Senior Research Fellow in ENT

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
£33,790 to £53,132 a year pa
Closing date
11 Jun 2023

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Job summary

Applications are invited for a full-time post of Research Fellow in Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) Surgery (50% clinical, 50% research). The post is based at the Lister Hospital, Stevenage and is designed to provide a platform for a registrar level surgeon to advance their clinical as well as their research skills by registering for a higher degree through existing links with the University of Hertfordshire.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will be engaged in ENT research, working towards a higher degree in ENT (MD or PhD). Our ENT department is research active and is currently recruiting patients in Otology, Rhinology and Head and Neck Surgery research studies. The main area of research will depend on the department's research priorities and the successful applicant's subspecialty of interest. There will also be a requirement to help support the research team of nurses to recruit patients into commercial clinical trials and registries that are ongoing.

Clinically, this is an excellent opportunity within the ENT unit at the Trust for the appointee to further their interest and surgical knowledge. The ENT department performs regularly advanced ear operations (including bone conduction and middle ear implant work), advanced rhinology procedures, transoral robotic surgery, trans-nasal oesophagoscopy, and has the largest cohort of thyroid/parathyroid patients in Hertfordshire/ Bedfordshire. There are subspecialty clinics taking place daily (e.g hearing and balance, smell, thyroid/parathyroid, head and neck, paediatric) and different MDTs that the fellow will be expected to attend.

There will be a defined teaching responsibility and the potential for collaborative research projects to be developed. Experience in ENT at SHO level is essential. The post-holder will be supervised in operating lists and clinics and will not be part of the out of hours on-call rota.

About us

At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, we are proud of the range of general and specialist services we provide and our 6,000 or so dedicated staff ensure our patients get the best care. Our ability to be flexible and innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our catchment has never been more important than it is now. We run the following hospitals: oThe Lister Hospital, Stevenage oNew Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden City oHertford County, Hertford oMount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC), Northwood We have ambitious plans to become an outstanding, patient-led Trust where dedicated staff provide high-quality, compassionate care to our patients. We continue to undergo significant transformation and our staff and patients are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda. We are committed to a positive work life balance for our employees. This means that any employee is entitled to seek to work flexible working patterns and we are committed to listen and consider all requests. Such requests, of course, have to be made and considered formally, and will need to be balanced against service needs, but our starting point will always be to find ways to support making them happen.

Job description

Job responsibilities

In the paragraphs above you have read an overview about the role we would like to offer and general information about main duties of the post holder. Please see attached job description which describes in full details the duties, responsibilities and reporting relationships of the advertising role. Main role requirements are below but for the full details please refer to attached a person specification.

Person Specification

Qualifications / Training


  • Hold a current licence to practice from the General Medical Council - Be eligible to work in the UK
  • MBBS or equivalent
  • MRCS or equivalent
  • Advanced Life Support Certificate or equivalent

Previous Experience


  • Completion of at least 12 months hospital service as SHO or higher grade, AND At least 6 months experience in ENT
  • Recognition of and ability to undertake the initial management of an acutely ill patien
  • Ability to apply sound clinical knowledge and judgement to problems
  • Demonstrable interest in and comprehension of ENT


  • Demonstrate an interest in Research
  • NHS experience



  • Able to evidence engagement with clinical governance and the identification of errors and the learning from errors
  • Able to show situational awareness and application of good decision making
  • Can evidence leading on patient safety issues and achieving a change in practice
  • Experience of supervising undergraduates, doctors in training and other colleagues


  • Ability to teach clinical skills
  • Experience in organising educational activities
  • Teach the Teacher or equivalent course

Fitness to Practice


  • Up to date and fit to practice safely and aware of own training needs
  • Evidence of engagement with appraisal and revalidation



  • Experience of audit

Other Requirements


  • Understanding of, and commitment to, equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Role model our trust values every day

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