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Specialty Doctor in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
£52,530 to £82,400 per annum
Closing date
30 May 2024

Job Details

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust is looking for a specialty doctor Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.The successful candidate will be required to be part of the middle grade on call cover for the specialty in a 1:6capacity. This is a non-resident on call shift and is paid in addition to their standard contractual salary. There isshared responsibility with 2 other Specialty Doctors and 1 Specialist Registrar for daytime cover during normalworking hours.

Main duties of the job

o To be responsible for the continuing care of patients as designated by consultant staff.o To perform regular ward rounds to ensure regular review of in-patients.o To participate in minor oral surgery and fast track clinics in the department as required.o To participate in meaningful audit within the department.o To participate in the training of junior medical staff and other staff.o To deputise for colleagues at an appropriate level.o To carry out appropriate administrative duties in support of clinical commitments.o In certain cases, changes to the published job plan may be necessary to facilitate patient care andsafety. These changes should only be temporary in nature e.g.: cover for another middle grade whilston leave.o To develop enhanced clinical skills, especially in the assessment and management of acutely illpatients.o To have excellent team-working skills with the abilities and professional attitude to work well in amulti-professional team.o To deliver clinical and quality targets agreed both nationally and locally with clinical teams andcommissioners.o To follow patients throughout their clinical pathways.

About us

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) is the main provider of acute hospital services foraround half a million people in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales.Encompassing some of the most picturesque parts of England and Wales, the Trust's catchment stretches fromthe Cambrian Mountains in the west, to Newport and the fringes of the Black Country in the east. The maintowns include: Bridgnorth, Ludlow, Market Drayton, Oswestry, Shrewsbury and Whitchurch (in Shropshire) Newport, Telford and Wellington (in Telford & Wrekin) and Newtown and Welshpool (in Powys) - all beautifuland unique.

Our main service locations are the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford and the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital(RSH) in Shrewsbury which are located 20 minutes' drive apart. Together they provide 99% of our activity.Both hospitals provide a wide range of acute hospital services including accident & emergency, outpatients,diagnostics, inpatient medical care and critical care.

Job description
Job responsibilities

A formal job plan will be agreed between the successful candidate and their Clinical Director and consultantcolleagues, on behalf of the Medical Director within 3 months of starting in post. A full-time job plan is basedon a 10 PA working week. The job plan will be reviewed annually and is a prospective agreement that sets outthe Specialty doctor duties, responsibilities, and objectives for the coming year. It covers all aspects of aSpecialty doctor professional practice including clinical work, teaching, research, education and managerialresponsibilities. It will provide a clear schedule of commitments, both internal and external and will includepersonal objectives, detailing links to wider service improvements and trust strategic priorities.

Person Specification

  • Full General Dental Council (GDC) registration
  • BDS or equivalent

Entry Criteria

  • 4 years of postgraduate training with 2 years in specialty (or have achieved the necessary equivalent competencies
  • Competent at History Taking, Physical Examination, Evaluation of Evidence, Assessment Investigation, Interpretation Skills
  • Able to carry out Venepuncture, NGT placement, Blood sampling
  • A strong appreciation of the scope of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery - Ability to apply sound clinical knowledge and judgement to problems - Ability to prioritise clinical need - Ability to maximise safety and minimise risk - Recognition of, and ability to undertake the initial management of, an acutely ill patient





The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) is the main provider of acute hospital services for around half a million people in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales. Our main service locations are the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford and the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) in Shrewsbury which are located 20 minutes’ drive apart covering a range of specialties and providing care to the local population. Almost a quarter of the county is designated as the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and we have three national nature reserves. We also have internationally important wetland sites, special areas of conservation (of European significance) and many sites of special scientific interest.

We are entering an exciting phase of change at SaTH with the transformation of the Princess Royal Hospital into a specialised site for planned care, and the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital site a specialised site for emergency care through our Hospital Transformation Programme.



Company info
01743 261000
The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
Mytton Oak Road,
United Kingdom

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