Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

National Recruitment ST3 20

Recruitment Timetable

Apply from 7 November 2018
Closing date 29 November 2018
Interview dates 14 February 2019.

On behalf of the Royal College of Surgeons and the Specialty Advisory Committee in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS), Health Education England (South West) will be managing the national selection to the specialty.

Appointments will be made in OMFS at ST3 level, to posts commencing from August 2019. Successful candidates will continue, subject to satisfactory review, until completion of training at ST7. 

OMFS deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the mouth, jaw, face and neck. It is unique in requiring a dual qualification in medicine and dentistry. Further details of a career in OMFS can be found at NHS Medical Careers

Before starting an application please refer to

  • "Job Description" for vacancy details

  • "Resources" for the applicant guidance and person specification

Anticipated Outcomes

  • Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR)
  • Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT)

Areas within England, Scotland and Wales:

The vacancies quoted below are indicative and the actual number of posts in each area will be confirmed nearer to the time of offers.  The start date of the posts will be the 1st of August 2019 unless stated otherwise.  


East Midlands

Vacancies:  5 ST3 posts  

There are 7 training units in the East Midlands with a total of 15 training places.

  • Chesterfield (1)
  • Derby (3)
  • Lincoln (1)
  • Leicester (3)
  • Nottingham (3)
  • Rotherham (1)
  • Sheffield (3)

We offer a comprehensive training in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Nottingham & Sheffield are major trauma centres. Derby, Leicester, Nottingham & Sheffield are all cancer centres. Cleft services are centralised in Nottingham and skull base surgery in Sheffield. Chesterfield, Lincoln & Rotherham have busy skin cancer practices.

Trainees are based in either the North or South of the region and this is decided at the start. There is some flexibility depending on training need and all spend time in Nottingham. Trainees rotate annually in August. There are opportunities for research and obtaining higher degrees within region and an Academic Clinical Fellow post is attached to Sheffield. There are also post CCT fellowship posts available.

There is a 3 year teaching programme, covering the OMFS curriculum, with regional study days every 2 months.

For further information candidates can contact the Training Programme Director in East Midlands, David Laugharne or visit the East Midlands website

 


East of England 

Vacancies: 1 ST3 post


Hospitals on rotation with areas of exposure:  

Cambridge University Hospital (Addenbrooke’s)

  • Primary and secondary Cleft / complex trauma / Oncology

Luton and Dunstable Hospital

  • Oncology / Microvascular / TMJ / Sialendoscopy

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

  • Oncology / Orthognathics / Salivary surgery 

Peterborough Hospital

  • Orthognathics / Dentoalveolar / Cutaneous surgeries

Scope of training:

The East of England is able to provide all aspects of the higher surgical training for OMFS during the rotation, depending on trainee needs. Sub specialties are encouraged and accommodated within the region. Examples of possible specialising include cleft with our OMFS lead cleft service in Addenbrooke’s, and oncology with reconstruction at both Norfolk and Luton Hospitals.

One to one consultant training is provided throughout, quickly developing key surgical and clinical competencies, with direct access to interesting and complex cases at an early stage. With a diverse skill set within the consultant group, the trainee will gain unique exposure to open TMJ, rhinoplasties and sialendoscopy during training.

Trainee development is paramount to our region, and along with regional training days, there are direct links and access to the Pan Thames training, which provides further preparation for FRCS and the chance to liaise with other trainees out of region. Audit and research is both expected and encouraged throughout the rotation, along with publications and presentations nationally and internationally.

The East of England is an exciting, vibrant place to train with a keen consultant group to help you through all your training needs. If there are any questions regarding the training rotation or wish to visit one of our departments, please feel free to contact us directly .

For further information please contact Sharon Prince (TPD) or the individual units


Kent, Surrey and Sussex

Vacancies to be confirmed

Locations on the rotation:

  • Princess Royal Hospital & Royal Sussex County Hospital
  • Queen Victoria Hospital
  • St. Richard's Hospital
  • William Harvey Hospital
  • East Sussex

Description of Programme:

In Kent Surrey and Sussex we offer indicative rotations which are relatively fixed, and not broken unless there is exceptional educational need; this offers stability for trainees new to the program.

