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Clinical Fellow in Plastic Surgery (ST4+) - Fixed-Term

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£40,492 to £53,132 a year pro rata, per annum (basic salary)
Closing date
28 May 2023

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Sight & Sound Division

Sight and Sound

Clinical Fellow in Plastic Surgery (ST4+ Equiv.)

Fixed-Term - 4 Months

GOSH is a leading paediatric centre in the UK and globally.

You are invited to join our fantastic specialist plastic surgical team.

The post is within the Plastic Surgery Team that would be ideal for anyone who wishes to consolidate their training in a specialist paediatric environment. The hospital provides a comprehensive range of paediatric specialities at tertiary care level. In association with the Institute of Child Health there are opportunities for research, training and development in all aspects of health & disease in children.
  • 1 Post Commencing As Soon as Possible

The placement is open to specialist registrars in Year 4 or above (or equivalent) and will provide experience in paediatric plastic surgery including correction of craniofacial deformity, cleft lip and palate, and congenital hand deformity. There may be opportunities for successful applicants to extend their contract either within general plastics or in other plastics sub-specialties including within the congenital hand, cleft or craniofacial team.

Based in central London, GOSH offers flexible working, help with childcare and travel, excellent training and development opportunities and assistance with finding somewhere to live.

For further information , please contact: Mr Amir Sadri on

Main duties of the job

Scope of the role

The Plastic Surgery Department deals principally with elective cases. There are very few emergency cases, i.e. burns and trauma. The range of surgery includes the following:

Major craniofacial operations from infancy to adolescence

Clefts of lip and palate

Congenital hand and upper limb conditions

Vascular Anomalies

Congenital ear deformity

Facial Surgery to correct congenital defects e.g. Treacher-Collins Syndrome, etc.

Facial reanimation surgery

General Paediatric Plastic Surgery

About us

Our commitment to you

GOSH is committed to recruiting the best person for the job, based solely on their ability and individual merit as measured against the criteria for the role; through a process that is fair, open, consistent and free from bias and discrimination.

We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture where all staff are valued, respected and acknowledged. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, disability status or length of time spent unemployed.

We particularly welcome applications from BAME communities, people with disabilities and/or long-term health conditions and LGBT+ community members.

We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants and employees are treated fairly and consistently. We are proud to be accredited as a Disability Confident Employer, a member of Business Disability Forum and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

We have active and Executive supported BAME, LGBT+ and Allies, Disability and Long-Term Health Conditions and Women's staff networks. Staff networks are employee-led groups formed around interests, issues and a common bond or background. Staff network members create a positive and inclusive work environment at GOSH by actively contributing to the Trust's mission, values and efforts specific to inclusion. All of our staff networks are open to any employee.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to Job Description and Person Specification document for detailed job description and main responsibilities for the role.

Person Specification

Our always values


  • Always welcoming - positive, polite, prompt, responsive
  • Always helpful - respectful, supportive, approachable; caring
  • Always expert - Up-to-date knowledge , strive to provide a quality service, proactive
  • Always one team - informative, mindful, appreciative, open, honest


  • Commitment to provision of a quality service
  • Management of Paediatric patients (Prioritization skills or Time management)

Education, training and qualifications


  • Full GMC registration with Licence to Practice or IELTS Certificate with an overall score of 7.5 with a minimum score of '7' in each domain or Occupational English Test (medicine version) with a minimum score of 'B' in each domain.
  • Basic medical qualifications - Higher degree in Medicine
  • Higher surgical qualifications - FRCS/MRCS
  • IELTS (if you require sponsorship via the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh, please see page 6 of job description)


  • FRCS / FRCS or equivalent

Skills and abilities


  • Competence in all aspects of plastic surgical management.
  • Basic training in general surgery at SHO level
  • Ability to establish and maintain working relations with patients, carers and multi-disciplinary colleagues
  • Audit Project Skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Presentation Skills
  • Ability to work in teams and also on own initiative, without Consultant supervision in some instances.
  • Computer Literacy/IT skills
  • Ability to teach nursing and medical staff
  • Medical management - able to supervise junior medical staff
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to prioritise clinical needs
  • Ability to manage time and workload

Knowledge & Experience


  • Registrar or equivalent level training in Plastic surgery
  • Experience of teaching/presenting
  • Understanding of principles of clinical governance
  • Plastic surgery - knowledge of basic texts.
  • Awareness of own limitations, consulting senior colleagues appropriately
  • Understanding of the clinical issues in area of Paediatric Surgery
  • Understanding of patient confidentiality and data protection
  • Understanding of principles of clinical governance

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