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Locum Consultant in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 per annum
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

Job Details

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
Department of Plastic Surgery and Reconstructive Surgery

Our complete commitment to developing careers means we're looking for proactive, motivated, forward thinking, and dynamic individuals to join our clinical team. This post is an important part of our ongoing development of services at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, offering the successful applicant the opportunity to work closely with the existing colleagues to provide a high standard of care across the Trust.

Applications are invited for a 6-months fixed term Consultant in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. This post is based at Lister Hospital in Stevenage and comprises 10 programmed activities (PAs) with an on-call commitment.

This is an excellent opportunity within the Plastic Surgery department at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust.

It is imperative that you also attach your CV to your application as this is an integral part of the application process. Please ensure to supply the names and addresses of referees. This must cover a period of 3 years with no gaps, one of whom must be your current employer.

The Trust has a comprehensive programme of leadership mentoring available for newly qualified Consultants. Opportunities are also available to other Consultant appointees to play an active part in the programme.

Main duties of the job

The appointee will be expected to cover clinical sessions specified in the provisional job plan, as below. The appointee will join a team of eight consultants, three specialty doctors and a full complement of junior and support staff. The ability to work closely and flexibly with colleagues including consultants, junior staff and management team is an essential requirement for this appointment.

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

  • To provide a general plastic surgery service with a specialist interest in Hand Surgery, Peripheral Nerve and Brachial Plexus surgery and Limb Reconstruction (including microsurgery) as well as on call service
  • To provide a comprehensive service utilising a wide range of reconstruction procedures.
  • To participate in the departments teaching, audit, research and educational activities.
  • Maintenance of high-quality patient cantered care.
  • Shared responsibility for the day-to-day management of the service and participation in strategic planning
  • Teaching and training within the multidisciplinary service
  • Active involvement in multidisciplinary team meetings and directorate clinical governance activity
  • Active participation in continuing medical education

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification applicant pack for further detailed information regarding this role.

Person Specification
Qualifications / Training

  • Full GMC registration with a Licence to Practice
  • FRCS (Plast) or qualification of an equivalent level


  • Postgraduate degree (or equivalent)

Previous Experience

  • Broad range of experience in Plastic Surgery
  • Experience of supervising undergraduates, doctors in training and other colleagues
  • Ability to offer and be accountable for full and independent expert diagnostic opinion
  • Can evidence leading on patient safety issues and achieving a change in practice


  • Able to evidence engagement with clinical governance and the identification of errors and the learning from errors.
  • Evidence engagement with appraisal and revalidation





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