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Trust Doctor in Trauma & Orthopaedics

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£55,329 a year +OOH
Closing date
30 Sep 2023

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We have an exciting opportunity here at Leeds Teaching Hospitals to fill a vacancy as a Trust Grade Doctor (Level ST3+) post within the second largest Major Trauma Centre in the UK based at the Leeds General Infirmary.

The post has been designed for an experienced doctor wishing to pursue a career as an Orthopaedic surgeon. We can offer you frequent exposure to polytrauma and trauma Orthopaedic surgery aligned with excellent training opportunities, you will be allocated an educational supervisor to help guide your career aspirations and to maximise educational opportunities you will have the opportunity to access medical expertise in a wide variety of disciplines. The applicant must have a minimum of two years previous experience in trauma and orthopedic surgery, current ATLS certification and must have full MRCS or equivalent

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work with a team of surgeons to provide inpatient care for both trauma and elective patients. Excellent training opportunities are available in clinic and theatre as well as a vast exposure to acute trauma. Successful candidates will be allocated an educational supervisor to help guide their career aspirations, maximise educational opportunities and will have the opportunity to access medical expertise in a wide variety of disciplines. The ST3+ post holder will contribute to the on calls and will be on a 24 hour partial shift, on the third tier supporting the FY1/2, and CT1/2 doctors.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is a leading healthcare institution, excelling in patient care, teaching and research. We provide Trauma and Orthopaedic services from two sites within Leeds. All trauma is admitted to the Leeds General Infirmary and elective work is undertaken at Chapel Allerton Hospital, approximately 3 miles from the Infirmary. The Trust Grade Doctor will be expected to work at both sites.

This service will include:

Fracture Clinics

Trauma and Elective Orthopaedic surgery

Weekend Hip lists

Ward rounds and patient reviews

Support to FY1/2, and ST1/2 doctors.

Full in house educational and clinical supervision and mentoring package

Access to participate in on-going departmental research and audit presentations.

Opportunities to teach undergraduates

Access to clinical governance meetings.

About us

Within TRS we value our junior doctors. We are a friendly and flexible department. We provide daily senior support in clinics and theatres, and are flexible to doctors educational and leave requirements.

We are looking for a junior doctor to take up full and/or part-time posts and can offer deferred appointments. Candidates who are unable to work full time are encouraged to apply and consideration will be given to applicants who wish to work full or part-time and those wishing to job share. Shorter duration contracts will also be considered for the right candidate.

Above all we need a ST3+ Trust Grade Doctor in Trauma and Orthopaedics with a positive attitude, who will deliver quality services with compassion and become an integral member of a dedicated and dynamic team. Leeds offers many opportunities prospective applicants are encouraged to visit the Department.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is committed to our process of redeploying 'at risk' members of our existing workforce to new roles. As such, all our job adverts are subject to this policy and we reserve the right to close, delay or remove adverts while this process is completed. If you do experience a delay in the shortlisting stage of the recruitment cycle, please bear with us while this process is completed, and contact the named contact if you have any questions.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Duties of the Post

To ensure high quality and safe care of Orthopaedic patients resulting in excellent clinical outcomes.

To contribute directly to patient care by, for example, reviewing patients, organising investigations and acting on results, initiating and changing treatment, and speaking to and involving patients in their care and management and keeping patients and their relatives/carers updated about their clinical progress.

To undertake essential administrative duties, including prescribing, writing electronic discharge letters, and liaising with colleagues in primary care to facilitate safe and appropriate discharges.

To contribute to a multidisciplinary approach to patient care, working collaboratively with a large team of allied healthcare professionals, including the Early Discharge Assessment Team, specialist nurses and physiotherapists.

Out of hours Duties at Leeds General Infirmary

There are 2 separate consultants on-call one for MTC admissions and one for orthopaedic trauma. This job has on-call commitments and is a combination of full shift and on-call.

Levels of Responsibility


Theatre sessions and outpatient clinics form the basis of the role holding designated clinical responsibility for inpatients and outpatients for a consultant group as designated. The post holders will be expected to contribute to both outpatient sessions and theatre lists.

These posts are designed to provide sufficient training, education and experience to develop senior registrars in their final years of training.


There are excellent opportunities to attend regular post graduate teaching. There is a weekly teaching programme for all grades of Junior Doctors. There is a SpR rota for the supervison of FY doctors, this is designed to provide training for SpR doctors undertaking ward rounds and bedside teaching of junior doctors as well help the wider team to integrate. This rota also provides breathing space from what is a busy trauma and orthopaedic service.

1. Regular post graduate meeting in orthopaedic surgery.

2. Monthly Audit meetings.

3. Study leave is available with the permission of the appropriate consultant, providing adequate cover can be arranged, there is also a small fund to contribute to appropriate courses, this is assessed on a case-by-case basis.

4. Access to the Medical School and University Library and the Leeds General Infirmary Postgraduate Library.


Numerous opportunities are available to participate in clinical research and audit.

Facilities are available for clinical research and laboratory facilities can be arranged for special purposes. It is anticipated that the post holder will participate in a number of clinical research projects during this appointment. Research time may be incorporated into the job plan for these posts, subject to discussion and the individual personal development needs of the applicant.


Assistance in clerical audit and daily administration of the consultant firm. The ST3+ is responsible for organising the discharge summaries as well as all clinic letter from patients they have personally seen, additionally they will be required to complete postoperative notes for their patients.

Person Specification



  • Full GMC registration and hold a license to practice
  • MB ChB (or equivalent),
  • MRCS
  • ATLS


  • ECDL
  • DOrth
  • ALS



  • Previous experience 1 years at registrar level in Orthopaedics
  • Previous experience in the subspecialist areas identified for these posts


  • Plastic Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic
  • Neurosurgery

Eligibility, Fitness to practice, and Language Skills


  • Eligible for full registration with the GMC at time of appointment and hold a current licence to practice
  • Eligibility to work in the UK



  • Meets professional health requirements (in line with GMC standards/Good Medical Practice)

Employer details

Employer name

Leeds Teaching Hospitals


Leeds General Infirmary

Great George Street



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