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Consultant Otolaryngologist with an interest in Head & Neck Surgery

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
19 Mar 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to appoint to Consultant Otolaryngologist with an interest in Head & Neck Surgery to Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

We would welcome applications from candidates across the full spectrum of experience, from those who have recently completed training to those who have well-established careers.

Any candidate who is unable for personal reasons to work full-time will be eligible to be considered for the post if such a person is appointed, modification of the job content will be discussed on a personal basis with the Trust in consultation with consultant colleagues.

Should any further vacancies arise shortlisted applicants will be considered.

Main duties of the job

The appointee will, together with Consultant colleagues be responsible for the provision of general ENT and Head & Neck cancer services to the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

On-call commitments are shared with 7 Sheffield-based consultants Monday to Friday, with 3 Barnsley consultants at the weekend. The appointee will have continuing responsibility for patients in their care and the proper functioning of the Department.

Appointments are made to the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the person appointed is required to be sufficiently flexible to undertake their main clinical duties at any of the sites within the Trust and/or to change their base hospital.

The successful candidate will work according to the terms and conditions of the national consultant contract.

About us

Located on rolling hills and dissected by river valleys, Sheffield is one of the greenest and most wooded cities in Europe. More than a third of the city lies inside the beautiful Peak District National Park, and it is virtually surrounded by open countryside. Its central location and excellent transport links also means it is less than two hours from most major metropolitan areas.

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's busiest and most successful NHS foundation trusts. This is an exceptional opportunity to join an award winning and internationally recognised team, with a focus on innovation, research and high quality care, as well as family friendly working, and we are keen to discuss with individuals about how we can support their ambitions.

ENT, Audiovestibular Medicine & Hearing Services are managed as a single directorate at Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. The Directorate has particular expertise in the management of many sub specialty areas including Oncology, Otology/Neurotology, Rhinology, Aural Surgery and also works in partnership with colleagues in the Sheffield Children's Hospital to support paediatric ENT services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the supporting job description and person specification which will outline the duties of the role including an indicative job plan.

The successful candidate must be registered with the GMC with a valid licence to practice. For further information please visit the GMC website and click on the Registration and Licensing link. You will also have completed Specialist Training (or equivalent) and be entered on the Specialist Register of the GMC, or have a CCT date within six months of the date of interview.

Non-UK/EEA applicants should ensure they are aware of the recent changes to the Immigration rules. For further information on how this may affect your application visit the UK Government website.

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust promotes Equality of opportunity and Diversity within the workplace.

COVID-19 Vaccination Information: COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment at this time, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. We will be checking the vaccination status of all new starters so that we can manage individual and environmental risks, and so that we can support those who may be undecided about vaccination. If you are unvaccinated there is helpful advice and information at where you can also find out more about how to access vaccination. There is a current government consultation underway which will determine whether some new starters may need to be vaccinated.

Person Specification



  • Full registration (with a licence to practise) with the General Medical Council (GMC).
  • Name on the specialist register for relevant specialty or eligible within 6 months of the date of the interview If an applicant is UK trained, they must also be a holder of a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) or be within six months of award of CCT by date of interview.


  • MD or PhD or equivalent

Clinical Experience


  • Skills and competence in the management of patients with otolaryngological conditions
  • Ability to work as an independent practitioner in the specialty covered by the post. Possess broad clinical experience in the general aspects of the post plus any specific experience required for the post
  • Understanding of evidence-based medical practice
  • Fellowship in a specialist Head & Neck surgery unit



  • Ability to critically assess published research and incorporate it into clinical practice where appropriate


  • Publications in Peer reviewed journals.

Teaching and Training


  • Experience of teaching student doctors and doctors in training at all levels

Continuous Professional Development


  • Evidence of participation in CME/CPD in the last 12 months


  • Maintenance of a CPD diary or portfolio

Management and Administration


  • Evidence of the understanding of the systems and structures of NHS Management

Clinical Governance and Audit


  • Experience in performing clinical audit


  • Completion and publication of a substantive audit project or service improvement project

Personal Attributes


  • Demonstrates behaviour consistent with PROUD values (see appendix)
  • Good oral and written communication skills

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Hallamshire Hospital/Sheffield Children's Hospital


S10 2JF

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