THE WORK OF THE DEPARTMENT AND DIRECTORATE
Brief description of department
The ENT Department provides a wide range of services. Exeter is the regional centre for Head and Neck surgery, serving patients from neighbouring Taunton, Torbay and N. Devon. Otology, Rhinology, Laryngology, Paediatric and Thyroid work are covered and, in addition, specialist clinics in Voice, Dizziness and Allergy are run. The medical staff work closely with specialist nurses, speech and language therapists, dietitians and audiologists in providing high quality care.
Patients requiring skull base surgery, paediatric airway surgery and cochlear implants are referred on to the appropriate specialist centres.
George Barrett Head and Neck Surgery
Malcolm Hilton Otology, Voice, Rhinology
Andrew Husband (jt Taunton) Head and Neck Surgery, Thyroid
Mo Abo Khatwa Rhinology, General ENT
Rupert Ricks Otology, General ENT
Joel Smith Head and Neck Surgery, Thyroid
Graeme Weiner Otology, Paediatric, Clinical Lead
Helena Wilson Thyroid, General ENT, AES to juniors
SpRs: 2 AS: 1
GP trainees: 2 Trust grades: 2 Research fellow: 1
Responsibilities/duties of post-holder
The post holder will be expected to work as part of a team assisting with elective and emergency ward admissions, managing the pre- and post-operative care of surgical patients and attending the daily ward round. Associated administrative duties will be undertaken accordingly. The post-holder will attend outpatient clinics and theatre lists for their own learning and will be given responsibility and workload fitting with their experience and ability.
Duties and learning objectives
The post-holder will be assigned an Educational Supervisor. Regular meetings will take place to ensure goals are met, as a two-way process.