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Locum Trauma and Orthopaedic Consultant Interest in Spinal Surgery

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£84,559 to £114,003 a year per annum
Closing date
12 Jul 2022

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Hospital, Orthopaedic surgery
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time
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We are looking to appoint a full time locum Consultant with General Orthopaedic and Trauma skills and a sub-speciality interest in Spinal Surgery.

The incumbent Consultant will join a team of 13 other Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons. The job will include elective spinal clinical and theatre sessions, and participation in a 1 in 12 on- call, Adult and Paediatric Trauma rota with colleague cover.

We would also support applicants who are interested in part-time working or a non oncall post.

This position will be contracted for 10 Programmed Activities (PAs).

This post is initially a 12 month locum post.

Main duties of the job

Clinical Duties

Fixed sessions will include sessions spent providing outpatient clinics across KGH main site, Corby, Wellingborough and the new Nene Park development in Irthlingborough. Clinic session time includes travel to the outlying clinics where applicable.

Duties other than those specified will be in accordance with the Job Plan to be agreed with the appointee, the Clinical Director and the Chief Executive, and will allow time for administration, teaching, clinical audit and Continued Professional Development.

About us

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest employers in the area and we are on an exciting journey.Our mission is to provide safe, compassionate, and clinically excellent patient care, by being an outstanding employer for our people. We have entered into a Group Model with neighbouring Northampton General Hospital and have become University Hospitals of Northamptonshire.

Our Excellence Values:






Job description
Job responsibilities

Provisional assessment of Programmed Activities for a whole-time contract of 10 PA split between DCC and SPA.

The Job Plan will:

  • be a prospective agreement that sets out a consultants duties, responsibilities and objectives for the coming year;
  • cover all aspects of a consultants professional practice including clinical work, teaching, research, education and managerial responsibilities;
  • provide a clear schedule of commitments, both internal and external;
  • include personal objectives with details of their link to wider service objectives, and details of the support required by the consultant to fulfil the job plan and the objective.

All consultants will undergo appraisal and revalidation, comply with the terms and conditions of the organisation and ensure their statutory and mandatory training is current and compliant.

Person Specification

  • Entry on GMC Specialist Registrar, eligible for entry on Register or within six months of receipt of Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CST) at time of interview
  • MRCP or equivalent


  • Subspeciality accreditation in Hepatology
  • Postgraduate Qualification


  • Clinical training and experience equivalent to that required for gaining UK CST in Gastroenterology and General Internal Medicine.
  • Experience of supervising F1, F2, CTs, Specialty Registrars (STs)
  • Ability to teach clinical skills
  • Experience of audit management
  • Ability to take full and independent responsibility for clinical care of patients


  • Advance training in Hepatology
  • Higher degree in medical education
  • Train the trainers qualification
  • Five years supervised training in an appropriate StR equivalent training programme


  • Ability to work in a team
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Enquiring, critical approach to work
  • Willingness to undertake additional professional responsibilities at local, regional or national levels

BMJ Ref: BMJ-82310/264-4312421-SUR


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