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Specialty Doctor (MC75) in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery

Employer
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Location
Leeds
Salary
£50,373 to £78,759 a year + OOH Enhancements
Closing date
14 Oct 2022

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Sector
Hospital, Orthopaedic surgery
Career Level
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Job Details

This is a 10 PA appointment for a Specialty Doctor in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery.

The post will deliver 10 PAs supporting the Trauma & Orthopaedic Team, with 1.5 PAs dedicated to SPA. The post holder will provide senior clinical expertise and experience in outpatient, ward assessment and operating theatre settings. There will be opportunities to contribute to research and teaching.

Main duties of the job

To contribute directly to patient care by, for example, reviewing patients, organising investigations and acting on results, initiating and

changing treatment, and speaking to and involving patients in their care and management and keeping patients and their relatives/carers updated about their clinical progress.

To perform routine trauma surgery at Leeds General Infirmary, leading the theatre team in a safe and productive manner.

To provide outreach orthopaedic advice and clinical expertise to hospitals across Leeds Trust.

To undertake essential administrative duties, including prescribing, writing electronic discharge letters, and liaising with colleagues in

primary care to facilitate safe and appropriate discharges.

To support in specialist and fracture clinics

About us

The Trauma & Related Services department at Leeds General Infirmary is internationally renowned for treatment and research and offers the highest levels of service, and access to world class treatment in Trauma & Orthopaedics, Plastic and reconstructive surgery and rheumatology. It is also home to the Leeds Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit (LMBRU).

The substantive post holder will work at Leeds General Infirmary and St James Hospital.

Excellent training opportunities are available in both clinic and theatre as well as a vast exposure to acute trauma.

There will be research opportunities within the job plan for those wishing to pursue it.

The CSU provides care for approximately 20,000 in-patients and 110,000 out-patients on an annual basis. The catchment area of the population is approximately 800,000, with a Major Trauma Network & tertiary referral population of 3.5 million from Yorkshire.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is committed to our process of redeploying 'at risk' members of our existing workforce to new roles. As such, all our job adverts are subject to this policy and we reserve the right to close, delay or remove adverts while this process is completed. If you do experience a delay in the shortlisting stage of the recruitment cycle, please bear with us while this process is completed, and contact the named contact if you have any questions.

Job description
Job responsibilities

JOB DESCRIPTION

SPECIALTY DOCTOR IN TRAUMA AND ORTHOPAEDICS

1. BACKGROUND

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is one the largest teaching hospital trusts in Europe, with access to leading clinical expertise and medical technology. We care for people from all over the country as well as the 780,000 residents of Leeds itself. The Trust has a budget of 1 billion. Our 17,000 staff ensure that every year we see and treat 1,500,000 people in our 2,000 beds or out-patient settings, comprising 100,000 day cases, 125,000 in-patients, 200,000 A&E visits and 1,050,000 out-patient appointments. We operate from 7 hospitals on 5 sites all linked by the same vision, philosophy and culture to be the best for specialist and integrated care.

All Trauma is admitted to the Leeds General Infirmary. The Trauma referral base is from the whole of the Yorkshire Region, a population of approximately 3.5 million. Particular specialist services provided are open fractures, post injury limb reconstruction and complex fracture work. There is a specific interest in polytrauma and many peripheral units refer most of their multiple injuries straight to Leeds General Infirmary on day one. This post is designed to support our Trauma service.

A regional service is provided for acute trauma and post trauma reconstructive surgery as well as General Elective Orthopaedic services for hand and wrist as well as paediatric surgery at the LGI. There is a General Elective Orthopaedic service currently provided for complex and revision lower limb arthroplasty, upper limb, knee, foot and ankle surgery are provided at Chapel Allerton Hospital.

Leeds General Infirmary has 3 orthopaedic wards, one Major Trauma ward, one paediatric ward including 2 paediatric HDU beds, one spinal surgery ward and a six bedded HDU shared with plastic surgery. There are 3 trauma theatres running all day lists. All trauma outpatients are seen in a dedicated fracture clinic with supporting radiology facilities.

2. OBJECTIVES OF THE POST

To contribute directly to patient care by, for example, reviewing patients, organising investigations and acting on results, initiating and changing treatment, and speaking to and involving patients in their care and management and keeping patients and their relatives/carers updated about their clinical progress.

To perform routine trauma surgery at Leeds General Infirmary, leading the theatre team in a safe and productive manner.

To provide outreach orthopaedic advice and clinical expertise to hospitals across Leeds Trust.

To undertake essential administrative duties, including prescribing, writing electronic discharge letters, and liaising with colleagues in primary care to facilitate safe and appropriate discharges.

To support in specialist and fracture clinics

To contribute to a multidisciplinary approach to patient care, working collaboratively with a large team of allied healthcare professionals, including the Early Discharge Assessment Team, specialist nurses and physiotherapists.

Participate on the registrar on call rota.

