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Clinical Fellow - Trauma & Orthopaedics

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£40,257 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Job summary

The Clinical fellow in orthopaedics and trauma will work alongside Core Trainees and Foundation Year doctors on the junior rota. Duties will involve the medical and orthopaedic management of orthopaedic patients, the assessment of patients in the Emergency Department and assisting in theatre.

The orthopaedic department is committed to education and training with a teaching programme for juniors and journal club. Trainees are encouraged to attend fracture clinic and outpatients. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved in departmental audit and research activity.

Main duties of the job

Environment and Sustainability

All employees have a responsibility to promote sustainability and carbon reduction within the Foundation Trust adhering to our Sustainable Development Strategy and therefore ensuring that all our business is conducted in a sustainable manner.

Infection Prevention and Control

All employees have a personal responsibility to comply with Trust and departmental Infection Prevention and Control policies to protect their own health, the health of patients, visitors and other employees and to prevent health care associated infections. This includes a requirement to maintain a safe, clean and tidy work environment and to complete mandatory Infection Prevention and Control Training as provided by the Foundation Trust. All clinical staff must ensure rigorous and consistent compliance with standard infection control precautions including Hand hygiene, dress code and use of personal protective equipment and other clinical care policies and protocols applicable to infection prevention and control. Employees are required to challenge poor performance or poor practice in relation to infection prevention and report any breaches using relevant Trust procedures such as the Incident reporting system.

About us

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of only two teaching hospital trusts in West Yorkshire and has a turnover in excess of �400m per annum and employs over 6,400 staff. The Foundation Trust provides a comprehensive range of acute services, supported by an extensive community service offer, offering a range of care provision to almost all patients

We have two main hospital sites: Bradford Royal Infirmary and St Luke's Hospital. Maternity Services are centralised at the maternity unit on the Bradford Royal Infirmary site which includes our neonatal unit. The main theatres and emergency admissions are located at Bradford Royal Infirmary while St Luke's Hospital provides a large outpatient facility and wards for therapy and rehabilitation. In 2021/22 our Trust services delivered 5,525 babies, performed 13,102 operations in theatre and handled 423,154 outpatient appointments. We had 108,503 attendances at our Emergency Department.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Health and Safety/Risk Management

The jobholder must comply at all times with Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Health and Safety policies, in particular by following agreed safe working procedures and reporting incidents using the Trusts Risk Incident Reporting System.

Equality and Diversity

The jobholder is required to abide by the Trust's policies and procedures and to actively support the Trust's commitment to equality and diversity in both employment and the delivery of services. All patients, staffand visitors must be treated equitably, with dignity and respect taking into account their race, gender, ethnic origin, age, disability, sexuality etc.

Training and Personal Development Continuous Professional Development

The jobholder must take responsibility in agreement with his/her line manager for his/her own personal development by ensuring that Continuous Professional Development remains a priority. The jobholder will undertake all mandatory training required for the role.

Person Specification

Application Form


  • Previous experience relevant to the specialty
  • Applicant knowledge is up to date and is fit to practise safely Commitment for managing professional development
  • Clinical governance / audit experience
  • Practical skills in relation to the speciality
  • Proven ability to work in different clinical settings
  • Clear communication skills
  • Organisation and planning
  • Empathy and sensitivity
  • All applicants to have demonstrable skills in written and spoken English adequate to enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues demonstrated by one of the following: -that applicants have undertaken undergraduate medical training in English; or -have achieved the following scores in the academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS) in a single sitting within 24 months at time of application - Overall 7, Speaking 7, Listening 7, Reading 7, Writing 7. IELTS certificate to be presented at interview. If applicants believe they have adequate communication skills but do not fit into one of these examples they must provide supporting evidence
  • Understanding of Information Governance and Confidentiality
  • Understanding of equality and diversity issues and how this affects patients, visitors and staff
  • Understanding of what the NHS Constitution means to you, and your responsibilities to the public, patients and colleagues.
  • Acute care safe - up to date ALS
  • Relevant specialty clinical knowledge
  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification
  • Eligible for full registration with the GMC at time of appointment
  • Evidence of achievement of Foundation competencies by the time of appointment in line with GMC standards in Good Medical Practice
  • We are one team oWe trust each other and work together oWe talk clearly and honestly. oWe make every penny count. oWe get better all the time
  • We care oWe are kind and compassionate. oWe take ownership and keep our word. oWe are passionate, proud and committed. oWe say thank you.
  • We value people oWe respect each other and our patients oWe embrace difference oWe support each other oWe say when we have done well and learn from mistakes


  • Specialty specific requirements eg MRCP, FRCS, etc where appropriate
  • Evidence of achievement of ST1 / CT1 competencies in the specialty at time of application and likelihood of achieving ST2 / CT2 competences in specialty by the start date of the post
  • ALS Instructors Certificate
  • Specialist Knowledge Exam
  • Multilingual
  • Interest in teaching and management
  • Experience in the specialty beyond ST3 or equivalent

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