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Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon - Upper Limb

Job Description

A requirement for a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with a Specialist Interest in Upper Limb has arisen within the Orthopaedic Department at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which provides a wide range of elective Orthopaedic services, tertiary services and is the Major Trauma Centre for Lancashire and South Cumbria.

The unit consists of a team of 17 Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2 of whom are Upper Limb Specialists. The Upper Limb Unit in the Orthopaedic Directorate has seen significant growth and development over a period of the last 5 years. The profile of the unit has changed, and while still providing secondary care services to the local population, a large number of tertiary referrals are currently received.

The Upper Limb Unit at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals provides a service to Preston / Chorley and the surrounding areas, with an estimated catchment population of approximately 390,000, delivering major upper limb operations, day case procedures and a comprehensive outpatient service.

The Orthopaedic Department, in delivering the Major Trauma Service for Lancashire and South Cumbria, runs a Trauma week system. The Trauma week model involves 2 Consultants undertaking the week 1 and week 2 cycle. There are currently 14 Trauma Consultants. During the Trauma week, planned activities are replaced by the Trauma week activities.

For further details / informal visits contact:
For further information please contact: Mr Danny Redfern, Consultant Upper Limb Surgeon on  ( Phone number removed ) , or Mr Tony Helm, Clinical Director/Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon on  ( Phone number removed ) .

Please note that all our applications are processed through another system and applications made via NHSJobs will be transferred into this system automatically. You can follow the progress of your application by registering an account at or by contacting the recruitment team on  ( Phone number removed ) .

If you are successful in obtaining a position with our Trust which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check. As a registered body with the DBS, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will conduct the administration of this application on your behalf and the cost will be recovered from your salary, either as a one-off payment or over 3 months. Currently the charges made by the Disclosure and Barring Service are - Standard DBS check £3020 and Enhanced DBS check £4820. The level of check required depends on the role that you have been offered.

Successful applicants will be contacted by e-mail. Please ensure that email addresses are provided for your referees wherever possible

The NHS Constitution outlines what staff working in the NHS can expect from their employer and what is expected of you. Lancashire Teaching Hospitals is committed to the NHS Values and Pledges as expressed in the Constitution.

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. An interview is guaranteed to any applicant with a disability who meets the essential criteria of the person specification.

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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.

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