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Trust Grade Doctor (ST3+) in Trauma & Orthopaedics

Job Reference: 358-2866333-MED

University Hospitals of Leicester
Trauma & Orthopaedics
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester

We are actively promoting flexible working options, helping you to manage a work / life balance”.

Applications are invited for the position of Trust Grade Doctor (ST3+ level) in Trauma and Orthopaedics based at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (UHL) Posts are offered on a fixed term basis commencing in August 2020.

The Trauma and Orthopaedic department at UHL offers comprehensive hospital and community health services for its local population and a range of specialist services for a wider group of patients. Our progressive department is staffed by over 40 Consultants, whose sub specialty interests include upper and lower limb, spine, foot & ankle, arthroplasty and revision arthroplasty, paediatric and hand & wrist.

This post offers ample opportunity for training and participation in operating lists with induction and career mentoring by Consultants. Your timetable will include theatre time, clinics, ward rounds and on call commitments as well as protected time for research and admin. The department is committed to education.

This post is not recognised for training and therefore does not have educational and training approval from the Postgraduate Dean or Royal College. However, in all other respects the post holder will have identical terms and conditions of service to the department’s doctors in training working at this level. Clinical audit experience and ample research opportunities will be available for individuals wishing to progress in their career. Previous trust grade doctors have successfully published papers, won deanery prizes and have gone on to become trainees in their respective fields of interest.

Candidates who have a special interest will have the opportunity to discuss at interview.

The local city and community served by the Trust is highly diverse with a complex mix of clinical and cultural needs. Good working relationships, strong multi-agency working arrangements and integrated pathways already exist between hospital and community health services, primary care, local authority and mental health services.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameMr Alwyn AbrahamJob titleConsultant Orthopaedic SurgeonAdditional contact information

Mr Alwyn Abraham, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon.


Closing Date: 15th January 2021

Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Applications are transferred to TRAC, by completing an application you authorise the transfer of your data. Emails regarding applications will be sent via TRAC.

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 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 will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS)

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order)1975 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the DBS

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-UK candidates may not be appointed if the Trust is unable to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements or there is a appointable applicant who already holds the right to work in the UK.

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 current 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 current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration 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, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

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

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