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Locum Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Job Reference: 358-2222743-MED

University Hospitals of Leicester
LGH, Leicester
£79,860.00 Per Annum


Musculoskeletal and Specialist Surgery Clinical Management Group

Locum Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon with a special interest in Lower Limb Arthroplasty predominantly Knee Arthroplasty

Applications are invited for the post of Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery at University Hospitals of Leicester with a special interested in Lower Limb Arthroplasty predominantly Knee Arthroplasty. This post will also include participation in the trauma service.

Leicester has a high reputation for the provision of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery. The successful candidate will become a member of a large and highly rated musculoskeletal unit which currently has 41 Consultants covering the whole range of subspecialty interests. We also have an extended multi-disciplinary team of extended scope physiotherapists and advanced nurse practitioners.

This post will help shape and provide the lower limb arthroplasty service for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. We are currently developing links with colleagues in East Midlands South for the provision of specialist revision surgery. The successful candidate will join the existing knee/hip team in providing knee/hip arthroplasty surgery and develop speciality interest as per the service needs.

Leicester has one of the busiest Emergency departments in the country seeing over 150 000 new patients per year. It is also one of the largest arthroplasty centres performing around 2000 lower limb arthroplasties per year. Increasing complex and revision work is being referred to Leicester for specialist management. The successful candidate will be a member of the general on-call rota (1 in 16) providing trauma care and contribute to the lower limb services respectively. Emergency work is based at the Leicester Royal Infirmary. Elective work will be undertaken at the Leicester General Hospital.

There are great opportunities for research and teaching. The University of Hospitals of Leicester is a major acute teaching hospital trust. Close links exist with local Universities and NHS Trusts. Leicester is an active partner in the local regional academic and clinical networks. The post holder will be expected to help supervise and support Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery Specialty Registrars based in Leicester.

This is a locum post and applicants should be on the GMC specialist. Applicants must have FRCS (Tr & Orth) or equivalent and would ideally have appropriate subspecialty fellowship training.

The successful appointee will be expected to participate in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and clinical audit. The University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust consists of three acute teaching hospitals serving the whole population of Leicestershire. It is fully committed to Continuing Medical Education for consultants.

For further details / informal visits contact:

- Mr A Currie Clinical Director, Musculoskeletal & Specialist Surgery, on 0116 258 5425.

- Mr O Gabbar, Deputy Clinical Director, Musculoskeletal & Specialist Surgery, on 0116 258 8101.

- Mr A Ullah, Head of Service – Trauma , on 0116 258 8839.

-Mr M Bhatia, Head of Service – Elective Orthopaedics, on 0116 258 8230.

Closing Date:06/03/2020

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. This is due to the fact that it is unlikely the Trust would be able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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