The successful candidate will join a team of 5 Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeons, and 4 Trust Grade maxillofacial surgeons. In addition there are 2 Specialty Trainees from HEE Thames Valley (Rotates with Oxford) and HEE Midlands and East of England (Rotates with Luton and Dunstable Hospitals) and 8 Dental Core Trainees from HEE Midlands and East (formerly HEE East Midlands). There is also a visiting Restorative Dentistry Consultant with plans to expand the restorative service for more complex patients. There is a Maxillofacial Laboratory in the department, staffed by three Maxillofacial Technologists. All aspects of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery are performed on site except cleft lip and palate and craniofacial surgery.
The new speciality doctor will be expected to undertake minor oral surgery procedures under local and general anaesthetic as well as outpatient clinics. You should be able to work independently but there is always senior support available and we are also keen to support the professional development of applicants who may be undertaking such a role, for the first time. There will be fixed clinical sessions but a degree of flexibility is essential. There is opportunity for research and audit and also to develop surgical skills in skin surgery. You will be expected to participate in teaching and training of Dental Core Trainees and there is some scope for formal involvement as an Educational Supervisor with supported training to undertake such a role. There is also an opportunity for interested suitably trained candidates to participate in the 2nd on call (middle tier) rota.
Northampton & the environment
Northampton has a fascinating blend of rich heritage, distinguished history and all the energy and vigour you would expect of one of the fastest growing modern commercial towns in the United Kingdom.
The county is part of a designated growth area which will see significant development and consequent population growth over the next 25 years. The population of the town is predicted to increase by more than 50,000 people by 2021. Whilst there is a relatively young population, which includes people from many different ethnic backgrounds and cultural beliefs, there are also a rapidly rising number of people in the over 75 age group.
The town provides easy access to London, Oxford, the Midlands and North of England through rail links and motorway networks. Many major household names have established their UK headquarters or major operations centres here. There are also several airports within easy range.
Living in the area
Northampton has a varied and reasonably priced selection of accommodation both for rent and purchase, set in rural and urban surroundings. There is a wide selection of private and state schools available and an excellent range of adult education facilities.Northampton hosts a new university which offers a comprehensive range of part time and full time courses covering applied sciences, health, education, business and the arts.
Northampton has professional cricket, rugby and football teams and a wide range of sporting and leisure activities is available in the area. The hospital itself has a modern fully equipped leisure centre with a gym and swimming pool available on site.The town has 2 good provincial theatres, 2 cinema complexes and excellent shopping facilities. There are many pubs and restaurants in the town and surrounding villages.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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Claire Day- Directorate Manager