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Locum Spinal Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedics

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 a year
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Job Details

This post is for a Locum Consultant with a specialist interest in spinal surgery . As a successful department, with twin site working at New Cross Hospital and Cannock Chase Hospital (trauma and elective sites), we are looking for a consultant who is fellowship trained in spinal surgery.

Applications are welcomed from candidates with FRCS (or equivalent qualification) who are on the General Medical Council's Specialist Register in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery or who will be within 6 months of obtaining their CCT/CESR at the time of interview.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be expected to provide a General Trauma and Orthopaedic Service, with a specialist interest in spinal surgery. A spinal fellowship is essential. A trauma fellowship is desirable. Flexible working will be required to fully utilise hospital facilities such as theatres and out patients. The post holder will also be expected to undertake undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and to participate in audit and clinical governance activities.

About us

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is one of the largest NHS Trusts in the West Midlands providing primary, acute and community services and we are incredibly proud of the diversity of both our staff and the communities we serve. We welcome the rich diversity that exists within our communities and workforce and are building a workforce that can help us to realise our values, improve quality of care for patients, and solve the health care problems of tomorrow. We are passionate about the value that diversity of thinking and lived experience brings in enabling us to become a learning organisation and leader in delivering compassionate care for our patients.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The normal duties of Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedics would be undertaken. This includes ward rounds, clinics, administration, teaching and inpatient support to colleagues and in addition to take part in the rolling trauma rota.

The trauma service is currently covered by a 1 in 10 week rolling rota encompassing 2 Consultants.

Elective spinal work attracts 10 PAs and Trauma activity a further additional 2 PAs.

On-Call Arrangements and Cover of Patients

As we work split sites we have two consultants on call 7 days a week.

Consultant B ward rounds entail reviewing every orthopaedic patient on a daily basis and liaising with the named consultant when required.

Weekend On-Call = Friday 17:00 Monday 17:00

Weekday On-Call = Monday 17:00 Friday 17:00

Routine work commitments are suspended whilst a consultant is on-call allowing the following trauma commitments:

08:00 09:00 Trauma Meeting/ Ward Round

09:30 13:30 New Fracture Clinic

13:30 20:00 Trauma Theatre List

Person Specification

  • GMC Registration


  • FRCS FRCS (or equivalent qualification) or who will be within 6 months of obtaining their CCT/CESR at the time of interview





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