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Consultant Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon

Swansea Bay University Health Board
£91,722 to £119,079 per annum
Closing date
12 Oct 2023

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Hospital, Orthopaedic surgery
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Are you a passionate and enthusiastic Orthopaedic surgeon striving for a fulfilling career and flexible work life balance? Why not make that a reality in one of the most beautiful locations in the UK?

We are looking to appoint a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon with a specialist interest in Foot and Ankle Surgery. The successful candidate will join a department that consists in total of 28 Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons and 8 Consultant Spinal surgeons responsible for the provision of trauma and orthopaedic/spinal services to the Health Board. The candidate should be on the GMC Specialist Register, or within 6 months of obtaining this.

Main duties of the job

These posts are part of the health boards plan to expand the provision of Orthopaedic services in Neath Port Talbot Hospital. These substantive positions are newly funded to increase activity in a newly built, dedicated elective, High Volume Low complexity (HVLC) centre on the non-acute site at Neath Port Talbot hospital. Three new theatres have been built to create a 5 laminar flow and 2 day case MSK theatre block.

The consultants would perform their trauma on call and Low Volume High Complexity (LVHC) reconstructions at Morriston hospital, with the necessary back up from ITU, vascular, cardiac, plastics and renal services for complex tertiary referral work. The post holder would be expected to partake in the creation of South Wales revision networks and a specialist interest in complex revision and infected revision is desirable.

Morriston Hospital currently runs a 1:12 consultant on-call rota in which new consultants would partake. The Trauma and Orthopaedic Service at Morriston Hospital provides a comprehensive orthopaedic service to its patients and is part of the Major

Trauma Network as a Major Trauma Unit where the regional Orthoplastics service is based. This includes paediatric patients and a spinal service delivering elective activity and urgent/emergency cover in conjunction with its orthopaedic on-call teams.

About us

We believe staff are our best asset and we want you to be happy and confident about starting your career here in Swansea Bay University Health Board.

As one of the biggest healthcare groups in the UK we can offer a wealth of professional training and development opportunities in an innovative, forward-thinking organisation.

You might be a nurse or doctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services - we have a job for you.

There are also apprenticeships, work placements and volunteering roles available.

We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone whatever their sex religion or belief race age sexual orientation gender identity or, whether they are pregnant or have recently been on maternity leave, married or are in a civil partnership or, whether they are disabled.

Our values - Caring For Each Other, Working Together and Always Improving, show that our commitment to equality is at the heart of everything we do.

If you want excellent career and training opportunities while living on the doorstep of some of Europe's most spectacular scenery, with all the benefits of a thriving and cosmopolitan city - look no further.

Job description
Job responsibilities

For a full, detailed job description and main responsibilities of the post, please see the attached documentation.

Person Specification

  • Registered with the GMC
  • Licensed to practice
  • On Specialist Register with GMC as a specialist in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery or eligible for CCT within 6 months of date of interview and have passed exit exam or a statement of eligibility for registration issued by PMETB or a primary medical qualification and recognized specialist qualification from a European Member State which will allow direct entry to the GMC Specialist Register
  • Wide range of skills in orthopaedic surgery scheduled and unscheduled


  • Evidence of an ability to develop effective working relationships, on an individual and multi-disciplinary basis with all levels of staff (Working together)
  • Evidence of teaching and training of post/undergraduate clinical staff
  • Evidence of initiating, progressing and completing audit
  • Fellowship training in a chosen specialty


  • Evidence of working with management and clinical colleagues to improve a service (Always improving)
  • Values partnership with other agencies (Working Together)
  • Development and commissioning of shoulder surgery services
  • Experience of research trauma and orthopaedic surgery


  • Effective leadership ability to take responsibility and demonstrate leadership when appropriate
  • Understands the importance of effective Team Working with all levels of staff, take time to listen, understand and involve people receptive to appropriate change (Working Together)
  • Understands and can apply the principles of Prudent Healthcare (Caring for each other)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills - ability to communicate effectively (written and verbal) with patients, colleagues, relatives and staff communicate openly and honestly and explain things clearly (Caring for each other)
  • Understands information systems and technology
  • Clinical Skills in shoulder surgery


  • Demonstrates learning in Improvement science and methodology, ability and drive to use information and experience to improve the service (Always Improving)

Personal Attributes

  • Flexible and adaptable to competing demands with the ability to work effectively under pressure and cope with setbacks
  • Ability to undertake full role in general trauma on-call rota
  • A commitment to continuous improvement, with a positive attitude, seeks out learning, and continually develops skills and the service (Always Improving)
  • Enthusiasm to take a lead role in clinical development


  • Empathy and sensitivity: ability to listen, understand and involve people see people as individuals





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