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Locum Consultant Gynaecological Oncology and Gynaecology

locum consultant

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locum consultant
Fixed term: 12 months
Full time - 10 sessions per week (10 PA's)
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Gynaecology Medical Staff
£88,364 - £119,133 per annum
Salary period
24/03/2023 09:00

At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team. 

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:


We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.


We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.


We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.


We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.


We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital. 

Wish you were here? So do we.

We want all our staff to achieve a balance between work and personal life and understand how important flexible working can be.  We welcome applications on a full or part time basis, various shift patterns and hybrid working, where roles allow.


Job overview

Applications are invited for the post of Locum Consultant in Gynaecological Oncology at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. This is a 12-month post that will lead to a permanent position after this period. This post was created to support the expansion of the gynaecological oncology services in the Norfolk area. The successful candidate will join a team of 4 sub-specialty trained gynaecological oncologists.


The applicants must be fully registered with the GMC and have completed sub-specialty training in Gynaecological Oncology (or equivalent experience) or must be within 6 months of obtaining the accreditation. The post holder will be expected to contribute to all aspects of care for patients diagnosed with gynaecological cancers, including cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy for patients with metastatic ovarian cancer.

Main duties of the job

The hospital provides a comprehensive secondary and tertiary service in gynaecological oncology. This post is to provide a high-quality service to our population with particular emphasis on the minimal access surgical techniques, cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC for management of gynaecological cancers. In addition, this post is necessary to manage the change in the referral pathways for patients with gynaecological cancers in Norfolk.


The candidate will be expected to be an active member of the gynaecological oncology team based both in clinic, the wards and operating theatres. In particular, the successful candidate is expected to contribute to the provision of cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy, laparoscopic and robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery, management of patients with cervical and vulval cancers. Participation in the gynaecological consultant on-call rota (with two mid-grade support) is expected. Evidence of significant experience in cytoreductive surgery and advanced laparoscopic surgical techniques would be highly desirable.

Working for our organisation

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides a full range of acute clinical services through the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (1,000 beds) and Cromer and District Hospital, including more specialist services such as oncology and radiotherapy, neonatology, orthopaedics, plastic surgery, ophthalmology, rheumatology, paediatric medicine and surgery.


Our staff of over 7,000 treat more than one million patients; people from Norfolk, neighbouring counties and further afield. Our patients are referred to us by around 100 local GP practices but also from other acute hospitals and primary care trusts around the country.


As a university teaching hospital we have developed our research and development strategy in partnership with the University of East Anglia.


We also work closely with our partners on the Norwich Research Park and Norwich Radiology Academy to take forward our ambitious targets for research and development.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please refer to the ‘Job Description’ link for the full specification of responsibilities and requirements for this post.





Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Full GMC Registration
  • MRCOG or appropriate specialist qualification
  • Relevant CCT or equivalent (‘equivalence’ must be confirmed by PMETB/GMC by date of AAC)
  • Entry on the GMC Specialist Register Via; • CCT (Proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of the interview) • CESR or • European Community Rights
  • Subspeciality accreditation in Gynaecological Oncology in the UK or abroad
Desirable criteria
  • MD/PhD


Essential criteria
  • Good communication skills, enthusiasm, leadership, ability to work well as a team member and ability to work well with present consultants/department.
  • A flexible approach to delivery of service in a changing environment.
  • Demonstrates understanding and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.
Desirable criteria
  • Previous responsibility for service improvement. Management skills
  • Initiative in tailoring training and experience to develop novel techniques in treatment


Essential criteria
  • Applicants who are Nationals from another European country or elsewhere overseas would have to show equivalence to the 5 years training period in the National Health Service required for the specialty.
  • Training and expertise in children’s safeguarding
  • Extensive experience in Gynaecology, including ability and commitment to perform all roles within the job description.
  • A portfolio of experience and publication of research in the specialty
Desirable criteria
  • Experience in research or published papers in area of special interest
  • Skills in advanced open and minimally invasive surgery.


Essential criteria
  • Commitment to develop an appropriate special interest
  • Development of Service
  • Training
  • Audit/Research


Essential criteria
  • Flexible outlook on working hours.
  • Must live within a 15-mile radius of the base Trust or 30 minutes travelling time
  • Ability to travel across multi-sites whilst public transport may not be available.

Communications and Language Skills

Essential criteria
  • Ability to communicate effectively with clinical colleagues, colleagues in pathology and support staff
  • Good knowledge of, and ability to use, spoken and written English
  • Ability to present effectively to an audience, using a variety of methods, and to respond to questions and queries
Desirable criteria
  • Good presentation skills.

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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

Nikos Burbos
Job title
Consultant Gynaecological Oncologis
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