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Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
Depending on experience Dependant on experience
Closing date
5 Jul 2023

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Hospital, Orthopaedic surgery
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time
There is an opportunity for a substantive consultant appointment to be made within the Trauma, Orthopaedic & Rheumatology Directorate to begin as soon as possible. The post is for a consultant pelvic and acetabular trauma surgeon with an orthopaedic sub-specialist interest in lower limb arthroplasty. The department would expect appropriate fellowship training or previous experience in the areas of major trauma, orthopaedic trauma and elective orthopaedic surgery.
Main duties of the job

The successful candidates will join an expanding team of 24 consultants with special interests in trauma, paediatrics, revision arthroplasty, shoulder and elbow, knee, foot and ankle, hand and wrist, spinal and rheumatoid surgery. The successful candidates will be expected to embrace our team working philosophy and engage in our multidisciplinary approach.

Derriford Hospital is the designated Major Trauma Centre for the South West Peninsula. A proven interest and appropriate training in all aspects of trauma care will be required.
About us

The Musculoskeletal Service Line

The Service Line has responsibility for all aspects of Orthopaedics, Trauma, Orthogeriatrics and Rheumatology services. The Service Line Director and Service Line Cluster Manger have responsibility for the department and are supported by a Matron.

Derriford Hospital has a regional Emergency Department and provides tertiary services including Cardiothoracic Surgery, Neurosurgery and Plastic Surgery in addition to its' status as the Major Trauma Centre for the South West Peninsula.
Scope of the service
The Orthopaedic Department provides emergency and elective inpatient, day case and outpatient services to the catchment population of the Trust, which includes Plymouth and the surrounding area (South Hams and East Cornwall). Most outpatient services are delivered from Derriford Hospital, with outreach clinics being held in community hospitals. Elective operating is delivered at Derriford Hospital. The paediatric orthopaedic team offer outreach and in-reach paediatric services for North Devon and Cornwall and have been actively developing a hub and spoke model for the delivery of care.

Job description
Job responsibilities

To provide a high standard of diagnosis and treatment to inpatients and outpatients in both trauma and elective surgery.

As a senior employee of the Trust the post holder will work in close cooperation with and support other clinical, medical professional and management colleagues in providing high quality healthcare to our patients.

Integral to the responsibilities of the post are the following:

To ensure the provision of a first-class clinical service
  • To provide effective leadership to all staff engaged in the speciality
  • To sustain and develop teaching and research wherever appropriate
  • To undertake all work in accordance with the Trusts procedures and operating policies
  • To conduct clinical practice in accordance with contractual requirements and within the parameters of the Trusts and Divisions service plans
  • To maintain the confidence of business plans and development strategies formulated for the specialty
  • To work effectively with all members of the multi-disciplinary team and promote team working

Person Specification
Particular skills and experience
  • Broad and deep experience of trauma and relevant sub-specialty surgery interest
  • Experience of trauma and relevant sub-specialty surgery at specialist registrar level or equivalent
  • Appropriate fellowship or equivalent experience
  • Ability to lead a team
  • Evidence of experience and ability in teaching

Employer details
Employer name

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

Derriford Hospital

Derriford Road



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