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Fellow in Paediatric Spinal Surgery

Job Reference: 425-A-19-25045

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Surgery and Critical Care
£31,217 - £49,086 per annum

Applications are invited for the following two consecutive six month fellowships in Paediatric Spinal Surgery and Orthopaedics at Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust. The first post will start in August 2019 and be of six months duration, the second post will follow on from February 2020.

The post has been designed to offer sub-speciality training in Paediatric Spinal Surgery. The programme is arranged in order that, over the course of the post, the successful candidate will work with all the paediatric orthopaedic spinal surgeons at the Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust Spinal Service

There are four Spinal Surgeons at the Sheffield Children’s Hospital, Mr AA Cole, Mr LM Breakwell, Mr ALR Michael and Mr A Athanassacopoulos. Over 100 spinal operations are performed each year with the majority being spinal deformity corrections including complex deformity in neuromuscular patients, anterior thoracic and thoraco-abdominal surgery and growing systems. The service is supported by the surgical and medical teams in the hospital, paediatric ICU and HDU and spinal cord monitoring. With spinal surgeons from the Adult sector, there is a fully covered on-call rota to support the Major Trauma Centre.

Sheffield Children’s Hospital routinely uses an EOS imaging system in clinical and research practice, and is one of the main centres for flexible bracing in the UK.

The Fellow will have up to 2 dedicated lists each week with one of the Consultants (dual Consultant operating is rare). There will also be weekly clinics which will in part be a supernumerary teaching clinic. There will be an expectation of completing a research project during the Fellowship as the Unit has been collecting outcome measures on all patients for the last 10 years.

The post includes a one day a week Research commitment as the British Spine Registry Research Fellow. This will involve developing and delivering research and audit projects pertaining to spinal deformity management in the United Kingdom

Candidates are likely to have completed their Higher Surgical Training, and be in possession of their CCT or equivalent.

It is expected that applicants will demonstrate a desire to continue their practice in the paediatric spinal sub-specialities.

Candidates need to have passed the IELTS English proficiency examination and should be registered with the General Medical Council. They are equally open to EC and non EC candidates; trainees from the armed forces are welcome to apply.

All communication throughout the application process will be via e-mail therefore please check your e-mail account and NHS Jobs account regularly. References are also requested by email (where possible). Therefore, to speed up the recruitment process please provide an email address for all referees when completing your application form.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If a DBS check is required for the post you are applying for any offer of employment will be provisional on a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.

In line with other NHS Organisations in the Yorkshire and Humber Region a successful candidate appointed into a post within this Trust will be required to pay the DBS check fee (£49). This is customarily payable over 4 months as a salary deduction once employed by the Trust. If you receive a conditional offer letter, complete your DBS application and later withdraw from the recruitment process, an invoice will be raised via the Trust's finance department to recoup the outlay.

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust in accordance with the Equal Opportunities policy is committed to treating all individuals equally irrespective of age, race, social background, gender, sexual preference, colour, disability, nationality, ethnic origin, marital status, religion or trade union membership.

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancies earlier than originally stated, if sufficient applications are received.

Please note that Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust do not reimburse any incurred interview expenses.

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 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 Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department 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, must 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) will also be 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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