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Senior LED in Trauma and Orthopaedics

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£55,329 per annum
Closing date
9 Apr 2024

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To provide a clinical service in Orthopaedic Surgery, working closely with the consultants, junior colleagues and clinical assistants. The post holder will be accountable to the Lead Clinician.

Candidates must be eligible for their own GMC registration - MFT cannot support GMC Sponsorship for candidates who are offered permanent vacancies

Main duties of the job

  • The postholder is expected to develop professional and supportive working relationships with all members of the professional, nursing technical and managerial staff with whom they have work during their professional duties and to follow the Trust's Code of Ethics and Policies.
  • To provide medical and surgical care for patients in the department while in the clinics, in theatre and on the wards.
  • To work together with the respective consultants for advice and to maintain continuity of care and to follow the instructions given by Consultants in charge of each particular patient at all times.
  • To ensure that the junior staff are informed of and supported for all relevant issues regarding patients.
  • The postholder will work under supervision of a consultant but will be given the opportunity to undertake clinics and operating lists independently if the appropriate competencies are met
  • Supporting activities will include clinical governance, audit, teaching, journal club, research meetings, MDTs and management and will be programmed in agreement with the Clinical Director.
  • To participate in the registrar of the day and on-call rotas

About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of £2.5bn & 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 brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we've 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 new Green Plan which will set 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 & Training

  • Full Registration and license to practice with the GMC
  • Minimum two years' experience at CT grade or higher
  • MRCS


  • Experience at ST3+
  • Experience of working in the NHS
  • ATLS

Audit & Research

  • Experience of audit


  • Peer reviewed publications
  • National / International Presentations

Interpersonal Skills

  • Ability to act as a consistent reference point in a team and to take a leadership role where needed
  • Ability to organize and prioritize workload, to delegate responsibilities as appropriate and to supervise juniors.
  • Ability to motivate, inspire and support multi-professional team and be able to work effectively and sensitively within such teams.




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