3. REQUIREMENTS OF THE POST

To ensure high quality and safe care of Orthopaedic patients resulting in excellent clinical outcomes.

To support on an outreach basis to St James Hospital providing Orthopaedic advice and guidance on treatment as required.

Independent routine trauma patient operating

3.1 General Training and Qualifications

See Person Specification.

3.2 Experience

See Person Specification.

The appointee must be able to demonstrate a high level of clinical experience and competence in Orthopaedics.

3.3 Personal Attributes

The appointee will have demonstrable skills in written and spoken English that are adequate to enable effective communications about medical topics with patients and colleagues.

He/She will have an understanding of current NHS management and Trusts and be aware of the responsibilities that a specialty doctor post brings.

3.4 Clinical Audit

The appointee will be expected to contribute to Audit meetings, mortality and morbidity meetings and application of agreed clinical guidelines.

And for this to be included in allocated time in the individuals job plan as a supporting programmed activity (or part of one). It would be expected that the time allocated for this would include attendance at the relevant departmental audit meeting(s) and that such attendance would be recorded (in accordance with the Trusts clinical audit policy).

In the discharge of these responsibilities the appointee will be expected to maintain and update his/her skills and knowledge through appropriate continuing medical education.

4. TEACHING

The Trust as a Teaching hospital recognises the importance of links with the University of Leeds, School of Medicine for the Undergraduate teaching and all medical staff are expected to provide an appropriate contribution to the undergraduate teaching programme. The precise details of the contribution to teaching will be discussed with the appointee after taking up post.

5. JOB PLAN AND WORKING ARRANGEMENTS

The job plan review will take place annually, normally with the managing consultant or Clinical Director. The annual job plan review may result in a revised prospective job plan. There may be an interim review of the job plan where duties, responsibilities, accountability arrangements or objectives have changed or need to change significantly within the area.

5.1 Proposed Job Plan

Day Time Location Description of activity Categorisation DCC/SPA/AR/ED* No. of PAs

Monday

(1.75) 0800-0900 LGI Trauma meeting DCC 0.25

0900-1300 LGI Flexible session

Clinic or theatre DCC 1

1300-1500 LGI SPA SPA 0.5

Tuesday

(1.75) 0800-0900 LGI Trauma meeting DCC 0.25

0900-1300 LGI Flexible session clinic or theatre DCC 1

0900-1100 SJUH Ward round DCC 0.5

Wednesday

(2.5)

0800-0900 LGI Trauma meeting DCC 0.25

0900-1800 LGI Flexible session

Clinic or theatre DCC 2.25

Thursday

(2) 0900-1100 SJUH Ward round DCC 0.5

1100-13:00 LGI/SJUH SPA SPA 0.5

1300-1820 LGI Flexible session Clinic or theatre (3:4) 1

Friday

(1.75)

1100-1300 LGI SPA SPA 0.5

1300-1800 LGI Flexible session clinic or theatre DCC 1.25

Saturday

(0.25) 0800-1800 LGI Hip List (1:20) DCC 0.25

Sunday

TOTAL PAs 10

1. Job content (timetable of weekly PA activity)

Direct Clinical Care (DCC), Supporting Professional Activities (SPA), External duties (ED) or Additional NHS responsibilities (AR)

2. Activity Summary (the totals must match that of the job content section)

Programmed activity Number

Direct clinical care (including on-call)

8.5

Supporting professional activities

1.5

Other NHS responsibilities

External duties

TOTAL PROGRAMMED ACTIVITIES

10

Person Specification
Qualifications
Essential

  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification

Eligibility, Fitness to practice, and Language Skills
Essential

  • Eligible for full registration with the GMC at time of appointment.

Clinical, Academic, and Personal Skills
Essential

  • BLS, ALS or ATLS or equivalents
  • MRCS or equivalent
  • Completion of minimum 4 years in a full-time or equivalent post-graduate training, at least 2 of which will be in a speciality training programme in Trauma & Orthopaedics. Or equivalent gained on

Experience
Essential

  • Acute care safe: up-to-date ATLS. Hospital at night team working / experience. Out of hours experience relevant to the job.
  • Relevant specialty clinical knowledge: capacity to apply sound clinical knowledge within MTC and an orthopaedic setting.
  • Clinical judgement: experience in making clinical decisions and managing risk. Knows when to seek help, able to prioritise clinical need.
  • Practical skills: shows aptitude for practical skills,
  • Proven ability to work effectively in different clinical settings required in the job; namely MTC and Orthopaedics.

Desirable

  • ATLS instructors certificate
  • ATLS instructors certificate
  • In depth experience in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery with a least one year of middle grade experience in an MTC.

BMJRef: BMJ-94359/298-C9298-MED-027

 

Company

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is one of the biggest NHS trusts in the country, offering a range of both general and specialist hospital services, with excellent clinical outcomes for patients. We have an international reputation for excellence in specialist care, research and academic training.

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Telephone
0113 2433144
Location
Beckett Street
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS9 7TF
United Kingdom
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