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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/05/2021.

Junior Clinical Fellow Newcastle Orthopaedic Rotation (CT1-2)

Job Reference: 317-TD-21-194

Employer:
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Orthopaedics
Location:
317 01 Freeman Hospital
Salary:
£33,128 - £43,828 Plus on-call banding

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We have one of the highest number of specialist services of hospitals in the UK. With around 15,000 staff, the Newcastle Hospitals is one of the region’s major employers. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. We are committed to being an “employer of choice” offering our staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide “Healthcare at its best with people at our heart”.

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a world class health care provider, and one of the most successful teaching NHS trusts in the country. A tertiary centre, it offers the second highest number of specialist services than any other group of hospitals in the UK, with more than 1.72 million patient contacts each year, delivering innovative, high quality services locally, regionally, nationally and internationally and has been twice rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC.

We are the largest Trust in the country - and one of only five NHS organisations - to receive this accolade twice, which reaffirms our position as one of the UK’s top hospital trusts.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under represented groups.


JUNIOR CLINICAL FELLOW 

NEWCASTLE ORTHOPAEDIC ROTATION (CT1/2)

REF. 317-TD-21-194 

We are delighted to be able to offer opportunities for highly motivated, ambitious individuals to join our well integrated team. 

The Newcastle Orthopaedic Rotation (NOR) is a 2 year program designed for doctors at CT1/2 level who wish to increase their skills and exposure in trauma and orthopaedic surgery. The post will commence on 4 August 2021, with a fixed term contract of 2 years. 

The job will provide exposure to both trauma and elective services. The successful candidates with undergo 6 month rotations through orthopaedic trauma, spinal surgery and elective orthopaedics encompassing lower limb arthroplasty, foot and ankle surgery and orthopaedic tumour surgery. 

These posts would be suitable for surgeons wishing to gain more experience before application to either core or specialist training. 

Trauma rotation – the doctor will be responsible for the assessment and acute management of orthopaedic trauma patients and take part in the on call rota at the Royal Victoria Infirmary major trauma centre. There is direct supervision by registrars and consultants. There will also be timetabled sessions in operating theatres and clinics to gain experience in operative and non-surgical management of fractures. 

Spine rotation – the spinal service at the RVI is one of only a few services nationally to offer exposure to all aspects of spinal surgery including both adult and paediatric conditions. The doctor will work closely with a team of consultants, fellows and registrars to increase knowledge and skills around spinal pathology and management. During this rotation, they will take part in the RVI on call trauma rota. 

Elective orthopaedic rotation – the doctor will spend 6 months within the lower limb arthroplasty unit at Freeman Hospital, to gain experience in the management of elective patients. The doctor will be responsible for the care of these patients on the ward. There will be opportunities to attend theatres and clinics and gain exposure to hip and knee arthroplasty work, including revision arthroplasty at the regional tertiary centre. 6 months will also be spent working alongside the foot and ankle team, and with the orthopaedic tumour service, one of only 5 national centres for bone and soft tissue sarcomas. While based at the Freeman, the doctor will take part in the Freeman hospital on call rota, including cross cover for other surgical specialities. 

There is an expectation to take part in the clinical governance program, completing audit work with the opportunity to present at the departmental meeting, and also to take an active role in morbidity and mortality meetings. For interested doctors, there are opportunities for research. The department has a very active research unit, with close links to Newcastle University. There are also regular departmental teaching sessions which are consultant led, and the opportunity to develop your own teaching skills for medical students, foundation doctors and nurse practitioners. 

As part of the program, the department will fund 1 course per year of the candidates choosing such as ATLS, AO principles etc. up to the value of £1000. Remuneration will take place after the successful completion of that year in training.

For an informal discussion and further information regarding the opportunity and Directorate, please contact: Mr S Borland via email at s.borland@nhs.net or Mr S Bhatnagar via email at sharad.bhatnagar@nhs.net. 

This post is subject to the rehabilitation of 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 Services (formerly known as the Criminal Records Bureau)  to check for any previous criminal convictions. 

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.  The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month’s pay.

NO AGENCIES PLEASE

This post is subject to the rehabilitation of 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 Services (formerly known as the Criminal Records Bureau)  to check for any previous criminal convictions. 

To apply for this post, please visit NHS Jobs and complete the application form in full, please ensure that you provide references to cover the last 3 years. For any further queries, please contact Suzanne Evans, HR Advisor at Suzanne.Evans6@nhs.net quoting the post reference number. 

Closing Date:                 Midnight on the 5 May 2021

Interview Date:               TBC




Important note on completion of reference section of Application Form

All references from current and previous employers will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover 3 years employment. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

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Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month’s pay.

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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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