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Specialty Doctor - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience
Closing date
6 Jul 2024

Job Details

Cumbria is a unique place to work! Don't miss this opportunity to join our forward thinking and motivated clinical team in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

Join us in the Lake District!

The post holder will deliver a high standard of care to patients undergoing oral and maxillofacial surgical or medical treatment. The post holders will be responsible for the assessment of patient care needs, and implementation and evaluation of the programme of the care. The post holders are required to work as part of a team committed to delivering and improving a high standard of care.

This is a full time permanent post working predominately at the Cumberland Infirmary Carlisle. The appointee will be required to work across Trust sites and undertake some clinic and theatre sessions.

Main duties of the job

The appointee will contribute to provision of emergency cover at Cumberland Infirmary, with a requirement to cover clinics and theatre/day case surgery lists at the Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle, and West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven. It is expected that the appointee will have skills commensurate with middle grade working.

The duties will involve ward management of elective surgery patients, advice on inpatients under the care of other specialties on that site and assessment of emergency admissions/ A& E patients. When on call at CIC the appointee and colleagues on the middle grade rota will provide on-site senior opinion and decision making. A flexible approach to day to day working is essential to ensure appropriate clinical cover.

The appointee will participate in a 1:4 (second on call) rota for on call cover (non-resident).

The post holder will have the following duties:

  • On-call commitment
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Operating sessions
  • Combined clinics head & neck oncology, orthognathic, dermatology
  • Attending patients on the ward and treating them under the supervision of the Consultants
  • Attending and treating emergency patients under the guidance of the Consultants
  • Provide cover during periods of holiday, study or sick leave
  • Clerking of patients and maintaining contact with Dental and Medical Practitioners regarding patients

About us

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding hospital and health services to half a million people. Established on 1st October 2019, the Trust is creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout north Cumbria and beyond. We're responsible for delivering over 70 services across 15 main locations and we employ more than 6,500 members of staff.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time'.

  • Being a clinically led organisation
  • Quality and safety at the heart
  • A positive patient experience every time
  • A great place to work
  • Managing our money well

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

Person Specification

  • Evidence of ongoing medical education - FDS / MFDS
  • Excellent communication skills with patients, colleagues, managers and other staff.
  • Minimum of 3 years' relevant post registration experience at SHO level or above (or equivalent) Minimum one year experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (SHO level or equivalent)
  • Ability to organise workload efficiently. Knowledge of Audit process and clinical governance Computer literate Able to demonstrate a high level of competence in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Valid registration with the General Dental Council


  • Qualifications, Higher relevant degree
  • Skills and Knowledge, Proven track record in undertaking research projects Experience in teaching ALS, APLS, PALS, ATLS certification





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