Consultant Plastic Surgeon with a special interest in Burns

Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


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Job summary

The Trust is seeking to appoint a Consultant Plastic Surgeon (10.7 PAs) with an interest in burns to provide consultant services at Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. This is an exciting opportunity for a consultant, working within the Plastics Surgery Department to be part of the regional burns service. The burns service at QVH has a long and proud history, being founded by Sir Archibald McIndoe during World War II, and has provided a world class and innovative service ever since.

The post also includes sessions at Tunbridge Wells Hospital, Pembury, focusing on plastic surgery support for orthoplastic services and perineal reconstruction as well as an on-call commitment with the orthoplastic service at Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, which is the Major Trauma Centre for Sussex. Candidates will be expected to actively contribute to the management, teaching, audit and research activities of the department.

Applicants must hold the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons or equivalent, and have completed a period of higher professional training including a fellowship in burns. Applicants should possess the Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) or equivalent, and on the date of taking up the appointment, the successful candidate's name must appear on the Specialist Register.

For further information/informal enquiries please contact Mr Siva Kumar, Clinical Director for Plastic Surgery

Interview Date: 12/05/2022

Main duties of the job

As a Consultant at the Trust, you will share responsibility for the development and delivery ofyour clinical service. You will work with colleagues to ensure that your service meets all relevant professional, national, and local service standards and targets. You will contribute to the delivery of an annual service plan that includes patient activity and revenue during the year as part of the hospital's overall business plan. You will be expected to take part in audit and publish measures of your outcomes appropriate to specialty.

As a senior figure and role model in the organisation, you will demonstrate the behaviours and values that are expected of all staff:in particular taking pride in the services we offer, showing humanity and consideration for patients and colleagues, and seeking continuous improvement through research, development, and innovation.You will actively engage with the General Medical Council revalidation process.

The job plan provides scheduling details of the clinical activity and clinically related activity components of the job plan that occur at regular times in the week. Note that in line with Government and NHS objectives, QVH is working towards the provision of seven day services. This will affect the working lives of most consultant staff and it expects that consultants will approach this need in a collaborative fashion.

About us

Rated GOOD overall with outstanding care by the CQC. A specialist NHS hospital providing life-changing reconstructive surgery, burns care and rehabilitation services across the South of England and beyond.

A centre of excellence, with an international reputation for pioneering advanced techniques and treatments. Everything we do is informed by our passion for providing the highest quality care and the best clinical outcomes.

At QVH we are proud of our achievements and our specialist services continue to record excellent clinical outcomes for patients. We regularly receive excellent results from patient satisfaction surveys and on average 98% of inpatients say they would recommend the hospital to their family or friends.

Our success is underpinned by the skills and enthusiasm of our staff and a strong culture of partnership. We are fully committed to training and development of the workforce with support for continuing education and learning.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the role description and essential requirements please see the attached Job Description.

Person Specification



  • Successful completion of FRCS or equivalent at time of application



  • Full GMC registration
  • Eligibility to work in the UK

Clinical Expertise


  • Relevant specialty clinical knowledge

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Victoria Hospital

Hoylte Road

East Grinstead

RH19 3DZ

Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Mr Siva Kumar

Date posted

06 April 2022

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff




£84,559 to £114,003 a year Per Annum



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Queen Victoria Hospital

Hoylte Road

East Grinstead

RH19 3DZ

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