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Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedics

Swansea Bay University Health Board
£91,722 to £119,079 per annum
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Specialist doctor, Trauma & orthopaedics
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Substantive Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with Specialist Complex Trauma, Orthoplastic & Limb reconstruction skills.

Are you a passionate and enthusiastic Trauma surgeon striving for a fulfilling career and flexible work life balance? Why not make that a reality in one of the most beautiful locations in the UK?

Main duties of the job

We are looking for one Consultant Trauma surgeon with expertise in Complex Trauma management, Orthoplastic and Limb reconstruction to join our regional service. Joining 5 other specialist trauma surgeons as we grow and develop this new and continually evolving service. If you want to be part of a unit that has enormous potential for growth and become the centre of excellence for lower limb recon in Wales, this is the job for you.

Swansea Bay University Health Board provides many tertiary referral services with Morriston Hospital a designated Major Trauma Unit Plus within the Major Trauma Network of South Wales. Trauma services are delivered to the local and wider population in conjunction with our Plastic Surgical colleagues with the majority of lower limb recon with the network done on the Morriston site.

Complex Trauma, Orthoplastic and limb reconstruction continue to demand significant time and resource with the Welsh Health Specialise Services Committee recognising the need for additional funding to support expansion and resilience in the Consultant workforce to provide this service.

Research and Development and teaching are fundamental to the service as a result of close working links with Swansea University Medical School, currently ranked 4th in the UK.

About us

We believe staff are our best asset and we want you to be happy and confident about starting your career here in Swansea Bay University Health Board.

As one of the biggest healthcare groups in the UK we can offer a wealth of professional training and development opportunities in an innovative, forward-thinking organisation.

You might be a nurse or doctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services - we have a job for you.

There are also apprenticeships, work placements and volunteering roles available.

We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone whatever their sex religion or belief race age sexual orientation gender identity or, whether they are pregnant or have recently been on maternity leave, married or are in a civil partnership or, whether they are disabled.

Our values - Caring For Each Other, Working Together and Always Improving, show that our commitment to equality is at the heart of everything we do.

If you want excellent career and training opportunities while living on the doorstep of some of Europe's most spectacular scenery, with all the benefits of a thriving and cosmopolitan city - look no further.

Job description
Job responsibilities

For a full, detailed job description and main responsibilities of the post, please see the attached documentation.

Person Specification

  • Registered with the GMC
  • Licensed to practice
  • On Specialist Register with GMC as a specialist in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery or eligible for CCT within 6 months of date of interview and have passed exit exam or a statement of eligibility for registration issued by PMETB or a primary medical qualification and recognized specialist qualification from a European Member State which will allow direct entry to the GMC Specialist Register
  • Wide range of skills in orthopaedic surgery scheduled and unscheduled


  • Evidence of an ability to develop effective working relationships, on an individual and multi-disciplinary basis with all levels of staff (Working together)
  • Evidence of teaching and training of post/undergraduate clinical staff
  • Evidence of initiating, progressing and completing audit


  • Evidence of working with management and clinical colleagues to improve a service (Always improving)
  • Values partnership with other agencies (Working Together)
  • Experience of research trauma and orthopaedic surgery


  • Effective leadership ability to take responsibility and demonstrate leadership when appropriate
  • Understands the importance of effective Team Working with all levels of staff, take time to listen, understand and involve people receptive to appropriate change (Working Together)
  • Understands and can apply the principles of Prudent Healthcare (Caring for each other)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills - ability to communicate effectively (written and verbal) with patients, colleagues, relatives and staff communicate openly and honestly and explain things clearly (Caring for each other)
  • Understands information systems and technology


  • Demonstrates learning in Improvement science and methodology, ability and drive to use information and experience to improve the service (Always Improving)

Personal Attributes

  • Flexible and adaptable to competing demands with the ability to work effectively under pressure and cope with setbacks
  • Ability to undertake full role in general trauma on-call rota
  • A commitment to continuous improvement, with a positive attitude, seeks out learning, and continually develops skills and the service (Always Improving)
  • Enthusiasm to take a lead role in clinical development


  • Empathy and sensitivity: ability to listen, understand and involve people see people as individuals

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