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Post CCT ST7+ NHS Consultant Surgeon Plastics & Reconstructive United Kingdom Nottinghamshire via Workplace Doctors on a fixed term/ permanent basis.

***CESR / CCT or Post CCT (within 6 months of job offer) or equivalent overseas qualification.
*** GMC Registration Required (General Medical Council) Essential
*** Specialist Register entry on the GMC Register
***Location: United Kingdom Nottinghamshire
***Speciality: Surgery - Plastics & Reconstructive Surgeon
*** Role: Consultant / ST 7+ / Post CCT / CESR
***Duration: Fixed Term / Permanent (NOT Locum Basis)
***Pay rate: £NEGOTIABLE (dependent on experience £84,559 - £114,003 a year)
***Start date: ASAP
*** Exact location details provided upon receipt of application / CV


Our NHS client prides itself on being a friendly and caring place to work where the aim to combine our patient first approach with innovative and creativity against a backdrop of holistic team working, as encapsulated in their vision and values.

We are looking for a flexible individual with a breadth of experience in Plastic Surgery and Reconstructive and specialist expertise in H&N reconstruction to join our department for 12 months in the first instance. The successful candidate will have at least 2 years' recent NHS experience and will work alongside nine other consultants in providing a comprehensive plastic surgery service at the NHS Foundation Trust and neighbouring hospitals in Nottinghamshire.

Applicants must have completed specialist training prior to taking up the appointment.

The expected date of the award of the Certificate of Completion of Training should be no later than six months after the date of AAC interview for this post.

The Applicant should also be entered on, or within six months of entry to, the GMC Specialist Register at the time of acceptance of an offer of employment.

Nottinghamshire is a county in the East Midlands region of England, bordering South Yorkshire to the north-west, Lincolnshire to the east, Leicestershire to the south, and Derbyshire to the west.

The county is oval-shaped, extending 51 miles (82 km) from north to south but only half that distance from east to west, and the major communication routes run north to south. This stems in part from geology, for Nottinghamshire lies on the eastern slope of the Pennines mountain chain, the “spine” of England. Geologic formations outcrop in north-south belts—the oldest in the west and the youngest in the east—while the surface generally falls from west to east.

Set within a county of outstanding natural beauty that includes Sherwood Forest, Wollaton Park, lively market towns and wonderful historic buildings, the city is one of the UK’s leading retail centres with a wide choice of restaurants, bars and nightclubs. There is a good network of roads with easy access to the M1 and the A1, the rail service to London (two hours) and other major cities is frequent, and there are numerous international destinations from East Midlands Airport (30 mins) and Birmingham Airport (60mins).


The Nottinghamshire Region Plastic Surgery Unit provides a range of plastic surgery sub-specialities for the population of Nottinghamshire. The consultants within the Unit have the following sub-specialities, hand and wrist surgery, breast reconstructive surgery, oculoplastic surgery, paediatric plastic surgery, skin cancer surgery and the department aspires to provide the Regional soft tissue sarcoma service. In addition to the Hospital, the Unit provides plastic surgery services to District Hospital, community clinics and operating lists are offered. The Unit provides a comprehensive plastic surgery trauma service with daily trauma lists and a ward based Hand Assessment Unit. The Unit plans to develop a day surgery service.

The consultant staff are currently supported by the following Junior Doctors.

4 Specialist Registrars (Rotation)
3 Associate specialists
1 Trust Grade
5 CT1/CT2 trust doctors
1 F2 doctor
1 F1 doctors

General Duties- guideline only

The post holder will be a Plastic Surgeon with a breadth of experience in Plastic Surgery to join the team He/she may be required to attend peripheral commitments including the Plastic Surgery Service in a nearby District Hospital, community hospital or a combination of these sites, as well as fulfilling service in-line with service affiliations. The successful candidate will offer general outpatient clinics and surgery.

Flexible working will be essential in order to allow the department to meet its activity and income targets that underpin the delivery of high-quality patient care.

Education and Training

The post-holder will be expected to participate in training and supervision of trainees within the department. There is an active educational programme within the department. There is a weekly half-day teaching session (Friday morning) attended by all junior medical staff within the department as well as nursing staff and physiotherapists when appropriate. The hospital has a weekly academic meeting held over Friday lunchtime in the Post Graduate Centre. Informal teaching takes place in the outpatient clinic, operating theatres and on ward rounds. In addition to these activities within the hospital there is a regional audit meeting once a year and regional training days. The Regional Plastic Surgery Unit plays a leading role in regional teaching and the post holder will be expected to take an active role in these audit and teaching programmes.

Emergency On-call and Cover for Colleagues

There is an on-call rota that this post will be allocated to. In addition to providing emergency cover for the absent consultant colleague, it is expected that the consultant(s) providing cover will also provide clinical supervision to junior staff caring for elective inpatients and day cases.

