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Breast Physician-Specialty Doctor

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
Depending on experience £52530. 00 to £82400.00
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

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Specialist doctor, General surgery
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

This is a 10 PA post for a Breast Physician to work in the Surgery, Critical Care & Aneasthetics Care Group at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust. The post will be based at King George Hospital but may also involve cross site working with Queen's Hospital. The successful applicant will support the current delivery of breast surgery services provided via the Elm Unit at King George Hospital.

This is an opportunity to join a busy, dynamic multidisciplinary team to help us improve the service that we provide to our population. You will work closely with the multidisciplinary team to facilitate the provision of high-quality holistic care for all patients attending the Breast Unit's diagnostic, one stop and family history clinics.

The aim of the Surgical Care Group is to become a world leader in the field of surgical management through innovation, evidence based safe and effective patient care and the successful applicant must therefore have the pre-requisite procedural and leadership skills as well as teamwork, drive and ambition to succeed in achieving these goals.

Main duties of the job

This post is full time and is to provide breast care across the Trust but is primarily based at King George Hospital.

The postholder will be required to work closely with the multidisciplinary team to facilitate the provision of high-quality care for all patients attending the Breast Unit's diagnostic, one stop and family history clinics. You will also undertake history taking, clinical breast examinations, requesting radiological investigations etc at Barking Havering & Redbridge University Hospitals Trust (BHRUT).

The post holder will provide a high quality, responsive service to BHRUT that assumes responsibility for the patients within the catchment area in co-operation with consultant and junior colleagues in Breast Surgery and other clinical departments.

There will also be theatre opportunities. The postholder will act as an autonomous practitioner in managing and providing advice regarding benign breast conditions and demonstrate safe critical decision-making in the clinical decision-making process and be able to initiate appropriate and timely response to patient reported cues.

About us

Under the leadership of our Chair Jacqui Smith and Matthew Trainer, our Chief Executive, we provide care for the residents of three of the most diverse London boroughs. More than half of our 7,500 strong workforce are from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and most live in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge. We also provide healthcare services to people in south west Essex, and specialist neurosciences services to the whole of the county.

Our services include all the major specialties of large acute hospitals, operating from two main sites - King George Hospital in Goodmayes and Queen's Hospital in Romford. We also provide outpatient services at Brentwood Community Hospital, Barking Hospital, Loxford Polyclinic, and Harold Wood Polyclinic. We have two of the busiest emergency departments in London.

As we recover from Covid-19, we're proud to be leading the way nationally in reducing the time our patients wait to get the treatment they need. The pandemic provided the drive forour teams to innovate and change.

We know we have more work to do to improve waiting times for urgent and emergency care, and our performance against the four-hour emergency access standard remains challenged, in comparison to many other London trusts.

We are particularly proud of our regional Neurosciences Centre Radiotherapy Centre Hyper Acute Stroke Unit and dedicated breast care service at King George Hospital. We're also pleased to be part of the NEL Cancer Alliance.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The General Surgery department is dynamic, enthusiastic, and forward looking with a holistic patient centered outlook providing general surgery. The department consists of General Surgery, Vascular, Colorectal, Specialist Surgery, ENT, Maxillofacial, Ophthalmology, Head & Neck, Breast surgery (including onco-plastic), vascular and Acute Emergency Surgical services.

Our General Surgery service is delivered at both King George and Queens Hospitals. There is one general surgery ward at King George Hospital and three wards at Queens Hospital. The service provides a comprehensive range of General and Vascular Surgery services delivered by 32 Consultants. General surgery has an elective bed base at both sites and a dedicated 24 hour on call team on both sites to cope with the Emergency demand that presents through either Emergency Department.

The appointee will join the existing team to provide specialist care to this growing population of patients and raise departmental profiles through teaching and education.

Applications should be made online, however, queries regarding the application process, assistance with completion of the application form or if you require any adjustments (for applicants with a disability) please contact Toyin Odumosu, Recruitment Advisor, on 01708 435000 ext. 5163.

Person Specification

  • Full or limited GMC Registration, MBChB or FRCS equivalent
  • At least 3 years recent experience working in a breast department setting ideally in the UK.
  • Work experience at the middle grade level in breast surgery or substantial experience at senior SHO level
  • Able to manage breast new and follow-up clinics semi-independently.


  • Higher surgical or Breast related qualification
  • Evidence of interest and experience in teaching where required in the job.
  • Previous UK Surgical experience

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