  • Post 1 – Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford
    • The indicative rotation for this post is Guildford / East Grinstead
  • Post 2 – Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead
    • The indicative rotation for this post is Chichester / Guildford / East Grinstead
  • Post 3 – Kent & Canterbury Hospital, Ashford
    • The indicative rotation for this post is Ashford / Brighton & Eastbourne / East Grinstead

Further details of the rotation and contact details can be found on the KSS School of Surgery website

For any further information please contact the TPD: Mr Jeremy Collyer.

 


London

Vacancies to be confirmed 

Locations on the rotation - All details are available on the London Recruitment website.  The rotation date in London is April and October, therefore, it is anticipated start date would be October 2019.

Description of Programme:  London Recruitment website

Please contact the Applicant Enquiries team via email.

 


North East

Vacancies:  0-1 ST3 posts

Trusts:

  • Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
  • North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust

Locations on the rotation:

  • Royal Victoria Infirmary – Newcastle upon Tyne
  • James Cook University Hospital – Middlesbrough
  • Sunderland Royal Hospital
  • Cumberland Infirmary - Carlisle

Brief Description of the programme:

Northern OMFS Rotation provides training in core OMFS disciplines over four main hospitals, in Newcastle, Carlisle, Sunderland and Middlesbrough. There are 6 recognised Speciality Registrar Training posts, and 2 Core Surgical Trainee posts. Paediatric Craniofacial and Cleft Surgery  attachments are also available out with the Northern Region.. Training in HN oncology, reconstruction, microvascular surgery , Orthognathic surgery, Skin Cancer Surgery, Craniofacial , Maxillofacial trauma is provided. Consultants have special interests in Facial Aesthetic surgery, Rhinoplasty, and Sialendoscopy.

The North East and North Cumbria, as judged by our junior doctors, provides some of the best postgraduate medical training in the UK.

In the recent 2017 GMC National Trainee Survey we are ranked number one for 15 out of the 17 indicators. These include Handover, Supportive Environment, Teamwork, Workload, Clinical Supervision, Clinical Supervision OOH, Educational Governance, Educational Supervision, Induction, Reporting Systems, Local Teaching, Adequate Experience, Curriculum Coverage, Feedback and Overall Satisfaction.

For further details please contact the HR Officer within the North East Allyson Ashwell and see the HE North East Website

 


North West

Vacancies: 0 - 3 ST3 posts

(0-2 Mersey; 0-1 North West)

The most up to date job description for North West Deanery can be found here.

 


Scotland

Vacancies: 2 - 3 ST3 Posts

Pan Scotland Rotation with units in Greater Glasgow & Clyde, Ayrshire & Arran, Lanarkshire, Grampian, Lothian, Tayside and Forth Valley Health Boards

Why choose this programme

This programme offers a comprehensive Oral and Maxillofacial training covering the whole of the OMFS syllabus. We have a clinical workload that enables us to provide quality training with good educational supervision in each unit. Academic support and research opportunities are strong, particularly through the academic institutions in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee. These associations also give opportunity for involvement in teaching of undergraduate medical and dental students.

Scotland offers the cosmopolitan lifestyle of the big cities with excellent leisure, lifestyle and shopping, and also close and easy access to some of the most beautiful countryside in the world, with outdoor sporting and leisure facilities that are second to none.

It is expected one of the posts commencing August 2015 will start in Aberdeen for the first year, it is presumed the successful applicant will base themselves for this year in Aberdeen with no accommodation costs elsewhere in the UK. Hospital accommodation is sometimes available in the Woodend nursing residence which is single room with other facilities shared with other residents. Further details available from Mr Ian Holland or Mr Terry Lowe consultant Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon Aberdeen .

Specialty Information

The normal entry point for the programme will be at ST3.

