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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/02/2020.

Skull Base Fellow in Neurosurgery

Job Reference: 298-MED-2502

Centre for Neurosciences
298 Medical Staff - Neurosurgery LGI
The Leeds General Infirmary
£48,075, Plus Out of Hour Enhancements

This fellowship post has been approved by the Royal College of Surgeons, the SBNS and ENTUK.

We are inviting applications to fill our (STR level) vacancy at The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust in Department of Neurosurgery.

We are looking for 1 dynamic individual to meet the demands of this new post.

The Department of Neurosurgery in Leeds provides World-Class adult Neurosurgical Oncology and Skull Base Surgery. The service is consultant-led and delivered through dedicated sub-speciality services.

The fellowship is designed for Neurosurgical clinicians towards the end of UK training and will provide all aspects of sub-speciality training in Skull Base Surgery in preparation for a consultant role subspecialising in this field.

The fellow will be fully immersed in the Skull Base Surgery Service.

The Skull Base Surgery fellowship will include a thorough grounding in Pituitary and Endoscopic skull base surgery.

The post will provide training to specialist post CCT level in all aspects of endoscopic anterior skull base surgery, concentrating on pituitary disease but also chordoma and chondrosarcoma, craniopharyngioma, and rare tumours such as olfactory neuroblastoma. As well as the neurosurgical aspects the successful candidate will achieve competences in the endocrine management of pituitary disease and Rhinology where relevant.

The post will provide excellent preparation for independent practice.

Consideration will be given to applicants who wish to work full or part time and those wishing to job share.

The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the on call rota and have experience of having done so in the recent past.

Applicants must have full registration with, and hold a current licence to practice from, the GMC at time of application and be eligible to work in the UK.

Fellowship approval has been received from The Royal College of Surgeons of England and Neurosurgery Speciality Association.

If shortlisted, you will be required to give a 10 minute presentation on:

‘Outcome measures in anterior skull base surgery’

Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit the hospital, which can be arranged by contacting:

Mr Nick Phillips, Consultant Neurosurgeon (Pituitary, Vascular and Skull Base) on 0113 3926612 or

Dr Stephen Wilson, Clinical Director on 0113 3626428 or

This post is fixed term for 1 year and will commence from August /September 2020.

Candidates must be fully registered with the General Medical Council and hold a license to practice at the time of application.

This vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applications are received.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

We welcome applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust has received the Silver Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme and we welcome applications from defence personnel to work for us.

If you are offered a position, you may be required to undertake a DBS. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost (Enhanced £48 or Standard £30) from your salary over a 3 month period (including Internal staff). You will also be required to participate in the DBS Update Service and pay the £13 cost per year. This is a condition of your employment. DBS checks for volunteers are free.

Please ensure your application is submitted with referees who can verify your employment/education history over the last three years and include valid email addresses for them. LTHT will request electronic Factual Employment References from your previous employers. These references will be requested before you are issued with an unconditional offer of employment letter.

Please note that a car parking permit or space cannot be guaranteed. The Trust operates a points based waiting list system.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is part of the West Yorkshire Association of Acute Trusts (WYAAT), a collaborative of the NHS hospital trusts from across West Yorkshire and Harrogate working together to provide the best possible care for our patients

If you have any questions about the process please contact LTHT Resourcing on (0113) 2065980.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current 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 current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

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