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Trauma and Orthopaedic Consultant

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 a year Dependant on experience
Closing date
3 May 2024

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Specialist doctor, Trauma & orthopaedics
Contract Type
Full Time

Lake District Orthopaedics. High quality care in stunning surroundings!

Post name: Consultant - Trauma & Orthopaedics with specialist interest in Upper Limb surgery at the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust with base at Royal Lancaster Infirmary - Approved by the Royal College of Surgeons

The Lake District is quite probably the most beautiful region in England and not surprisingly the National Park is the most visited in the country. Holiday makers are attracted here by the stunning scenery, the wealth of leisure activities and the multitude of good places to eat and drink. But why holiday here when you could be living and working here?

We are therefore delighted to offer this great opportunity for a suitably trained Orthopaedic surgeon to take up a permanent Consultant post working in a highly successful, modern department delivering outstanding results in a breathtakingly beautiful part of England.

Our strong ties with Lancaster University offer great opportunities to get involved with teaching medical students and with research.

We are therefore delighted to offer this great opportunity for a suitably trained Orthopaedic surgeon to take up a permanent Consultant post working in a highly successful, modern department delivering outstanding results in a breathtakingly beautiful part of England.

Interview date 24th May 2024

Main duties of the job

The post holder will join our Orthopaedic Team working at our Hospitals in Lancaster and Kendal.

You will undertake 10(+2) PAs including 1.5 SPAs and 1 admin PA.

A further 1 SPA can be awarded if justified (this will be reviewed within 12 months of taking up the post).

On-calls will be at Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), a level-two trauma centre, on a 1 in 10 non-resident basis covering general on call for Trauma & Orthopaedics.

The post holder will be expected to complement the upper limb orthopaedic services offered by the Trust and provide the highest quality care to the local population. This should include all aspects of elective upper limb surgery including the surgical management of complex fractures. Submission and scrutiny of the last 12 months' surgical log book of prospective candidates would be an integral part of shortlisting and interview process. The post holder will be supported by their own SAS/Registrar grade doctor. Ward support will be provided by the 2 FY2 Drs, 2 CT level Drs, 2 specialist nurse practitioners and the trauma coordinators. The administrative burden will be supported by a named secretary and waiting-list coordinator. Upon taking up the post the post-holder will be offered a consultant mentor.

About us

We operatefrom three main hospitals-Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community healthcare premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, andUlverstonCommunity Health Centre.

FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services.

WGH provides a range of General Hospital services, together with an Urgent Treatment Centre, that can help with a range of non-life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses.

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies,daycase and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across Morecambe Bay.

Job description
Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website

Please contact the names medical staff for an informal conversation and visit prior to interview if required.

Person Specification

  • Full GMC Registration with a licence to practice
  • FRCS (T& O) or an equivalent appropriate higher orthopaedic surgical qualification
  • Entry on GMC Specialist Register in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery or eligibility for specialist registration in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery within 6 months from the time of the interview
  • Recognised Fellowship in upper limb surgery.


  • Higher Medical Degree (MD MSc or PhD)


  • Wide experience of general Orthopaedics and Trauma
  • Demonstrate higher surgical training in Orthopaedics to FRCS (T& O) level or equivalent
  • Experience of working at different hospitals within the NHS
  • Experience of supervising junior medical staff


  • Role as trainer in upper limb surgery for higher specialst trainees.


  • Ability to conduct a consultant orthopaedic on-call in a level-two trauma centre.
  • Specialist knowledge and skills required of a Consultant upper limb surgeon with expertise in the surgical treatment of complex upper limb fractures of the shoulder, elbow, hand & wrist.
  • Specialist knowledge and skills to be on the general on-call for trauma & Orthopaedics and in the management of common lower limb fractures.
  • Evidence of having sufficient expertise in advanced upper limb surgery as evidenced by last 12 months' log book.


  • TeachingCommitment to teaching and training undergraduate, postgraduate, nursing and allied health professionals Evidence of teaching undergraduates Formal training in teaching




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