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Locum Consultant in Otolaryngology and Head & Neck

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience £93,666 - £126,281 per annum
Closing date
27 Apr 2024

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Other allied health
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen to join the Head and Neck /ENT team, this is a new role that is supporting the post covid ongoing ENT recovery work .

Applications are invited for an Ear, Nose and Throat Consultant with head and neck and otolaryngology experience to join Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust alongside six other consultants and numerous Specialty Doctors, Registrars, Nurse Practitioners and Audiologists.

The is a full time, 10PA role consisting of outpatient clinics, operating lists,

The successful candidate will be working as an ENT Consultant concentrating on two week wait fast track patients and urgent suspected cancer patients , including operating on non-complex head and neck patients .whilst also supporting otolaryngology clinics including paediatrics and covering the Consultant on-call sessions supported by the Specialty Doctors and Registrars.

Additional activity includes, but is not limited to - virtual clinics, RAS clinics, (Referral Assessment Service), MDT meetings, validation and on-call

The Head and Neck Cancer/Thyroid service works as part of the tertiary group with Bradford and Leeds Hospitals where weekly MDTs take place and urgent activity referred to the tertiary partner. The applicant will be a core member of the MDT

An interest in transformation of services would be welcomed to support the GIRFT Further Faster workstream

Main duties of the job

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust has comprehensive facilities for the diagnosis, care and treatment of ENT disease. The successful candidate will be expected to provide ENT services in conjunction with colleagues and will contribute to the development of ENT services.

The trust is committed to changes in theatre timetabling to encourage more efficient use of resources, and is actively looking to pursue the provision of evening and weekend sessions as part of routine working.

The post requires a flexible attitude to working practices, managing patients in partnership with other consultant colleagues and professional staff, and making the best possible use of resources put at the disposal of the department. This may require negotiated changes of duties and time-tabled sessions from time to time. All Consultants have a responsibility to liaise with their colleagues in order to co-ordinate their individual activities to ensure the clinical service operates effectively and effectively.

The post holder will have 1.5 SPAs allocated in the first instance of this 1.5 SPA, 0.5 SPA will be flexible in the job plan.

Post-holders who wish to undertake and develop an ENT research portfolio will negotiate reasonable SPA time to enable research development.

An interest in transformation of services would be welcomed to support the GIRFT Further Faster workstream

About us

We employ more than 6,500 staffwho deliver compassionate care from our two main hospitals,Calderdale Royal Hospital and Huddersfield Royal Infirmary as well as in community sites, healthcentres and in patients' homes. We also are incredibly proud to have almost 150 volunteers here at CHFT.

We provide a range of services including urgent and emergency care medical surgical maternity gynaecology critical care children's and young people's services end of life care and outpatient and diagnostic imaging services.

We provide community health services, including sexual health services in Calderdale from Calderdale Royal and local health centres. These include Todmorden Health Centre and Broad Street Plaza.

We continue to modernise and invest in our health services to build on our strong reputation.Foundation trusts are public leaders in improving quality in health services. They are part of the NHS- yet decisions about what they do and how they do it are driven by independent boards. Boardslisten to their Council of Governors and respond to the needs of their members - patients, staff andthe local community.

Foundation trusts provide what the health service wants, yet are also free to invest quickly in thechanges to the local community needs, in striving to be the best, and in putting their patients first.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to Job Description.

In order to fulfil the responsibilities of this post you must be eligible for full GMC registration.

This is a 12 month locumpost

Person Specification



  • MBBS or equivalent
  • Applicants must be Registered with the General Medical Council and hold a Licence to Practise


  • Relevant higher degree

Experience and Achievements


  • Must be able to demonstrate a high level of clinical experience and competence in all aspects of the ENT specialty


  • Understanding current issues within ENT and the future direction of the specialty
  • Understanding current issues within the wider NHS
  • Attendance at a recognised management course
  • Shows ability to work with and lead others across professions

Teaching and Training


  • Experience of and enthusiasm for clinical teaching of postgraduate doctors and non-medical staff.


  • Academic achievements/evidence of familiarity with research methods which have resulted in publications
  • Training in clinical and educational supervision
  • Attendance at a teaching course
  • Formal qualification in teaching/education

Audit and Research


  • Knowledge of Audit principles and evidence of participation in and completion of audit projects


  • Critical Appraisal Skills
  • Evidence of knowledge of research methodology



  • Good communication and empathy skills with patients
  • Evidence of willingness to participate in a multi-disciplinary team environment to provide an integrated service
  • Ability to work as a member of a team, both through communication and sharing workload
  • Ability to manage high pressure situations e.g. clinical crisis
  • Ability to prioritise and organise workload and co-ordinate staff
  • Ability to integrate the care of a patient by many and various other clinical staff
  • Willingness to work flexibly to deliver clinically effective and cost effective healthcare

Practical/Intellectual Skills/Personal Qualities


  • Evidence of continual learning and development
  • Understands self (strengths and weaknesses) and impact of behaviour on others
  • Evidence of innovation
  • Ability to use a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation software, email and internet browser



  • Eligibility to work in the UK
  • Ability to work in various locations throughout the network of services provided by Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
  • For areas requiring EPP Clearance (Exposure Prone Procedures), this will also be a requirement of the health screening
  • An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required with the Disclosure and Barring Service

Employer details

Employer name

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust


Huddersfield Royal Infirmary

Acre Street



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