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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 06/02/2022.

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon (Upper Limb)

Job Reference: 163-0791-01-22

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
163 Orthopaedics Medical Services
£84,559 to £114,003 pa

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing Trust achieving a ‘Good’ rating in our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) assessment and achieving significant progress in the delivery of our strategic objectives. We are proud of the commitment of our staff to ensuring a strong and sustainable future for this organisation which is highly valued by our local communities.

There has never been a better time to join Barnsley Hospital. It is moving at pace and a ‘we can do this’ attitude is evident right through the organisation, where staff are engaged for change and committed to being part of the journey to sustainability and growth.

As an employee of Barnsley Hospital, you will find that we are committed to the fair treatment of our staff, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age or disability. We actively promote equality of opportunity for all, welcome applications from a wide range of candidates and select interviewees based on their skills, qualifications, and experience.

We take equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff really seriously, this could include flexible working, part-time, job share and remote working from home. Please talk to us during the interview process to discuss any flexibility that you may require.

We hope that you will choose to join us.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery (interest in Upper Limb)


£84,559 - £114,003


Applications are invited for a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with an interest in Upper Limb Surgery based at Barnsley Hospital. The Orthopaedic department which currently has nine full time Consultants, excluding this post, provides a comprehensive Elective and Trauma service to a population of approx 225,000. The department also has one part time consultant providing specialist paediatric services from Sheffield Children’s Hospital. The Trust has 56 inpatient orthopaedic beds, three laminar flow theatres dedicated to Orthopaedics with a fourth laminar flow available for emergency work and a dedicated day surgery unit.


Orthopaedic surgery is a high priority within the Barnsley Health Community as over half of the over 55 population has a musculo-skeletal problem.  The development of services will continue in coming years.  The intention of the Trust is to increase investment in orthopaedics to continue to support the reductions in patient access times to continue to meet Government targets, and to ensure that patients have access to the latest developments in this increasing area of orthopaedic surgery.


As part of a dedicated and cohesive orthopaedic team, you will have the chance to be part of, and influence how the department makes a difference to its patients. The post offers excellent experience within the specialty. There is ample opportunity for continuing professional development and the teaching of junior and middle grade doctors on linked rotations.


The post being advertised is for a substantive Consultant who has a sub-specialist interest in upper limb and orthopaedic trauma surgery. The successful candidate will therefore be fully trained in general orthopaedics and be able to demonstrate a sub-specialist, post CCT fellowship training in Upper limb as well as Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery. It is envisaged that the successful candidate will take a significant role in the trauma service in Barnsley Hospital.


Applicants must be GMC registered and either be on the Specialist Register or be within 6 months of CCST at the date of interview.


Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and fair treatment to all applicants regardless of race, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, mental or physical disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, age or offending history.


PLEASE NOTE: all correspondence regarding this vacancy and the interview process will be sent by e-mail. Therefore, you are advised to check your emails/NHS Jobs account regularly following the closing date. To speed up the recruitment process please ensure that your references are appropriate and where possible you have provided an email address and telephone number.


The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges for adverts placed from 1st June are as follows:


Standard Check: £26.00 + Administration cost of £3.69 = deduction from salary as a one off payment


Enhanced Check: £44.00 + administration cost of £3.69 = £14.69 deduction from 1st months salary, £11.00 deduction from salary over following 3 months.


Throughout the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, health and social care workers have done a phenomenal job to care for and protect those most at risk from COVID-19.  From 1 April 2022, subject to Parliamentary approval, it will become law that frontline health and social care workers in patient facing roles must provide evidence of a complete course of an authorised COVID-19 vaccine, unless they are exempt.  Please note that applicants for roles within the scope of the regulations will be asked to evidence their vaccination status, or valid exemption, as part of the recruitment process.


Closing date: 6th February 2022

Reference Number: 163-0791-01-22

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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