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Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

Job Description

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust

Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedics with an interest in Trauma and Foot and Ankle Surgery

Applications are invited for a Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedics. This is a substantive appointment based at Lister Hospital in Stevenage. The post comprises 10 programmed activities (PAs) and an on-call commitment.

This is an excellent opportunity within the Trauma and Orthopaedic department at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust. It is expected that the successful candidate will have a job plan initially comprising 70% trauma and 30% elective workload. Candidates with Fellowship training in Foot and Ankle Surgery and Trauma are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate would be expected to work with the existing substantive foot and ankle Consultants to provide a high quality foot and ankle service at the Trust, to take on a lead role in the development of the Diabetic Foot Service and associated patient pathways. They would also be expected to work with the Trauma Consultants to develop this service and improve patient experience and clinical effectiveness. The Treatment Centre, now part of East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, has facilities for the treatment of inpatient short stay elective Orthopaedic work.

Although near London, Welwyn Garden City and Stevenage are in rural settings and well served by rail and road. There is a wide choice of housing, good schools and excellent leisure facilities.

Following the investment of £150 million in major new facilities at the Lister, along with a £30 million New QEII hospital built by the local clinical commissioning group, the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust has brought together all its specialist emergency and inpatient services at the Stevenage hospital. Our state-of–the-art clinical facilities include a major new Emergency Department, the Hertfordshire Cardiology Centre (which includes a 24/7 PPCI service), new scanning centre, McMillan chemotherapy unit, ward, endoscopy and theatre blocks.

The Trust has a comprehensive programme of leadership mentoring available for newly qualified Consultants. Opportunities are also available to other Consultant appointees to play an active part in the programme.

Applicants must be on the Specialist Register, or be within 6 months of doing so, at the time of interview. Applications from those wishing to work part-time or job share are welcomed.

Applicants wishing to arrange an informal discussion or visit, please contact Mr Rajesh Sofat, Clinical Director or Mr Adam Rumian, Deputy Clinical Director on  ( Phone number removed ) .

It is imperative that you also attach your CV to your application as this is an integral part of the application process. Dependent on the number of applications, we may not contact you if you fail to do so. Please ensure to supply the names and addresses of referees. This must cover a period of 3 years with no gaps, one of whom must be your current employer.

Closing date for completed applications: 11th November 2016

For further details / informal visits contact:
Mr Rajesh Sofat, telephone  ( Phone number removed ) , email ( Email address removed )

Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date in certain circumstances. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all members of the community including people with disabilities.

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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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

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