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Senior Research Fellow in ENT

Employer
East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
Location
Stevenage
Salary
£35,254 to £57,570 a year pa
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

Job Details

Applications are invited for a full-time post of Research Fellow in Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) Surgery (50% clinical, 50% research). The post is based at the Lister Hospital, Stevenage and is designed to provide a platform for a registrar level surgeon to advance their clinical as well as their research skills by registering for a higher degree through existing links with the University of Hertfordshire.

Clinically, this is an excellent opportunity within the ENT unit at the Trust for the appointee to further their interest and surgical knowledge. The ENT department performs regularly advanced ear operations (including bone conduction and middle ear implant work), advanced rhinology procedures, transoral robotic surgery, trans-nasal oesophagoscopy, and has the largest cohort of thyroid/parathyroid patients in Hertfordshire/ Bedfordshire. There are subspecialty clinics taking place daily (e.g hearing and balance, smell, thyroid/parathyroid, head and neck, paediatric) and different MDTs that the fellow will be expected to attend.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will be engaged in ENT research, working towards a higher degree in ENT (MD or PhD). Our ENT department is research active and is currently recruiting patients in Otology, Rhinology and Head and Neck Surgery research studies. The main area of research will depend on the department's research priorities and the successful applicant's subspecialty of interest. There will also be a requirement to help support the research team of nurses to recruit patients into commercial clinical trials and registries that are ongoing.

About us

At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, we are proud of the range of general and specialist services we provide and our 6,000 or so dedicated staff ensure our patients get the best care. Our ability to be flexible and innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our catchment has never been more important than it is now.

We run the following hospitals:

  • The Lister Hospital, Stevenage
  • New Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden City
  • Hertford County, Hertford
  • Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC), Northwood

We have ambitious plans to become an outstanding, patient-led Trust where dedicated staff provide high-quality, compassionate care to our patients. We continue to undergo significant transformation and our staff and patients are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda.

We are committed to a positive work life balance for our employees. This means that any employee is entitled to seek to work flexible working patterns and we are committed to listen and consider all requests. Such requests, of course, have to be made and considered formally, and will need to be balanced against service needs, but our starting point will always be to find ways to support making them happen.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Research

The successful applicant will be engaged in ENT research predominantly, working towards a higher degree in ENT (MD or PhD) through existing links with the University of Hertfordshire. The department is active in Research and is currently recruiting patients in Otology, Rhinology and Head and Neck Surgery research studies. The main area of research will depend on the departments research priorities and the successful applicants subspecialty of interest. There will be also a requirement to help support the research team of nurses to recruit patients into commercial clinical trials and registries that are ongoing.

The post holder will be expected to start up novel clinical research projects. This will involve submitting projects to the local Ethics Committee, recruiting patients, hands-on clinical research, data entry and writing up results. There will be a defined teaching responsibility and the potential for development of collaborative research projects with other departments. The post holder will be required to assist recruitment into commercial clinical trials and registries, and help with data input and patient follow up.

Clinical

Clinically, this is an excellent opportunity within the ENT unit at the Trust for the appointee to further their interest and surgical knowledge and skills. The ENT department performs regularly advanced ear operations (including bone conduction and middle ear implant work), advanced rhinology procedures (and use of Navigation), transoral robotic surgery, trans-nasal oesophagoscopy, and has the largest cohort of thyroid/parathyroid patients in Hertfordshire/ Bedfordshire. There are subspecialty clinics taking place daily (e.g hearing and balance, smell, thyroid and parathyroid, head and neck, paediatric) and different MDTs that the fellow will be expected to attend. The post-holder will be supervised in operating lists and clinics. The post holder will be part of an on-call rota (1 in 7 hot weeks, 1 in 9 out of hour on calls )

Person Specification
Qualifications / Training
Essential

  • Hold a current licence to practice from the General Medical Council
  • MBBS or equivalent
  • MRCS (ENT) or equivalent
  • Advanced Life Support Certificate or equivalent

Previous Experience
Essential

  • Completion of at least 12 months hospital service as SHO or higher grade, AND At least 6 months experience in ENT

Desirable

  • Demonstrate experience in applying for research ethical grants
  • Demonstrate experience in publishing paper
  • Demonstrate experience in performing systematic reviews / meta-analyses
  • Demonstrate experience in participating in NIHR or commercial trials
  • NHS experience

Skills
Desirable

  • Teach the Teacher or equivalent course

Fitness to Practice
Essential

  • Evidence of engagement with appraisal and revalidation

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