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Locum Consultant in Spinal Injuries

Job Description

As a leading Orthopaedic provider and established Foundation Trust, we have an excellent reputation locally and nationally for the provision of high quality care.

One of the Top 100 NHS Best Places to Work 2015

Locum Consultant in Spinal Injuries (10 PAs)

We are looking for a Locum Consultant in Spinal Injuries, working alongside a team of 3 consultants and be involved in the delivery of effective clinical services in spinal cord injury care. The appointment is for a period of 6 months, covering a vacant post.

The Trust is a nationally and internationally renowned specialist orthopaedic hospital providing services on a local, regional and national basis including the Midland Centre for Spinal Injuries (MCSI): a supra-regional centre for management of patients with spinal cord injury. Referrals come from the West Midlands, north and mid-Wales and the south of the North West region (Cheshire); a population of around 10 million people.

Applicants are invited from currently practicing clinicians who are registered with the GMC and entered on the Specialist Register for either Rehabilitation Medicine or Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery. The post will require comprehensive general professional training through either medical and/or surgical specialties followed by higher professional training and wide experience in spinal injuries or related specialities.

It will be essential for applicants to have wide experience in aspects of medicine and/or surgery relevant to spinal cord paralysis medicine and rehabilitation, and the ability to demonstrate demonstrable competence in managing patients with acute spinal cord injury and complex late complications.

You will enjoy working in a team with consultant colleagues and in a multidisciplinary environment.

Informal enquiries/visits are welcome – please contact Mr. J Roy Chowdhury (Clinical Lead and Consultant in Spinal Injuries), tel:  ( Phone number removed ) .


We are committed to Equal Opportunities and welcome applications regardless of age, gender, race, disability or sexual orientation. We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the post.

We reserve the right to close a job advert early where sufficient applications have been received. The Trust does not offer interview expenses to shortlisted candidates unless indicated in the advert.

All employees of the Trust are expected to demonstrate our five values which underpin the delivery of outstanding patient care (Friendly, Excellence, Caring, Professional, Respect)

Prospective employees are therefore also expected to demonstrate these values throughout the process, and we would like to make you aware that every interaction with the Trust during the recruitment and selection process will be assessed against the Trust’s Values.

In submitting an application form you authorise the RJAH Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Electronic Staff Record IAT process should you be appointed to the post.

Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence that they have attained the essential qualifications required for this role, as outlined in the person specification.

Your application form and reference must include a minimum of 3 years employment or education history. Please explain any gaps in your employment/education history and reasons for these gaps.

The Trust reserves the right to withdraw any offers of employment if pre-employment checks are not satisfactory, including references and previous attendance record.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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