Specialty Registrar - Orthopaedics - Limited Term Appointment

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Isle of Man (GB) (IM)
£33,200 - £52,203 per annum
21 Jul 2020
11 Aug 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

What could a career as a doctor at Noble's Hospital offer you?

Are you looking to expand your trauma and orthopaedic skills?

We are looking for motivated and ambitious individuals to join our well-integrated team at Noble’s Hospital on the Isle of Man. This would be for an initial contract of 13 months.

Noble’s Hospital is the Island’s only District General Hospital and is situated on the outskirts of Douglas, the capital of the Isle of Man.

If you are planning a career in acute surgical specialties such as orthopaedics or surgery, this could be the perfect role for you.  You will have opportunities to gain experience in routine care of orthopaedic patients and to develop basic surgical skills.

The Orthopaedic Department offers a range of general orthopaedics to cater to the needs of the Isle of Man population including lower limb arthroplasty, spinal surgery, soft tissue knee surgery, foot and ankle surgery, hand and elbow surgery.

There are two mixed sex orthopaedic wards comprising of 31 beds in total. Ward 11 is dedicated to trauma and Ward 12 is for elective orthopaedic surgery. There is also a dedicated Orthopaedic and Fracture Clinic with embedded physiotherapy facilities and plaster room. Supporting the orthopaedic service is a well-equipped radiology department.

You will be involved in the day to day ward management of orthopaedic patients, both elective and trauma. In addition, you will attend the orthopaedic and trauma outpatient clinics, and partaking in the elective and trauma theatre lists is encouraged. There is no service commitment to outpatients or theatre and day to day management of general surgery patients in not expected.

This role also requires you to participate a 1 in 8 on call rota for the treatment of orthopaedic and surgical patients.

About the Island and relocating

You can enjoy a fantastic quality of life on the Island with an excellent work-life balance!  There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities; so if you like walking, mountain biking, sailing or kayaking, you will have lots of places to explore!

There are also lots of great cafes, bars and restaurants, and you can enjoy the Islands’ real sense of community.  The Island is well connected to the UK, and you will also benefit from low income tax rates (20% maximum rate).

A relocation package and interview expenses are available for this role.

If you are relocating or returning to the Island, you can also benefit from the Insurance Holiday Scheme, which allows you to apply for a refund on your NI contributions for your 1st year of living here. To see how this scheme could benefit you, and to find out more about relocating to the Isle of Man, visit www.locate.im

About the team

You will work alongside one of four Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeons who have special interests in the above mentioned areas with an associate specialist/specialty doctor in a middle grade position supervising you. In addition, there are two foundation year doctors to assist in the provision of ward care in orthopaedics. A request to work in more than one area will be considered.

What can this role offer me?

By joining us you will be stepping away from NHS pressures and demands, as the Island’s healthcare system is similar but separate to the UK NHS.

Within this role, you will also experience management of major trauma associated with the Island’s widespread motorsport culture – this is particularly concentrated during the TT fortnight in June followed by the Manx Grand Prix in August where several major traumas can be admitted each day requiring extensive stabilisation and intervention.  Outside the motorsport season, you will have ample time to develop core techniques within orthopaedic and trauma surgery, as well as undertake audit and other projects to improve your CV.

You will have access to our Education and Training Centre and library, Keyll Darree, which is situated in the grounds of Noble’s Hospital.  It comprises a lecture theatre, well stocked medical library, training facilities and a state of the art simulation lab which is operated by trained simulation practitioners.  Frequent simulation based surgical training programmes are run from the lab as well as drills to practice emergency procedures.

How to find out more and apply

For more information please contact Michael Gallagher on 01624 650820 or Michael.Gallagher@nobles.dhss.gov.im

The closing date for this vacancy is midnight on Tuesday 11 August 2020.

To apply online please visit: https://www.jobtrain.co.uk/iomgovjobs/displayjob.aspx?jobid=10709

A provisional interview date of Tuesday 25 August 2020 has been set for shortlisted applicants, however this is subject to change.