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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 16/12/2019.

Trust St1 in Orthopaedics

Job Reference: 428-A-17-9226

Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Come and join us at Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Not only is it a great place to work; it's also a wonderful place to live. The town has great transport links, a bustling quay and some of the best beaches in England. You’ll also have easy access to the Dorset countryside, renowned for its areas of outstanding natural beauty and the spectacular Jurassic Coast, ideal for sports and outdoor activities.

Poole Hospital is one of the largest employers in the region and highly regarded across the NHS, consistently featuring within the top twenty per cent in both national patient and staff satisfaction surveys. We pride ourselves on positive team work, professional development and support staff to reach their fullest potential. All of this is underpinned by our unique philosophy, The Poole Approach, which pledges that we will strive at all times to provide friendly, professional, person-centred care with dignity and respect for all.

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 the Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. We’re working in close collaboration to deliver excellent emergency and planned care over the two sites, for the people of east Dorset.

It is anticipated that the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust will merge in October 2020 to form University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust. It is a condition of employment that all staff being recruited in the period before merger will work across all sites pre and post-merger.

An exciting opportunity has arisen across the two sites of Poole General Hospital and Royal Bournemouth Hospital NHS Foundation Trusts for a new Trust doctor at the level of ST1/2. The successful applicant will be employed by the Trauma & Orthopaedic Directorate at Poole Hospital where we provide a 24/7 trauma service, but will also rotate through the Royal Bournemouth Hospital. These posts are available to start as soon as possible and will initially be for 12 months with the likely option to extend.

The ST 1/2 level rota currently has 17 doctors working on it covering both sites. It is a rolling full shift rota including late shifts at both sites and night shifts at Poole. You will cover three trauma wards in Poole, one inpatient ward at Bournemouth and make up part of the on-call and post take team in Poole at night and at the weekend. In addition we have two FY doctors and a Specialist Nurse who make up the on-call and post take teams.

There will be regular opportunities for you to assist in theatre at both Poole and Bournemouth and every effort will be made for you to be able to attend fracture and elective clinics if possible. The department in Poole runs daily Trauma meetings 365 days a year to review the patients from the previous days take. There are also weekly teaching sessions that you are expected to attend, weekly X-Ray review meetings that you are welcome to attend and weekly grand round meetings. There is a weekly X-Ray meeting in Bournemouth for the discussion of difficult cases.

We are very keen to support our junior doctors here as much as possible and are very lucky to have daily Ortho-Geriatrician ward rounds, junior doctor meetings attended by the consultants and an online handbook available to you anywhere in the trust. We will tailor the start of your post to your specific needs with a period of shadowing to begin with and any focused training that we agree you require.We have a history of developing our doctors and helping them progress in surgical and general practice training.


As this job requires you to have a DBS check to enable you to properly fulfil the requirements of the job, on appointment you will be required to repay the cost of obtaining a DBS check and this amount will be reclaimed from your first full month’s salary

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Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people and vulnerable adults, and therefore criminal record checks will be undertaken for successful candidates as applicable to the position. Where this applies and you are successfully appointed, you will be required to repay the cost of obtaining this check via a deduction from your salary.

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