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Arthroscopy Senior Fellow

Job Reference: 303-M8874-3438

The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
303 00 Large Joints Junior Medical Staff - 1036
Northfield, Birmingham
£49,086 pa


Arthroplasty Senior Fellow

Fixed term for 6 months – August 2019 – February 2020

The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust invites applications from highly motivated and suitably qualified individuals to the role of Senior Clinical Fellow in Shoulder and Knee Arthroscopy/Reconstruction Surgery. Two posts are currently available one commencing February 2018 and one August 2018.

Applicants should have grounding in shoulder and knee arthroscopic surgery and have obtained the FRCS or equivalent. The post aims to provide specialist training for individuals who have either completed a UK training program and possess a CCT or equivalent training program.

The fellowship will provide exceptional training in current techniques in shoulder and knee reconstruction. The arthroscopy unit consists of 7 arthroscopy surgeons (1 shoulder, 2 knee and 4 shoulder/knee) allowing the fellowship to be tailored to individual needs. The Fellow will gain experience in all aspects of arthroscopic shoulder surgery as well as complex shoulder Arthroplasty. A full spectrum of soft tissue knee reconstruction is undertaken within the unit, including multi ligament reconstruction, cartilage regenerative procedures, corrective osteotomy and patella-femoral realignment / stabilization. Unicompartment, Patellofemoral, Primary and Revision Knee replacement surgery will also be undertaken.

The fellow, dependent on experience will have the opportunity to undertake independent supervised operating lists and attend outpatient clinics. There will be opportunity to undertake research and audit. Involvement in an ongoing or new research project is to be a major part of this post. The post holder will be expected to undertake presentations and produce publications based on their work.

Applications must be made via NHS Jobs.

For an informal discussion please contact Mr Tanweer Ashraf, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon: 0121 685 4000

Please note that we reserve the right to close this vacancy early if sufficient applications are received prior to the advertised closing date. Candidates should assume that if they have not been contacted by the Human Resources Department within 4 weeks of the advertised closing date for the vacancy, they have not been shortlisted for interview.


Please note: by submitting this application you are providing consent to the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust Recruitment Team to approach the referee's provided on the application for the purpose of obtaining current or previous employment/education/character reference information and/or any other information deemed relevant to support your application. If you select "No" to state that we are not able to approach the referee prior to interview, we will contact you if you are successful with the role, prior to requesting the reference. However, if you select "Yes" and you are successfully appointed, we will request your references when your conditional offer letter is generated. Please be aware that the Recruitment Team will be supplying your date of birth and national insurance number for identification purposed. If you have any concerns, please contact the Recruitment Team.

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 nationals who require a tier 2 sponsorship 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 Border Agency 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 UK Border Agency website.

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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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