What to look for in a Consultant Post
20 Jul 2020 | Anne Marie Fogarty
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We have a wide array of openings for new and experienced consultants with benefits and flexibility that will sit right into your desired lifestyle as a consultant. Click here for a range of fantastic roles throughout the UK.
More information can be found also at the Royal College of Surgeons England – https://www.rcseng.ac.uk/careers-in-surgery/surgeons/approaching-consultancy/obtaining-a-consultant-post/
Top tips when looking for a Consultant post
- Take time to look at the jobs on offer. There are many consultant posts available, consider the Trust, the location, and the package on offer. For fantastic opportunities, why not visit our jobs page and have your pick of roles tailored to suit you and your lifestyle. Our dedicated recruitment consultants have years of experience and will secure the very best position for you.
- Know what you want from your career – Do you want to work at a trust or practice with the latest technology, an innovative centre of excellence? Or would you thrive in a rural small district practice?
- Work/life balance- have you a family? How much time for outside social activities do you need? It’s essential to try to have a good balance between home and work life as the role of a consultant is a demanding and responsible one. Having time with family and a quality amount of ‘downtime’ is vital to maintain good mental health.
- Visit the Trust and meet with the Chief Executive or Directors, to get a feel for the location, environment, and ethos of the Trust. Does it match your vision and mission; is it going in the same direction you want to go in?
- Post clinical training, there are ample opportunities for research and professional development, discuss these opportunities for research, teaching and sub-specialism with the Trust. Working at a facility that values research and further development will no doubt enhance your career, and allows for possibilities to publish research, get involved in the latest trends within your specialty, or provide for teaching opportunities.
- What kind of employee support structure is available at the practice?
- What clinical facilities, attitude to innovative new developments, equipment will be available?
- Know the workload before accepting the post. Analyse the amount of time you can realistically dedicate to the job and any other commitments you may have.
- Ask if any mentoring will be available? In the early days of consulting, it might prove beneficial to have guidance from an experienced specialist.
- Enquire about the policies, protocols, procedures, and guidance of the Trust.
Whatever your specialist area, we have multiple openings available for you to choose from. Applying the top tips above will help you on your pathway.
We currently have multiple opportunities in all specialties, including:
- General Medicine
- Endocrinology & Diabetes
- Emergency Medicine
- Obstetrics and gynaecology
- General surgery
- Stroke Medicine
SpR Positions such as:
- Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedics
- Consultant General Surgery
- Consultant Otolaryngology (ear, nose, throat- ENT)
- Consultant Cardiothoracic
- Consultant Urology
We understand the time and effort involved a job search, why not let us take the burden for you. We screen the best jobs for you and match you with the best clients.