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Locum Consultant in Foot and Ankle Surgery

The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience
Closing date
10 May 2024

Job Details

The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust (ROH) is seeking to recruit a Locum Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with a special interest in foot and ankle surgery. The post is primarily for elective foot and ankle surgery at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust though sessions may be available at the Birmingham Children's Hospital and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Applicants should have at least two years' experience in elective Foot and Ankle surgery and have obtained the FRCS or equivalent.

Involvement in ongoing or new research projects is expected to be a major part of the post. There will be an opportunity to undertake research and audit, fostering links with the Universities of Birmingham and Aston. The post holder will be expected to undertake presentations and produce publications based on their work.

The department currently undertakes a comprehensive range of Foot and Ankle surgical procedures on adults and young people over the age of 16. The hospital has busy Sports Medicine and Podiatric departments that work closely with the Foot and Ankle team. The appointee will take over from one of the consultants who is taking a sabbatical.

The individual appointed to the post will have completed orthopaedic training and a training Fellowship in elective Foot and Ankle surgery. Experience and interest in adolescent foot and ankle surgery and/or diabetic feet surgery is desirable.

Main duties of the job

The job plan is based upon 10 PA's initially. It is anticipated that the successful candidate would undertake one all day, (2.5 PA) theatre lists per week, with a further 4 out-patient clinics per week (4 PA). The Trust currently offers 1.5 PA for supporting professional activities to cover mandatory training, CPD, preparation for appraisal, attendance at audit etc. A further session will be flexible

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

A further 1 SPA is offered in recognition of other SPA activities that support improvement in patient care, service delivery and efficiency, or other activities as specified in the job planning policy. Research will be encouraged. This can be agreed at any time although it is anticipated the candidate would be unlikely to take a lead role within the first 6 months of starting. There is significant scope for flexibility within the Job- planning process. Some flexibility on operating theatres and/or days would be expected but most clinics will be on a fixed day.

The post holder will be required to participate in an out of hours on call rota. As the on-call commitment is very light no additional PA are allocated to the on-call.

Please see the attached job description for further details.

Person Specification

  • Full GMC Registration
  • Entry on the GMC Specialist Register via - CCT or CESR (CP) - proposed CCT/CESR (CP) date must be within 6 months of interview - CESR - European Community Rights
  • An appropriate higher surgical qualification - FRCS (Tr& Orth)



  • PHD

Special knowledge or abilities



  • Minimum 2 years Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle surgical experience at middle grade level to include at least 12 months elective F& A experience at Fellowship level
  • Strong record in research publication.




  • APLS/ATLS Certified
  • More than 1 year of elective Foot and Ankle Fellowship training

Personal qualities disposition



  • Commitment to working flexibly to deliver outstanding patient care and contribute to developing the service




  • Experience of MDT working




  • Evidence of clear commitment to delivering high quality patient care including attendance and contribution to speciality meetings




  • Awards, prizes in National meetings


Employer details
Employer name

The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


The Royal Orthopaedic Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Bristol Road South


B31 2AP

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