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Research Registrar in Orthopaedics

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Depending on experience £33,790 - £53,132 per annum, plus London Weighting
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Job summary

The post is two fold.

Firstly it will involve a research role based at Imperial College London hosted via a clinical team at the NHS Trust. It will provide a wide range of experience in research techniques with the successful post holder working towards a higher degree.

Secondly the post involves provision of Resident Doctor cover at The Wellington Hospital, managed by HCA. The commitment at TWH will be 30 hours per week, resident over weekdays and weekends.

Applicants must have previous clinical experience in the UK at registrar level, have completed Core Training, possess a higher medical qualification such as MRCS, MRCOG or MRCP and be fully registered with the General Medical Council. All applicants need to hold a national training number (NTN). The post will commence in August / September 2023. These posts are not formally approved training posts, but the post holder will have Consultant-led education and supervision and will be supported in their professional development. Applicants must already have a research supervisor Imperial College.

For an informal discussion please contact Prof Michael Fertleman Consultant Orthogeriatrician - Only online applications will be considered. For queries regarding the application form please contact quoting the reference number. To be selected for short-listing please make sure that your application includes your National Training Number.

Main duties of the job

The research work will take place under the supervision of a clinician/academic based at both Imperial College NHS Trust and Imperial College London. The research work will form part of the post-holders work towards a higher degree (MD or PhD), and the applicant should have already identified the supervisor prior to submitting the on-line application.

The Resident Doctor role will provide clinical work for the cardiac, surgical or medical wards at The Wellington Hospital. The work entails clerking of emergency admissions, reviewing ward patients daily and responding to requests from nurses and others to see unwell patients. The Resident Doctors will work in shifts of up to 24 hours per day, up to 120 hours per month.

About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career. Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities.

The statutory requirement to be fully Covid-19 vaccinated as a condition of employment from April 2022 is subject to legislative review. At Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, we strongly encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19. The successful applicant may have contact with patients and service users and as part of our pre-employment checks and risk assessments, we will ask all candidates to confirm whether or not they have been fully vaccinated or have a medical exemption.

As part of our continued response to Covid19 we are still conducting the majority of our interviews virtually.

We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and will consider applications to work flexibly, part-time or job share. Please talk to us at interview.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As outlined in the Job Overview section this role entails a clinical role at a local private hospital providing traditional RMO services such as clerking new patients, performing daily ward rounds and responding to requests from nurses. The hospital has a separate HDU/ITU outside the responsibility of this role. When not undertaking clinical work at the private hospital as part of this role, the postholder will be working towards their higher degree. Whether this work will be lab based, office or clinic based will be a decision for the postholder and their already identified academic supervisor. As this role is only open to holders of specialist registrar national training numbers, applicants are strongly advised to discuss an application with their Training Program Director before submission.

Person Specification



  • On GMC registered Medical Practitioner
  • NTN at STR level

Teaching & Training


  • Experience of teaching and training undergraduates/postgraduates and junior medical staff



  • Understanding of principles of clinical audit

Academic achievements including research/publications


  • Evidence of achievement appropriate to appointment



  • Able to speak and write English to the appropriate standard necessary to fulfil the job requirements



  • Completion of Core training
  • Imperial College London research supervisor identified and project accepted

Leadership/ management skills


  • Able to work at level expected of year 1 SpR or higher

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