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Consultant Otolaryngologist

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 per annum / pro rata
Closing date
20 Jul 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
Applications are invited for a Consultant that will enhance the service of our ENT department that covers a population of approximately 560,000 patients. We are looking for an ENT Consultant with a specialist interest in Laryngology, to deliver outstanding patient care at our forward-thinking organisation, you will be responsible for providing and developing this service alongside other Consultant colleagues.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a dynamic and innovative team comprising of 8 Consultants, 9 Specialty and trust grade doctors, fellows, specialty trainees, Nurse Practitioners, Audiologists, and a substantial team of ENT nurses, technicians and healthcare assistants. The department also benefits from, an ENT failsafe coordinator and a supportive senior management team.


Main duties of the job

To provide a high standard of care to any patient for whom you have clinical responsibility. This will include any patients referred to you and cared for by you personally or by members of your team and, in addition, any patients of consultant colleagues when you are covering for annual leave.

To participate in clinical and other service activities and developments with the aim of ensuring a high standard of patient care across the Trust.

To work in close co-operation with other medical, professional and managerial colleagues, both within and outside the specialty, to provide high quality health care to the Trust's patients, and to contribute to future thinking about the Trust's strategic direction.

To participate fully in and share leadership of the clinical governance of the specialty covering its Trust-wide activities. To attend clinical governance half-days as detailed in the Trust's Guide to Job Planning unless on agreed leave or while attending emergencies.

To participate actively in departmental audits, sharing co-ordination of audit activities within the department and implementation of change.

To take an active responsibility for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, training and supervision.

About us

The Trust was formed in April 2000 by the merger of the Mid Kent Healthcare Trust and the Kent & Sussex Weald NHS Trust. Its major hospitals are the Tunbridge Wells Hospital and the Maidstone Hospital. The Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury has replaced the existing Pembury and Kent & Sussex Hospitals.

This hospital opened September 2011. The Trust's Headquarters are at Maidstone Hospital. The Trust's Chair is Ms Annette Doherty, the Chief Executive is Mr Miles Scott and the Medical Director is Dr Sara Mumford. Clinical services are organised into four divisions, each made up of a number of clinical directorates. The Clinical Director for the Head and Neck Directorate is Mr Luke Membrey, Consultant Ophthalmologist and the Lead Clinician for ENT is Mr Julian Hamann.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To take personal responsibility for risk management in your work and undertake to review practices and learn from mistakes.

To ensure that you respond promptly and efficiently to all complaints related to any patient care you or your staff have been involved with, assisting the Trusts corporate responsibility to reply to complaints within a specified time frame.

To ensure that you develop and maintain effective working relationships with those agencies concerned with the provision of health and social care services and those representing the interests of patients.

To undertake an annual appraisal leading to a personal development plan as outlined in the Trust Appraisal Policy. You must collect and maintain sufficient evidence to support the appraisal process and your GMC revalidation. The appraisal will inform the study leave and job planning processes.

Person Specification



  • MB BS (or equivalent)
  • Entry on the GMC Specialist Register via: o CCT or CESR (CP) - proposed CCT/CESR (CP) date must be within 6 months of interview o CESR or European Community Rights
  • Fellowship in Laryngology
  • Higher surgical training in ENT within a recognised programme.


  • Distinctions, scholarships, prizes
  • Other degrees, e.g. BSc, MSc MD



  • Understand the principles of audit


  • Evidence of participation in audit projects



  • An understanding of general principles, scientific method and interpretation of literature


  • Evidence of personal research projects and their presentation
  • Publications in peer-reviewed journals

Personal Skills


  • Able to take responsibility and cope with stressful situations
  • A sympathetic approach to patients and relatives
  • Organisational ability


  • Critical and enquiring approach to knowledge acquisition
  • An understanding of corporacy in the NHS



  • Evidence of organisational ability


  • Attended a National Health Service Management Course appropriate to Consultant duties

Employer details

Employer name

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust


Maidstone/Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

Hermitage Lane


ME16 9QQ

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