Clinical Fellow in Plastic Surgery – Manchester

Clinical Fellow in Plastic Surgery

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust



Job overview

The post will offer excellent clinical experience in Plastic Surgery with a focus on surgical oncology including microsurgical reconstruction, working closely with a multi-disciplinary team consisting of surgical specialties, medical and clinical oncology. The post could suit those wishing to gain specialist Plastic Surgery experience prior to embarking on a training programme. The post provides excellent opportunities to build surgical skills and there is good scope for audit and publications.

The overall clinical workload will involve management of inpatients, attendance at theatre and outpatient sessions along with presenting at MDTs.

This post is designed to support specialised oncologic plastic surgery and reconstruction at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust which is a tertiary referral centre for the treatment of cancer. It will provide the appointee with excellent opportunities to further operative experience and clinical management of oncological surgery patients.

The job is a full time post with potential to join the on-call rota at the middle-grade level.

Main duties of the job

The appointee will be expected to be involved in all areas of oncologic plastic surgery and microsurgical reconstruction, providing cover where necessary. The appointee will work closely with the 4 Consultants, the Specialty Doctor and the Registrars who rotate through the unit. They will get involve with all aspects of oncological plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery and microsurgery.

There will be the opportunity to take part in the Surgical Oncology on-call rota covering plastic, gynaecology, urology and colorectal surgery patients.                                            

The successful candidate will have regular outpatient clinics and will be expected to attend both local and general anaesthetic lists, where there will be excellent opportunities to perform and learn new surgical procedures under varying levels of supervision dependent upon the experience of the appointee

Specific Duties will include:

>         Participation in the primary care of patients admitted to The Christie

>         To oversee the daily care of inpatients, as an integral part of the plastics team

>         Attendance at outpatient clinics and theatre lists as required by the supervising consultant.

>         Management of dedicated single stream clinics with new and follow-up patients running alongside a consultant’s clinic

>         Monitoring of plastic surgery flaps

Working for our organisation

We are one of only two nationally commissioned hospitals in the country offering surgical treatment for patients with pseudomyxoma and peritoneal metastases of colorectal origin. We provide cytoreductive surgery with heated intra-peritoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) for appendix tumours, pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) and colorectal cancer.

In 2007 we installed the first Da Vinci operating robot in the North West and in 2015 expanded our robotic program with the purchase of 2 Da Vinci Si robots to replace the original. We currently robotically treat prostate, renal (partial nephrectomy), rectal, gynae and uterine cancers, as well as selected joint operations for complex cases.

The department consists of two inpatient wards (38 beds), an Oncology Critical Care Unit, 5 operating theatres, and the Integrated Procedures Unit.

Plastic Surgery

Mr D Mowatt (Consultant Onco-plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon)

Mr D Oudit (Consultant Onco-plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon)

Mr D Kosutic (Consultant Onco-plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon)

Dr K Gajanan (Specialty Doctor in Onco-plastic and Reconstructive Surgery)

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see the attached job description/person specification for further details of the main responsibilities and job role.

Person specification

Educational Attainments

Essential criteria
  • Medical Degree
  • MRCS

Desirable criteria
  • FRCS or equivalent


Essential criteria
  • Fully registered medical practitioner

Professional Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • GMC Registration


Essential criteria
  • Basic Surgical Training

Desirable criteria
  • Up to date ALS

Job Specific Experience

Essential criteria
  • Completion of a Basic Surgical Skills Training

Management / Audit

Essential criteria
  • Experience in the management of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers
  • Experience in microsurgical reconstruction
  • Experience in oncological reconstructive surgery

Desirable criteria
  • Experience of clinical team management
  • Ability to audit and critically appraise clinical care
  • Ability to organise and manage outpatient priorities, waiting lists and operating lists


Essential criteria
  • Interest in postgraduate and undergraduate teaching

Desirable criteria
  • Interest in teaching non-medical staff

Personal Skills (Acceptability)

Essential criteria
  • Ability to work in a multi-professional team


Essential criteria
  • Satisfactory medical clearance by the Trust

The closing date for this post may be extended if there are insufficient applicants or brought forward if there is a high volume of applicants.

The Christie values diversity and is committed to ensuring equal opportunities for all and fair representation across the organisation at all levels. In support of these commitments, we particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and other ethnic minority people and people with disabilities for this post. Appointment will be only on merit.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy

All positions within the Christie are subject to the receipt of satisfactory written references, medical clearance, annual flu vaccination and evidence of your Right to Work in the UK. Some roles will require a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. Applicants invited to attend for interview will again be made aware of this at the point of invitation. Please note if you are successfully appointed to a post with this Trust, you will be required to pay for your own DBS Disclosure.

At the Christie the wellbeing of our staff is of the upmost importance to us, it is only equalled by the level of importance we place on the overall health of our patients. The Christie is one of the first NHS Trusts to mandate that all new employees receive the annual Flu Vaccination as part of their terms and conditions of employment.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, that as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to The Christie NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system. Please note, all communication regarding your application will be made via email, please ensure you check your junk/spam folders as emails are sometimes filtered there.

If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, I regret that on this occasion your application will have been unsuccessful.

The Inter-Authority Transfer (IAT) process is a critical and beneficial component of ESR and will form part of the recruitment process. In the event that you are successful following interview your previous NHS employment data, if applicable will be transferred from your current / most recent employer.

Overseas candidates wishing to apply for this position and who would require immigration sponsorship, may wish to self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for the post on the UKBA website.

You should be aware the Trust operates a No Smoking Policy and therefore employees are not permitted to smoke at work.

As an employer, The Trust values equality, diversity and inclusion.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Mr D Oudit
Job title
Clinical Lead
Email address
[email protected]
Telephone number
0161 446 3375
Additional information

Mr. D Mowatt

Consultant Plastic Surgeon

0161 446 3368


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