) is the main provider of acute and specialist care services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We serve a population of around 500,000 people - a figure that can increase significantly with

visitors during the busiest times of the year. We employ approximately 6,700 staff and have a budget of approximately £580 million.

We are a teaching hospital in partnership with the University of Exeter Medical School, University of Plymouth School of Nursing and Midwifery, and Peninsula Dental School.

The Knowledge Spa on the Royal Cornwall Hospital site is the base for medical and nursing as well as ongoing education for health professions in clinical and non-clinical roles.

Keeping at the forefront of medical advances, we are continually developing our clinical services as well as our facilities and are committed to maximising the range of specialist care that can be offered locally. Allied to this is a growing reputation for research and innovation.

Job description
Job responsibilities

PLEASE NOTE: To view the full Job Description and Person Specification, please click the supporting document on the right-hand side

To be an employee of the NHS you need to successfully complete the following:

  • Identity Checks
  • Professional registration and qualification checks
  • Employment history and reference checks
  • Work health assessments
  • Criminal record check standards
  • Right to work checks

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  • We reserve the right to close this advert early, or when the allocated number of applications has been reached. Please submit your application at the earliest opportunity.
  • Agency interest will not be considered until this advert has closed.

Person Specification

  • GDC/GMC Registration with a Licence to Practice
  • GMC Specialist Register for or within six months of obtaining CCT/European Community Rights at time of interview.
  • Successfully completed the Intercollegiate Fellowship Exam in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery or equivalent


  • Completion of a relevant surgical fellowship
  • Has completed an educational supervisor training course
  • Holds an ATLS certificate


  • Ability to manage patients with complex facial trauma
  • Ability to manage patients with oral cancer
  • Experience in the surgical management of temporomandibular joint pathology
  • Broad experience of head and neck skin cancer surgery including metastatic disease.
  • Effective participation in clinical audit.
  • Training in teaching and experience of post graduate and undergraduate teaching.
  • Research relevant to the specialty and publications in refereed journals.


  • Experience in performing sentinel lymph node biopsy

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