Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

London (Greater)
07 Aug 2020
04 Sep 2020
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

The Department of Trauma & Orthopaedics at the Princess Royal University Hospital, a division of Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, is looking for enthusiastic and committed Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon with a special interest in Upper Limb Surgery.

The appointed Trauma & Orthopaedic surgeon will join a join a friendly and supportive team of 11 Consultants and 5 Associate Specialists that works collaboratively with the multidisciplinary teams at the Princess Royal University Hospital and Denmark Hill. There may also be opportunities for cross-site working between Denmark Hill site and the South sites, subject to agreement and needs. The team is currently supported by and is supported by 8 Specialist Registrars/ Senior Clinical Fellows (Reg level); 16 Junior Clinical Fellows/ Core Surgical Trainees/ MTI and cover both the PRUH and Orpington sites; a Specialist Nurse for Trauma and a Specialist Nurse for Hip Fractures.

Once appointed, there would be an expectation from the Consultant that further duties involving local governance, audit, performance, education and other such duties may be assigned to and expected of them.

The team will progress the development of specialist Hip fracture centre at the PRUH and a joint admission model of care with dedicated Ortho-geriatric Consultants & their team for hip fracture and other elderly patients with fragility fractures at PRUH/ Orpington sites. They would be the keystone for work at the proposed Orthopaedic Elective Centre for South-East London, at Orpington Hospital which is being managed by the South Sites Division, based at the PRUH. The team is and would be expected to support the existing Rapid Access lists for suitable Trauma & minor surgery at the DSU, PRUH, robust seven-day working practices and new ways of working to realise of improvements in patient safety, experience and operational performance.

The post holder will be actively involved in the management of Orthopaedic Trauma at Princess Royal University Hospital, and provide a sub-speciality interest in the management of Upper Limb. It is essential that the post holder would have experience and fellowship level training in shoulder, elbow, hand & trauma (upper limb) and is likely to obtain CCT in future or already has it or its equivalent. Experience in the management of general trauma and fragility and hip fractures are desirable.

The Trauma in-patients are based in a purpose-designed 28 bed ward for Hip fracture patients and other Surgical wards for overflow. There is a full component of nursing and physiotherapy, 24/7 for hip and other fragility fractures. There is a dedicated Children’s ward at the PRUH. ITU facilities are available at the PRUH or Denmark Hill.

The Orpington Elective Orthopaedic hospital is an elective centre with three laminar flow theatres, an admissions lounge and two wards of 19 and 28 beds.

There is a dedicated Day Surgery Unit at the PRUH, with 6 theatres, Mon-Fri and some Sat working, with approximately 12 Trauma & Orthopaedic lists per week, shared with other specialties. The unit is equipped to do U/Limb, Lower Limb and some types of Foot & Ankle day surgery, elective and trauma cases.

For further details / informal visits contact: Name Mr Ganapathyraman Mani Job title Clinical Lead Telephone number 01689 865702 Additional contact information Ali Ahmed (Service Manager) 01689 864456.

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