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Specialty Doctor in Breast Care

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Specialty Doctor in Breast Surgery
NHS Medical & Dental: Specialty Doctor
Full Time - 10 PA
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Musgrove Park Hospital
28/01/2019 23:59
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Specialty Doctor in Breast Surgery 

Employer:     Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust 
Department: Breast Surgery

Location: Musgrove Park Hospital

An opportunity has arisen to join the successful Breast Care Unit at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton as a Speciality Doctor in Breast Surgery.  We would consider appointing a suitably experienced Surgeon who requires development for this role.

This role works closely with our two Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeons and two Specialty Doctors as well as an established multi-disciplinary team. This is a full time post to replace a retiring Specialty Doctor in Breast Surgery. There is no commitment to General Surgery or to an on-call rota.

With over 700 beds, 30 wards and 15 operating theatres, we are the largest acute hospital in Somerset. The Breast Unit provides a comprehensive service including Breast Screening with approximately 22,000 women screened each year. We receive 3,000 new symptomatic referrals annually and treat around 400 new breast cancers (symptomatic and screen detected).

Digital mammography was implemented in 2010. We also provide an Oncoplastic Breast Surgery Service, performing both implant-only breast reconstructions using both the Dermal Sling, Acellular Dermal Matrix and Pre Pectoral Mesh techniques and Latissimus Dorsi Flap Breast Reconstruction on site. We use the vacuum assisted core biopsy, intra-operative sentinel node analysis (OSNA), and plan to introduction Mammographic Tomosynthesis in the near future.

Musgrove Park is at the forefront of Acute NHS Trusts in the UK, with CQC ratings of Good and Outstanding, the highest GMC score in the South West for training, and a catchment of over 544,000. Whilst benefiting from this incredible opportunity for professional development, you’ll also have the benefits of living in the West Country, ranging from rural countryside to access to some of the UK’s best beaches; all being within easy reach of cosmopolitan centres such as Bath, Bristol, and Exeter whilst still being 1.45 hours from London Paddington on the train.

The successful candidate will be expected to deliver clinical excellence within the specialty of Breast Surgery. They should also be able to demonstrate experience in diagnostic one-stop symptomatic breast clinics, and standard breast surgery including image guided procedures such as sentinel node biopsies. A willingness to learn and work within a constantly changing environment is necessary, together with adaptability to clinical and service requirements. We take a flexible approach to ensure we get the best from our staff, and are happy to negotiate on job plans, and discuss the possibility of part time arrangements.

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Applicant requirements

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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Further details / informal visits contact

Miss Amanda Thorne, Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon/Clinical Services Lead - Tel. 01823 342029 or


Closing Date: 28 January 2019

Interview Date: 5 February 2019