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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/01/2020.

Consultant Spinal Surgeon

Job Reference: 164-2154504

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Spinal Surgery
Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham
£79,860 - £107,668 per annum

Bring your whole self to work for us at NUH. We love diversity and we value your difference, your unique skills, knowledge and experience. Becoming one of our people may realise your potential, helping us to raise our performance in delivering world class healthcare to the diverse patient populations we serve. We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are currently under-represented at NUH.

The Centre for spinal Studies and surgery (CSSS) – Nottingham University hospitals NHS Trust is delighted to advertise for the position of a full time consultant spinal surgeon with interest in paediatric deformity. The successful candidate is expected to work within the CSSS to deliver on the goal of supporting service deliver with a particular focus on paediatric spinal deformity to achieve elective targets to the highest standard both in outpatients, inpatients and reduce the waiting list while also taking part in a busy spinal emergency on-call rota.

It is essential that applicants are fellowship trained in spinal paediatric deformity surgery and can demonstrate competency both through a portfolio and supportive references which will be sought in due course. A good career progression, academic achievement (through documented research and publications) will be heavily weighted in the selection process. Clinical experience within the CSSS is advantageous.

The Centre for Spinal Studies and Surgery (CSSS) is the regional spinal tertiary referral unit. In addition to being a hub for complex elective spinal referrals, we also deal with a large number of the regional spinal emergencies including complex spinal trauma and tumour referrals. The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate competencies in dealing with such pathology competently.

The CSSS is an academic unit and the successful candidate is expected to demonstrate a commitment to promoting evidence-based practice, audit and support for the departmental research projects. The ability to work as a team member and engagement in the multi-disciplinary approach in the department is absolutely essential.

Please see attached job description and person specification for further details. Applicants must be registered with the GMC and on the specialist register or be eligible for entry on the Specialist Register within 6 months of CCT at time of interview.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Mr Khalid Salem, Head of Service 0115 924 9924 ext 61013

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