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Job Reference: 153-M2657

Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

‘Providing the excellent care that we would expect for our own families’

Join us and help us deliver this vision to more than 500,000 people across Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch. The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (RBCH) includes Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Christchurch Hospital and a Sterile Services Department at Alderney Hospital.

Here on the south coast we enjoy a great place to live and a friendly and caring place to work. Every day, we value great team work, improving and adapting, communicating well and taking pride in what we do for patients.

This is an exciting time for our staff, following a recent review of healthcare services in Dorset which will see major changes to the way healthcare is provided in our region. As one of the two acute NHS providers in the east of the county, our services will be closely linked to those provided at Poole Hospital. We’re working in close collaboration to deliver excellent emergency and planned care over the two sites, for the people of east Dorset.


TRUST DOCTOR (ST1-2 level) 2 posts in ORTHOPAEDICS with immediate start for a period of 12 months initially.
4 SHOs working in the Derwent Suite on a rolling full shift rota. The Derwent Suite is a dedicated unit for primary hip and knee replacement surgery, with stanardized pathways that reduce length of hospital stay and enhance patients’ recovery. The successful candidate will be responsible for the pre and post operative care of the patients operated on within the Derwent Suite. He/she will be expected to have significant participation in all the steps of the operative procedure, therefore previous surgical experience is essential.

There is continuous presence and support from senior surgeons in the unit, with a daily ward round and a weekly teaching session.

This post is a particularly good opportunity for doctors wishing to pursue a career in Orthopaedics as they will become familiar with the principles and the techniques of joint replacement and Enhanced Recovery protocols. In addition to working in the Derwent theatres and on the Derwent ward, the successful candidate will also be required to work in the RBH main theatres and occasionally on Ward 9, the main elective Orthopaedic ward.

All applicants must be GMC registered.

This is a whole time appointment with a salary scale of: £37,191

Grades for Trust appointed (non-training) doctors will be paid a basic salary at a nodal pay point linked to the grade, at the rate set out in the National Medical and Dental pay circular. Basic salary detailed below plus any additional remuneration (as applicable) for hours set out in the doctors work schedule (e.g. additional hours, weekend allowance, and any hours which attract enhanced pay)

For information about the role please contact Lisa Lack, Medical Staffing Coordinator on 01202 726178

Closing date: 7th March 2019

Interview date : TBA

Vacancies may be removed before the end date if applicant numbers are high.


1. Please show us that you are right for this job by relating your application to the criteria for the post as detailed in the job description and person specification shown in the right hand column.

2. You will find out if you have been shortlisted by checking your email (including junk and spam mail) and NHS jobs account regularly. If you have not heard from us within 21 days of the closing date we regret that your application is unsuccessful this time.

3. If you join us and need a DBS check, we will deduct from your salary all or some of the cost (dependent on your banding) currently £48.43. Many staff use the DBS update service at a cost of £13.00 p.a. but you need to sign up for this asap via their website.

4. If you come with no previous NHS experience, it is usual to appoint to the minimum of the band.

5. The Trust is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from everyone regardless of ethnicity, disability, gender, age, faith or sexual orientation. We seek to establish a workforce as diverse as the population we serve.

6. In completing this application you are giving us permission to contact the Home Office/UKBA to establish your immigration status and eligibility to work with us. Previous NHS service will be verified with the relevant employers (if relevant).

7. Travel expenses are not always payable so please check with HR before you travel.

8. Appointment to the post is subject to satisfactory completion of a 6 month probationary period.

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