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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/12/2019.

Senior Clinical Fellow - Manchester Spinal Fellowship

Job Reference: 236-GMN-MD31-2019

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
Salford Care Organisation, Salford
£31,841- £50,068

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) unites five local hospitals to deliver high quality care across the North East of Greater Manchester.

The Alliance provides the benefits of scale but delivers this locally through multiple hospital sites which make up four new Care Organisations – Bury/Rochdale, North Manchester, Oldham and Salford. Using our mantra of ‘Saving lives, Improving lives’, the aim is for our Care Organisations to work closely with the communities they serve to deliver safe, high quality and reliable care, which are trusted, connected and pioneering.

Our Care Organisations are designed to operate within our group arrangement of hospitals, community and healthcare services which bring together over 17,000 staff and the services of The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. Our size and geographical reach means we are creating an environment each individual will be inspired and empowered by to be the best they can be. This is a really exciting time to join our new team.

Manchester Spinal Fellowships 2020/21: Spinal Surgery and Spinal Neurosurgery at Salford Royal

Applicants are invited to the posts of Spinal Surgery Fellow and Spinal Neurosurgery Fellow (2 posts).

These new posts represent an exciting opportunity for senior trainees to benefit from both Spinal Surgery (orthopaedics) and Spinal Neurosurgery training and are open to both Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery trainees planning a career in Spinal Surgery. The posts are a forerunner of the planned Surgical Training Interface Group (STIG) Fellowships.

The posts are for 12 months from 5th August 2020. Each post-holder will spend 6 months in the Department of Spinal Surgery and 6 months in the Department of Neurosurgery (spinal sub-specialty).

The on-call commitment would be Spinal On-call for an orthopaedic trainee and Neurosurgery On-call for a neurosurgical trainee.

The Departments of Neurosurgery (25 Consultants of whom 4 are spinal sub-specialists) and Spinal Surgery (12 Consultants) at Salford Royal Foundation Trust (SRFT) comprise the largest spinal surgery unit in the UK and a successful candidate would gain experience across the breadth of spinal pathology. Particular areas of interest for Spinal Neurosurgery include spinal navigation, intraoperative neuro-monitoring, cranio-cervical junction pathology, intradural tumours and minimally invasive approaches. Particular areas of interest for Spinal Surgery include spinal deformity (idiopathic and acquired), metastatic spinal disease and . There will also be an opportunity for exposure to Paediatric Spinal Deformity at RMCH for interested candidates.

In addition to the clinical role, it is expected that you would also be involved in research, and contribute to ongoing clinical trials, with a view to publication and presentation at national and international meetings. It is also expected that you will have the opportunity to attend national and international spine courses.

In line with the Trust's Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, sexual preference, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership. However, as members of ethnicity minority groups and individuals with disabilities are currently under-represented at this level of post, we would encourage applications from members of these groups. Appointment will be based on merit alone.



For further details / informal visits contact:

Mr Rajat Verma, Spinal Surgeon:;

Mr John Leach, Neurosurgeon: or

Mr Sam Dickens, Managing Director, Manchester Centre for Clinical Neurosciences (MCCN), Salford Royal:

If you are applying to work for Salford Royal it is important that you are aware of the following:

The Trust has four core values which are a focus for how our staff and volunteers work with each other and care for patients.

These shared values (patient and customer focus, continuous improvement. Accountability and respect) help us to work together to continuously improve the organisation and our staff.

As part of the recruitment process (application form and interview) you will be assessed to see if you meet the Trust Values

If you have a disability please ensure you read additional information for disabled applicants.

Please be advised that the Trust will not re-imburse any expenses incurred by candidates for attending interview.

Overseas candidates wishing to apply would require immigration sponsorship. You can self assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorhip for this post please visit the UKBA website.

Please note that if you are short listed for interview you will be contacted via email and it is important that you check your email regularly.

Service details will be requested electronically from the previous employer for applicants who have NHS service

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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 current 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 current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration 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, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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