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Consultant - Otologist

Job Description

The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust is a large vibrant general hospital providing acute hospital services to the 390,000 people who live and work in Ipswich and East Suffolk. Every day 3,000 people rely on us to improve their lives. The hospital has approximately 552 beds, employs in the region of 3,700 whole time equivalent staff and has an annual turnover of £249m. We are a dynamic and successful organisation with a strong organisational and personal development focus. We have excellent clinical outcomes, and strong financial recovery which is supported through the implementation of Clinical Leadership structure.

Our recent Care Quality Commission report rated the trust as 'Good' with our Urgent and Emergency Services being rated as 'Outstanding'

Our vision for the next five years is to be recognised as the hospital of choice by placing patients at the centre of everything we do, based on principles of quality and safety, access and accountability and continuous improvement.

We are looking to welcome a second otologist to join 4 existing consultants with wide expertise in Otology, Rhinology, Facial Plastics and Thyroid Surgery. This is a new post as part of the succession planning when the senior otologist retires in the next few years, and also help to cope with the increase in demand. The department has an excellent reputation for otology teaching and Training.

Ipswich Hospital has the Regional Temporal Bone Dissection Lab for the Eastern Region. We organize the Regional training course for the Registrars in Temporal Bone dissection as well as 2 International courses in Middle Ear Surgery and Lacrimal Duct Surgery.

The ENT department has a modern ENT clinic with 5 consultation rooms, all equipped with microscope and endoscopes. The audiology department is well equipped with the start of the art facilities for audio-vestibular testing. The successive candidate will help the senior otologist to run the balance clinic. The ENT operating theatre is well equipped with otology laser, state of the art microscope and endoscopic equipment. The department runs the BAHA service for the population in East Suffolk and North Essex. Candidates must have specific expertise in Otology and a fellowship in this field. The new consultant will have a joint operating session once a week with the senior otologist to operate on tertiary referral cases with the aim of eventually take over his practice when he retires. He/she will also share the responsibility of running the temporal bone course with the senior otologist.

Ipswich Hospital Trust is a dynamic and successful organization. We are an aspiring Foundation Trust with excellent clinical outcomes. With over 550 beds, over 3,700 employees and a turnover of £249 million, the Trust provides a comprehensive range of secondary care services to the people of Ipswich and East Suffolk, with some specialist services provided for a wider population base.

Ipswich is Suffolk’s County Town and is within one hour of London by train, with a good road network to Cambridge and Norwich. It is situated between Constable Country and the East Coast and is surrounded by rural villages and outstanding countryside and coastline.

For an informal discussion please contact or Mr Andreas Hilger, Clinical Lead and Head and Neck Surgeon on  ( Phone number removed )  or Mr Matthew Yung, Consultant ENT Surgeon on  ( Phone number removed ) 

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