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Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust.
£99,532 to £131,964 Per annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

Job Details

The post is for the appointment of a Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon with a special interest in Head and Neck cancer, skin cancer and General OMFS. This is an opportunity to join a committed and motivated team of OMFS consultant surgeons working across Northampton General Hospital (NGH) and Kettering General Hospital (KGH). We also work closely with colleagues in Leicester to provide seamless care for patients across the region. The post will be primarily based at NGH with some outreach clinical sessions at KGH.

Interview Date - TBC

Main duties of the job

The successful appointee will be expected to undertake head and neck cancer surgery, including microvascular reconstructive surgery for patients from across the county and surrounding areas. The maxillofacial head and neck team also receive referrals from Buckinghamshire and work closely with Leicester to treat their head and neck cancer patients in Northampton and Leicester. The post holder will be part of the Head and Neck Oncology MDT.

Northampton General Hospital is a core member of the East Midlands Head and Neck Cancer Network, the post holder will join this forum to explore how we can improve services and support across the region.

The Department has a Cone-Beam CT, six surgeries, specialist nurse in wound care, and an OMFS laboratory offering a full range of reconstructive and planning facilities to include 3-D imagery software and 3-D printing.

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






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.

We are a Defence positive trust, supporting our reservists, veterans, spouses and partners.

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

1. To fully support the delivery and development of the Maxillofacial Service.

2. To share responsibility for the service with the other Consultants, Head and neck surgeon supported by the general maxillofacial surgeons.

3. To ensure full submission of data to the Head and neck database, in line with national recommendations.

4. To participate with the other Consultant Surgeons in the management of the Department of Maxillofacial.

5. To demonstrate a firm commitment to clinical governance including participation in effective clinical audit and continuing medical education.

6. To contribute to management within the Trust through the Directorate.

7. To participate in all teaching programmes for medical staff, medical students and other hospital employees as required.

Person Specification
Education, Training & Qualifications

  • Education, Training & Qualifications Medical degree FRCS or equivalent. Full GMC registration. On Specialist Registrar/Accreditation
  • Basic dental qualification
  • Will be required to maintain a full registration with General Medical Council
  • Specialist Register for OMFS


  • Postgraduate thesis
  • GDC registration Knowledge & Experience

Knowledge & Experience

  • Minimum of 7 years postgraduate experience, including higher surgical training. Part of this period may be in a post equivalent with responsibility and training potential.
  • Clinical training and experience equivalent to that required for gaining UK CCST in OMFS
  • Ability to offer expert clinical opinion on a range of problems relating to OMFS and particularly opinion on relevant head and neck oncology cases.
  • Ability to take full and independent responsibility for the clinical care of OMFS patients
  • Ability to advise and run a smooth, efficient OMFS service for both in-patients and outpatients
  • Ability to organise and manage outpatient priorities and treatment.
  • Experience of providing general on-call in OMFS
  • Proven involvement in clinical audit Proven track record of ophthalmology research with evidence of publications
  • Experience of audit management
  • Ability and willingness to work within the Trust and NHS performance framework and targets


  • TIG or equivalent fellowship in Head & Neck
  • Commitment to clinical risk management and clinical governance


  • Good written and verbal communication skills. Evidence of the ability to communicate with patients, colleagues and staff at all levels.
  • Ability to teach effectively to all levels of staff
  • Ability to motivate and develop junior medical staff
  • Ability to plan, implement and evaluate research. Participate in and implement audits. Be actively involved with Risk Management strategies.
  • The appointee will be expected to drive and provide own transport and live within reasonable travelling distance of Kettering and Northampton General Hospitals for on-call commitments

Key Competencies/ Personal Qualities & Attributes

  • Caring attitude to patients
  • Commitment to Continuing Medical Education and the requirements of Clinical Governance and Audit
  • Willingness to undertake additional professional responsibilities at local, regional or national levels.
  • Flexible approach, able to work independently and as part of a team. Ability to gain the trust and confidence of colleagues and patients

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