Hand and Wrist Fellow

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£51,017 to £58,398 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
30 May 2023

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Job summary

We wish to appoint a senior clinical fellow in hand and writst surgery.

The appointee will be peri/post CCT orthopaedic trainee and hold the qualification FRCS (Tr & Orth) or equivalent. They will be expected to have some previous experience in hand and wrist surgery at the Registrar Level or equivalent.

The post holder will be required to work felxibly within the department. The Liverpool University Hospitals is a major teaching hospital in Liverpool and has strong links with the adjacent University.

Candidates must have, or be eligible for GMC registration that allows them to work in posts that are not recognised for training. If in a training post, this post is recognised for Out-of-Program Training (OOPT).

Successful candidates will undergo training, appraisal and assessment. It is desirable that candidates have experience and familiarity with UK hospital systems and practices or equivalent.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will become part of a busy hand unit within the Department of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery at the Liverpool University Hospitals, working between Aintree Hospital, a major trauma centre where we do most of our unplanned care, and the elective Orthopaedic centre at Broadgreen Hospital.

The post holder will be responsible to Mr Daniel Brown, Mr Graham Cheung, Mr Matthew Owen, Mr Neil Walker; Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons and Mr Benjamin Klass; Consultant Plastic Surgeon.

The fellow will be expected to participate in the ongoing research and audit programmes of the department and will be encouraged and supported to publish and present at national and international meetings.

If the candidate wishes to partake in the British Hand Diploma, they will be full supported in doing so.

About us

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created on 1st October 2019 following the merger of two adult acute Trusts, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The merger provides an opportunity to reconfigure services in a way that provides the best healthcare services to the city and improves the quality of care and health outcomes that patients experience.

The Trust runs Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

It serves a core population of around 630,000 people across Merseyside as well as providing a range of highly specialist services to a catchment area of more than two million people in the North West region and beyond.

To hear more about our achievements click here https://www.liverpoolft.nhs.uk/media/13089/1606-annual-report-booklet_final.pdf

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Job description

Job responsibilities

This is a twelve month post. The goal of the Fellowships is to take a peri-CCT, or equivalent, Orthopaedic Surgeon and, in a twelve month training programme, take them to a level at which they are capable of an independent practice in orthopaedics, specialising in Hand and Wrist Surgery. Service development may involve some alteration in the program during the attachment.

The Fellow is under the supervision of Mr Brown and Mr Cheung. The ability to work flexibly and as a team will be essential, with good communication skills to relate to both fellow staff and patients. This enables the successful candidate to experience the whole range of experience offered by the unit.

The post supports the clinical activity of both the Hand Team and the wider orthopaedic department. There is on-call commitment including weekend operating. The candidate will have time for research. The post offers directly supervised operating with Consultant support to practise acquired surgical skills.

Once their competencies have been assessed the Hand Fellows take part in a 1 in 8 weekend day trauma list, with onsite supervision. This is remunerated as extra payments at a rate of �75 per hour. This affords the successful candidate to also hone their non-technical and supervisory skills in preparation for their Consultant careers.

Person Specification



  • FRCS (Tr & Orth) or equivalent


  • CCT in orthopaedic surgery Higher degree in relevant subject



  • Completed year 7 of Specialist Training (or equivalent)


  • CCT in orthopaedic surgery
  • Evidence of commitment to a career in Hand surgery



  • Should already have evidence of research experience


  • Previous publications and or presentations in hand surgery
  • Academic prizes



  • Academic prizes


  • Evidence of participation or enthusiasm.



  • Previous experience of clinical teaching


  • Qualifications or courses in clinical education

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