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Junior Clinical Fellow (STRL) in Trauma and Elective Orthopaedics

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Depending on experience £37,737 to £59,336 pa
Closing date
3 Oct 2023

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Specialist doctor
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Fixed Contract
Full Time

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Clinical Fellow (StRL) In Orthopaedics

Applications are invited for a Clinical Fellow in Orthopaedics within Cardiff and Vale Health Board, which is available to start as soon as possible until 6 August 2024.

References will be required to cover a minimum of three years of previous employment and/or training

In view of UK Border Immigration Agency regulations, all applicants must state their current immigration status including expiry dates.

A Disclosure Check will be required of the successful candidate

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be based at the University Hospital Llandough which is the elective orthopaedic centre for Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan.

The post holder will work flexibly with colleagues to cover daytime duties of junior doctor colleagues who are on leave or on nights but there will be ample opportunities to attend other sessions including attending theatre lists, outpatient clinics, teaching sessions and multidisciplinary meetings.

There will be opportunities for research or audit projects, with a number of national multicentre and commercial trials currently in progress. There will be an opportunity to develop skills such as research paper writing, delivery of shockwave therapy, oral presentation, surgical skills, outpatient clinic consultation and this can be tailored to the needs of the successful candidate.

The post is ideal for a candidate wishing to make a transition from foundation posts to application for ST posts.

There is No banding or out of hours for this post.

This post is not recognised for training by the Royal College of Surgeons.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is Caring for People, Keeping People Well and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Job description
Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents

Person Specification

  • MBBS or equivalent
  • ATLS Provider


  • FRCS ( T& O)
  • MSc or PHD
  • Academic Excellence (Prizes, merits, distinctions etc.,)


  • Evidence of middle grade experience within T& O
  • Evidence of completion of basic surgical training.
  • Experience of UK experience


  • Basic and Advanced Trauma courses.
  • Specialist training experience leading to FRCS ( Orth)
  • Evidence of previous experience in trauma surgery
  • Experience of UK healthcare systems





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