This is a permanent post and is an opportunity to join a dynamic department of 12 consultants who sub-specialise in Upper limb, Lower limb and Foot and Ankle.
Herefordshire is a beautiful county of rolling landscape and this job should provide you with a good work life balance.
This is primarily a service job but you will be encouraged and supported to take the FRCS (T &O) exam should you wish.
Main duties of the job
- Maintaining high quality clinical practices in management of orthopaedic patient
- You will participate fully in the out-patient, ward and theatre management of both elective and emergency admissions under the supervision of your named consultant.
- You will advise and supervise Junior Staff on clinical matters.
- You are second on-call. You will respond appropriately to referrals from your juniors and other departments. You are not on the Trauma Team.
- You will attend the Trauma Meeting most weekdays. Every day when on Trauma Week, on-call or the day after on-call. You will be expected to do regular ward rounds including the post on call ward round with the on call consultant.
- You will undertake relevant clinical administrative duties.
- You will also perform duties in occasional emergencies and unforeseen circumstances, at the request of the particular consultant, in consultation where practicable with your colleagues both senior and junior.
Wye Valley NHS Trust is a member of an NHS Foundation Group with South Warwickshire NHS FT and the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust.
Located on the border with Wales in the shadow of the Black Mountains, we provide acute and community services across Herefordshire and into parts of Powys and run Hereford County Hospital and the community hospitals in Bromyard, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.
We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care we'd want for our family and friends.
More than 3,000 people work for the Trust - they tell us it's a great place to work, blending the busyness of a DGH with the benefits of working in a beautiful rural and unspoilt county like Herefordshire.
We can offer a great work-life balance and have a fine tradition of working with staff to help them achieve their full potential.
Russell Hardy, Trust Chairman: The strength of the Trust is its amazing staff; a great place to work, a great place to develop your career and a great place to reach your potential.
Our values -Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence - are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time...all the time.
Trauma week 1 in 9.
Week- Day on call -1 in 9 from diary
Week End On call -1 in 9 from diary
Trauma week above is 1 in 9 whilst on-call is 1 in 9. Therefore, an additional 0.7 PA (equivalent) per week is available for cross cover, that is on average 2 clinics every 3 weeks.
Please see more details of the job description and duties above and attached.
- Good communication skills with colleagues and patients, both oral and written A commitment to Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery
- Practical experience of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery. Audits or Publications relevant to this post Previous service improvements
- Basic Medical Qualifications. Full registration with the General Medical Council. Licence to Practise FRCS (or equivalent) ATLS
- Completion of AO Principles of Fracture Fixation Course Medical Statistics Recognised Logbook demonstrating exposure to trauma, arthroscopy +/- arthroplasty
- Punctuality Ability to organise oneself to cope with the varied pressures of a very busy post Initiative, Empathy
- Demonstration of leadership qualities