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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/10/2020.

Spinal Fellow

Job Reference: 205-2572367

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust
Spinal Surgery
UHNM, Stoke on Trent

If we receive a high volume of applications we reserve the right to close any vacancies from further applications. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.

Important Information:

Please note the University Hospital of North Midlands (NHS) Trust, do not pay travel expenses for candidates attending interviews.

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UHNM Clinical Spine Fellowship

Choose the Spine Fellowship delivered by the University Hospitals of North Midlands

We are delighted to be able to offer an opportunity for highly motivated, ambitious individuals to join our UHNM clinical spine fellowship programme. The post is for 12 months starting in August 2021 (although 6 month tenures will be considered depending on circumstances).

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust (UHNM) is one of the largest and most modern Hospitals in the country. We serve around three million people and are highly regarded for our facilities, teaching, innovation and research. The Trust has two sites the Royal Stoke University and County Hospitals.

The UHNM Spine Service is a combined orthopaedic and neurosurgical service in a busy hospital that has MTC, Children’s Hospital and Cancer Centre status. We are a quaternary spine service providing the full range of spine surgery including procedures for degenerative disorders, complex reconstruction, deformity (paediatric and adult), trauma, metastatic and infection. Successful candidates will work across 2 Sites (Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital) for outpatient and inpatient experience. The candidates will have the opportunity to have exposure to adult and paediatric spine surgery.

The post-holder will undertake operative procedures under supervision of a number of different consultants to maximize training in a range of techniques and exposure to a variety of tips to avoid pitfalls.

Candidates will:

  • Work with a highly skilled multidisciplinary team of experienced specialists (doctors, nurses, therapists, pharmacists, managers and clinical administrators) that encourages clinical excellence and high standards of care to a diverse community of patients and their families.
  • Be part of a department looking to innovate new ways of managing acute and complex patients
  • Receive specialty spine surgical training and development to the standard required of a first year consultant.

There will be opportunities for learning, education and audit time.

In, addition the Trust is driven to provide the best learning opportunities to develop the medical staff within this programme.

The posts are for 12 months available to commence from August 2021

(6 month posts will be considered)

For an informal discussion and further information regarding the programme and the divisions, please contact: Vinay Jasani (Clinical Lead for Spine Surgery)

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameVinay Jasani

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If you would like support completing an application form contact the recruitment department on 01782 675533 where one of our trained assistant will be able to help.

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4. University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from everyone regardless of ethnicity, disability, gender, age, faith or sexual orientation. The Trust seeks to establish a workforce as diverse as the population it serves. We encourage applications from the local community to reflect a diverse workforce.

5. Please note that non-NHS applicants with no previous NHS experience will ordinarily be appointed to the minimum of the band

6. Flexible working will be considered in line with Trust policies

7. DBS New recruits to the Trust are required to pay for their Disclosure and Barring Service check (and admin fee) prior to starting if the role requires a DBS

8. All candidates who have applied through NHS Jobs will be processed using the TRAC Recruitment System and all correspondence will be via TRAC.

UHNM actively encourage applications from the Armed Forces community.

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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