Senior Clinical Fellow in Trauma & Limb Reconstruction
Leeds Teaching Hospitals
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Senior Clinical Fellow in Trauma & Limb Reconstruction
Candidates are invited to apply for a senior clinical fellowship in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction at Leeds General Infirmary. The post is designed for a more experienced doctor, pursuing a career in orthopaedic surgery, who has an interest in complex trauma and limb reconstruction, including the use of fine wire circular fixators.
Applicants must have at least 3 years previous experience in trauma and orthopaedic surgery at ST3 level and above and be post MRCS or equivalent. This post is particularly suitable for applicants post CCT prior to taking up a definitive consultant post in orthopaedic trauma and/or lower limb reconstruction.
The post is to start 5th August 2024 to 4th February 2025 in the first instance, with the potential to extend up to 4 February 2025 by mutual agreement.
Main duties of the job
The Major Trauma Centre in Leeds serves a population of 3.9 million and has consistently been in the top 3 such units in terms of patients treated and performance, according to TARN data. In addition the limb reconstruction team provide a tertiary referral service for initial and definitive management of isolated open and complex trauma as well as post traumatic complications to a similar population.
The post involves working on the Leeds General Infirmary site with the lower limb reconstruction surgeons Mr Simon Britten, Mr Paul Harwood, Mr Patrick Foster and Mr Martin Taylor.
The post holder will receive advanced clinical and surgical training in lower limb reconstruction using the Ilizarov method. In addition there will be exposure to other techniques including intramedullary nailing and locked plating, and the Taylor Spatial Frame /other hexapod frames.
The unit has an active academic and teaching programme to which the successful applicant would be expected to contribute.
Leeds General Infirmary has been acting as the Major Trauma Centre for West and North Yorkshire since April 2013. This has led to major expansion in available trauma infrastructure including a new major trauma ward and additional trauma / reconstruction operating capacity. Our department provides Trauma and Elective Orthopaedic services to Leeds residents and beyond.
All local trauma patients are admitted to the Leeds General Infirmary. The Trauma referral base is from the whole of the Yorkshire Region, a population of approximately 3.9 million. With the advent of trauma networks in England, all severe and multiple trauma is transferred to the major trauma centre in Leeds with bypass procedures in place. TARN data has shown us to be consistently within the top 3 busiest and most effective major trauma centres in the country.
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The unit also provides a tertiary referral service for the management of isolated complex and open fractures as well as post traumatic complications including infection, non-union and deformity. A regional service is also provided for pelvic and acetabular reconstruction, spine and scoliosis surgery, complex and revision arthroplasty, hand surgery, paediatric surgery, and foot and ankle surgery. The service is well supported by established plastic, vascular and neurosurgical services.
General Elective Orthopaedic services are currently provided from two sites in Leeds. Paediatric, hand surgery and spine surgery is provided at Leeds General Infirmary. Complex and revision lower limb arthroplasty, upper limb and foot and ankle surgery are provided at Chapel Allerton Hospital.
MEDICAL STAFF IN THE DEPARTMENT
The department of Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery is a large unit contributing to both service delivery and academic research. There are 24 Consultants including a Professor of Trauma surgery and all main branches of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery are represented. The department currently consists of:
17 SpR (ST3 9)
1 National Spine Fellow
1 Paediatric Trauma Fellow
1 National Hand Fellow
1 Limb Reconstruction Fellow
7 Clinical/Research Fellows
6 Trust Grade ST1 to ST8
9 ST1/2 posts
4 FY2 Doctors
6 FY1 Doctors
The department is supported by Trauma co-ordinators and clinical nurse specialists, including two in paediatric orthopaedics.
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Certificate of Sponsorship
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