Locum breast consultant

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Online applications are invited to apply for a locum consultant breast and oncoplastic surgeon based at Princess Anne Hospital, to comment as soon as possible. This post is fixed term for one year to cover maternity leave.

This is a one year locum post will have a particular focus on maintaining capacity to deliver national cancer targets and oncoplastic services. The successful candidate will join an existing team of five breast surgeons, five breast care nurses, two advanced nurse practitioners, six breast radiologists, six breast histopathologists and seven breast oncologists.

The breast service at Southampton provides local services for the people of Southampton and much of Hampshire receiving over 5500 new symptomatic referrals and treating over 550 breast cancers last year. The breast screening unit provides services for Southampton, Salisbury, Isle of Wight and parts of Dorset screening over 35000 women each year. In addition to two week wait clinics, specialist clinics with the unit include breast screening recall clinics, combined oncological clinics, oncoplastic clinics held jointly with the Salisbury plastic surgical team, and family history clinics with a quarterly regional joint genetics MDT. Recent developments include the introduction of percutaneous vacuum excision, with plans for MRI guided biopsy, the appointment of an advanced breast nurse practitioners (ANP) with plans for an additional oncologist. Southampton is a regional clinical genetics centre and a Cancer Research UK Clinical Research Centre. The Southampton breast unit has a strong track record of actively recruiting to many breast surgical and oncological clinical trials and is supported by a team of clinical trials practitioners. The Southampton oncology centre provides comprehensive regional cancer services and provides a high degree of specialisation with multidisciplinary clinics for all the major cancers.

The requirement for the service is that we have in place a sustainable, reliable and high quality service meeting and exceeding national standards. There is no commitment to the general surgery on-call rota.

The successful candidate will1 be expected to deliver clinical excellence within the speciality of breast surgery and should demonstrate significant experience in diagnosis and screening, and breast cancer and oncoplastic surgery.  A willingness to learn and work within a constantly changing environment is necessary, together with adaptability to clinical and service requirements.

Please note that GMC registration (with a licence to practice) and right to work in the UK are essential for this role.  Successful applicants will already have GMC registration or will be able to demonstrate they are eligible.  Applicants requiring Tier 2 sponsorship should ensure they meet the Home Office application criteria prior to submitting an application. 

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) is one of England's largest acute teaching trusts. We've recently been rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey we ranked seventh in the country for staff engagement, and fourth best nationally for our proportion of staff saying that they would recommend the hospital as a place to work or to receive care.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep.

The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.

If you are interested in applying for this role, we would encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit.

Interviews are planned for ...

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large numbers of applications are received.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to acknowledge receipt of your application. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected for interview.

Applicants from University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust whose posts are considered to be ‘At Risk’ will be given prior consideration for this post

Our Trust runs the return to practice course each year for nurses who have been out of the profession and wish to return.  To find out more please visit our website:


http://www.discoversouthampton.co.uk/   Information on Southampton as a place to live and enjoy

https://www.uhs-vle.co.uk/   See what fantastic training and development we have on offer at UHS

http://www.youtube.com/user/SouthamptonHospitals   learn about the Trust through visiting our YouTube channel 

Getting to Work

Application can be made for parking on site at UHS or through one of the park and ride schemes.  This will be based on specific criteria to determine eligibility for site parking as this can be very limited.  UHS encourages staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible.   UHS is well connected through bus services to the city centre and other areas.

Please note that we will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

Our staff are positive about working at UHS and rate us above average compared to other NHS Trusts in the  Staff Attitude Survey. We are rated strongly on a number of areas including teamwork, communication and engagement.

Equality remains at the centre of all Trust policy making, service delivery and employment practice with all employees being given equality of opportunity to develop, apply for promotion and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

The Trust actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. The Trust also closely monitors recruitment activity, training and development and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

As a service provider the Trust ensures equality of access and delivery of our services through the provision of interpreter services, facilities for the disabled and sensitivity for patients ethnic and religious differences and needs.

Relocating to Southampton

If you are thinking of moving to the Hampshire area, please find below a link to our website which offers guidance on finding accommodation:


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University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Southampton, Hampshire (United Kingdom)

Phone: +44 123456789
Web: http://careers.uhs.nhs.uk/

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20 February 2019
Location: United Kingdom Hampshire Southampton
Salary: £77,913 - £105,042 pa GBP per year
Work type:
Full time
Healthcare and Medical
Medical Practitioner
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

Only direct applications will be considered.

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