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Consultant Orthopaedics - Lower Limb Arthroplasty, Pelvic, Acetabular

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
London & Orpington
£86,721 to £116,165 a year per annum inc London Weighting
Closing date
22 Feb 2022

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Hospital, Orthopaedic surgery
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Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with Special Interest in Lower Limb Arthroplasty and Pelvic & Acetabular Trauma Surgery

Site: King's College Hospital (Denmark Hill) Princess Royal University (Orpington)

£86,721 - £116,165 p.a incl. of London Zone Weighting (pro rata)

Full-time 10 PAs


Main duties of the job

The post holder will join the Trauma & Orthopaedic department at King's on the Denmark Hill site consisting of 23 orthopaedic and 4 plastic surgeons organised into 4 subspecialty firms (upper limb, lower limb, foot/ankle/paeds/limb recon and orthoplastics).

The primary purpose of this role is to provide support and delivery of orthopaedic trauma care for adult and paediatric patients in keeping with the requirements of the Major Trauma service. In addition, there is a requirement to provide and support delivery of elective orthopaedic limb reconstruction services in line with the department's status as a tertiary referral centre. This may also include a commitment to providing some elective paediatric orthopaedic services.

About us

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of c£1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 15,000 staff based across South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local and specialist services across its five sites. The trust-wide strategy of Strong Roots, Global Reach is our Vision to be BOLD, Brilliant people, Outstanding care, Leaders in Research, Innovation and Education, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do.

King's is committed to delivering Sustainable Healthcare for All via our Green Plan. In line with national Greener NHS ambitions, we have set net zero carbon targets of 2040 for our NHS Carbon Footprint and 2045 for our NHS Carbon Footprint Plus. Everyone's contribution is required in order to meet the goals set out in our Green Plan and we encourage all staff to work responsibly, minimising their contributions to the Trust's carbon emissions, waste and pollution wherever possible

Mandatory vaccination from 1stApril 2022, there is a legal requirement for staff who have contact with patients and other service users in England to be fully vaccinated (received both doses of an MHRA approved vaccine) against COVID-19. If your role is covered by the regulations, you will be required to provide proof of your full vaccination status as part of your pre-employment checks prior to your start date.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The trauma commitments include management of complex injuries, predominantly of the lower limb. Specifically, a proven background and expertise in treatment of complex periarticular fractures using Ilizarov/external fixation techniques is required. The post holder will also work alongside the existing orthoplastics team to provide comprehensive integrated care for patients with combined orthopaedic and soft tissue injuries. There is also an expectation to be an integral part of the wider trauma service including general, vascular, neuro and cardiothoracic surgical teams.

Elective responsibilities will focus on the delivery of tertiary referral limb reconstruction services that may include an element of paediatric care provision in the form of lower limb deformity correction. Elective services will be delivered at the DH site as well as the Trusts off site elective orthopaedic centre in Orpington, Kent.

The role carries responsibility for the day-to-day management of elective and trauma and limb reconstruction patients on the wards. The department operates a 2-consultant weekend on call system. The post holder will contribute the first on call rota on a regular basis (weekdays 1:12 and 1:13 weekends, Friday to Sunday).

An important aspect of the role is a contribution to Kings subspecialty training. The consultant will be expected to supervise, govern, cooperate with, instruct, teach doctors at SCF, SpR, JCF, SHO, F1/F2 level in their clinical work and audit activity of the unit. The Department is proactively involved with student teaching and regular student teaching is mandatory for the post holder.

Person Specification

  • Registerable medical qualification
  • RCS Orth or equivalent


  • Other higher degree or diploma (e.g., MD)


  • Full Registration with GMC
  • Within six months of the expected date of CCT (or equivalent) on the day of interview
  • Name on Specialist Register on date of taking up appointment

Training and Experience

  • Equivalent to consultant
  • Experience of all aspects of orthopaedic trauma surgery commensurate with skills required to treat complex peri-articular fractures in the major trauma setting.
  • Fellowship experience of pelvic & acetabular commensurate with skills required to treat these injuries in a major trauma setting.
  • Fellowship experience of lower limb arthroplasty.


  • Experience at consultant level
  • Major Trauma Fellowship experience
  • Fellowship experience of intra-operative navigation


  • Experience in day to day organisation of surgical services in a busy Teaching Hospital


  • Familiar with current structure of Health Service and conversant with recent initiatives and changes

Management and Leadership

  • Able to demonstrate leadership capability within multi-disciplinary teams


  • Management course and/or qualification


  • Thorough understanding of principles of medical audit. Must have undertaken and completed audit projects.

Research and Publications

  • Experience of clinical research


  • Relevant research experience
  • Publication of relevant review articles or case reports.

Teaching & IT

  • Experience of undergraduate and post-graduate teaching and exam preparation.


  • Teaching skills course/qualification
  • Familiarity with information technology and general computer skills.


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