Orthoplastics Consultant

Manchester, Greater Manchester
£79,860 up to £107,668 per annum
11 Aug 2020
21 Aug 2020
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

10 PAs

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 23,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of ten hospitals across seven separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women's Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, supports, develops, and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider.

We actively encourage applications from members of the Armed Forces community.

Applications are invited for two Consultant posts in Plastic Surgery with a special interest in Major Trauma Reconstruction. These are full time positions with 10 programmed activities and complement an experienced team already in existence in this field in the Trust. The Trust has both Adult and Paediatric Major Trauma status.

We are looking for candidates who will help deliver a high-quality Plastic Major Trauma service. Governance infrastructure, training grades, and support will be provided by the Plastic Surgery Department to aid development. The posts aim to provide support primarily to the Major Trauma Centres at the Oxford Road site (Manchester Royal Infirmary (adults) and Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital (paediatrics) and to plastic services in general. The post holder will be expected to provide:

  • A comprehensive orthoplastic/trauma service in attaining BOAST 4 compliance.
  • Elective Plastic Work
  • Skills to enhance the existing trauma service and lower limb reconstruction developments.
  • Participate in on call rota

The post holders will be part of a dynamic and innovative Plastic and Burns department which currently runs a post-CCT fellowship programme as well as research and teaching programmes. The post holders should be able to demonstrate competencies in general plastic/hand trauma. The post holders will be expected to work flexibly across MFT and will be fully supported by the current Orthoplastic team.

The successful candidate will have undertaken a fellowship training post in a relevant field to manage trauma reconstruction and will have a full GMC registration and a license to practice in the UK is required.

The candidates will work in a multi-disciplinary team approach alongside of medical staff, nurse practitioners, and allied health professionals.

This Directorate is going through an exciting period of transformation, in line with this, this post will commence a soon as is possible. These posts will be key in leading and developing the Orthoplastic service at MFT.

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We may decide to close this vacancy earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Closing date: 21 August 2020, Midnight.

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Trust policy requires that the cost of submitting & processing the successful applicant/s DBS application be recovered via salary deduction following start in post. The amount of £29.50 (standard disclosure) or £47.50 (enhanced disclosure) Which will be deducted from salary, in the first 3 months of employment. If you wish to withdraw once a DBS application has commenced, you will be still liable for payment.

Please be aware that there is a charge of £500 directly to candidates if you wish to join our MTI scheme.

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post.

If you have any personal requirements that will enable you to participate in our recruitment process please contact a member of the Recruitment Services by phone on 0161 276 5137 at the earliest opportunity to ensure that measures can be put in place to enable your application for this post.