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Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
6 May 2024

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We are recruiting for a Consultant Surgeon in Trauma & Orthopaedicswho shares our vision to be trusted to provide consistently outstanding care and exemplary service to our patients.

This is an excellent opportunity to join the Trauma and Orthopedic department at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust. The successful applicant will join a service that prides itself in effective leadership, innovative thinking, and excellent teamwork. We strive to challenge our existing working practices and to constantly improve our service to deliver best practice guidance and to ensure that our patient outcomes are successful, and they feel valued during their visits to the Trust.

Applicants should possess expertise in general orthopaedic trauma and all aspects of knee surgery. A specific interest in cartilage regeneration, periarticular osteotomy, multi-ligament knee reconstruction and patella-femoral joint surgery is desirable. The successful applicant would be expected to assist with the development of day case knee arthroplasty surgery and robotic surgery.

Main duties of the job

  • Participation in the provision of general orthopaedic trauma care
  • All aspects of Knee Surgery
  • Work collaboratively with the existing Consultants to lead and develop the service
  • Maintenance of high quality patient centred care
  • Teaching and training within the multidisciplinary service
  • Active involvement in multidisciplinary team meetings and
  • directorate clinical governance activity
  • Active participation in departmental research

About us

At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, we are proud of the range of general and specialist services we provide & our over 6,000 staff. We ensure our patients get the best care. Our ability to be flexible & innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our catchment has never been more important than it is now.

We run the following hospitals:

  • The Lister Hospital, Stevenage
  • New Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden City
  • Hertford County, Hertford
  • Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC), Northwood

We have ambitious plans to become an outstanding, patient-led Trust where dedicated staff provide high-quality, compassionate care to our patients. We continue to undergo significant transformation as our staff & patients are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda.

We understand that finding and starting a new job is an important life decision. If you need reasonable adjustments for a disability, or a life event, such as menopause - we can consider your application fairly and to get the best out of you during the selection process, please let us know.

We are committed to a positive work life balance for our employees. This means that employees are entitled to seek to work flexible working patterns & we are committed to listen and consider all requests. Such requests, of course, have to be made & considered formally, & will need to be balanced against service needs, but our starting point will always be to find ways to support making them happen.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification applicant pack for further detailed information regarding this role.

Person Specification

  • Entry on GMC Specialist Register or, be within 6 months of receipt of Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) at time of interview or, provide GMC confirmed eligibility for entry on the Specialist Register
  • FRCS Tr & Orth or qualification of an equivalent level
  • Higher Trauma and Orthopedic (or equivalent) training
  • Fellowship training in Knee Surgery


  • Postgraduate degree (or equivalent) related to Orthopaedics (e.g., Masters/MD/MRes/PhD etc)
  • Soft tissue knee and Periarticular Knee Osteotomy Fellowship
  • Knee Arthroplasty / Robotic Knee Fellowship

Previosu Experience

  • Broad range of experience in Trauma and Orthopaedics
  • Proficient in management and treatment of complex peri-articular knee trauma
  • Experience of supervising undergraduates, doctors in training and other colleagues
  • Ability to offer and be accountable for full and independent expert diagnostic opinion


  • Experience of Orthopedic Trauma in a UK Major Trauma Centre
  • Demonstrable Orthopedic Trauma experience in a Locum Consultant or Consultant role
  • Demonstrable Soft Tissue Knee/Knee Osteotomy experience in a Locum Consultant or Consultant role
  • Experience of setting up a Robotic Knee Arthroplasty Service
  • Experience in day case arthroplasty surgery
  • Evidence of leading on patient safety issues and achieving a change in practice
  • Published papers and original work in peer reviewed journals
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of audit, evidence based practice, and clinical quality improvement initiatives
  • Demonstrable experience and active participation in research and development


  • Able to evidence engagement with clinical governance and the identification of errors and the learning from errors.
  • Evidence engagement with appraisal and revalidation
  • Able to show situational awareness and application of good decision making
  • Ability to effectively teach clinical skills
  • Ability to critically appraise published evidence


  • Demonstrate understanding of basic principles of audit, evidence-based practice, and clinical quality improvement initiatives
  • Comprehensive knowledge and insight regarding all the domains within the GMC standards of Good Medical Practice

Other Requirements

  • Demonstrates an interest and commitment to the specialty
  • Experience and evidence of engagement around the equality, diversity, and inclusion agenda. Able to actively support the development of a culture that recognises and promotes equality, values diversity, and actively leads by example in deploying these qualities. Understands the impact on equality, diversity, and inclusion issues in all aspects of service delivery and planning
  • Role models our Trust values every day.
  • Understands and can demonstrate the values of the NHS constitution.
  • Evidence of being up to date and fit to practice safely, and aware of own training needs.

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