The hospitals which may be involved in the Oral and Maxillofacial training from ST3-7 are currently:-

  • Regional Maxillofacial Unit, Southern General Hospital, Glasgow
  • Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow
  • Glasgow Dental Hospital & School
  • Monklands Hospital, Airdrie
  • Forth Valley Royal Hospital Larbert
  • Crosshouse Hospital, Kilmarnock
  • Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
  • St Johns Hospital Livingston
  • Edinburgh Dental Institute
  • Western General Hospital, Edinburgh
  • Ninewells Hospital, Dundee

It is also possible that in future other units in Scotland may be involved in the delivery of the training programme.

The units include specialist Head and Neck, Craniofacial, Orthognathic and Paediatric (including all aspects of cleft surgery) teams. There are regular MDT meetings and joint clinics with related specialties.

Training

Trainees must make full use of the training opportunities provided in each placement. Rotations after the year in Aberdeen will be 6 monthly with an intention in the early years to have placements organised to meet the ISCP syllabus criteria for initial and intermediate stages of training along with an exposure to all aspects of OMFS, with the capacity in final years of training to begin to focus on specialized areas if desired.

On Call

The trainee will be expected to take part in the on call rota for the specialty. This is a regional system in the West of Scotland. In the Northeast the on call commitment is for the area covered by the unit in Aberdeen, in and East, for the area covered by the unit based in St John’s and in Tayside for the area covered by Ninewells Hospital only.

Administration

The Trainee will be expected, when appropriate, to participate in the day to day running of the departments in administrative activities such as organisation of on-call rota's, organisation of undergraduate training, patient reports and letters. The Trainee will have the opportunity to develop management skills as required by the Surgical Royal Colleges.

Continuing Education

The Trainee will be expected to participate in educational activities on a local and national basis. Trainees are expected to further their education through attendance at meetings and courses held both locally and nationally.

Local educational activities include journal clubs, clinical pathological conferences, clinical audit meetings, postgraduate courses and courses organised by the Royal Colleges.

Management development is encouraged and the Trainee will be expected to attend appropriate courses.

Teaching

At the appropriate stage of training, the Trainee will be expected to take part in departmental teaching for junior staff, postgraduates, undergraduates, nursing staff, etc.

Research

Facilities and support for research activities are available through University academic departments and within hospital departments. The trainee will be encouraged to participate in clinical research and time will be allocated consistent with current Terms & Conditions.

Audit

Audit is an essential component of Oral & Maxillofacial practice and the Trainee will be required to participate in local and national audit activities.

Further Information

Further information on the training programme is available from Craig Wales, Programme Training Director, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow and the Scotland National Recruitment Team.  Further information can also be found on the SMT website.


South West - Peninsula/Severn

Vacancies to be confirmed

The Oral and Maxillofacial surgery rotation is an overarching specialty within Health Education South West across both Severn and South West Peninsula. Severn PGME is responsible for the management of the training and assessment with HEE South West.

The rotation is split between the “North" Severn rotation and the “South" Peninsula Rotation.  The vacancy will be on the Northern Rotation.

The Northern Rotation - Severn

  • Bristol Royal Infirmary
  • Gloucestershire Royal Hospital & Cheltenham General Hospital
  • Royal United Hospital, Bath

The Southern Rotation - Plymouth

  • Torbay District Hospital
  • Derriford Hospital, Plymouth
  • Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital

For further information about the programme please visit the south west school of surgery website.  Further details can also be obtained by emailing the Recruitment Team or telephoning on 01454 252610.

 


Thames Valley

Vacancies: 2 ST3 posts 

(1 post commencing August 2019 and 1 commencing October 2019)

Health Education England Thames Valley covers the counties of Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire and offers a comprehensive training programme covering all areas of the specialty curriculum including head and neck cancer, orthognathic, TMJ, salivary, skins, cleft, craniofacial, trauma and dentoalveolar. Oxford is the hub and the peripheries are spokes. All major trauma and inpatient operating takes place in Oxford with regional on call based at this one site.


Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery training is delivered by a 2 centre rotation of Oxford and Northampton which covers all of the curriculum across 2 sites and exposes trainees to at least 12 different trainers but minimises travel. Over 5 years the trainees spend 1 year in Northampton. There is agreement for one trainee to rotate to Portsmouth for academic exposure for one year if relevant. There is a strong emphasis on good quality training and both regional and local teaching programmes in place covering the syllabus. Trainees are well supported to meet indicative numbers, pass the FRCS exit exam and there is flexibility to allow special interest areas to be pursued and finishing school in the final year to prepare for consultant posts.

In Northampton, trainees are exposed to all areas at same time - in Oxford, trainees work in 4 month blocks related to Head and Neck Cancer or Trauma and Deformity (with salivary gland and TMJ disorders) and cleft / craniofacial exposure. General service on all blocks is also included.   There are 5 trainees - 4 in Oxford and 1 in Northampton.

The posts on the rotation are as follows:

  • Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust [John Radcliffe Hospital and Churchill Hospital] – 4 posts
  • Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust [Northampton General Hospital] – 1 post

Health Education Thames Valley is proud to provide a proactive supportive training environment for trainees to meet their full potential.

For further information, please contact:

Training Programme Director:  Miss Daljit Dhariwal

Education Programme Manager:  Jane Bishop

or visit the local website.

 


Wales

Vacancies: 0 ST1 posts

The training programme encompasses three Health Boards in South Wales:

  • Morriston Hospital, Swansea
  • Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport
  • University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff

For more information please contact Elenor Williams or visit the local website.

 


Wessex 

Vacancies: 1 - 2 ST3 posts

This programme is based around 5 one yearly attachments in the main training centres in the region:

  • Southampton General Hospital
  • St Richard's Hospital, West Sussex
  • Queen Alexandra Hospital
  • Salisbury District Hospital
  • Poole Hospital

Each unit has subunits listed above and you will be timetabled to work there as appropriate. Each Unit offers good general training in all aspects of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. In addition, the units all offer particular additional experience in specialist areas.

In Chichester, you will be exposed to a large practice in the surgical management of skin malignancy and also in salivary gland disease.

Portsmouth is a busy trauma centre and also a subregional unit for the management of upper aerodigestive malignancy. Here, research is actively encouraged and paper publications actively supported.

Southampton is the second subregional cancer centre. In addition, close links with Neurosurgery have created a dynamic Craniofacial and Skull base Unit.

The unit in Salisbury houses the regional Cleft Centre, offering good exposure to this specialist service. Orthognathic surgery and craniofacial implants are additional areas of expertise.

Poole is a very busy unit offering wide general experience and also in Head and Neck oncology and skin malignancy.

For more information please contact Sue Ksous or visit the Health Education Wessex website.

 


West Midlands

Vacancies: 0 - 1 ST3 posts

There are 6 training units in the West Midlands Rotation based at:

  • Birmingham
  • Coventry
  • Worcester
  • Wolverhampton
  • Telford
  • Stoke

Taken collectively, these training units offer the full range of OMFS activity.

Why choose this program

This program offers a comprehensive Oral and Maxillofacial training covering the whole of the OMFS syllabus including craniofacial and cleft. We have a broad clinical workload that enables us to provide quality training with good educational supervision in each unit.

Worcester and Telford are busy units with significant skin oncology practices. Coventry, Wolverhampton and Stoke on Trent are all head and neck cancer centres and also provide wide experience in trauma and deformity. Birmingham is also a head and neck cancer centre, with skull base, vascular anomaly, cleft, craniofacial and paediatric surgery as well as being the National Centre for Defence Medicine. There is a very significant trauma practice and a large tertiary referral service for many aspects of OMFS.

Trainees spend at least five years rotating through 4 or 5 of the units. 1-2 years are usually spent in Birmingham. The first 3 years of rotations are fixed on appointment and the latter years are then determined depending on training needs. Flexibility is retained to meet individual requirements as well as the needs of the rotation in general. Trainees rotate annually at the beginning of April each year. Trainees are exposed to multi-disciplinary team working throughout their training.

Academic support and research opportunities are strong, particularly through the academic institutions in Birmingham University.

