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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 13/01/2021.

Senior Clinical Fellow in Trauma & Limb Reconstruction

Job Reference: 298-MED-2770

Trauma and Related Services
298 Medical Staff - Orthopaedics LTH
The Leeds General Infirmary
£32,478 to £51,069 pa




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 for August 2021 until 31st January 2022.

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.

Potential applicants may contact:

Mr Simon Britten, Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon 0113 392 6767

Mr Ben Grange, Business Manager on 0113 392 26921

Mr Paul Harwood, Consultant Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon on 0113 392 2627


This vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applications are received.

Our goal is to be the best place to work, to achieve this we engage with and listen to our staff, to understand their needs. We are proud to support all individuals to work flexibly so they can maintain a good work life balance and provide support as a carer or parent. We value our diverse staff and are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required and to support staff who require adjustments to ensure they can work safely during the Covid-19 pandemic.

If you are offered a position, you may be required to undertake a DBS. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost (Enhanced £48 or Standard £30) from your salary over a 3 month period (including Internal staff). You will also be required to participate in the DBS Update Service and pay the £13 cost per year. This is a condition of your employment. DBS checks for volunteers are free.

Please ensure your application is submitted with referees who can verify your employment/education history over the last three years and include valid email addresses for them. LTHT will request electronic Factual Employment References from your previous employers. These references will be requested before you are issued with an unconditional offer of employment letter.

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Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust has received the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme and we welcome applications from defence personnel to work for us.

If you have any questions about the process please contact the Recruitment Service on (0113) 2065980

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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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