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Plastic Surgery Trust ST1/2

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.

Trust ST1/2 in Plastic Surgery
Salary: MN35 £30,302 to £40,090 per annum, 1A (50%) payband.
Tenure: ASAP - 1st August 2017 (12 months +)

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. 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 2 Trust ST1/2 Doctors in Plastic Surgery to start as soon as possibe until 1st August 2017.

You must have full GMC registration with a license to practice and at least 12 months experience at SHO/ST level in Surgery and be in possession of your MRCS.

These posts are EWTD compliant with 12 junior doctors on the Rota. Trust posts are more suitable for applicants who have completed their minimum requirement for MRCS as these are NOT recognised training posts.

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

The St Andrews Centre also works collaboration with the Anglia Ruskin University research unit. There are opportunities for clinical research in all of the sub specialties within St Andrews which is beneficial for CV optimisation.

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 is nearby.

For further information about the posts, please contact Mr David Barnes, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, on ( Email address removed ),  ( Phone number removed ) .

Interview Date: TBC

Please note that the Trust will not reimburse any travel expenses incurred for interview attendence.

Only short listed candidates will be notified. We are an equal opportunity employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community, and we operate the Children’s Safeguard Review Policy and screen applicants accordingly. Applicants who consider they have a disability will be short listed for interview if they meet the essential criteria. We also operate strict screening procedures for posts with access to vulnerable adults and children.

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.

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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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