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Trust Doctor/ Clinical Fellow (MN37) in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction

Employer
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Location
Leeds
Salary
£58,398 a year
Closing date
15 Oct 2022

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Candidates are invited to apply for a senior clinical fellowship in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction at Leeds General Infirmary. The post is designed for a more experienced doctor, pursuing a career in orthopaedic surgery, who has an interest in complex trauma and limb reconstruction, including the use of fine wire circular fixators.

Applicants must have at least 3 years previous experience in trauma and orthopaedic surgery at ST3 level and above and be post MRCS or equivalent. This post is particularly suitable for applicants post CCT prior to taking up a definitive consultant post in orthopaedic trauma and/or lower limb reconstruction.

The post is to start Monday 6th February 2023 until Friday 4th August 2023.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will receive advanced clinical and surgical training in lower limb reconstruction using the Ilizarov method. In addition there will be exposure to other techniques including intramedullary nailing and locked plating, and the Taylor Spatial Frame / other hexapod frames.

About us

The Major Trauma Centre in Leeds serves a population of 3.9 million and has consistently been in the top 3 such units in terms of patients treated and performance, according to TARN data. In addition the limb reconstruction team provide a tertiary referral service for initial and definitive management of isolated open and complex trauma as well as post traumatic complications to a similar population.

The post involves working on the Leeds General Infirmary site with the lower limb reconstruction surgeons Mr Simon Britten, Mr Paul Harwood, Mr Patrick Foster and Mr Martin Taylor.

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

MEDICAL STAFF IN THE DEPARTMENT

The department of Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery is a large unit contributing to both service delivery and academic research. There are 24 Consultants including a Professor of Trauma surgery and all main branches of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery are represented. The department currently consists of:

33 Consultants

17 SpR (ST3 9)

1 National Spine Fellow

1 Paediatric Trauma Fellow

1 National Hand Fellow

1 Limb Reconstruction Fellow

7 Clinical/Research Fellows

6 Trust Grade ST1 to ST8

9 ST1/2 posts

4 FY2 Doctors

6 FY1 Doctors

The department is supported by Trauma co-ordinators and clinical nurse specialists, including two in paediatric orthopaedics.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

There will be no fixed on call commitment associated with this post.

The post holder must have:

1. Demonstrated a commitment to trauma orthopaedics and limb reconstruction surgery

2. Demonstrated research and audit experience with publications in peer reviewed journals

3. Previous teaching experience

4. Eligibility for full registration with the GMC at time of appointment and hold a current licence to practice

5. Eligibility to work in the UK.

6. Demonstrable competency in acute adult and paediatric trauma

DUTIES OF THE POST

The limb reconstruction fellow will support the limb reconstruction consultant orthopaedic surgeons in theatre, clinics and wards. There will also be opportunity for independent working in these areas where appropriate.

Teaching and appropriate supervision of junior orthopaedic staff is to be encouraged, as well as participation in audit and research.

There will be no fixed on call commitment associated with this post.

Pre-admissions clinics

Delivery Suite

Ward management

Operating theatre and outpatients

Dressings clinics

Post-operative intensive care

Discharge letters

Discussions with relatives

Initiation/change of treatment

This post is designed for an experienced doctor pursuing a career in orthopaedic surgery who has an interest in lower limb reconstruction, including the use of circular frame external fixation. Applicants must have at least 3 years previous experience in trauma and orthopaedic surgery at ST3 level and above, be ATLS and AO certified, and be post MRCS or equivalent. This post would be particularly suitable for applicants already holding their CCT, prior to taking up a consultant post in orthopaedic trauma and / or limb reconstruction.

This post DOES NOT currently have educational approval.

The post involves working on the Leeds General Infirmary site with the lower limb reconstruction surgeons

Mr Simon Britten

Mr Paul Harwood

Mr Patrick Foster

Mr Martin Taylor

The post holder will receive advanced clinical and surgical training in the management of trauma and elective limb reconstruction. Whilst the focus of the post will be the use of the the Ilizarov method, there will also be exposure to other trauma and limb reconstruction techniques including intramedullary nailing, locked plating, monolateral fixation and use of the Taylor Spatial Frame. The consultant team are all experienced in these methods and hold faculty positions on relevant training courses. One consultant also undertakes acute and elective paediatric limb reconstruction alongside his adult practice.

The post holder will work with the limb reconstruction surgeons to help provide a comprehensive limb reconstruction service for open fractures, intra-articular fractures, and other complex lower limb injuries; the complications of fractures including non-union, malunion, bone infection and lower limb amputation; and non-traumatic conditions including developmental deformity and adult short stature.

There will be no fixed on call commitment associated with the post. There may be the opportunity to undertake additional duties to support the out of hours service, including operating lists and Locum on call cover. This would be remunerated separately. There may be an opportunity for an on call commitment as part of the senior registrar tier.

The post holder will be expected to present and publish academic work in collaboration with the supervising consultants, who have an established academic record.

LEVELS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Commitment to ensuring work is completed and targets met within the timescales dictated by the NHS and Trust protocols.

Communicate sensitively, effectively and exercise judgment when dealing with others.

Respect the privacy, dignity, religious and cultural beliefs of others.

Effective supervisory/managerial skills.

Able to analyse and resolve problems with staff.

Implement new working practices/processes.

Flexibility in work and workload and ability to prioritise.

Ability to work effectively under pressure and achieve deadlines.

Effective communication skills, verbal and written, at all levels.

Ability to work within departmental, Trust and NHS processes and protocols.

Seek to develop and improve services.

Demonstrate integrity and respect confidentiality.

Demonstrate a commitment to team working.

Person Specification
Qualifications
Essential
  • Eligible for full registration with the GMC at time of appointment and hold a current licence to practice
  • Eligibility to work in the UK
  • FRCS (Trauma & Orthopaedics)
  • ATLS
  • AO Basic course
Desirable
  • Basic Ilizarov Course
  • AO Advanced Course
  • ECDL
Experience
Essential
  • 3 Years s experience after full GMC registration or equivalent, and evidence of achievement of foundation competences, in line with GMC standards / Good Medical Practice;
  • Evidence of achievement of CT/ST1competencies in medicine or Surgery (as defined by the curricula relating to Core Medical training or Core Surgical Training)
Desirable
  • Previous experience of Ilizarov Method.
  • Evidence of developing independent clinical practice
  • Adult trauma work in Major Trauma Centre (last 2 years)
Clinical, Academic, and Personal Skills
Essential
  • Ability to apply sound clinical knowledge and judgement to problems Ability to prioritise clinical need Ability to maximise safety and minimise risk
  • Recognition of, and ability to undertake the initial management of, an acutely ill patient
Desirable
  • Aptitude for practical skills, e.g. manual dexterity
Eligibility, Fitness to practice, and Language Skills
Essential
  • Eligible for full registration with the GMC at time of appointment and hold a current licence to practice
  • Eligibility to work in the UK


BMJRef: BMJ-94569/298-C9298-MED-028

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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