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Locum Consultant Dermatology

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Fixed term 12 months
10 PAs
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St Helens
St Helens
£76,761 - £103,490
20/06/2018 23:59

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"Be part of the team that delivers "Excellent patient care in world class hospitals"

The Trust has 5 Values as defined by the Star Chart. Applicants are advised to familiarise themselves with these Values which can be found by clicking on the 'About Us' pages on the Trust internet site. 

Our latest achievements include:

  • St Helens Hospital rated outstanding (CQC 2016)
  • Whiston Hospital rated good with outstanding features (CQC 2016)
  • Best Patient Experience in the NHS (CHKS Top Hospitals Awards 2015)
  • Best in the NHS in the Patient Led Assessment of the Care Environment (PLACE 2014 and 2015)
  • Cancer services rated 4th best in the country by Macmillan Cancer Support 2014
  • Ranked one of the highest in the country for extremely positive feedback received from patients (Friends and Family Test, NHS England)
  • Ranked highest in Cheshire and Merseyside for staff recommending the hospitals for the care of their friends and relatives (Staff Friends and Family Test, NHS England)
  • Ranked in the top 100 places to work in the NHS (NHS Employers and Health Service Journal 2014)

In the 2017 Staff Satisfaction Survey the Trust was rated best nationally in the following areas,

  • As a place to work
  • A place to receive treatment
  • Staff satisfaction in the care they deliver
  • Staff satisfaction with the resources available to them and the support they receive

2 x Locum Consultant Dermatologists

St Helens Hospital


2x Fixed term 12 months

Full Time

£76,761 - £103,490 per annum

Applications are invited for two Locum Consultant positions within the Dermatology Department at St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust to commence in July 2018 and September 2018. The appointees will be joining a busy, innovative and evolving, friendly department you will work in purpose built, state of the art facilities. You will help us build on our excellent reputation for delivering high quality patient care and you’ll be instrumental in enhancing our capacity to deliver world-class Dermatology Services. 

The Dermatology department is based at St. Helens Hospital and covers four sites: St. Helens, Whiston, Newton and Halton hospitals. Our busy department sees 8,200 new and 19,000 review patients annually, managing general adult and paediatric dermatology cases.

We have a close working relationship with the plastic surgeons and see a high number of skin cancer referrals. Our service hosts the Regional Specialist Skin Cancer MDT. Melanoma patients are offered sentinel lymph node biopsy and enrolment into National clinical trials.

Presently the team comprises 10 Consultant Dermatologists (8.5 WTE). The consultants are supported by a specialist registrar, 2 clinical assistants, a Speciality doctor and four Dermatology Nurse Specialists.

Our facilities comprise outpatient clinics held over four sites, four skin surgery theatres, TL01 and PUVA Phototherapy facilities, a patch testing service and nurse-led Photodynamic therapy, Doppler, Mohs micrographic surgery and Blood Monitoring clinics. We hold specialist multidisciplinary skin cancer, Paediatric, Vulval and Biologics clinics. Once weekly we attend the Regional Dermatology Grand Round at Broadgreen Hospital as part of our SPA. 

The successful candidate would be expected to demonstrate excellent, organisational and time-management skills.

Have the ability to work as part of a team, have good interpersonal skills and demonstrate a caring attitude towards patients.

The successful candidate will also have excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Demonstrate resilience during times of pressure.

This post is subject to enhanced DBS barring adults/children check.

Date Advertised: 23/05/2018

Date Advert Close: 20/06/2018

Date Shortlisting to commence: 21/06/2018

Date of Interviews:TBC

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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