Locum Consultant - Breast Surgeon

We have an exciting opportunity for a Locum Consultant to work with us atUniversity Hospitals Plymouth in Breast Surgery.

We are looking for a dedicated Surgeon ready to work in a Trust that puts their patients at the heart of everything they do.

 

Specialty

The post is offered in the Breast Unit, which undertakes a wide variety of breast surgery. The Breast Unit is located in the purpose built Primrose Breast Care Centre and receives symptomatic referrals from General Practitioners and patients referred from the Breast Screening Service with a definite or suspected breast malignancy.  The breast unit serves a population of 430,000 and treats upwards of 450 new breast cancers per annum.

 

Job Plan

An illustrative job plan is shown below (this may vary depending on the needs of the unit and the experience of the post holder).  The final job plan will be agreed at appointment and may vary as the needs of the unit change and will be subject to annual review. 

 

Timetable

 

Day

 

Start

End

Location

Work

Categorisation

No of PAs

Frequency

Annualised

PA

Monday

AM

 

 

Clinic

 

 

Weekly

1

 

PM

 

 

Theatre

 

 

weekly

1.25

Tuesday

AM

 

 

SPA

 

 

 

1.0

 

PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

AM

 

 

Plastic clinic

 

 

Alt week

0.5

 

PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday

AM

 

 

Results clinic

 

 

weekly

1

 

PM

 

 

Theatre

 

 

 

1.25

Friday

AM

 

 

Clinic

 

 

weekly

1

 

PM

 

 

MDT

 

 

Weekly

1

 

.

Flexible DCC:

 

Work

Location

Usual Day

Usual Time

Categorisation

Annualised Weekly PA

Clinical Administration

 

 

 

 

1

Flexible activity (list and clinic cover) Reconstruction/FH/FU.

 

 

 

 

1

                                                                                             

 

Supporting Professional Activity

1.5 PA of SPA is standard for full time senior medical staff, to include job planning, appraisal, HMSC meetings, monthly audit meetings, audit preparation, self directed study & CME, journal peer review, and ad hoc meetings.

 

 

On-call Supplement

No on call

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post Holders are required to:

 Adhere to Trust policies and procedures, e.g. Health and Safety at Work, Equal Opportunities etc.

  • Work to the Trust values - Put patients first, Take ownership, Respect others, Be positive.
  • Maintain personal and professional development to meet the changing demands of the job, participate in appropriate training activities and encourage and support staff development and training.
  • Attend statutory, essential and mandatory training.
  • Respect the confidentiality of all matters relating to their employment and other members of staff. All members of staff are required to comply with the requirements of the data protection act 1998.
  • Comply with the corporate governance structure in keeping with the principles and standards set out by the Trust.
  • Comply with the codes of professional conduct set out by the professional body of which registration is required for the post.
  • Ensure that they are familiar with the Risk Management Framework, follow policies, procedures and safe systems of work, make known any hazards or risks that they identify and take all necessary actions to reduce risk.All staff must ensure that they attend appropriate statutory and essential training.

 

All managers have a responsibility to assess risks and implement the necessary actions to minimise these risks within their sphere of responsibility.  They must also enable staff to attend the relevant statutory and essential training.

All heads of department have a responsibility to ensure that all necessary risk assessments are carried out within their division, directorate or department in liaison with relevant sources of specialist support and expertise within the Trust.  They must also ensure that the risk management process is completed appropriately.

 

Note

This job description is neither definitive nor exhaustive and is not intended to be totally comprehensive. It may be reviewed in the light of changing circumstances following consultation with the post holder. This job description is to be read in conjunction with all current PHNT policies & guidelines.

Under the Public Records Act all NHS employees are responsible for any records that they create or use in the course of their duties. Thus any records created by an employee of the NHS are public records and may be subject to both legal and professional obligations.

All staff have a responsibility for the prevention and control of infection and the post holder must comply fully with all current Trust Infection Control policies and procedures. 

 

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity for a Locum Consultant to join the Locum Bank at University Hospitals Plymouth. The trust is looking for Medics with a minimum of 6 months experience in an NHS Trust. Shifts will be offered on an ad-hoc basis and successful applicants will have the option to book across specialties. Shifts can be self-booked through the Medics Online booking system or Allocate Me App with a mixture of days, nights and twilights being available.

Longer term placements may also be offered depending on experience.

 

Pay Rate

 

Grade

Social

Unsocial

Consultant

 

£90

£90

 

 

Requirements

Doctors Direct recruit to the highest of NHS standards and all applicants for this role should meet pre-screening requirements before applying.

  • Full GMC licence to practice
  • Minimum of 6 months experience in and NHS Trust within the last 2 years
  • Must have a Valid Right to Work
  • Location is Plymouth Derriford hospital

 

About the Trust

Located in Britain’s Ocean City, University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust is the largest hospital Trust in the South West Peninsula, providing comprehensive secondary and tertiary care to a wider population of almost 2,000,000 people. The Trust works within a network of hospitals to offer a range of specialist services including kidney transplants, Neonatal intensive care and high risk obstetrics and cardiothoracic surgery, among others.

Employing around 7,000 staff and volunteers, University Hospitals Plymouth is a major contributor to a region that is a mix of both rural and urban.

Doctors Direct have been proudly working in partnership with the Trust since January 2019 to support with the recruitment of doctors and ultimately help them realise their vision of providing excellent care, with compassion, wrapped around people’s individual needs.

 

Why Choose Doctors Direct?

Doctors Direct are part of NHS Professionals and owned by the Department of Health and Social Care, which means that we are part of the NHS family and sets us apart from locum agencies. We are working with University Hospitals Plymouth to help support them with their current medical vacancies.

 

Want to know more?

To express your interest, please email SouthWestCRTeam@nhsprofessionals.nhs.uk where the local Doctors Direct team can provide more information on how to apply.

As an equal opportunities organisation, NHSP is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective bank members and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender reassignment, or marriage and civil partnership. We believe there is a strong case for the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion agenda and we strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a range of backgrounds to apply.

 

“COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our bank members who are not clinically exempt from vaccination to get vaccinated.