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Locum Consultant Hand and Wrist

Job Description

Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is an innovative and dynamic place to work. Our values - safe, caring, excellent – are at the core of everything we do and are the basis for our interactions with patients and each other.

The Trust is rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission who described our services as effective, caring, responsive and well-led. Basildon Hospital was the first in the country to be rated as ‘outstanding’ for maternity care and our ambition is to become ‘outstanding’ in as many services as possible over the coming months and years.

We offer an extensive range of acute healthcare services at Basildon University Hospital, Orsett Hospital and the St Andrew’s Centre in Billericay. We also provide specialist cardiothoracic services for the whole of Essex and further afield at The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre, which has a reputation for leading developments in cardiac surgery and cardiology procedures.

We work collaboratively with our NHS partners in mid and south Essex to ensure that local people have access to the best possible healthcare services.

We are part of UCLPartners, an academic health and science partnership with over 40 members who together form one of the world’s leading centres of medical innovation and education. We offer a professional environment where all staff have excellent education, coaching, mentoring, training and development opportunities.

We are looking for talented individuals who are committed to working as part of our healthcare team delivering an excellent, caring service to patients.

Take a look our Trust values video on our website and see if you have what it takes to be one of the team!

Locum Consultant in Hand & Wrist Surgery

Applications are invited for a new post for a Locum Consultant in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery

Basildon & Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has a very progressive and dynamic Trauma & Orthopaedic Department which is part of the Surgical Division. On the 1st April 2015 we launched our new Musculoskeletal Service. This is a new model of care for patients with musculoskeletal conditions integrating their care in the community through to the acute services at Basildon & Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and integrating with specialist centres with London and the East of England. Patients with musculoskeletal symptoms will be referred from a community via GP surgeries using an online referral service into a single hub which is run by Connect a private partner within this new service. The hub will be responsible for triaging these patients following protocols and clinical pathways which Consultants working within specialist services at Basildon Hospital will be responsible for creating.

The departments from Basildon Hospital involved in this service are Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery, Rheumatology, Chronic Pain, Musculoskeletal Radiology and Therapy Services. We plan that the clinical pathways will result in the patients being seen by the right Specialist, at the right time in the right location, following “Getting it Right First Time” principals laid down by the BOA and Professor Tim Briggs. This will mean that most of the new referrals into the sub speciality clinics within the Orthopaedic Department will have patients who are requiring surgery. The sub speciality clinics for Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery will be:

• Hand and Wrist surgery
• Shoulder and Elbow surgery
• Spine surgery
• Hip and Knee surgery
• Foot and Ankle surgery
• Children’s Orthopaedic surgery

The clinics will be multidisciplinary attended by the Consultants working within that sub speciality and with specialist therapists. Alongside the clinics there will be an aim to run MDT meetings to discuss difficult and interesting patients.

As a Locum Consultant working in each area of sub specialisation you will be responsible for helping to develop and assess the clinical pathways, to develop, collect and assess disease specific outcome measures, to make the service a very clinically effective and efficient standardisation of clinical care will improve the patient experience and patient safety.

The development of this Musculoskeletal Service is a very exciting and innovative project and we think it is unique in the country as the hub run by an acute Hospital Trust and not by the Commissioners. This is important as it will be the Specialists who are designing the services and advising the GP’s and the Commissioners how the patient’s should be managed for these Musculoskeletal conditions. We feel in the future that there will be scope for us to cooperate and integrate services with our neighbouring Trusts, which we anticipate will increase the population referral base into the service to up a million people from the South Essex region.

Candidates need to show evidence of specialist training in Adult Hand & Wrist Surgery.

There are currently five orthopaedic consultants in the department who subspecialise in Hand & Wrist surgery. Complex hand & wrist cases are currently referred to other orthopaedic departments so there is potential to develop the hand & wrist surgery service within this department. The Upper Limb Orthopaedic teams are supported by an extended role physiotherapist and surgical care practitioners.

The successful candidate will be expected to integrate within the team of existing consultant staff in order to provide a Specialist Service for Hand & Wrist Surgery. The Trust is committed to offering a much more patient focussed service and is working towards making services available seven days a week and the successful applicant will be expected to participate in these services.

The Division of Surgery consists of 3 Clinical Service Units (CSU) as follows:

• Trauma & Orthopaedics, Pain management and Head & Neck (ENT / Oral Surgery)
• General Surgery & Urology
• Theatres, Critical Care, Anaesthetics and Sterile Services Department

The divisional management team is led by a Divisional Director, supported and working in partnership with the Head of Nursing and the Divisional General Manager. Each CSU is led by a Clinical Lead, supported and working in partnership with a Matron and a Service Unit Manager.

The Division’s strategy mirrors that of the Trust as a whole in striving for excellence and to deliver high quality, safe and evidence based care over 7 days to ensure the best outcomes and the best experience for our patients. The focus is on sub-specialty working and the post-holder will be expected to play a full role in implementing and delivering this strategy.

The process is underpinned by a strong emphasis on patient safety and a sound clinical governance structure within each CSU. This is supported by the Divisional Governance team who ensure that every member of the Division is able to deliver their service commitment both individually and as a team in a professional, responsible and accountable manner.

The Division of Surgery is keen to be at the forefront of service provision, quality improvement and innovation within the Trust. There is also an outward facing facet of the Division with the recognition that in order to achieve continuing growth and market share, new and innovative ways of working need to be pursued and this includes collaborative working with other organisations within the region.

The Trust provides acute hospital services to a population of 400, 000 people across south west Essex. In addition, the Essex Cardiothoracic Centre based a Basildon University Hospital is among the most modern centres of its kind, providing specialist diagnostic and treatment for people with cardiovascular a

BTUH is an equal opportunities employer. Please let us know if you have any special requirements regarding your application or possible interview.

All communication regarding the post will be sent electronically and we would appreciate that you check your junk or spam folders. We will be in contact with candidates where possible however, if you have not been contacted within 14 days from closing date please assume your application was unsuccessful.

We have a range of benefits applicable to staff so please look at the BTUH website for futher information.

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)

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