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Hand Fellow in Burn & Plastic Surgery

Job Reference: 409-1850580-A

St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Burn & Plastic Surgery
£31,217 - £41,300 per ann

St. Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospital NHS Trust

Hand Fellow

Whiston Hospital

Burn and Plastic Surgery

Fixed Term 12 months



£31,217 - £41,300 per annum

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 on the Whiston site. There are 6 daycase theatre sessions per week in the main theatre suite on the St Helens site and a newly completed Plastic Surgery Daycase Unit (PSDU) on the St Helens site. The Mohs Suite is also situated within the PSDU.

The successful candidate will share the rota with Specialist trainees and their duties will be similar to them encouraging participation in teaching, audit and research.

Post graduate experience in Plastic Surgery at or equivalent to ST7. Demonstrate skills in written and spoken English that are adequate to enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues. Experience of applying sound clinical knowledge and judgement and prioritise clinical need. Experience of technical competence and diagnostic skills and judgement required.

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

Applicants must be eligible for full Registration with the GMC at time of appointment.

Advertising Date: 24th July 2019

Closing Date: 21st August 2019

Shortlisting Date: 22nd August 2019

Interview Date: 5th September 2019

Please be aware, that we may close a vacancy earlier than stated, should a sufficient number of applications be received, you are therefore advised to apply at your earliest convenience.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Mr David Bell, Deputy Clinical Director, Ext 1993 or Mr Zahid Hassan, Consultant Plastic Surgeon on 0151 430 1401

St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust are committed to providing an environment and services which embrace diversity and which promote equality of opportunity, we welcome applications from all sections of the communities we serve to enable us to reflect their diversity and improve the delivery of the services we provide.

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Please be aware, that we may close a vacancy earlier than stated, should a sufficient number of applications be received from which a shortlist can be confirmed therefore you are advised to apply at your earliest convenience.

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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.

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

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