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Foot and Ankle Speciality Doctor

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£50,620 to £79,144 a year Pro rata
Closing date
20 Dec 2022

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Hospital, Orthopaedic surgery
Career Level
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time
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Job Details

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board wishes to appoint a 12 month fixed term speciality doctor with a subspecialist interest in Foot and Ankle surgery and in particular, the management of Diabetic foot conditions. The successful candidate would join the existing team of Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeons who provide the service across North East Wales.

In conjunction with the existing Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeons and hardworking, highly motivated dedicated team of medical and nursing staff, the successful appointee will be expected to provide a high quality, modern service in a rapidly developing unit. In addition, they would be expected to help establish a Multi-disciplinary Diabetic Foot Service and provide the orthopaedic input into this going forwards. This post will not be expected to participate in the general Trauma & Orthopaedics Emergency On-call Rota.

Main duties of the job

This job description will form a composite part of a Job Plan which will include your main duties, responsibilities and expected outcomes. The Job Plan will be agreed on an annual basis between you and your Clinical Director and confirmed by the Service Group General Manager. In cases where it is not possible to agree a Job Plan, either initially or at an annual review, the appeal mechanism will be as laid out in the Amendment of the National Contract in Wales.

Annual job plan reviews will also be supported by the speciality doctor appraisal system which reviews an individual's work and performance and identifies development needs as subsequently reflected in a personal development plan.

About us

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and 'Proud to Lead' competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the Disability Confident Employer scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

  • 10 middle grade doctors (including three ST's) and 9 junior doctors.

    The Training Registrars are drawn from the Whole Wales Training Programme based in Cardiff and the West Midlands Training Programme based at Oswestry (RJAH).

    To provide Trauma and Orthopaedic Services. Trauma services are based at

    Wrexham Maelor Hospital to include ward, fracture clinics and trauma theatres. The Trust is currently undergoing a service reconfiguration review and working practices in the future may alter based on the outcome.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Direct clinical care covers:-

  • Emergency duties (including emergency work carried out during or arising from on-call)
  • Operating sessions including pre and post-operative care
  • Ward rounds
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Clinical diagnostic work
  • Other patient treatment
  • Public health duties
  • Multi-disciplinary meetings about direct patient care including MDFS
  • Administration directly related to patient care e.g. referrals, notes etc.

Supporting professional activities covers:-

  • Training
  • Continuing professional development
  • Teaching
  • Audit
  • Job planning
  • Appraisal
  • Research
  • Clinical management
  • Local clinical governance activities

Person Specification

  • MRCS
  • Eligible for full registration with the GMC at time of appointment.
  • Evidence of achievement of Foundation competencies by time of appointment in line with GMC standards in Good Medical Practice.
  • Evidence of achievement of ST3/CT3 competences in a relevant specialty by the start date of the post.
  • Eligibility to work in the UK.
  • Applicant's knowledge is up to date and fit to practise safely


  • Previous trauma and orthopaedic experience at middle grade level.
  • Previous experience in the management of diabetic foot care.
  • Any desirable skills which would enhance the appeal of the candidate should be listed here.
  • Leadership skills: experience in leadership
  • Teaching: evidence of experience in teaching where required in the job.
  • Research Skills: demonstrates understanding of the principles of research, evidence of relevant academic and research achievements (see notes).


  • Acute care safe: up-to-date ATLS. Hospital at night team working / experience. Out of hours experience relevant to the job.

BMJRef: BMJ-102777/050-T&OSPDR-1222




We provide a full range of primary, community, mental health and acute hospital services across 3 district hospitals, 22 community hospitals and a network of over 90 health centres, clinics, community health team bases and mental health units. BCUHB also coordinate the work of 113 GP practices and the NHS services provided by dentists, opticians and pharmacists across the region.

Our aim is to enable everyone who uses our services to do so through the medium of Welsh or English, according to personal choice and to encourage other users and providers to use and promote the Welsh language in the health sector.

Our vision

  • We will improve the health of the population, with particular focus upon the most vulnerable in our society
  • We will do this by developing an integrated health service which provides excellent care delivered in partnership with the public and other statutory and third sector organisations
  • We will develop our workforce so that it has the right skills and operates in a research-rich learning culture

Our values

  • Put Patients first
  • Work together
  • Value and respect each other
  • Learn and innovate
  • Communicate openly and honestly

Our purpose

  • To improve health and deliver excellent care
  • Our strategic goals
  • Improve health and wellbeing for all and reduce health inequalities
  • Work in partnership to design and deliver more care closer to home
  •  Improve the safety and outcomes of care to match the NHS's best
  • Respect individuals and maintain dignity and care
  • Listen to and learn from the experiences of individuals
  • Support, train and develop our staff to excel
  • Use resources wisely, transforming services through innovation and research

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  • Locations:
    Ysbyty Gwynedd, Penrhosgarnedd, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2PW
    Telephone enquiries: 01248 384 384

    Glan Clwyd Hospital, Rhyl, Denbighshire, LL18 5UJ
    Telephone enquiries: 01745 583 910

    Wrexham Maelor Hospital, Croesnewydd Road, Wrexham, LL13 7TD
    Telephone enquiries: 01978 291 100
  • 01248 384 384
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