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Locum Consultant in ENT with special interest in Otology

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience per annum
Closing date
29 Feb 2024

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Other allied health
Full Time
Applications are invited for one post of Locum Consultant in Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery with East Suffolk and North Essex Foundation Trust. Applicants should be well trained in general ENT surgery and should have developed an interest in Otology.

You will help to lead an excellent multi-disciplinary team in a department that has a tradition or promoting innovation and development.

Applications will be considered from those unable, for personal reasons, to work full time. The appointee will be expected to hold FRCS ORL-HNS or equivalent. Full registration with GMC is essential.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will:
  • Work with colleagues to provide a Consultant led service with the highest standard of care.
  • Work with the multi-professional team to develop care pathways and clinical guidelines.
  • Develop and maintain good working practices with wards, outpatients and the ED department.
  • Collaborate and promote close working links with colleagues, other departments and primary care.
  • Offer educational, clinical support and leadership and junior medical colleagues, nursing colleagues and other members of the multi-disciplinary.
  • Ensure appropriate information is made available to staff to measure clinical performance and enable meaningful benchmarks to be established and evaluated within your area of responsibility.
  • Ensure there is a robust process for reviewing the quality of services provided, explaining the causes of success and failure and ensure the highest standards are maintained.
  • Provide a role model of professional leadership, which underpins the corporate values and behaviours agreed by the organisation, ensuring these are understood and demonstrated by the medical workforce within your area and take remedial action where poor behaviour are demonstrated.
  • Ensure that junior doctors training conforms to College requirements.
  • Participate in the appraisal of medical staff within the department in line with the trust's agreed policy.

About us

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) provides hospital and community health care . We serve a wide geographical area with a population approaching 800,000 residents. We deliver care services from two main hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, six community hospitals, high street clinics and in patients' own homes. We have nearly 10,000 staff, with an annual budget of over �650 million. We are the largest NHS organisation in the East Anglia.

We are building for better care with an exciting capital development programme across our sites - totalling �100million over the next five years.

We are building a new elective orthopaedic centre for ESNEFT at Colchester Hospital. It will be one of the biggest centres in the country and will ensure we can retain complex and low volume cases locally for the people we serve.

We are also now building a �7million specialist interventional radiology and cardiac angiography unit at Colchester.

At Ipswich we are investing �35million in a new Emergency Department and co-located Urgent Treatment Centre, with additional diagnostic imaging kit (MRI and CT). There's a �5.3million molecular diagnostic laboratory soon to open at Ipswich, and works begins soon for a new Breast Care Centre and a Children's Unit.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

The key duties and responsibilities of the post will be:
  • Provide cover as an ENT surgeon but will have a special interest
  • To play an active part in education programmes for junior medical staff, including formal teaching sessions and clinical audits relevant to the needs of the unit.
  • To teach and train staff in other medical disciplines, nursing and support staff as appropriate.
  • Issuing of advice to GPs on suitability of patients for referral to hospital

Person Specification



  • Full registration with the General Medical Council with a licence to practice
  • Fellowship essential in Otology
  • Adequate specialist training in ENT surgery.
  • At least 5 years at HST level (or equivalent)
  • Role as a consultant and all its implied responsibility for clinical management tasks
  • Ability to lead and work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to organise and manage outpatient priorities and waiting times / lists
  • Must be able to travel to meet requirements of the post.


  • Evidence of work submitted for Peer review
  • Evidence of having undertaken audit work that has brought about change
  • Evidence of having undertaken original research
  • Live within a 10-mile radius of the relevant hospital site or within 30 minutes' drive.
  • Management training and experience

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Ipswich Hospital

Heath Road



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