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Speciality Doctor in Medicine MC46

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

SpecialtyDoctor Medicine

We have a permanent opportunity for a Specialty Doctor in Medicine, who will be responsible for management of general medical and care of the elderly patients at the Trust and contribute significantly to the provision of “peri-operative medicine”, particularly the prevention, detection and management of post operative conditions. There is a large volume of elective orthopaedic surgery carried out; those who undergo these procedures as inpatients are generally having major interventions, are from progressively older age groups and with long term medical conditions

There is also a responsibility for the medical aspects of the care of people with spinal injuries; complications occur following trauma and in the context of the altered physiology that results from a spinal cord lesion – “spinal cord medicine”.

The weekday shifts on the general medical ward are typically 8 hours long and the duty rota, currently rostered between associate specialists and specialty doctors, involves 12 hour shifts, which for the post holder is on alternate Tuesdays day time and one in four weekends day time.

The hospital is known for its orthopaedic and rehabilitation services, which include the Midlands Centre for Spinal Injuries (MCSI), Rheumatology, Arthritis Research Centre, Metabolic Bone Service, Neuromuscular Disorders, ORLAU (Orthotic Research and Locomotor Assessment Unit), Gait Laboratory, Spinal Disorders Centre, Paediatric Orthopaedic Rehabilitation and Care of the Elderly. All orthopaedic subspecialties are provided including acute hand surgery, complex revision arthroplasty and bone tumour work.

RJAH Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry is world renowned as a postgraduate teaching institution and provides for the West Midlands orthopaedic specialist registrar training program and spinal injuries contribution to rehabilitation medicine training.

The post is available on a full time basis (10 programmed activities) plus additional programmed activities, related to pattern of work (up to 2).
MRCP Part 1 & current ALS (or equivalent) considered essential along with comprehensive general medical training to meet specialty doctor entry requirements. You will be a currently practicing registered medical practitioner with the General Medical Council (GMC), and to hold a license to practice.

For informal enquiries, please contact Paula Jeffreson, Divisional Manager on  ( Phone number removed )  or 404345


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.

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