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Locum Consultant

Job Description

Be a part of something special

Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust is no ordinary NHS hospital. We look different, feel different, and act different.

Whether you want to be a Nurse, Consultant, or part of the vital network of professionals who support the infrastructure and environment needed to provide the best patient care, when you join Hinchingbrooke you’re part of a family. That’s the beauty of a hospital like ours – we’re big enough to strive to be the best, small enough to care, and dedicated to your continued development and support.

This post is initially offered on a three month fixed term contract with the likelihood of it being extended.

We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic colleague who will be expected to have a special interest in a lower limb arthroplasty and be willing to lead and develop the service to improve clinical care in conjunction with appropriate clinical staff.

This is currently a temporary post to fill the absence of a consultant and is full-time, 10 PAs including up to 15 SPAs per week; depending on the needs of the department. You will be expected to undertake General Orthopaedics and Trauma with a Special Interest in lower limb arthroplasty. There is a 1 in 7 on-call commitment with this post.

Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust is no ordinary NHS hospital. We look different, feel different, and act different. It has a reputation for dynamism, integration of clinicians in management, and high quality patient care (rated ‘Good’ by the CQC for safety, caring, effectiveness, responsive and well-led; August 2016).

We are looking for individuals who demonstrate that they have the same values as ours, who put patients at the centre of what we do, who are keen to join us in working through new developments, adventures and challenges and be part of a team which embraces new ideas and innovative ways of working ensuring that the patient experience is the very best that it can be.

You will be required to:

  • Provide outpatient and inpatient care of patients with T&O problems referred by General Practitioners and hospital colleagues.
  • Supervise junior doctors and non-consultant medical staff to ensure that they act within their capabilities.
  • Liaise with Orthopaedic Practitioners and establishing best practice with them.
  • Teach junior doctors in the Department of Trauma & Orthopaedics, medical students and non-medical staff as appropriate and in line with the wishes of the Postgraduate Dean and Clinical Dean.
  • Conduct patient management in line with the guidelines agreed by the Trust and protocols agreed within the T&O Department.
  • Undertake audit of his/her work and contributing to appropriate national audits.
  • Participate in continuing professional development and in the Trust’s appraisal and assessment processes, which include a formal annual appraisal.

You should have or be within six months of obtaining CCT. Candidates must have good communication skills.

From 1st June 2016 all employees commencing employment at Hinchingbrooke Healthcare NHS Trust who require a DBS Check, or existing staff transferring to roles which require a DBS or higher level DBS than currently held, will be charged for the cost of the check (currently £50 for an Enhanced Check and £31 for a Standard Check). This payment will be deducted from your first months’ salary.

We reserve the right to close our adverts earlier than the closing date should we feel we have received sufficient applications

Appointment to any position is conditional on the satisfactory completion of the core NHS Employment Checks Standards. Information disclosed in your application will be checked and any offer of appointment may be withdrawn if you knowingly withhold or provide false or misleading information.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Hinchinfbrooke Healthcare NHS Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

As a leading local healthcare provider, Hinchingbrooke Hospital is proud to be a smokefree site. This means that our staff are not allowed to smoke anywhere on hospital grounds.

We offer a real commitment to your career in an environment where your ideas and skills are valued, where you are supported in developing to your full potential and where your individual contribution is respected, recognised and rewarded.

Our employee benefits include:

  • excellent pension, maternity and sick pay schemes
  • on-site flexible nursery open 7am to 8pm 52 weeks a year
  • access to inhouse physiotherapy services
  • family friendly working patterns
  • subsidised restaurant
  • easy & cheap staff parking
  • flexible working options
  • retail & leisure discounts

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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