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Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Full time - 10 sessions per week
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The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
Employer type
Princess Royal Hospital
£93,666 - £126,281 per annum
Salary period
01/08/2024 23:59

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The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust logo

Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

Job overview

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust is looking for a full-time Consultant in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery. This post is one focusing on general dental work with an option to combine this with the management of other surgical interests. This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a team of supportive consultants providing Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Services to the County of Shropshire and a substantial part of the adjacent Welsh County of Powys.

Main duties of the job

Clinical responsibilities will include:

  • You will undertake Outpatient Clinics at both Hospitals with a main inpatient base and dedicated Head and Neck ward at Princess Royal Hospital, Telford.
  • You will be required to undertake general dental work. There will be an option to carry out or develop any other chosen surgical interests.
  • To have excellent team-working skills with the abilities and professional attitude to work well in a multi-professional team.
  • To deliver clinical and quality targets agreed both nationally and locally with clinical teams and commissioners.
  • To follow patients throughout their clinical pathways.
  • There is a 1 in 5 general on call rota with a separate oncology flap cover rota.

Working for our organisation

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) is the main provider of acute hospital services for around half a million people in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales.

Encompassing some of the most picturesque parts of England and Wales, the Trust’s catchment stretches from the Cambrian Mountains in the west, to Newport and the fringes of the Black Country in the east. The main towns include: Bridgnorth, Ludlow, Market Drayton, Oswestry, Shrewsbury and Whitchurch (in Shropshire); Newport, Telford and Wellington (in Telford & Wrekin); and Newtown and Welshpool (in Powys) – all beautiful and unique.

Our main service locations are the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford and the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) in Shrewsbury which are located 20 minutes’ drive apart. Together they provide 99% of our activity. Both hospitals provide a wide range of  acute hospital services including accident & emergency, outpatients, diagnostics, inpatient medical care and critical care.

We also provide services such as consultant-led outreach clinics at the Wrekin Community Clinic, Telford, the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Gobowen and the Bridgnorth, Ludlow and Whitchurch Community Hospitals.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

A formal job plan will be agreed between the successful candidate and their Clinical Director and consultant colleagues, on behalf of the Medical Director within 3 months of starting in post. A full-time job plan is based on a 10 PA working week. The job plan will be reviewed annually and is a prospective agreement that sets out the consultant's duties, responsibilities, and objectives for the coming year. It covers all aspects of a consultant’s professional practice including clinical work, teaching, research, education and managerial responsibilities. It will provide a clear schedule of commitments, both internal and external and will include personal objectives, detailing links to wider service improvements and trust strategic priorities.

For a full-time contract, the job plan will be divided on average per week (pro-rata for a part time post) as:

  • 5 Programmed Activities (PAs) of Direct Clinical Care - includes administration time, clinical activity, predictable and unpredictable emergency work.
  • 5 Supporting Professional Activities (SPAs) - includes CPD, audit, teaching and research.

The allocation of PAs is reviewed and may be subject to adjustment when a further diary exercise is undertaken or if the service demands a review of the team job plan.

Any applicant 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 other consultant colleagues

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • MBBS, MB ChB or equivalent medical qualification
  • Possession of both a medical degree and Dental degree from UK recognised institutions.
Desirable criteria
  • Current ATLS provider certificate
  • ATLS trainer status
  • MFDS or equivalent
  • Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons, or equivalent

Entry Criteria

Essential criteria
  • Full Registration and a licence to practise with the General Medical Council (GMC)
  • Entry on the General Medical Council (GMC) Specialist Register via one of the following: Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) (the proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of the interview) Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR)
  • Intercollegiate Specialty Fellowship Examination in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery or equivalent
  • Successful completion of an SAC approved 5 year minimum training programme in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, or within 6 months of completion
  • 5 years of training within the NHS required for the specialty with evidence of validated surgical logbooks

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable people and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Mr Will Allen
Job title
Consultant Surgeon & Clinical Lead MFU
Email address
[email protected]
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