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Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon vacancy

Care UK

Job Description

Job Summary

We require a knowledgeable Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon to join the team at Emersons Green NHS Treatment Centre who will participate in the outpatients prior to surgery, and in all aspects of the peri-operative care of the patients.

Care UK are one of the largest independent sector healthcare providers and work in close partnership with the NHS to deliver more than 50 services throughout the UK.

We're proud of our track record of providing high quality services which focus of the unique and very specific needs of each individual we work with. We create a plan of care which fits in around their lifestyles, hopes and aspirations – whether a resident in a care home, receiving support in the community, or coming to one of our treatment centres.

We offer day case and in-patient surgery across the following areas: dental surgery, ear, nose and throat procedures, endoscopy, general surgery, gynaecology, minor orthopaedic surgery, diagnostic imaging, pain management, ophthalmology, and urology.

We offer in-patient procedures in the following specialties: gynaecology, ear, nose and throat, joint replacements and general surgery.

Responsible To

Medical Director

Key Responsibilities

The Orthopaedic Surgeon will be required to perform orthopaedic surgical procedures on patients referred to the Treatment centre, working in accordance with Treatment centre protocols and working practices.

These will include:

Joint surgery:
Primary knee replacement
Primary hip cemented
Primary hip uncemented
Minor orthopaedic surgery to include:
Carpal Tunnel Release and minor Hand Procedures
Joint aspiration and/or injection and other Minor Musculoskeletal procedures
Other minor procedures

Duties will include preoperative, intra operative and postoperative activities and therefore covers all aspects of patient care.

It is anticipated that the surgeon will spend the equivalent of at least three days in the operating theatre and two days a week in a combination of outpatient assessment; administrative, management and clinical governance duties. She/he will work closely with clinical colleagues, both specialists and RMO’s, in order to enhance the level of patient care at the centre

A commitment to provide out of hours on call cover on a rota basis will be required. This is to be determined with other orthopaedic colleagues. First line cover will be provided by the RMO’s and little senior call is anticipated. Opportunities may arise for further clinical work in addition to the basic contract.

Skills & Experience

Applicants will be required to demonstrate a high level of operative skill in at least one of the following areas:

Primary hip replacement: demonstrable evidence of having performed at least 250 hip replacement procedures over the previous three years,
Primary knee replacement: demonstrable evidence of having performed at least 250 knee replacement procedures over the previous three years,
Arthroscopic procedures (other than ACL’s): demonstrable evidence of having performed at least 500 knee arthroscopic procedures over the previous three years,
Other minor orthopaedic procedures

Applicants will be required to have completed at least the number of procedures identified above independently. Applicants will be expected to have an excellent clinical quality record and be able to demonstrate the ability to perform efficiently in theatre.


UK registerable Medical Degree
Past record of academic achievement and CPD
GMC Specialist Registration in relevant specialty
Wide training and experience in orthopaedics
Excellent clinical skills
Able to work within a multidisciplinary team
Excellent communication skills
Knowledge of the principles of clinical audit and evidence of participation.

Additional Information

Full GMC Registration
On the Specialist Register
Enhanced DBS

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Please note that offers of employment are subject to receipt of satisfactory references and a DBS check.

At Care UK, we actively promote diversity and equal opportunities.

Applicants must have the right to work in the EU.

Contact Info

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