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Consultant in Orthodontics

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust.
£99,532 to £131,964 per annum
Closing date
3 Jul 2024

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Applications are warmly invited for a substantive consultant as part of the expansion of our University Hospitals of Northamptonshire Orthodontic Service. You will join our established, but dynamic, consultant orthodontic team in Kettering, and also work with Maxillofacial colleagues and laboratory colleagues, treating patients across hospital sites in Northampton.

As part of the Orthodontic Team you will be supported in all aspects of the role, but you will also support, coach and impart your knowledge and experience to your team. The department has close teaching and training links to the East Midlands Deanery for DCTs, and has an orthodontic speciality trainees working within the team, as well as therapists and laboratory colleagues at both sites.

Interview date - TBC

Main duties of the job

  • Flexibility: The department are delighted to consider candidates who would prefer a less than 10PA contract, and flexible working is supported.
  • Timetable: The timetable will involve a regular commitment to routine secondary care orthodontic clinics, as well as fortnightly joint orthognathic clinics
  • Teaching: Our proximity to London and Birmingham (1hour) means we train a London Orthodontic StR, and regularly host and attend national study meetings

About us

Northampton General Hospital is one of the largest employers in the area and we are on an exciting journey. All of our divisions are committed to doing things better, with more efficiency as we update, modernise, and advance. We have also entered into a Group Model with neighbouring Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and become University Hospitals of Northamptonshire. Our Excellence Values o Compassion o Accountability o Respect o Integrity o Courage We want to recruit the best people to deliver our services across the University Hospitals of Northamptonshire and help to unleash everyone's full potential. As an organisation, we value how we communicate and promote our vacancies to all communities. The Hospital Group encourages applications from people who identify from all protected groups, especially those from BAME, Disabled and LGBTQ+ backgrounds as these are underrepresented in our hospitals. We understand that we need to work with colleagues from diverse backgrounds and make sure the environment they work in is inclusive and collaborative. We have active Networks that promote and support colleagues from all backgrounds. This ensures everyone feels supported and has a sense of belonging working for Kettering and Northampton General Hospitals.

Job description
Job responsibilities

  • Job description
    • There is no on call commitment
    • 10PA contract is highly flexible but will involve joint hospital clinical activity
  • Person Specification:
    • See chart on the attached JD / Brochure

Person Specification
Qualifications and Training

  • Relevant Specialty Qualification
  • Completion of Specialty Training (CST or equivalent) or within 6 months of offer
  • MD, PhD or other
  • Education / Medical Education Qualification


  • Experience of Audit and Quality Improvement
  • Experience of Teaching Junior Staff
  • Experience of Under-graduate Teaching
  • Experience in Curriculum development


  • Effective Team worker, valuing the experience and contribution of others
  • Demonstrable Team Leadership skills and experience
  • Understanding and experience of delivering organisational change


  • Publications in recognised Medicine / Medical Education Journals or Presentations at National Level
  • Research experience relating to quality improvement

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