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Senior Paediatric Orthopaedic Fellow

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Are you looking for a new challenge?

There has never been a better time to come and work at Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; we are a leading Teaching Hospital with care, safety, compassion and pride at the heart of our organisation.

With over 8,500 members of staff you can expect huge variety and new opportunities every day! Our staff go above and beyond and are taking pride in caring for our patients – making every moment matter.

Think you’ve got what it takes to join us?

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for



SENIOR PAEDIATRIC ORTHOPAEDIC FELLOW - 12 month appointment commencing April 2017

The post is based at the prestigious Royal Derby Hospital, incorporated within Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The Orthopaedic Department at the Royal Derby Hospital has a long history of Orthopaedic innovation and excellence. This thriving department boasts world renowned and leading Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Applications are invited for this newly developed Fellowship which will offer advanced training and experience in aspects of Paediatric and adult orthopaedic surgery. The post would be most suitable for a trainee with CCT or a year 6 orthopaedic trainee, with FRCS (Orth) or equivalent, Full GMC Registration with a licence to practise and with a special interest in Paediatric Orthopaedics. This is a 12 month appointment; however candidates who are interested in a 6 month post will also be considered.

We envisage that suitable successful post holders will be able to utilise the experience and education gained during this fellowship to further their career successfully at consultant level.

The Trauma and Orthopaedics Unit at Royal Derby comprises 8 purpose-built state of the art laminar flow theatres as well as dedicated outpatient clinic facilities for both Trauma and Elective patients.

The Senior Paediatric Orthopedic Fellow will gain experience in hip screening for DDH, clubfoot management, general paediatric orthopedic conditions, deformity correction and management of cerebral palsy and neuromuscular conditions and be actively involved in treatment both conservatively with ponseti and surgically.

The Senior Paediatric Orthopaedic Fellow will also be involved in trauma management in both adults and children. As Professor Rajan has an interest in deformity correction and complex trauma with circular frames there is every opportunity to develop skills in this area too.

The Fellow is also expected to participate, with the adult Registrar in adult elective theatre, mainly foot and ankle surgery and to cross cover each other during leave and absences. The adult foot and ankle Registrar and the Senior Paediatric Orthopaedic Fellow shall work very closely together to ensure the smooth running of the two firms consisting of Mr. S. Tafazal and Professor R. Rajan.

Both Mr. Tafazal and Professor Rajan are heavily involved in the running of the gait laboratory and the Senior Paediatric Orthopaedic Fellow is expected to take a full part in this.

There are numerous opportunities for research which can be discussed with both Consultants.

The hospital has a state of the art postgraduate training library and a variety of teaching and clinical audit sessions occur throughout each month. The Royal Derby Hospital runs regular teaching sessions and is committed to career progression and furthering education.

The Royal Derby Hospital is based in Derby City which is one of the UK’s most centrally positioned cities situated on the River Derwent and with excellent connections to London and elsewhere. Derby is a thriving, cohesive, multicultural city where people quickly settle into local communities. Access to the delightful Peak District is extremely easy.

It should be noted that this post does not carry with it a National Training Number ‘of right’ as the focus of the Fellowship has moved towards post CCT super-specialist Training.

Informal visits will only be arranged for short listed candidates.

For further details / informal visits please contact: Claire Connolly, Assistant General Manager, Co-Ordination Centre on tel:  ( Phone number removed ) .

We are a fantastic Trust and want the very best and skilled people to work with us in providing excellent patient care.

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