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Clinical Fellow ST1/2 Trauma and Orthopaedics

Job Description

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides acute hospital services and community health services across Wiltshire. We have approximately 5,200 staff who pride themselves in delivering an outstanding service to patients and users.

The Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The Great Western Hospital

Clinical Fellow (ST1/2 level) in Trauma & Orthopaedics

Applications are invited for a Clinical Fellow (ST1/2 Level) in Trauma & Orthopaedics to start ASAP for 10 months.

The post holder will participate in a full shift rota and will work in conjunction with other F2, ST 1/2 level doctors and Physician Assistants in T&O. This rota is currently banded at 1A (50%).

The Great Western Hospital, Swindon, is a new DGH serving a population in excess of 310,000 and boasting state-of-the-art facilities. Training is given a high priority with readily accessible library and Postgraduate facilities.

The team also includes fourteen Consultants, an Associate Specialist, two Specialty Doctors and one full time podiatrist. We currently run a 36-bedded trauma unit and a 36-bedded MRSA-protected elective unit.

This is your opportunity to join a dynamic and friendly department and gain invaluable experience in both trauma and elective services. Since our new elective Treatment Centre opened in 2005, we have seen a great increase in our elective orthopaedic activity. The Trust currently treats more than 2,000 orthopaedic trauma patients a year and has seen an increase in polytrauma cases following the move to the Great Western site in December 2002. We also perform more than 5,000 elective operations a year and see around 30,000 outpatients annually.

Swindon is set in the rural beauty of Wiltshire, with Bristol, Oxford and London all just 1 hour away by road or rail. There are excellent shopping, social and sports facilities within easy reach.

The candidates we are looking for must have MBBS or an equivalent qualification and full registration with the GMC.

For further information regarding the post please contact William Chapman Head of Service for Trauma and Orthopaedics on  ( Phone number removed ) .

Please note this vacancy will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, so please apply as soon as possible if interested. We will endeavour to contact all applicants within four weeks, but if you do not hear from us, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful this time.

All new starters with the Trust will be subject to a six month probationary period. The probationary period works alongside the induction process to help create a positive and supportive working environment that allows new staff to learn the key elements of the role within a reasonable and realistic timescale.

Current employees should be aware that this position is advertised as a GWH position and appointment ends any TUPE protection.

All candidates that are offered a position after the 1st July 2016 will be required to pay for their own DBS checks if one is required for the post they are offered. For standard DBS checks the cost is £26 and will recovered from the first months pay; for enhanced DBS checks the cost is £44 and will be split over the first 2 months pay. (£22 each month)

If you are offered a bank post that requires a DBS you will need to pay for this prior to commencing.

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