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Locum Consultant in Trauma & Orthopaedics

Job Reference: 415-MP404-19

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust - Medical & Dental
415 Med Staff Trauma & Orthopaedics : 00701
£77,913 to £105,042 pa

Locum Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Applications are invited for the position of Locum Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, preferably with an interest in Knee & Ankle, for a period of six months in the first instance with the view to extend pending recruitment of substantive consultants, at the North Devon District Hospital. Northern Devon Healthcare offers this post following the retirement of a consultant colleague. The post is constructed with a 10 PA job plan. We are seeking consultant with a subspecialty interest to complement the department.

Northern Devon Healthcare has seven consultant posts, with seven Associate Specialists/Specialty Grades and two Specialist Registrars who support the consultant body with trauma and elective workload. There is also a team of foundation and core trainees doctors to complete the third tier of doctors. The department provide an orthopaedic service to the residence of North Devon and North Cornwall, approximately a population of 165,000. Full details of the posts and information regarding the department is contained in the Consultant Application Information Pack.

The successful candidate should be CCT in Orthopaedics or equivalent (or within six months at time of interview).

For an informal discussion and/or visits to the department, prospective candidates are encouraged to contact Mr Richard Cove, Clinical Lead/Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Northern Devon Healthcare Trust, on 01271 349191.

For further information, please contact Katie Palmer, HR Medical Staffing, North Devon District Hospital, Raleigh Park, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 4JB. tel: 01271 314039, or e-mail

Our values guide everything we do. At all times, we aim to:

  • Demonstrate compassion
  • Strive for excellence
  • Respect diversity
  • Act with integrity
  • Listen and support others

Our teams of care professionals work with patients and their families to support peoples’ independence, health and wellbeing. We provide support to avoid hospital admissions, and if an admission is necessary, we try to make each patient’s stay in hospital as short and effective as possible before working with them on a safe discharge home.

According to many clinical targets, we rate as one of the best performing non-foundation trusts in England, because we treat patients in line with national waiting time standards, have very few hospital-acquired infections and meet our four-hour waiting times for urgent care. We have a huge range of clinical expertise that we share across professional spheres to ensure people get world-class care when they need it.

In our most recent staff survey, our staff voted us in the top 10% of NHS provider organisations to work for and we also came out as the top provider in the South West for our overall results. Our patients (through the Friends and Family Test) regularly report an average of over 95% satisfaction with our services.

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. For further information and to self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship, please visit the UK Border Agency website. Note: we will be unable to obtain Tier 2 sponsorship for Bank positions.

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applicants.

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