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Consultant in Trauma & Orthopaedics

Job Reference: 421-MS-0984K

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
Trauma & Orthopaedics
£79,860 to £107,668 pa

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust is one of only two trusts in Yorkshire and Humber to be awarded HSJ’s Top 100 Best Places to Work. We believe that You Matter Most, and this is reflected in our values of Responsible, Respectful and Passionate. So if you’re looking for an interesting and rewarding career in the NHS, where you can make a real difference to patients’ lives, Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust is the place for you. We are proud to be awarded Bronze level Investors in People, which recognises our commitment to developing our staff and is an indication of how you will be treated when you work here.


With an interest in lower limb surgery


We are seeking to appoint a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with an interest in lower limb surgery. This will predominantly be hip arthroplasty and revision surgery with some knee arthroplasty. The ideal candidate should also be willing to undertake training in hip arthroscopy.

The post holder will hold the FRCS Orth or equivalent and be on the Specialist Register or within six months of CCT.

The successful applicant will join a team of 11 Consultant Orthopaedic surgeons. Based at Harrogate District Hospital, you will have a specialist interest in lower limb surgery but also deliver a range of acute and elective orthopaedic services. The post will include participation in a 1 in 8 on call rota with prospective cover.

The department prides itself on team working and close collaboration with clinical and managerial colleagues to provide a high quality orthopaedic service including tertiary referrals from outside the Trust and a revision service. The department has an excellent reputation, with regular contributions to national and international meetings, published research and instructional courses. The department prides itself on its teaching and training with this being a key priority. Regional core and speciality trainees are attached to the department in addition to post-FRCS fellowships in Hip, Knee, Shoulder and Foot & Ankle surgery. In the most recent ‘Getting It Right First Time’ (GIRFT) review, the department was commended on its service provision.

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Mr Dave Duffy, Clinical Lead and Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon on (01423) 553750, or Jonny Hammond, Operational Director for Planned and Surgical Care Directorate (01423) 553161,

This is an exciting time to join the Trust, which is one of the highest performing NHS Trusts in the UK. Situated on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty and which is in close proximity to Leeds and York. Harrogate is an affluent town offering a very high standard of residential accommodation. There are a wide range of local schools that have an excellent national reputation in both the state and private sectors. There are numerous sporting, recreational and cultural activities available in the town or the surrounding area to suit most interests.

For further information about the Trust and local area please access the HDFT website. For information on this post or if you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact Kate Considine on (01423) 554435.

Closing date: 21st January 2020

Interview date: 3rd February 2020

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and are signatories of the Mindful Employer Charter which underlines our commitment to enhancing the emotional wellbeing of all staff. This commitment begins when you apply to work at our organisation. We will support individuals through reasonable adjustments both at interview and during ongoing employment. In line with the principles of flexible working and improving work life balance, all advertised full time posts will be considered for job share or part time.

We take pride in being a partner organisation in the Yorkshire and Humber Clinical Research Network and are committed to supporting research activity as part of the services we provide. We have research projects running across all specialties which are providing evidence and informing local and national practice.

Applicants who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK are welcome, but such candidates will not be appointed to the post if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates as the employing body will in those circumstances be unable to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test, as required by UKBI.
In view of recent changes to Home Office Immigration Regulations, all applicants must state their current immigration status, including expiry dates.

All job offers are subject to Agenda for Change T&C’s, excluding medical posts. Offers may also be subject to a Standard or Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service certificate, dependent on the position.

HDFT takes its responsibility for the Safeguarding of Children and Vulnerable Adults seriously. Each member of staff must comply with the HDFT policy, procedures and strategies relating to Safeguarding.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the ESR IAT process should you be appointed.

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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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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