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

Senior Paediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship

Job Reference: 425-A-19-36120

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Surgery and Critical Care
£37,935 - £48,075





Applications are invited for the twelve month Senior Paediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship at Sheffield Children’s Hospital, and the Ryegate Child Development Centre, commencing beginning October 2020.

Experience can be gained in a wide range of Paediatric Orthopaedics with the exception of malignant bone tumours. You will receive training in the management of Paediatric Orthopaedic conditions in general; and in flexible nailing, ultrasound screening in DDH, the Ponseti management of clubfeet, the treatment of neuromuscular disorders with gait analysis when appropriate, and Sheffield rodding in OI.

There is also training in deformity planning and correction, and limb lengthening in various disorders, with exposure to circular and monolateral frames, as well as internal fixation techniques.

In addition there will be the opportunity to gain experience and expertise in limb deformity and limb inequality assessment and their operative and non-operative management. There will be involvement in the acute and late phased management of complex fractures, and it is expected that the post holder will gain considerable hands on operative experience in trauma and elective conditions.

The post is whole time with 40 standard hours per week and attracting Pay Elements reflecting the current on-call rota.

Research is actively encouraged and there is opportunity and time for involvement in research programmes.

On call is shared with Specialist Registrars on the North Trent Orthopaedic Rotation, and other Fellows. 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 orthopaedic and spinal sub-specialties .

Candidates should have the ability to communicate fluently in English for example to have passed the IELTS English proficiency examination or equivalent and should be registered with the General Medical Council. Applications are welcomed from EC and non EC candidates and trainees from the armed forces.

An IELTS total score of 7.5 minimum is needed with each subsection having a score of 7.0 to 9.0 such that your average is total 7.5 or above, to qualify for GMC registration and to apply for this fellowship. Any subsection score less than 7.0 is considered a failure and also a total score of less than 7.5, also is a failure. You will be asked to send in your scores at time of application.




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 (£45). 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 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

UK Registration

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

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