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Consultant in Spinal Degenerative Surgery

Employer
The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Northfield
Salary
Depending on experience
Closing date
3 May 2024

Job Details

The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust invites applications from orthopaedic surgeons or neurosurgeons to the position of Locum Consultant in Degenerative Spinal Surgery.

This is an outstanding opportunity for a surgeon wishing to pursue a career dedicated to spinal surgery within an internationally renowned centre. This opportunity is to form a career in adult degenerative spinal surgery. The post holder will be committed to degenerative conditions ideally with an emphasis on minimally invasive spinal surgery, modern techniques, and endoscopic spinal surgery. The department is fortunate to have full modern equipment including spinal tables, intra operative 3D imaging, navigation, and 4K endoscopic capabilities.

The successful candidate will have completed orthopaedic or neurosurgical training and hold FRCS(Orth) or FRCS(SN), be entered on the Specialist Register or within 3 months of this and have successfully completed (or is completing) a recognised spinal fellowship. They will hold a logbook and a working knowledge of spinal instruments commensurate with that. Clear evidence of longstanding commitment to a career in spinal surgery is mandatory.

The post requires the appointee to work well within a team, demonstrating flexibility and team working and ensuring effective delivery of service and utilization of resource whilst maintaining high levels of patient care. There are excellent opportunities to engage in audit and research.

Main duties of the job

The post is expected to attract 10 PA's with an on-call commitment of approximately 1:11 providing emergency routine spinal care to Birmingham and Worcestershire, and beyond. This is for a fixed 12 month locum post.

It is anticipated that the successful candidate would undertake up to 2 all day (2.5PA) theatre lists per week, with a further 2 Out-patient clinics (2 PA). There is a fixed MDT (0.75 PA). The Trust currently offers 1.5 PA for supporting professional activities to cover mandatory training, CPD, preparation for appraisal, attendance at audit etc. 1 PA is paid for patient related administration (DCC).

In addition to this post, the surgical department consists of eleven consultant spinal surgeons some of whom work between the Children's Hospital and the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital. There are 4 surgeons with predominantly paediatric spinal deformity interests. The remaining spinal surgeons undertake the majority of adult procedures and undertaking the non-emergency oncology procedures.

Remuneration for travelling between ROH and BCH is specified in the job planning policy, currently rated at 0.125 PA each way. This would be added to job plans once finalised. Currently, on call commitments attract 0.5 PA for unpredictable activity. The availability supplement is currently rated band A at 1:9. Consultants within the Trust are expected to complete job plan diaries when required to ensure appropriate remuneration.

About us

The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest specialist orthopaedic units in Europe. We offer planned orthopaedic surgery to people locally, nationally and internationally.

Our Trust is a very special hospital big enough to deliver world class services and small enough to offer exceptional patient and staff experience. We offer a working experience unique in the West Midlands and we're always on the lookout for passionate people to join our award-winning team.

The ROH is an equal opportunities employer. We employ people of difference and are committed to growing an inclusive culture, where difference is celebrated, and people feel able to bring their whole and authentic self to work.

We are a Disability Confident Leader and offer a range of inclusive, family friendly and flexible working arrangements and policies, to support our people in the workplace. Flexible working requests will be considered.

The Trust is committed to the Disability Confident Interview Scheme and will offer an interview to disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy and consider them on their abilities.

If you have a disability and need any support with your application or require any reasonable adjustments to be implemented please do get in touch with the Recruiting Manager for this position so that the team can support you.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Description of the Department/Speciality/Service

In addition to this post, the surgical department consists of eleven consultant spinal surgeons some of whom work between the Childrens Hospital and the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital. There are six surgeons with predominantly paediatric spinal deformity interests. The remaining spinal surgeons undertake the majority of adult procedures and undertaking the non-emergency oncology procedures. The majority of consultants will support the deformity service, acting as second surgeons on two consultant cases.

Consultants working within on paediatric spinal deformity are required to operate at Birmingham Childrens Hospital (BCH) and hold honorary contracts with BCH for this. The exact working relationship between the trusts is currently being defined. A service level agreement (SLA) between the trusts is in place to support this. The ROH has given notice to NHSE Specialist Commissioning Group that it will not be providing paediatric (under 16) surgery on the ROH site (currently planned from 2019). It is anticipated that the majority of this work will be undertaken by BCH and consultants will therefore be required to be on the BCH more regularly with less operating on the ROH site. The Trust has committed to supporting the surgeons in the spinal deformity service and work with BCH to ensure job plans retain the same balance of theatre and outpatient work.

Please see attached job description and person specification for full list of duties and responsibilities.

Person Specification
Education and Qualifications
Essential

  • FRCS (orth), FRCS (SN) or equivalent higher surgical qualification
  • Specialist Register, or within 6 months of obtaining this.

Experience
Essential

 

  • Minimum 24 months experience in spinal surgery
  • Spinal Fellowship

Training
Essential

 

 

  • Committed to developing spinal surgery as a specialist interest
  • Committed to higher and surgical training and undergraduate teaching

 


Employer details
Employer name

The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address

The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Bristol Road

Northfield

B31 2AP


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303-6114026

 

 

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