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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 11/06/2020.


Job Reference: 328-SC-MED-100

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Trauma and Orthopaedics
Middlesbrough, Middlesbrough
£38,693 per annum

Applications are invited for the above post, to commence 3rd August 2020 for a period of 12 months, subject to satisfactory review and appraisal.

South Tees Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest in the country and provides a comprehensive range of medical and surgical specialities to patients in the North East of England. It is one of the United Kingdom’s 22 Major Trauma Centres and offers tertiary referral services for a variety of surgical specialities including Orthopaedics, Neurosurgery, Plastic Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery, which are all situated within the JCUH Site. The Orthopaedic Department has a long tradition of delivering excellent clinical outcomes. The unit is committed to training and offers supervised teaching and personal career development for those trainees who wish to develop a career in orthopaedics. In addition the department has strong links to Teesside University through which it delivers a postgraduate orthopaedic MCh Course including modules in clinical research.

The orthopaedic department has an active academic team lead by Prof Amar Rangan which includes two senior lecturers, research nurses and an orthopaedic research scientist. The team have co-ordinated a number of national and international multicentre clinical trials. Members of the team are also grant holders for a range of NIHR portfolio adopted trails.

The hand service at the James Cook Hospital is delivered by Orthopaedic and Plastic Surgeons on a combined Orthoplastic Rota. Hand on-call is delivered on a 1 in 6 weekly basis by 3 Orthopaedic and 3 Plastic surgeons. Outside the on call weeks surgeons deliver a comprehensive sub-specialty / tertiary hand service.

The successful applicant will work alongside the orthopaedic research team and orthopaedic hand service. Approximately 50% of their time will be allocated to delivering elective and emergency activity alongside the hand service. The remaining 50% of their time will be spent working with the orthopaedic research team, undertaking research activity and delivering undergraduate teaching for the department. It is expected that the fellow will get involved with a number of on-going clinical trials and service improvement initiatives as well as developing their own research ideas. The trust can reimburse enrollment fees for candidates wishing to undertake a Postgraduate certificate (Education/Research) at the University of Newcastle during their 12 months in post.

The post will suit doctors at CT2 level wishing to pursue a career in Orthopaedic Surgery and to further expand their clinical, teaching and research portfolios. Recent fellows have had their work published in peer-reviewed journals, contributed to NIHR portfolio and industry studies and have presented at both national and international meetings. Applicants should have at least 1 years’ experience in Trauma and Orthopaedics, be enthusiastic and committed to a career in Orthopaedics and have an interest in clinical research. Full GMC registration with a license to practice is required.

The post offers >50% allocated time for research and teaching activities in addition to clinical commitments. There is an on-call commitment for the hand service 1 in 6 weeks.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Ms. Emma Reay email address

Please be aware, there are occasions where some vacancies may close prior to the closing date advertised. This will only happen where sufficient applications are received AND will be made evident on the job advert.

Please note if you are successfully shortlisted, we will contact you via the email address that you have applied from so please ensure you check your emails regularly.

Existing employees of South Tees NHS Foundation Trust currently on the Redeployment Register, who meet the essential criteria for this post, will be shortlisted and interviewed prior to all other applicants.

IMPORTANT - Please ensure you read the 'Guidance Notes for Applicants' document attached to this advert before you start to complete your application form. This document provides detailed advice regarding the completion of your application form. The guidance document also provides in detail what identification and certificates you must provide at interview should you be shortlisted. As part of our pre-employment screening process, all applicants are required to provide references from their last continuous 3 year employment and/or training/education. The referees MUST be a Line Manager/Supervisor. Applicants are requested to ensure email addresses for all referees are included on their application form. Personal references and references from colleagues are not acceptable.

Unfortunately we are unable to respond to all applicants and those who are not contacted within six weeks of the closing date should assume that their application has been unsuccessful.

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.

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

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