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East Midlands NHS Consultant Post CCT ST7+ Surgery Paediatric Surgeon United Kingdom

East Midlands NHS Consultant Post CCT ST7+ Surgery Paediatric Surgeon United Kingdom via Workplace Doctors on a fixed term/ permanent basis.

***Location: East Midlands – United Kingdom
***Speciality: Surgery – Paediatric Surgeon
*** Role: Consultant / ST 7+ / Post CCT / CESR
***Duration: Fixed Term / Permanent (NOT Locum Basis)
***Pay rate: £NEGOTIABLE (dependent on experience £79,860 to £110,465 a year)
***Start date: ASAP
*** GMC Registration Required ( General Medical Council) Essential
*** Specialist Register entry on the GMC Register
***CESR / CCT or Post CCT (within 6 month of job offer) or equivalent overseas qualification.


Our East Midlands 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.

Consultant in Paediatric Surgery

10 PA contract with 8.25 DCC including 2PA for on call activity, and 1.75 SPA

Accountable to:
Director of Division of Surgical Care ; Clinical Director for Paediatric Surgery, Urology & Gynaecology

Reports to:
Clinical Director for Paediatric Surgery, Urology & Gynaecology

Liaises with:
Medical, Nursing and supporting clinical staff as required, Pathway Coordinators and Divisional Management Team


The Department of Paediatric Surgery provides primary and secondary services for general paediatric surgery and urology, and tertiary level services for neonatal surgery, specialist paediatric surgery and urology. It is a department with full integration of NHS and University staff. Specialist interests include Upper GI surgery, Oncology, Thoracic, Colorectal surgery, Laparoscopic surgery and Urology.

Multidisciplinary clinics exist for congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), oesophageal atresia (TOF), anorectal malformations (ARM), Hirschsprung’s disease, inflammatory bowel disease, GOR disease and DSD. These specialist clinics have permitted the development of strong clinical research activities and audit together with quality health care. Excellent links exist with the Fetal Medicine Unit at the Women’s Hospital where a monthly Fetal anomaly clinic provides comprehensive training and education in prenatal counselling of birth defects.

There are strong links to all of the hospitals within our catchment area, with each member of the surgical team providing outreach services to at least one partner hospital. Both outpatient operating and clinics are provided.

General Duties– guideline only


 This is a new posts created with the aim of enhancing the current General Surgery team. The successful applicant will work alongside the current team of surgeons as part of a four-person team, all of whom co-operate together on a regular basis. In order to facilitate succession planning, some inpatient operating lists will be undertaken jointly with one of the existing specialist surgeons, with a graded transition towards solo operating over time.

The DCC PAs include 2 PAs for on call, currently as part of a 1 in 8 general paediatric surgery on call rota. The successful applicant will be expected to help provide the elective outreach services at our partner hospitals. They will be expected to undertake some basic emergency urological procedures such as insertion of suprapubic catheters. They will also be included in the ‘Surgeon of the Week’ and ‘Neonatal Surgeon of the Week’ on call rota, whereby elective activities are cancelled to allow the surgeon to provide weekday on call cover as the duty surgeon. Theatre lists are allocated 1.25 DCC PAs to allow for pre and post – op visiting time and admin. Similarly outpatient clinics are allocated 1.25 DCC PAs to allow for associated patient administration, the time-tabling of which is flexible.

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.

A draft job plan is provided below. The job Plan will be reviewed and agreed with the post-holder at appointment.

The basic template for new consultants is 1.5 SPA with any additional SPA time in their Job Plan linked to defined roles with clear objectives and outcomes.

  • 1.0 SPA for
    • Personal revalidation, appraisal/job planning/quality improvement /clinical governance/statutory & mandatory training/CPD.
    • Engagement in Quality Improvement , including :
      • Attending Quality Improvement meetings
      • Contributing data; and
      • Implementing agreed Quality Improvement recommendations in own practice.
  • 0.5 SPA for departmental & Trust meetings and teaching (UG, departmental, Trust).
  • Indicative 0.25 SPA for a formal Postgraduate Medical Educational Supervisor role.

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.

A job plan will be discussed with successful applicants. This may be able to be adapted following further discussion in the future, and ‘extra sessions’ are available by mutual agreement between the Trust and the successful candidate.


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 £79,860 to £110,465 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.

Workplace Doctors is a recruitment agency that offers locum, fixed term, permanent & locum medical jobs to cover the NHS, HSE, public and private sectors for Doctors and Nurses, AHP medical professionals.

We look forward to helping you progress your career and find you the ideal position.

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