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Specialty Doctor - Trauma & Orthopaedics

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust
£50,373 to £78,759 a year per annum
Closing date
15 Dec 2022

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Hospital, Orthopaedic surgery
Career Level
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time
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We are looking for two fixed term Specialty Doctors to join the Trauma and Orthopaedic team based at Royal Lancaster Infirmary. The post holders will undertake 10 PAs. On-calls will be at Royal Lancaster Infirmary, a level-two trauma centre, on a 1 in 10 non-resident basis.

They will work as part of our team delivering high quality Orthopaedic care.

Main duties of the job

The Lake District is quite probably the most beautiful region in England and not surprisingly the National Park is the most visited in the country. Holiday makers are attracted here by the stunning scenery, the wealth of leisure activities and the multitude of good places to eat and drink. But why holiday here when you could be living and working here?

Our Team consists of 15 Orthopaedic Consultants, 1 Associate Specialist, 7 middle-grade Speciality Doctors, 3 SPRs (ST3), 1 International Fellow, 2 CT's, two foundation year 2 doctors and 3 Advanced Nurse Practitioners.

Our strong ties with Lancaster University offer great opportunities to get involved with teaching medical students and with research. They will be supported in developing an appropriate Personal Development Plan and encouraged to work toward maximising their academic achievements. Recent post holders have worked towards their FRCS (Tr & Orth) exams whist in post.

We are therefore delighted to offer this exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified Orthopaedic Doctor to take up a fixed term job working in a highly successful, modern department delivering outstanding results in a breathtakingly beautiful part of England.

About us

We operate from three main hospitals - Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community health care premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, and Ulverston Community Health Centre.

FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services.

WGH provides a range of General Hospital services, together with an Urgent Treatment Centre, that can help with a range of non-life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses.

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across Morecambe Bay.

Job description
Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website

Person Specification

  • Full GMC Registration with a licence to practice
  • MRCS or equivalent medical qualification
  • Demonstration of intent to work towards passing the FRCS (T&O) exam
  • Evidence of achievement of Foundation competencies (as evidenced by FPCC / alternative certificate) by time of appointment in line with GMC standards in Good Medical Practice
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary environment
  • Wide range of training in Trauma & Orthopaedics
  • Evidence of completion of audits
  • Understanding of research methodology and ethics
  • Evidence of peer reviewed publications in orthopaedics / trauma
  • Presentations in accredited professional meetings
  • Commitment to teaching and training undergraduate, postgraduate, nursing and allied health professionals
  • Ability to communicate well and work as a team with consultant colleagues and other professionals
  • Willingness to be involved in service development.
  • Keen, energetic and enthusiastic in all aspects of orthopaedic surgery
  • A willingness to observe Trust policies and guidelines in all aspects of clinical practice
  • Regular attendance and participation at audit meetings
  • Participation in annual appraisal and Personal development plan review
  • Ability to communicate effectively, with patients, relatives and staff
  • Able to maintain good working relations with a broad range of colleagues
  • Ability to lead where appropriate
  • Ability to work as a team with professional colleagues, both medical and others. Willingness to be flexible to meet the clinical demands of the service and recognise the needs of other colleagues


  • Evidence of completed and presented audit experience
  • MSc, MCh, or an equivalent appropriate higher surgical qualification
  • Higher surgical training in Orthopaedics within a recognised programme
  • Participation in research
  • Evidence of teaching undergraduates
  • Ability to impart knowledge and teach skills to others
  • Experience of problem-based learning systems
  • Membership of appropriate professional societies

BMJ Ref: BMJ-102326/331-L16701122


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