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Locum Consultant in Trauma & Orthopaedics with Knee Surgery interest

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
£94,638 a year
Closing date
28 Jun 2022

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Hospital, Orthopaedic surgery, Trauma surgery
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time
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Applications are invited for two full-time Locum Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeons with a special interest in Knee Surgery to work across the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board. These locum posts are available for a period of 12 months.

University Hospital of Wales is the first Major Trauma Centre to launch within Wales. The Major Trauma Centre is part of an inclusive and collaborative South West and Mid Wales Network spanning six Health Board areas.

Main duties of the job

The appointees will be part of a team of 12 Orthopaedic Surgeons dealing with general trauma patients working in tandem with six dedicated Major Trauma Orthopaedic Consultants. Applicants should preferably have experience of dealing with all aspects of orthopaedic trauma.

Day case and in-patient surgery cases are delivered at University Hospital Llandough. There is a commitment to participate in a 1 in 12 weekend trauma rota covering University Hospital of Wales and a 1 in 4 week-day rota within a 4-person trauma team

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is recognised as a teaching centre of excellence in a wide range of clinical services.

Although these posts are full-time, consideration will be given to applicants who require flexible working arrangements.

Applicants should be on the Specialist Register for Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery.

You will be able to take advantage of the excellent Consultant contract for Wales. The basic salary for this post is £94,638 per annum.

Applicants must ensure they provide the names and contact details of referees covering at least the last three years of their employment/training history in full. In addition, applicants who are currently or have most recently been employed as a substantive Consultant or as a Locum Consultant in post for more than 12 months must also provide the name of their Medical Director as an additional referee.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is Caring for People, Keeping People Well and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Job description
Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents.

Person Specification

  • On GMC Specialist Register for Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery


  • Fellowship experience in Knee Surgery
  • Broad training and experience in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery


  • Counselling / Communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Evidence of ability to work both in a team and alone

BMJRef: BMJ-80758/001-MP103.22


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