Job Plan

Regular job planning meetings will be undertaken with the post holder to ensure that the appointee is remunerated for any additional activities undertaken and that the job plan accurately reflects the overall workload undertaken by the post holder.

The supporting professional activities (SPAs) allocation within the provisional job plan is an illustrative guide and will be finalised following individual agreement with successful candidates.

Further discussion on supporting professional activities will depend on the Trust's requirements and the individual's particular expertise.

Note: The post is based on a whole time appointment, 10 PAs. The timetable will initially be flexible. This is the potential for some PA’s to become fixed in the future.

The timetable is indicative of the duties to be completed but the days of the week for particular duties are flexible and subject to change on a weekly basis. Some of the sessions within the job plan are annualised so there is flexibility as to when they are completed. There may be a requirement for evening and weekend working, which will be recognised at enhanced rates as necessary. The ability to work flexibly is essential.

Job Plan over a 52 week cycle

Direct clinical care (including predictable and unpredictable on-call 8.5
Supporting professional activities (including Research) 1.5
External duties 0

On-call availability supplement

1 in 8 (1 in 9 after appointment)


This is as described in the Medical and Dental Terms and Conditions, in line with the Consultant Contract (2003). The current full time salary scale (as of July 2020) ranges from £84,559 - £114,003 a year with eight thresholds.

The on-call supplement is Category A and attracts a supplement of 5% of basic salary.

Office Accommodation

Office accommodation will be provided for the appointee with secretarial support.

Management Responsibility

All Consultants are required to attend the monthly Directorate Meetings. Post holders will be expected to share in administrative duties allocated by mutual agreement within the Directorate. As part of the Consultant Team, the consultant will offer mentoring support and lead the existing clinical team through, one-to-one support, individual case management and complex cases, identifying development needs and suggesting CPD (Continuous Professional Development) opportunities and responding to clinical enquiries via e-mail and telephone.


The consultant will be required to participate in programmes for teaching clinical students, training junior doctors and in clinical examinations. The post-holder’s contribution to teaching, training and research will be included in the regular job plan review. Teaching will take place during programmed activities and flexibly at other times.

  • To provide conditions for improved training opportunities in line with national and local recommendations arising out of GMC and related requirements
  • To supervise and manage the work of his/her junior medical staff and participate in the training and development of these staff to the standards required by the Royal Colleges.

Clinical Governance & Audit

The consultant will participate in clinical governance activities, including clinical audit, clinical effectiveness, risk management, quality improvement activities as required by the Trust, and external accrediting bodies. There are 6 half day clinical governance meetings per annum which substitute regular fixed sessions. There is a weekly consultant meeting before MDT on Friday to discuss any issues during the week and to plan for next week.

Personal & Professional Development

The post-holder will be required to keep himself/herself fully up-to-date with their relevant area of practice and be able to demonstrate this to the satisfaction of the Trust.

The Trust supports the requirements for continuing professional development as laid down by the Royal College of Physicians and is committed to providing time and financial support for these activities.

Medical revalidation is the process by which the General Medical Council (GMC) confirms the continuation of a doctor’s licence to practise in the UK, provides greater assurance to patients, the public, employers and other healthcare professionals that licensed doctors are up-to-date and fit to practise. It is a key component of a range of measures designed to improve the quality of care for patients.

The Trust supports Royal College guidance on provision of mentors for new consultants in line with GMC recommendations. All newly appointed consultant staff are provided with a list of locally trained mentors who are available for ongoing support as required.

Personal Responsibilities


All confidential information, including patient records, individual staff records, details of contract prices and terms and any other confidential information, must under no circumstances be divulged or passed on to any unauthorised person or persons. The penalty for breach of confidentiality will normally be summary dismissal.

Workplace Doctors are looking for medical professionals with UK & Overseas experience: that possesses the following qualities:


*** Ability to act as part of a team
*** Ability to cope with a varying work load
*** GMC Registration Essential (General Medical Council) - We can provide guidance if needed
*** Specialist Register entry on the GMC Register
***Post CESR or CCT obtained (CCT - Certificate of Completion of Training) or (CESR- Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration)
****IELTS and PLAB Exam Part 1 & 2 (IELTS, overall score 7.5) – overseas doctors
****GMC Registration Essential (General Medical Council) – We can provide guidance if needed

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Note: The Trust operates a policy whereby all employment for staff that have access to children/vulnerable adults will be subject to a satisfactory DBS Disclosure (Disclosure and Barring Service) The Criminal Records Bureau ( CRB ) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority ( ISA ) have merged to become the Disclosure and Barring Service ( DBS ). CRB checks are now called DBS checks. Overseas candidates will require an international police check or character reference.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test.

At Workplace Doctors we welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion.  Candidates will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post.

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Please note that should we experience a high level of interest in the post, the vacancy will be expired early. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted as soon as possible after the closing date.