Specialty Applications

Paediatric Surgery ST3 Specialty Training Advert 2023-2024

The information and documents included on this page are to help you prepare for your future specialty training applications.

The information is from specialty training posts advertised in 2023, with a start date from August 2024. Please be aware specialty training advertisements, links, recruitment leads, post numbers, etc. can change and there is no guarantee that future advertisements and application processes will remain the same. 

Job Advert

The text below is for posts advertised in November-December 2023, with a start date from August 2024. It is included here for information to help you prepare for future applications.

Please be aware specialty training advertisements, links, recruitment leads, post numbers, etc. can change and there is no guarantee that future advertisements and application processes will remain the same. 

Training Programme:Paediatric Surgery ST3
Post Type:Specialty Training
Post Commencing From: August 2024
Duration (months):72
Recruitment Lead:Yorkshire and the Humber
Recruiting For:United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland)
Enquiries email:paediatricsurgeryrec.yh@hee.nhs.uk
Enquiries:https://www.yorksandhumberdeanery.nhs.uk/recruitment/national-recruitment/national-paediatric-surgery-st3-recruitment
Information:

National Paediatric Surgery ST3 Recruitment

(Coordinated by NHS England – North East & Yorkshire) All interviews will be held online.

 

Information about the training programme

Paediatric Surgery is that branch of medicine that deals with the diseases, trauma and malformations of childhood years (foetal period to teenage years).

The majority of specialised children’s surgery is performed in designated children’s hospitals, or in paediatric surgical units within larger hospitals. In these settings, teams of health professionals led by consultant paediatric surgeons provide the necessary services to diagnose, treat and support the rehabilitation of children with various ailments.

The routine workload has a very general focus with most consultants developing experience and skills across the breadth of surgery. To facilitate this, the training is broadly based and comprehensive.  

 

Application process

NHS England – North East & Yorkshire is co-ordinating national recruitment for vacancies in ST3 Paediatric Surgery across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in 2024 (including LAT posts in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland).

We advise all applicants to visit and read the information available on the national Paediatric Surgery ST3 recruitment webpage before commencing their application, including:-

  • TheNational Paediatric Surgery ST3 Applicants Guide – This document provides candidates with a full overview of the National Paediatric Surgery ST3 recruitment process.
  • Indicative vacancy numbers
  • The recruitment timeline
  • Links to Local Office/Deanery websites – for likely locations of posts and possible employers within the training programme, expected rotation details etc.

Applicants are also advised to visit and read the Applicant guidance written by MDRS that pertains to all specialties: https://medical.hee.nhs.uk/medical-training-recruitment/medical-specialty-training 

Applications open at 10am on 16 November 2023 and close on 7 December 2023 at 4pm.

Please note that NHS England – North East & Yorkshire has a strict application policy that applications cannot be accepted after the deadline.

For assistance in using the Oriel system, we recommend you view the following user guides: https://medical.hee.nhs.uk/medical-training-recruitment/medical-specialty-training/applying-in-oriel 

You can start your application via the `Apply` button above.

Before applying please read the Paediatric Surgery ST3 person specification to assess your suitability for the post. All applicants will need to upload documentation demonstrating they have attained the necessary competence at time of application. It is very important you find out what is acceptable documentation.

Eligibility requirements pertaining to UK Visas and Immigration are available on the Specialty Training website.

 

Self-Assessment Verification process

Applicants will have a specified and strict seven day window to upload the evidence to back up their self-assessment score from their application.

Details regarding the self-assessment can be found on the  national Paediatric Surgery ST3 recruitment webpage 

Guidance of how to use the verification system can be found on the following page: https://medical.hee.nhs.uk/medical-training-recruitment/medical-specialty-training/self-assessment-and-interviews 

 

Interview process

All interviews will be held on the 25th and 26th March 2024.

It is a candidate’s responsibility to ensure that they have access to equipment that is compatible with the platform, a strong Wi-Fi connection and have a contingency plan in place in case the original device or connection fails.

Details regarding the interview process can be found on the  national Paediatric Surgery ST3 recruitment webpage 

 

Post information

The expected duration of this programme is 72 months; however the actual duration may depend on the circumstances of the individual.

When applying to this specialty in this recruitment round, you will not need to give preferences of particular posts, regions, rotations, etc. at the time of applying; just complete and submit an application for the specialty. Should you be subsequently long/short-listed for interview, you will be invited to give preferences of all posts available nationally at a later stage of the recruitment round.

We strongly advise that candidates review the information from MDRS regarding “selecting preferences” on the following page:

 https://medical.hee.nhs.uk/medical-training-recruitment/medical-specialty-training/overview-of-specialty-training/preferencing 

The Postgraduate Dean confirms that this placement and / or programme has the required educational and Dean’s approval. The Training Programme is equally open to those who may, either from the outset or subsequently, wish to train less than full time or job share. 

Applications are equally open to those who may, either from the outset or subsequently, wish to train less than full time or job share.

 

Pay scales     

All trainees should be paid monthly at the rates set out in the national terms and conditions of service for hospital medical and dental staff and doctors in public health medicine and the community health service (England and Wales), “the TCS”, as amended from time to time. The pay scales are reviewed annually. Part-time posts will be paid pro-rata.

Current rates of pay for junior doctors may be viewed on the NHS Employers website.

 

Enquiries

An applicants’ guide can be downloaded from the national Paediatric Surgery ST3 recruitment webpage.

During the recruitment episode please check the national Paediatric Surgery ST3 recruitment webpage regularly to access up-to-date information relating to this vacancy and information about the recruitment process. You may also find the FAQ section on Oriel helpful in answering your query.

For any queries that cannot be answered by the methods above please contact paediatricsurgeryrec.yh@hee.nhs.uk with “your name” and the “Question area” in the title of the email.

For further national information please visit the Specialty Training website.

Links

The following links were included within the advertisement. Some links may only be live or working during the application and recruitment window.

Documents

No documents were included in the advertisement. See the Links and Job Advert sections for links to further information and resources.

Application Form

For specialty-specific questions please visit the Paediatric Surgery ST3 application form page.

For the generic application form questions applicable to all specialties please visit the application form page.

Competition Ratios

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For further information and all competition data please see the Competition Ratios page.

Fill Rates

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For regional fill rate data please see the Paediatric Surgery fill rates page.