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Consultant in Trauma & Orthopaedics (with Peadiatric Interest)

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum pro rata
Closing date
11 Dec 2023

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Applications are invited for a fellowship-trained Consultant in Paediatric Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery. This is a full-time Consultant appointment, joining a team of 3 full-time Paediatric Orthopaedic Consultants in the Norwich Paediatric Orthopaedic Unit. Whilst this consultant post is primarily based at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals, the appointee will have regular fixed commitments at the James Paget University Hospital, Great Yarmouth.

A candidate who is unable for personal reasons to undertake the duties of a whole-time post will receive equal consideration. If such a candidate is appointed the job content will be modified as appropriate in consultation with consultant colleagues and local management.

We welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. Additionally, people with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post. The Trust operates job share and flexible working.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will join the three existing consultants at the NNUH in providing a high level of paediatric Trauma & Orthopaedic care to the region with both elective and emergency work at the hub hospital.

The new appointee will have regular external duties at the James Paget Hospital, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. This will include outpatient clinics, operating sessions and administrative/managerial duties. It is expected that the new appointee will fully integrate within the department, contributing to education and service development in addition to the clinical duties. They will be accompanied by an Extended Scope Physiotherapist who will deliver CTEV, DDH and normal variant services under Consultant supervision.

The new appointee will be expected to be able to independently manage general paediatric trauma & orthopaedic conditions. Preference will be given to candidates with special interests complementing those of the existing consultants.

A special interest in the Orthopaedic management of CP, Clubfoot and foot disorders would be desirable. The new appointee will be expected to work with Miss Helen Chase to deliver Ponseti management for children with Clubfeet from Norfolk.

About us

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N& N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:
  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description for the full details of the post and the person specification.

Full GMC with licence to practise required on application.

Person Specification
  • Full GMC Registration
  • Entry on the GMC Specialist Register with accreditation in Trauma & Orthopaedics via o CCT (Proposed date within 6 months of the interview) or o CESR or o European Community Rights
  • FRCS (Tr & Orth) or equivalent.
  • Minimum one year international/national fellowship training in Paediatric Orthopaedic surgery (Completed prior to commencement)
  • Compliant with Trust Level 3 Child Safeguarding training requirements (within 1 month of appointment)
  • Higher Degree (MD/PhD)
  • Experience in paediatric orthopaedic management of cerebral palsy, clubfoot and foot disorders
  • Good communicator
  • Capable of working in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Prepared to work in shared office space.
  • Enthusiasm for service development and teaching.
  • Demonstrates understanding and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Management or service improvement responsibility experience
  • Formal management qualifications
  • Applicants who are Nationals from another European country or elsewhere overseas would have to show equivalence to the 8 years surgical training period in the National Health Service required for the specialty.
  • Logbook evidence supporting considerable & recent experience in operative paediatric orthopaedics, including the management of osteoarticular infections and fractures in children.
  • Evidence supporting participation in Clinical Audit including successful completion of the audit loop
  • Paediatric orthopaedic presentation(s) at National/International meetings
  • Paediatric orthopaedic publication(s) in peer reviewed journals
  • Audit publications / presentations
  • Commitment to developing the Norwich Paediatric Orthopaedic unit with an appropriate special interest
  • Evidence of quality improvement project in paediatric orthopaedics
  • Evidence of NIHR funded research
  • Evidence of completed IRAS project
  • Flexible outlook on working hours.
  • Ability to travel across multi-sites whilst public transport may not be available.
  • Enthusiastic attitude to training at all levels
  • Engagement with ISCP
  • Attendance to teaching/trainer course
  • Experience of organisation of national course
  • Formal Teaching/Educational qualifications ie PGCert Medical Education
Communications and Language Skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and support staff
  • Attendance to communication/behaviour skills course.

Employer details
Employer name

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital





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