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Specialist Grade in Maxillofacial Surgery

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
£83,945 to £95,275 per annum (pro rata if part time)
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time
Thank you for your interest in the post of Specialist Doctor in Oral & Maxillofacial with a special interest in skin cancer.

The Royal Surrey is proud to have an enthusiastic and dynamic team of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons who share the common goal of providing excellent clinical care. The department is a Regional referral unit for Oral and Maxillofacial surgery (OMFS) from hospitals in North Hampshire and North/ West Surrey. The team manages the full breadth of pathology associated with OMFS.

The focus of the role will primarily be to meet a growing demand within an established tertiary skin cancer treatment unit. In addition there will be opportunity to support trauma, odontogenic lesions and complex dento alveolar surgery. The successful applicant will be required to participate in an on call commitment.

We look forward to your application and hope we can soon welcome you to our team.

Further information regarding this post may be obtained from either of the Lead Clinicians Mr. Nick Lewis or Ms Lucy Hartfree

Main duties of the job

To provide specialist care to maxillofacial patients at ward level, outpatients and in theatre. This Specialist Doctor will have a sub-specialist interest in the management and treatment of skin cancer. The role has been developed to provide support and capacity for an ever-growing tertiary surgical skin service.

To practice independently providing care and oversight to maxillofacial and skin patients. Undertake fixed outpatient and local anesthetic theatre commitments both at The Royal Surrey Hospital and at Haslemere Hospital. Work flexibly to provide annualised DCC activities to accommodate general anaesthetic and more complex patients through our main theatre complex (42 sessions per year). The Trust operates an 8642 operational model for theatre uptake and utilisation. Ensuring activity does not decrease during periods of annual leave.

The post holder will be key to delivery of a melanoma service and be able to help with growing numbers of patients requiring sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB). The post holder will be required to attend the weekly skin MDT meeting.

There is an on-call commitment with this post on the 2nd tier but with the potential for this candidate to be able to act up on the consultant tier if necessary.

Please see Job Description for full details.

About us

Royal Surrey is a compassionate and collaborative acute and community Trust. Recognising that our 5000 colleagues are our greatest strength, we offer a comprehensive health and wellbeing program along with a commitment to developing and advancing your career. Our diverse and welcoming Royal Surrey family will ensure you that you feel valued from your initial interview through your entire tenure.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in homes across Guildford and Waverley.

We have received an overall Good rating from the CQC with Medical care (including older peoples care), End of Life Care and Maternity services being deemed Outstanding by the CQC.

Royal Surrey has a strong reputation and history to build on. We are proud of our achievements and we are investing in our colleagues through our commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than �45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years. There has never been a better time to join us.

Although it isn't the Trusts normal practice, adverts may close early, so you are encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

In addition, this post holder will be expected to provide leadership within thedepartment to more junior staff members through educational and clinical supervision.They will support audit work within the surgical business unit. The post holder will have responsibility for the junior and middle grade on call rotas.

Person Specification



  • BDS (or equivalent)
  • MBBS (or equivalent)
  • Full GDC/GMC Registration (with licence to practice)
  • Have completed a minimum of 12 years' medical work (either continuous period or in aggregate) since obtaining a primary medical qualification, with 6 of these years being in the specialty or relevant specialty

Knowledge, Experience, Skills


  • Ability to surgically treat skin lesions independently
  • Competent to manage all on call trauma/ emergencies
  • Previous audit experience
  • Be able to manage trauma patients seen whilst on call
  • Be see patient in clinic and manage their treatment plans


  • Educational Supervisor experience
  • Experience of Rota management

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust


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