Consultant in Otolaryngology (Paediatric Otolaryngology)

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum pro rata
Closing date
9 Dec 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time
Applications are invited for a full time (10PA) replacement post for a retiring consultant based at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (NNUH). We are interested in candidates that have undergone a comprehensive ear, nose and throat training and who have an interest in Paediatric Otolaryngology. A fellowship in Paediatric Otolaryngology would be desirable but not essential, since we would support development in Paediatric ENT, particularly Paediatric Otology, once in post.

The Paediatric ENT service deals with general Ear, Nose and Throat conditions and has a full range of audiological support. We provide a specialist service for rare conditions and perform surgery for choanal atresia, upper airway problems, chronic ear disease, bone anchored hearing aids and neck lumps. The new appointee will be actively involved in the investigation of neonates/children diagnosed with permanent sensorineural hearing losses arising from the neonatal hearing screening programme and will be a member of the Cleft Palate team.

The NNUH has a dedicated team of Paediatric Anaesthetists who provide support for the assessment and management of more complex children. The ENT and Anaesthetic Departments works closely with the Addenbrooke's Children's team and also with Great Ormond Street. Paediatric patients requiring complex airway surgery are referred to Addenbrookes or Great Ormond Street hospitals.

Main duties of the job

The appointee will be participating in a 1 in 8 weekday on-calls, and 1 in 11 weekends on-call.

All consultants, including the appointee, will be expected to be involved in implementing the Trust's Clinical Governance programme. This includes active participation in clinical audit, quality, clinical guidelines/pathways, professional development, appraisal and risk management.

The appointee will be a member of the Consultant Staff Committee and be expected to serve on this committee.

The appointee is expected to fully participate in the delivery of the undergraduate curriculum for ENT at the University of East Anglia (UEA) School of Medicine. A clinical or basic science research role is also encouraged.

About us

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N& N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:
  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description for the full details of the post and the person specification.

Full GMC with licence to practise required on application

Person Specification



  • Full GMC Registration
  • Entry on the GMC Specialist Register Via oCCT (Proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of the interview) oCESR or oEuropean Community Rights oMBBS (or equivalent) oFRCS (ORL-HNS) (or equivalent)


  • Diploma of Medical Education (or equivalent
  • Higher academic degree MD, PhD (or equivalent)



  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload
  • Capable of working in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Enthusiasm for service development and teaching.


  • Previous responsibility for service improvement.
  • Management skills
  • Participation in audit
  • Record of ability to secure independent funding for research



  • Applicants who are Nationals from another European country or else-where overseas would have to show equivalence to the 5 years training period in the National Health Service required for the specialty.
  • Good working knowledge and experience of up to date otolaryngology
  • Training and expertise in children's safeguarding


  • Sub specialty Fellowship in Paediatric Otolaryngology
  • Substantial teaching experience within academic surgical environment
  • Experience in research or published papers in area of special interest



  • A specialist interest in, or agreement to train in, Paediatric Otology


  • Specialist Interest in Paediatric Otolaryngology



  • Flexible outlook on working hours.
  • Must live within a 15-mile radius of the base Trust or 30 minutes travelling time
  • Ability to travel across multi-sites whilst public transport may not be available

Communication and Language Skills


  • Ability to communicate effectively with clinical colleagues, colleagues in pathology and support staff
  • Ability to present effectively to an audience, using a variety of methods, and to respond to questions and queries


  • Good presentation skills.

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital





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