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Locum Consultant Burn Surgeon

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

Main area
Burns & Plastics
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Fixed Term 6 months
Full time
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£76,761 to £103,490
26/10/2018 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

Locum Consultant
Whiston & St Helens Hospitals
Plastic Surgeon (Special Interest in Burns & Trauma Surgery)
Fixed Term Contract for 6 months from October 2018
Full Time 11 PAs
Band YM 73
Salary; from £76,761 to £103,490 

St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is the BEST acute Trusts in England for the second year running! We provide a full range of acute adult services to our local population of circa 350,000 and provide tertiary services across a much wider area in the North West, North Wales and Isle of Man. We are a Major Trauma Unit and host the Mersey Regional Burns Unit.

Our '5 Star Patient Care' strategy is at the heart of all that we do; supporting our vision to provide world class services for all our patients by getting it right for every patient, every time.

The post is a 11 PA Locum Consultant Plastic Surgeon with a Special Interest in Burns & Trauma Surgery. This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated surgeon to join a dynamic, rapidly expanding team delivering multidisciplinary care within the Mersey Regional Burns and Plastic Surgery unit based at St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals.

The Mersey Regional Burns Unit has a large catchment area which includes Cheshire, Merseyside, North Wales and the Isle of Man. It serves a population of approximately 6 million people. In addition to this the unit regularly admits patients from outside of its catchment area.

The Mersey Plastic Surgery Unit comprises of a 28 bedded ward (including 12 en-suite cubicles), a 6 bedded plastic surgery trauma unit, prosthetics department and a pre-operative assessment clinic. The separate burn ward has 12 beds and is in close proximity to critical care and the burn theatre. The unit has 3 theatres for plastic surgery, 1 for burns and 1 for daycase skin work at Whiston. There are 6 daycase theatre sessions per week on the St Helens site. Whiston hospital houses the majority of other surgical and medical specialities occasionally needed by plastic surgical patients. We have excellent pathological and radiological departments on site with recently enhanced MRI facilities.

Applicants are expected to have the skills to work at burn centre level status and required to hold Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (UK or equivalent qualifications), FRCS (plast), and to be fully registered with the General Medical Council. Applicants are expected to be eligible for entry onto the Specialist Register within 12 months of appointment.

MBBS or equivalent medical qualification, MRCS (UK) or equivalent, FRCS (Plast) or equivalent. Appropriate knowledge base and ability to apply sound clinical judgement to problem encountered. Experience in the management of burns and trauma cases. Ability to demonstrate the necessary range, depth and breadth of competencies suitable for a burn and trauma surgery orientated post.

This post will be subject to an Enhanced DBS (with barred list for vulnerable adult’s and children’s disclosure).

Date Advertised   28/09/2018
Date Advert Close 26/10/2018
Date Shortlisting to commence w/c 29/10/2018
Date of Interviews  TBC

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Further details / informal visits contact

Mr A Benson (Clinical Director) who can be contacted through his secretary on 0151 430 1864 or Professor K Shokrollahi, Consultant Burn Surgeon who can be contacted via their secretary 0151 430 1623. Alternatively contact the Surgical Divisional Director, Dr S Pedder who can be contacted on 0151 430 1268

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