There are recognised post CCT fellowship posts in aesthetic, cleft, craniofacial and head and neck surgery in the region.

The West Midllands offers the opportunity of living within a highly energized and reinvigorated region with options of affordable city living or living in the beautiful surrounding countryside. The area also has excellent access and travel links to the rest of the UK as well as abroad.

Specialty Information

The normal entry point for the program will be at ST3.

Hospitals which may be involved with training from ST3 -7 are:

  • University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust, Birmingham
  • Birmingham Childrens’ Hospital, Birmingham
  • Birmingham Dental Hospital, Birmingham
  • City Hospital, Birmingham
  • University Hospitals of Coventry & Warwickshire, Coventry
  • Princess Royal Hospital,Telford
  • University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Stoke
  • New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton
  • Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley
  • Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Worcester
  • Hereford County Hospital, Hereford

The units include specialist Head and Neck, Craniofacial, Orthognathic and Paediatric (including all aspects of cleft surgery) teams. There are regular MDT meetings and joint clinics with related specialties.

Training

The aim of the rotation is to expose all trainees to all aspects of OMFS over the 5 year training period. Training progress is monitored with annual ARCP’s. Placements on the rotation are sometimes changed to target training needs and potentially allow some focus on specialized areas in the latter years.

On Call

The trainee will be expected to take part in the on call rota for the specialty in each of the training units.

Administration

The Trainee will be expected, when appropriate, to participate in the day to day running of the departments in administrative activities such as organisation of on-call rota's, organisation of undergraduate training, patient reports and letters. The Trainee will have the opportunity to develop management skills in preparation for consultant practice.

Teaching

All Trainees will be expected to take part in departmental teaching for junior staff, postgraduates, undergraduates, nursing staff, etc.

Support is given for trainees who wish to undertake further qualifications in education and a number of trainees have gained MMEd’s.

Research

Excellent facilities exist for research and higher qualifications. The trainee will be encouraged to participate in clinical research and time will be allocated consistent with current Terms & Conditions. A number of recent trainees have completed PhD’s or degrees and there is currently one academic trainee (ACF).

Continuing Education

The Trainee will be expected to participate in educational activities on a local and national basis. Trainees are expected to further their education through attendance at meetings and courses held both locally and nationally.

Educational activities include a regional OMFS SpR teaching program; individual training unit journal clubs, clinical pathological conferences, clinical audit meetings and departmental teaching. 

Management development is encouraged and the Trainee will be expected to attend appropriate courses.

Audit

Audit is an essential component of Oral & Maxillofacial practice and all trainees are required to participate in local and national audit activities.

Further Information

For further information about the program please visit the West Midlands website.  

Further details can also be obtained by emailing the Specialty Recruitment Team in West Midlands or by emailing Mr Rhodri Williams, Training Program Director.

 


Yorkshire and the Humber

Vacancies: 2 ST3 posts 

We offer a comprehensive training in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. You will get a wide exposure (24 trainers to 10 specialty trainees ratio) and good hands-on training (combined catchment population close to four million). In addition to significant workloads in core areas such as trauma, orthognathic surgery, skin cancer, head and neck cancer with reconstruction, there are trainers subspecialising in areas such as primary cleft, craniofacial surgery, distraction, salivary endoscopy, TMJ replacement, condylar fractures and cosmesis in the rotation.

We are a cohesive group of trainers and have a good track record in training including a 2 year didactic teaching programme cycle mapped to the OMFS curriculum. Trainees are also taught to teach in the consultant led programme.

Please note the Trent OMFS Rotation (Sheffield, Chesterfield, Rotherham, Nottingham, Derby, Leicester and Lincoln) comes under the same Yorkshire and Humber Deanery. It is a separate training programme (Training Programme Director – Mr A Smith) and is listed as “South” on the Yorkshire and Humber Deanery website. It is a separate choice to the Yorkshire Rotation.

Yorkshire is an idyllic place to live and work. Please visit the HEYH website and ask our trainees, or for further information regarding the training programme contact Mr Stephen Crank, Training Programme Director for OMFS in Yorkshire.