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Senior Paediatric Orthopaedic Fellow

Job Reference: 298-MED-2522

Trauma and Related Services
298 Medical Staff - Orthopaedics LTH
The Leeds General Infirmary
£31,841 to £50,068 pa


The post is full time and based primarily at the Leeds General Infirmary and is offered on an initial 6 month basis starting in August 2020

The post is an excellent opportunity for candidates to pursue a career as a consultant in paediatric orthopaedics.

The paediatric orthopaedic department is located in Leeds Children’s Hospital which is on site within Leeds General Infirmary. As well as offering a full range of paediatric services including PICU and children’s cardiac surgery. The post allows access to all the acute services within the country’s second busiest Level 1 Major Trauma Centre (over 1000 MTC admissions per year, including over 100 paediatric MTC admissions). There are eight paediatric theatres in the Children’s Hospital. The department is extremely busy seeing over 3000 referrals a year from the Yorkshire region as well as the paediatric trauma.

At present there are currently six paediatric orthopaedic consultants with expansion planned in the future. There are daily paediatric only trauma clinics (Monday to Friday) as well as other elective clinics, including subspecialty clinics such as paediatric limb reconstruction, adolescent hip, neuromuscular and baby clinic for hip and foot deformities. The regional referral base is from the whole of the Yorkshire Region, a population of approximately 3.5 million. Leeds paediatric orthopaedic consultants also provide services in four of the region’s district general hospitals, including Calderdale/ Huddersfield, Harrogate, Airedale and Mid Yorkshire Hospital Trust.

The successful candidate will receive advanced clinical and surgical training in all aspects of paediatric orthopaedic surgery, preparing for a consultant post. In addition, they will be expected to take part in research studies as appropriate and help with the departmental audit and database. Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching will also be required.

For Further information about this post please contact Mr Mohamed Sabouni or Mrs Laura Deriu on 0113 3926697

This vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applications are received.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

We welcome applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust has received the Silver Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme and we welcome applications from defence personnel to work for us.

If you are offered a position, you may be required to undertake a DBS. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost (Enhanced £48 or Standard £30) from your salary over a 3 month period (including Internal staff). You will also be required to participate in the DBS Update Service and pay the £13 cost per year. This is a condition of your employment. DBS checks for volunteers are free.

Please ensure your application is submitted with referees who can verify your employment/education history over the last three years and include valid email addresses for them. LTHT will request electronic Factual Employment References from your previous employers. These references will be requested before you are issued with an unconditional offer of employment letter.

Please note that a car parking permit or space cannot be guaranteed. The Trust operates a points based waiting list system.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is part of the West Yorkshire Association of Acute Trusts (WYAAT), a collaborative of the NHS hospital trusts from across West Yorkshire and Harrogate working together to provide the best possible care for our patients

If you have any questions about the process please contact LTHT Resourcing on (0113) 2065980.

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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.

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