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Specialist Trauma & Orthopaedics (Special Interest Lower Limb Surgery)

James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Great Yarmouth
£83,945 to £95,275 Per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to recruit a Specialist doctor in the department of Trauma and Orthopaedics with a special interest in Lower Limb Surgery.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be responsible for outpatient clinics(orthopaedic clinic, fracture clinic and a special interest clinic) and will beallocated two theatre sessions for planned orthopaedic cases and onesession for trauma cases.

The successful candidates will be expected to supply cover for theircolleagues on a mutually agreed basis for annual leave and otherauthorised absence.

All senior doctors have continued responsibility for the care of patients intheir charge and for the proper function of the department. They areexpected to undertake appropriate administrative duties.

All Specialists at the James Paget University Hospital are required toengage in clinical audit and clinical governance activities. This ensuresstandards of clinical care are maintained and demonstrated.

About us

We want to attract the best and brightest people to work with us and that means we will look after you from the moment you apply for a role at the Trust and throughout your career with us. Our staff are central to everything we do, and we believe that investing in you is crucial if we want to enable you to reach your full potential.

Job description

Job responsibilities

1. Provision within the organisation of the department of acomprehensive Trauma and Orthopaedic service to the Trust, withresponsibility for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illnessand the proper functioning of the department.

2. Out-of-hours responsibilities, including participation in consultant oncallrota where applicable.

3. Cover for colleagues annual leave and other authorised absences.

4. Any responsibility which relates to a special interest.

5. Professional supervision and management of junior medical staff.

6. Responsibilities for carrying out teaching, examination andaccreditation duties as required and for contributing toundergraduate, postgraduate and continuing medical educationactivity, locally and nationally.

7. Participating in medical audit, the Trusts Clinical Governanceprocesses and in CPD.

8. Involvement in research.

9. Managerial, including budgetary, responsibilities where appropriate.

10. Where it is agreed between the parties, work on behalf of JamesPaget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust or servicesprovided by the Trust for other agencies, e.g. the prison service.

11. Share the Orthopaedic workload with colleagues.

12. Provide a consultation and advisory service to medical colleagues inother specialities in the Trust.

13. Take part in the Royal College of Surgeons continuing medicaleducation programme. The Trust will provide study leave expensesin line with national terms and conditions of service.

14. Play a full part in the teaching and audit activities of the department.

15. Deploy unallocated, flexible professional time on liaison, emergencywork, travel, continuing clinical responsibility, teaching, research,medical audit, inter-disciplinary meetings and continuing professionaldevelopment.

16. Liaison with colleagues in other specialties and with management toachieve such a service.

17. Administrative duties associated with the care of patients and therunning of the Trauma and Orthopaedic service.

18. The provision of advice, via professional and management structuresat Divisional and Trust level, on the short- and long-term planning ofcomprehensive health provision for the local population.

19. Participation, as required, in the instruction of all professionalgroups, including the department's own postgraduate programme.

20. The provision of cover, on a reciprocal basis, in the absence ofdepartmental colleagues in order to ensure the maintenance of aTrauma and Orthopaedics service and continuity of the departmentscommitment to the Trusts Major Incident Plan.

21. Maintenance, via a process of continuing professional developmentof the knowledge and skills relevant to the post.

22. Acceptance of and compliance with the departments and Trustsprogrammes for Clinical Governance, CPD and Medical Audit.


Provisional Template timetable

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Weekend Elective AM Clinic AM Admin AM Ward AM Elective (Trauma) Round List

PM Clinic PM Admin PM Elective

(Special Interest)

The trust is working towards 7-day working and the successful candidatewill be expected to work in accordance with the departments 7-day workproposal which includes working over some of the weekends for electivelists in addition to the on-call commitment.

There is an on-call commitment (category A) for providing an emergencyservice in Orthopaedics on a shared basis with other Consultants withinthe Department.

The current on-call commitment is a 1:9 week on-call with prospectivecover. The on-call is from Friday Friday. Weekend trauma meeting, wardround, fracture clinic and operating are done each day. There is adedicated trauma list on Saturday morning.

The timetable for the on-call week for Monday to Friday is as follows:

AM Trauma meeting 0800Trauma Ward Round 0900 1030hrsTrauma Clinic 1030 1300hrsPM Trauma Theatre

Person Specification



  • Full GMC Registration
  • FRCS (Orth) or equivalent
  • Full GMC Registration


  • Working towards CCT/CESR

Training, audit, and research


  • Commitment to teaching and training of undergraduates and junior doctors
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development


  • Experience of teaching medical students
  • Participation in audit projects
  • Formal training in teaching skills
  • Evidence of or commitment to attending a clinical supervisor's course



  • Wide experience in Trauma and Orthopaedics
  • Ability to provide expert clinical opinion across a wide range of problems within the specialty
  • Evidence of Specialist training in knee and hip Surgery
  • Capable of organising and prioritising work effectively
  • Able to plan and develop a modern service in keeping with current trends
  • Willingness to participate in and lead a multi-disciplinary team, balancing departmental and personal objectives
  • Ability to use research outcomes in clinical practice
  • Familiarity with conducting clinical audit
  • Familiarity with conducting clinical audit


  • Experience of committee work/project management
  • Formal fellowship training
  • Involvement in research projects and published papers

Management and Leadership


  • Work effectively with colleagues toward a shared goal
  • A demonstrable ability to: - Lead and motivate staff. - Act as a role model by maintaining high standards of performance and behaviour. - Direct and motivate in a highpressure environment. - Organise self and others
  • Enthusiasm for service development
  • Flexible outlook on working hours
  • Ability to work in a high-speed, highpressured environment
  • Awareness and respect for colleagues, patients and relatives' dignity, privacy, integrity, cultural and religious beliefs
  • Ability to remain calm and work effectively under pressure


  • Experience of or specific training in management
  • Experience or specific training in leadership

Communications and Language Skills


  • Ability to contribute an open culture with good communication based on open dialogue and active listening

Employer details

Employer name

James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Lowestoft Road

Great Yarmouth

NR31 6LA

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