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Locum Consultant Trauma and Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
5 Mar 2024

The Paediatric Orthopaedic Department provides a secondary service, together with a busy tertiary service which forms a large proportion of our workload. We have specialists in neuromuscular disorders, adolescent hip problems, limb deformity correction, upper limb problems and paediatric foot deformities. We arethe busiest PaediatricMajor Trauma Centre in the UK.

There are a variety of MDT's with other hospital specialities and specialist teams. There are several excellent opportunities for the successful applicant to contribute to and develop services at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.

Main duties of the job

The post holder is expected to:

  • Cover the provision of comprehensive and efficient secondary and tertiary paediatric orthopaedic and trauma surgery services. This is likely to include providing an outreach service to a designated district general hospital. There will be an on-call commitment shared, proportionally, with the other consultants in the department for provision of acute trauma and orthopaedic surgical services.
  • Provide evidence-based care for all inpatients and outpatients.
  • Have regard at all times to the clinical and quality standards set out in the NHS Plan, Your Guide to the NHS, and purchaser agreements.
  • Participate fully in the management of the Department and to liaise closely with the Lead Clinician, General Manager and Clinical Lead.
  • The post holder may be required to carry out other duties in emergencies and unforeseen circumstances and to cover, proportionally, for colleague's annual, study and sick leave.
  • The duties outlined are not definite and may be changed in accordance with needs of the service requiring the post holder to be cooperative and flexible.

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of £2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research, and innovation through the introduction of Hive our Electronic Patient Record system which launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our Green Plan which sets out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open, and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description
Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience you'll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that you're even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, you'll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information you'll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification
Qualifications and Training

MB BCh or equivalent

  • Postgraduate qualification or equivalent FRCS (Tr& Orth)
  • Additional experience in Paediatric Orthopaedics


  • Completion of basic surgical training or equivalent (MRCS)
  • Higher academic degrees (MSc and PhD)

Teaching and Audit

  • Experience of Audit


  • Teaching junior medical staff
  • Teaching medical students

Academic Achievements and Research

  • Publications in Pubmed indexed journals


  • Research Projects

Interpersonal Skills

  • Organisation skills
  • Communication skills
  • Leadership skills


  • A specialist interest in Paediatric Orthopaedic subspecialty

Other Requirements

  • Full registration with the GMC (or eligible for full registration) and licensed to practice
  • Registered on the GMC Specialist Register (or be within 6 months of CCT date from the date of interview)

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.



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