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Post CCT Fellow- Upper Limb Orthopaedic Surgery

Barts Health NHS Trust
£37,068 to £57,570 a year Pa pro rata
Closing date
5 Mar 2024

We are looking for an enthusiastic colleague to join our dynamic service within Barts Health NHS Trust. Barts Health NHS Trust is one of Britain's leading healthcare providers and the largest trust in the NHS. We currently have 2 vacancies one cover a period from April 2024 until August 2024 and other role from October 2024 until August 2025.

Together our hospitals - The Royal London in Whitechapel, Newham University Hospital (NUH) in Plaistow, St Bartholomew's (Barts) in the City and Whipps Cross in Leytonstone - deliver high quality clinical care to the people of east London and further afield.

The duties of the post holder will include the ward management of elective and emergency inpatients during their hospital admission, surgery and reviewing patients in outpatient clinics under the supervision of the consultant. The post-holder will gain experience in the management of complex upper limb and multiply injured patients at one of Europe's leading and busiest Trauma Centres.

Supervision of the post is lead by Mr L Di Mascio (Clinical Director) and Miss Claire Fitzgerald (Clinical Lead for Upper Limb Surgery), however time is spent with all upper limb consultants from the trust to maximise development and scope of practice. All areas of elective and traumatic shoulder, elbow, hand and wrist surgery are provided.

Main duties of the job

The duties of the post holder will include the ward management of elective and emergency inpatients during their hospital admission, assisting with surgery and reviewing patients in outpatient clinics under the supervision of the consultant. When on-call, the post holder will be expected to manage referred and admitted patients in a team.

A timetable, outlining specific duties, will be developed with the successful applicant depending on individual experience and training needs. The timetable will include on-call duties, protected teaching time, outpatient clinics, ward responsibilities and time spent in both elective and trauma operating theatres. To maintain an on-call commitment for the post holder, they will be part of the on-call rota at Whipps Cross University Hospital at consultant grade.

About us

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate, and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.

Barts Health supports The Pregnancy Loss Pledge and commits to supporting their staff through the distress of miscarriage.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description and person specification for the main responsibilities of this role.

Person Specification
Education/ Qualifications/ Training

  • Basic medical qualifications. MBBS or equivalent
  • Higher surgical qualifications. FRCS/MRCS
  • IELTS if you require sponsorship via the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • FRCS (Orth) or equivalent
  • Appropriate GMC to be obtained by the designated start date


  • Competence in all aspects of general orthopaedic management.
  • Computer Literacy/ IT Skills
  • Involvement in an Audit Project
  • Ability to teach nursing and medical staff
  • Medical management - able to supervise junior medical staff
  • Able to establish and maintain working relations with patients, carers and multidisciplinary colleagues


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Competency in major orthopaedic trauma including periarticular fractures
  • Experience in circular frames


  • Post FRCS Orth (or equivalent) - with at least 6 months previous Upper Limb
  • Experience of teaching/presenting
  • Understanding of principles of clinical governance


  • General paediatric orthopaedics and Upper limb principles- knowledge of basic texts/conditions.
  • Awareness of own limitations, consulting senior colleagues appropriately




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