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Burns Fellow from January 2017

Job Description

Mid Essex Hospitals Trust is a District General Hospital in the East of England providing acute services to the people of the Mid Essex region and has a positive and successful approach to developing and delivering excellence in health care.

At our best we are a kind, professional, positive, team and these are reflected in the Trust's values and behaviours. The Trust believes in investing in our staff and helping them to uphold our values to the highest standard.

Employing over 4,000 people with vast amount of experience, skill and expertise, employee performance is something we pride ourselves on and we are always looking to welcome new individuals to our dynamic and caring staff community.

Situated in the heart of Essex, Broomfield Hospital is conveniently located in the City of Chelmsford, Essex just 35 minutes train journey to London Liverpool Street and 30 minutes to London Stansted Airport. Chelmsford offers vibrant options for shopping and leisure activities as well as a variety of family friendly attractions. Essex boasts unrivaled countryside, wonderful surrounding parks and landscapes as well as a vast coasltline.


TENURE: FIXED TERM (6-MONTH) from 1st January 2017 onwards
SALARY: £30,302 - £47,647 p.a plus 1B pay band


St Andrews Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery at Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford is one of the biggest regional specialist Plastic Surgery units in the UK. The unit offers exposure and training in the broad spectrum of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery to the young trainees. The unit is a well recognised centre for advanced training in Breast and Reconstructive Microsurgery, Hand and Complex Limb Trauma reconstruction, Burns acute management and late reconstruction, and Cleft surgery. St Andrews Centre is also a regional tertiary centre for Head and Neck cancer services for the Essex region. Over 300 microsurgical free flaps are performed annually for various elective and emergency indications. The unit also provides a regional Hand and Lower Limb Trauma service to the whole of Essex and the north London region. Every year over 3000 cases of hand trauma are treated in the unit.

Applications are invited for the post of Burns Fellow, from 1 January 2017 onwards. Every year we attract large numbers of applicants as these posts are open to senior British and overseas Plastic Surgery trainees, who wish to pursue further training in their chosen sub-speciality. These posts have a great training value and have to be approved prospectively by the SAC for British trainees to be able to count towards their training. Fellows are also expected to participate actively in running the service commitments at a senior level. They are supposed to be on the 2nd on-call rota on a rotating basis for all Plastic Surgery trauma, and work on local and general anaesthetic day case lists. The unit offers plenty of opportunity for study and research. The trainees are benefitted by the structured weekly teaching programme supervised by the consultants.

You should have full GMC registration and you will be required to cover general plastic surgery across the Mid-Essex region.

Broomfield Hospital is situated in Chelmsford close to the A12 and the major motorway networks, M25 and M11. Local public transport facilities are excellent with buses and a British Rail station nearby. Access to the continent of Europe by rail and air is also easy.

There is an active Postgraduate Medical Education Centre and single/married accommodation is also available on the hospital site.

All correspondence including shortlisting notification and invitation to interview is to be completed online via NHS Jobs. Please ensure you provide email addresses of your current and previous employer referees.

MEHT contracts are subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probationary period.

All Registered Nurse/Midwife/Theatre Practitioner or ODP you will be required to take a Drug Calculation Test. (please note 100% pass mark required)

All HCA/HCSW/MCA will be required to take a Literacy and Numeracy test (80% pass required) as part of the pre employment process.

This vacancy is open to all applicants, although priority will be given to existing NHS at Risk employees working in Essex who meet the essential criteria.

In order to streamline recruitment within our Trust some of our vacancies may expire prior to the advertised closing date. This is in line with the Department of Health's policy. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified and as all communication will be done online, please give e-mail addresses for referees.

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

We are an equal opportunity employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community. Applicants who consider they have a disability will be shortlisted for interview if they meet the essential criteria. We also operate strict screening procedures for posts with access to vulnerable adults and children.

Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust is also a MINDFUL EMPLOYER®. Please be advised that if the post you are applying for requires any level of Professional Qualification (e.g. A-Levels, Degree etc) or Professional Registration (e.g. Nursing and Midwifery Council, General Medical Council etc) you will be required to bring evidence of this qualification or registration with you to interview. Failure to do so may result in your application being withdrawn.

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.

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