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Perioperative Quality Improvement Fellow

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£37,303 to £43,923 a year
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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This post will suit an enthusiastic, dynamic doctor at F3/CT level looking to expand their clinical experience and build their portfolio while working within a supportive and nurturing team. There will be dedicated time to facilitate both this and quality improvement / research projects. The post holder will be part of the Trauma & Orthopaedic Department. Exeter is the current national centre for Orthopaedic research in England and it is expected that you will have opportunity to present your work at local, if not national, levels.

Main duties of the job

For more detail about the main duties of this role, please see the job description section below. As a key member of the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, you will be joining an exceptional team working together to help our patients to stay healthy, when they need it most.

About us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford).

Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within peoples own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Its never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as youll help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role

The post-holder will be mentored by a practising Consultant Surgeon and Perioperative Specialist. The post will start from February 2024 for either six or twelve months, by mutual agreement. The post holder will be part of the T& O junior doctor on-call rota a 1:8 full shift pattern for days on call and 1:10 nights. Approximately one day a week will be on-call and half a day a week designated to the Quality Improvement projects. Outside of these times, the successful applicant will work clinically on the wards as part of the Perioperative Team.

There are 28 Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons based at the Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre (PEOC) supported by a Perioperative and Orthogeriatric Team. We anticipate that the successful candidate will complement this vibrant and innovative group.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a first-wave Foundation Trust that serves a population of 360,000 people from NHS Devon, with some specialist services serving in excess of 450,000. Further information on the Trust can be obtained from our website. The University of Exeter medical School affords exciting opportunities to participate in both undergraduate teaching and research. The historic cathedral city of Exeter is situated in the middle of the South West Region with easy access to the countryside and coast of Devon and Cornwall. It is well served by rail, road and air links.

Applicants must be registered medical practitioners with experience of working in the UK. When applying please include the contact details of a minimum of 2 referees which should cover the last 2 years of employment.

Working Pattern: Working on a 12 week rolling rota, including evenings, nights, weekends and Bank Holidays.

Interview Date: TBC

For further information please contact: Mrs Laura Tillotson, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon ( or Dr Alex Long, Perioperative Physician (

Preference will be given to staff with Priority and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.


We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we'll help you get there.

Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you're starting out in the NHS, you'll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You'll benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You'll have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers.

You will also have access to other benefits including:

National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.

Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter

Car lease schemes.

The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).

Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available if the role is something you are interested in, we'd love to hear from you.

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Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


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