Consultant in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Hand Surgery)

Employer Location Norwich Salary £88,364 to £119,133 a year per annum pro rata Closing date 23 May 2023

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Applications are invited for a Consultant post in the Plastic and Reconstructive surgery department at NNUH.

This is a full time post (10PAs per week) created as a result of retirement and will expand the team of Consultant Plastic Surgeons from 14 to 15.

Main duties of the job

A successful applicant will join the team as we enter the next phase of developing the hand unit and provides an opportunity to shape the future of our service. The surgeon will undertake elective and emergency hand surgery for adult and paediatric patients. The post includes a general on-call including lower limb trauma and peripheral commitments as part of our hub and spoke service.

Hand surgery (adult) is principally delivered through a purpose-built Ambulatory Procedure Unit. Here elective and trauma cases are treated in combined lists with full support for regional anaesthesia. The unit is equipped with dedicated state of the art image intensifiers and microscope and our ambition is for a successful applicant to take a lead in this facility.

Paediatric surgery is soon to be housed in a newly built theatre and outpatient complex, again providing the opportunity for the shaping of a congenital hand service by a successful applicant. The department has very good links within several Multi-Disciplinary Teams, particularly Orthopaedics, Head and Neck, Skin Cancer and Breast.

About us

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides a full range of acute clinical services through the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (1,000 beds) and Cromer and District Hospital, including more specialist services such as oncology and radiotherapy, neonatology, orthopaedics, plastic surgery, ophthalmology, rheumatology, paediatric medicine and surgery.

Our staff of over 7,000 treat more than one million patients; people from Norfolk, neighbouring counties and further afield. Our patients are referred to us by around 100 local GP practices but also from other acute hospitals and primary care trusts around the country.

As a university teaching hospital we have developed our research and development strategy in partnership with the University of East Anglia.

We also work closely with our partners on the Norwich Research Park and Norwich Radiology Academy to take forward our ambitious targets for research and development.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please refer to the Job Description link for the full specification of responsibilities and requirements for this post.

Full GMC with license to practice with entry onto the Specialist Register required.

Person Specification

  • Full GMC Registration
  • Entry on the GMC Specialist Register Via;
  • CCT (Proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of the interview)
  • CESR or
  • European Community Rights
  • An appropriate higher surgical qualification.
  • Desirable

  • BSSH Hand Surgery Diploma
  • Other hand diploma
  • Aptitudes

  • Good communicator.
  • Capable of working in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Enthusiasm for service development and teaching.
  • Demonstrates understanding and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Desirable

  • Previous responsibility for service improvement.
  • Management skills
  • Experience

  • Applicants who are Nationals from another European country or elsewhere overseas would have to show equivalence to the 5 years training period in the National Health Service required for the specialty.
  • Training and expertise in children’s safeguarding
  • Desirable

  • Experience in research or published papers in area of special interest.
  • Experience at consultant level in plastic surgery and paediatric hand surgery
  • Experience in service development
  • Interests

  • Commitment to develop an appropriate special interest
  • Circumstances

  • Flexible outlook on working hours.
  • Must live within a 15-mile radius of the base Trust or 30 minutes travelling time.
  • Ability to travel across multi-sites whilst public transport may not be available.
  • Communications and Language Skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively with clinical colleagues, colleagues in pathology and support staff
  • Ability to present effectively to an audience, using a variety of methods, and to respond to questions and queries
  • Desirable

  • Good presentation skills.
  • BMJRef: BMJ-120684/234-MS1952

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