Consultant Neurosurgeon with specialist interest in Adult Spinal Surgery

City of Bristol
£76,761 - £103,490
18 Jul 2019
18 Aug 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

North Bristol NHS Trust is a progressive and ambitious teaching and research organisation, and a specialist regional centre for major trauma, neurosciences, plastics and burns, orthopaedics and renal services. With a turnover of £550m and 8,000 staff, our clinical teams have built a strong reputation for exceptional healthcare, personally delivered.

We are working together to create the environment for exceptional healthcare – our acute services moved into the brand new, £430 million state of the art Brunel Building in May 2014.

This 800 bed hospital at the Southmead site offers some patients single rooms with en-suite facilities, greatly improving privacy and dignity and helping to control the spread of infections.

At the heart of what we do is a caring and compassionate workforce.

Applications are invited for a consultant neurosurgeon at the north Bristol NHS trust, supporting the development and increased demand on spinal services. The post will be a full time, 10 PA contract contributing to the 12 consultant neurosurgeon on call rota. In addition there will be participation in a second tier complex spine rota that is shared between the present complex spine neurosurgeons and six orthopaedic spine surgeons, five of whom also provide cover to Bristol Children’s Hospital. The post holder for this neurosurgical consultant spine surgeon will not have any paediatric responsibilities. The elective practice will focus on spinal neurosurgery.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the spinal surgery MDT on a weekly basis.

Qualifications for the post will include the neurosurgical fellowship and / or the European equivalent. The successful candidate will need to have the necessary experience of complex spinal surgery to manage emergency spinal conditions as well as emergency cranial neurosurgical competency to contribute to the activity of the Major Trauma Centre. In addition experience in minimally invasive and computer navigated spinal surgical techniques is expected along with microsurgical skills necessary for intradural neurosurgical practice.

Candidates wishing to visit the Hospital and to discuss the position should contact the following: Mr George Malcolm: Secretary Tel: 0117 414 6703. 

Close date: 18th August 2019.

Interview date: provisionally 22nd October 2019.

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