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Trust Grade Doctor (ST3+ Level) ENT

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£55,329 to £55,329 a year
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Clinical Commitments/Education and Training

The successful applicant will support the ENT service at middle grade level. Main duties are conducted at the Royal Devon, Wonford site. The post is required to provide safe and viable patient care, with responsibility for acute and elective specialty patients. The post holder is also required to contribute to their specialty on-call rota, and any specialty cross cover as detailed.

Main duties of the job

For more detail about the main duties of this role, please see the job description section below. As a key member of the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, you will be joining an exceptional team working together to help our patients to stay healthy, when they need it most.

About us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford).

Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within peoples own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Its never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as youll help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The ENT Department at the Royal Devon is looking to appoint a full time Trust Doctor at ST3+. As a suitably trained specialist, your application is invited to join our enthusiastic and friendly team working in a dedicated surgical department covering both outpatients and theatres.

The ENT department is supported by a busy surgical division committed to providing the highest levels of patient care. Your work will be split between outpatients and theatres, offering excellent learning opportunities. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the middle grade ENT rota (non-resident) covering both Exeter and Torbay Hospitals.

The initial contract is for 6 months, with an extension up to 12 months depending upon progress. There may also be the opportunity to progress to a longer term role in time.

The Royal Devon provides a full range of ENT services to the population of Exeter, Mid and East Devon. It is a designated cancer centre and part of the Peninsula Cancer Network. The appointee will work within a dedicated multidisciplinary setting and in liaison with team members from Torbay, Taunton and North Devon District Hospitals (NDDH).

The Royal Devon has developed a reputation as an innovative, leading acute hospital over 250 years. Further information on the Trust can be obtained from the trust website. The Research, Innovation, Learning and Development centre on site is a �27.5m development, which consists of the Welcome Wolfson Centre for Medical Research, the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Exeter Clinical Research Facility, and a new Post Graduate Education Centre. The recently established and forward thinking University of Exeter Medical School (UEMS) employs the wealth of resources at the Royal Devon for teaching and training.

The historic cathedral city of Exeter is situated centrally in the South West Region with easy access to the countryside and coast of Devon and Cornwall. It is well served by rail, road and air links.

Applicants must be registered medical practitioners and have preferably completed core training. Evidence of this should be provided with your application. Please include contact details of a minimum of 3 referees from the last 3 years of your employment.

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Mr. Rupert Ricks, Clinical Lead for ENT on (01392) 402805. Further information can be obtained by contacting our Cluster Manager on 01392 402780.

The Trust is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse workforce and so we welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of age, disability, sex, race, religion, sexual orientation, maternity/pregnancy, marriage/civil partnership or transgender status.

Please note all authority for advertising Royal Devon posts rests solely with HR and any such requests should be made direct to them only.

Please quote the appropriate reference number when applying.

Preference will be given to staff with Priority and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.


We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we'll help you get there.

Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you're starting out in the NHS, you'll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You'll benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You'll have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers.

You will also have access to other benefits including:

National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.

Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter

Car lease schemes.

The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).

Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available if the role is something you are interested in, we'd love to hear from you.

Person Specification

General Requirements


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  • See job description text above, and (where applicable) you can download a copy of the full job description

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Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust




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