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Specialty Doctor Trauma and Orthopaedics

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
Depending on experience Per annum
Closing date
27 Apr 2024

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This is an exciting opportunity for a specialty doctor (specialising in hand, wrist and shoulder surgery) to join our Trauma & Orthopaedics team, based at Queens Hospital and King George Hospital for a one-year fixed term contract, with the possibility of substantive recruitment thereafter.

The Trauma service is delivered from Queens Hospital and has access to 40 beds. All elective activity is delivered at King George Hospital, with an in-patient capacity of 18 beds on a dedicated ward. The Department offers Orthopaedic Elective clinics at Queens Hospital and Harold Wood polyclinic.

The medical workforce consists of 14.8 WTE Consultants, 14 Associate Specialists/Specialty Doctors, 14 Registrars (eight Deanery Trainees), two Core Trainees and 14 Clinical Fellows/SHOs. The service has a dedicated Plaster Technician team which provides support to both hospital sites. The post holder will support the delivery of the National Health Service Plan, will be expected to attend clinical meetings and take part in continual medical activities in line with Royal College guidelines and will have the opportunity to work in a large and developing department with enthusiastic colleagues.

The Trust has been chosen by Health Education England (HEE) and Royal College of Surgeons to be a Pilot site in London for Improving Surgical Training (IST) from 2018 which leads to exciting opportunities for the successful candidate.

Main duties of the job

This specialty doctor role will support both elective clinics and theatres in upper limb services.

The post holder will also be supporting our trauma service, face-to-face fracture clinics and virtual fracture clinic.

The role will have a continuing responsibility for the clinical care of patients in his/her charge and for the proper functioning of the T& O department, focusing on the operative and non- operative management of elective and non-elective patients during their inpatient stay, operating theatre, as well as in the outpatient department.

The postholder will need to undertake the administrative duties (including referral triaging, clinic preparation, and efficient theatre list management) associated with the care of patients and the running of a clinical department. To also work closely with the Orthopaedics Clinical Lead and Consultant team to deliver the 18 week wait RTT pathway and high quality patient care in both theatres and outpatient clinics, focussing on our Elective Recovery Programme.

The post holder is encouraged to attend all teaching events and participate in clinical audits, and contribute to the departmental teaching of our trainees

About us

Under the leadership of our Chair Jacqui Smith and Matthew Trainer, our Chief Executive, we provide care for the residents of three of the most diverse London boroughs. More than half of our 7,500 strong workforce are from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and most live in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge. We also provide healthcare services to people in south west Essex, and specialist neurosciences services to the whole of the county.

Our services include all the major specialties of large acute hospitals, operating from two main sites - King George Hospital in Goodmayes and Queen's Hospital in Romford. We also provide outpatient services at Brentwood Community Hospital, Barking Hospital, Loxford Polyclinic, and Harold Wood Polyclinic. We have two of the busiest emergency departments in London.

As we recover from Covid-19, we're proud to be leading the way nationally in reducing the time our patients wait to get the treatment they need. The pandemic provided the drive forour teams to innovate and change.

We know we have more work to do to improve waiting times for urgent and emergency care, and our performance against the four-hour emergency access standard remains challenged, in comparison to many other London trusts.

We are particularly proud of our regional Neurosciences Centre Radiotherapy Centre Hyper Acute Stroke Unit and dedicated breast care service at King George Hospital. We're also pleased to be part of the NEL Cancer Alliance.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Once you understand the requirements outlined in the advert, please ensure your application accurately reflects where you match them. For further information regarding the role please read the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Applicants must have full and specialist GMC Registration.

Only short-listed candidates will be notified. We reserve the right to bring forward the closing date, should we have an overwhelming response.

Applications should be made online, however, queries regarding the application process, assistance with completion of the application form or if you require any adjustments (for applicants with a disability) please contact Toyin Odumosu, Recruitment Advisor, on 01708 435000 ext. 5163.

Person Specification
Essential & Desirable

  • Full GMC registration
  • FRCOphth or equivalent-Advanced experience in the specialty
  • Experience in making clinical decisions and high degree of managing risk.


  • Experience in Upper Limb Orthopaedics
  • Higher Degree
  • Experience of managing clinical efficiency in theatres and outpatient services

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