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Clinical Fellow ST3+ in Plastic Surgery

Job Reference: 339-MPJMG526

North Bristol NHS Trust
Plastic Surgery
Southmead Hospital, Bristol
£31,217 - £49,086

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Please note that this job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. So if you are interested, please apply for this vacancy as soon as you can.

North Bristol NHS Trust

Southmead Hospital

Clinical Fellow SpR / ST3+ Plastic Surgery

We wish to appoint Clinical Fellows SpR / ST3+ Level in Plastic Surgery. These posts are to commence February 2019 for 6 months initially, with the possibility of a further 6 month extension being offered, subject to departmental approval. The post is based at either of our two sites in the city and will rotate between the sites.

We have two posts available, 1 includes participation on the On-Call, out of hours rota and the 2nd does not include on-call.  

The adult side is based at Southmead Hospital. This extremely busy and expanding department is able to offer a wide range of experience, including hands, lower limb trauma, reconstructive breast surgery, head and neck cancer and sarcoma, as well as skin cancer.

The paediatric posts are based at the Bristol Children’s Hospital with be exposure to trauma as well as elective paediatric plastic surgery procedures. The department deals with hand and lower limb trauma as well as facial and other complex soft injury tissue injuries. The Paediatric Burns Centre for the South West and the Cleft Lip and Palate Unit are based at the BCH.

The successful candidate will take part in a 1 in 10 on-call rota between the 2 sites. The on call is based on a 24 hours shift and is compliant with EWTD.

This post is not recognised for training by the Specialist Advisory Committee in Plastic Surgery and does not have postgraduate deanery approval; however, the job is well supported and is educationally sound.

Candidates must have GMC registration with a licence to practice that allows them to work in posts that are not recognised for training. It is essential that candidates have experience and familiarity with UK hospital systems and practices or equivalent.

Further details available from Mr Tom Chapman, Consultant Plastic Surgeon Tel: 0117 414 7628.

The annual salary is in accordance with the Specialty Registrar Scale as follows (October 2018 rates); £31,217 - £49,086.

A standard working week is 40 hours and this post also attracts a supplement of an additional 50% of the basic salary for working on the out of hour’s rota up to a weekly average of 48 hours.

Closing Date – 28th January 2019

If you are shortlisted we will contact you by email with details of your interview of which you will need to confirm your attendance. Therefore it is important that you check your online account regularly.

Please note North Bristol Trust will not pay any relocation or interview expenses in connection with this post.

Late applications will not be accepted


The following is applicable for ‘At Risk’ employees, who must meet the essential shortlisting criteria to be eligible for interview.

Those from within North Bristol NHS Trust who apply for this role will be considered for shortlisting in the first instance.
Those from within the BNSSG (Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire) who apply for this role will be considered in the second instance.
Those covered by the South West Employment Transition Framework who apply for this role will be considered in the third instance.
If no applicant is appointed from the above ‘at-risk’ pools, those from the open market will then be considered for shortlisting.
If you apply for this vacancy and have not received a communication from this Trust within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

Please note that this Trust does not reimburse travel expenses relating to interview attendance.

If you feel you meet the requirements of the Disability Act / Two Ticks scheme and require further support/advice, please contact us on tel 0117 4141151.

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The successful applicant(s) will normally commence at the minimum of the scale unless they have previous NHS service at the same band. Progression through the scale is by annual increments.

Please note that stringent pre-employment checks are undertaken on all successful applicants prior to commencement in post. Please refer to the ‘Information for Prospective Employees’ attachment for information relating to DBS charges.

We are committed to Equal Opportunity - Job Share Applications are welcomed.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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