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Specialist T&O - Trauma Surgery

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
£83,945 to £95,275 per annum
Closing date
5 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Contract Type
Full Time
Applications are invited for Specialist Trauma Surgeon to join our busy Trauma and Orthopaedic department, amongst a team of 24 Consultants.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our friendly, enthusiastic and innovative team of orthopaedic consultants. Our region serves the population of Buckinghamshire, across the Stoke Mandeville and Wycombe Hospital sites. Most of the scheduled operating care is provided at Wycombe Hospital, with elective clinical work across both sites.

This is a permanent post and will offer a great professional challenge, and seek to appoint dedicated, visionary and enthusiastic individual to join committed, reputable teams to deliver high quality, compassionate care to trauma and orthopaedic patients at this exciting time. We pride ourselves on the high quality of our clinical care, leadership, quality improvement and innovation, pastoral development of a multi-professional team and - above all - on our team-working and cohesion.

Applicants should possess FRCS (Tr & Orth) or equivalent, be registered with the General Medical Council . The successful applicant would start as soon as possible.

There may be a requirement to work weekends, as well as participation in the Consultant on-call rota.

Planned AAC Interview date is Thursday 27 June 2024

Main duties of the job

It is essential the successful candidate is able to demonstrate appropriate training & experience in orthopaedic trauma surgery. It is essential the candidate can demonstrate fellowship level training in Orthopaedic Surgery involving trauma delivery.

The successful candidate is expected to undertake trauma surgery and fracture clinics. There will be no out of hours commitment, however there may be the requirement to work at weekends.

Applicants must ensure they provide names contact details of referees covering last three years of employment. Current/most recent employer is always required.

About us

What does Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust offer you?
  • As part of our BHT family, you'll benefit from learning and development opportunities to support your career progression.
  • We offer flexible and agile workingopportunities,alongside your NHS benefits ofgenerous annual leave entitlement, pension andaccess toNHS discount schemes.
  • We provide a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy, happy workforce.

Why work for us?
  • We're committed to promoting inclusion and making sure all colleagues feel they belong. We encourage new colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply.
  • As an employer, we aim to create a workplace where differences are valued and colleagues treat one another with dignity and respect.
  • Greater diversity withinourBHT familyimprovespositive outcomes for the people and communities we serve.

What do we stand for?
  • Our vision is to provide outstanding care, support healthy communities and be a great place to work.
  • Our mission is to provide personal and compassionate care every time.
  • Our CARE values are collaborated, aspire, respect and enable.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust is looking for a dynamic Specialist Surgeon with specialist interest in trauma surgery. This is a permanent Specialist Orthopaedic post attracting 10 PAs.

Elective surgery is carried out at Wycombe Hospital. There is a dedicated ward for elective orthopaedics in addition to a day surgery unit. The trauma service is based at Stoke Mandeville Hospital. The hospital has a designated Trauma Unit and provides acute surgical care to a population of 500,000. All trauma is centralised on the hot site and this post will be working alongside a dedicated team of nurses, junior doctors, therapists and ortho-geriatricians to provide a first class, consultant led service. Two consultants manage the trauma service for a week rotating every 6 weeks, and this post will be working closely alongside a consultant colleague.

There is an excellent musculoskeletal radiology support with 24 hour CT scanning.

The Trust has the required arrangements in place to ensure that all surgeons have an annual appraisal with a trained appraiser and support surgeons going through the revalidation process. Further to this, the Trust offers a mentorship to all new consultants and the department would support the new consultant to identify an appropriate mentor.

Person Specification

Trust 'CARE' Values


  • Collaborate - Communicates openly, honestly and professionally, and actively promotes team working and building strong working relationships
  • Aspire - Patients are always first. Drives service improvements. Strong self-awareness with a desire to grow.
  • Respect - Treats all with compassion and kindness. Ensures everyone feels valued.
  • Enable - Consults others and listens to their views/opinions. Enables others to take the initiative

Professional values and behaviours, skills and knowledge


  • Communicates openly, honestly and professionally, and actively promotes team working and building strong working relationships
  • Patients are always first. Drives service improvements. Strong self-awareness with a desire to grow.
  • Treats all with compassion and kindness. Ensures everyone feels valued.
  • Consults others and listens to their views/opinions. Enables others to take the initiative
  • Practices with professional values and behaviours expected of all doctors as set out in GMC Good Medical Practice and the Generic Professional Capabilities Framework.
  • Demonstrates the underpinning subject specific competencies i.e knowledge, skills and behaviours relevant to the role setting and scope
  • Clinically evaluates and manages a patient formulating a prioritised differential diagnosis, initiating an appropriate management plan and reviewing and adjusting this dependent on the outcomes of treatment
  • Manages the difficulties of dealing with complexity and uncertainty in the care of patients: employing expertise and clinical decision-making skills of a senior and independent /autonomous practitioner
  • Critically reflects on own competence, understands own limits and seeks help when required
  • Communicates effectively and can share decision -making with patients, relatives and carers treats patients as individuals promoting a patient centred approach to their care, including self- management
  • Respects patients' dignity, ensures confidentiality and appropriate communication where potentially difficult or where barriers exist eg using interpreters and making adjustments for patients with communication difficulties
  • Demonstrates key generic clinical skills around the areas of consent: ensuring humane interventions, prescribing medicines safely and using medical devices safely
  • Adheres to professional requirements, participating in annual appraisal, job planning and reviews of performance and progression
  • Awareness of legal responsibilities relevant to the role, such as around mental capacity and deprivation of liberty: data protection: equality and diversity
  • Ability to take full independent responsibility for clinical care of patients.

Leadership and Teamworking


  • Awareness of their leadership responsibilities as a clinician and demonstrates appropriate behaviour:managing situations that are unfamiliar, complex or unpredictable and seeking to build collaboration with and confidence in others.
  • Demonstrates understanding of a range of leadership principles, approaches and techniques so can adapt leadership behaviours to improve engagement and outcomes- appreciates own leadership style and its impact on others
  • Develops effective relationships across teams and contributes to work and success of these teams-promotes and participates in both multidisciplinary and inter professional team working
  • Critically reflects on decision making processes and explains those decisions to others in honest and transparent way
  • critically appraises performance of self, colleagues or peers and systems to enhance performance and support development
  • Demonstrates ability to challenge others, escalating concerns when necessary
  • Develops practice in response to changing population health need, engaging in horizon scanning for future developments

Patient safety and quality improvement


  • takes prompt action where there is a safety or quality of patient care, raises and escalates concerns, through clinical governance systems
  • Applies basic human factor principles and practice at individual, team, organisation and system level
  • Collaborates with MDT and interprofessional teams to manage risk and issues across organisations and settings with the respect for and recognition of the roles of other health care professionals
  • Advocates for and contributes to organisational learning
  • Seeks feedback and involvement from individuals, families and carers, communities and colleagues in safety and quality service improvement reviews
  • Leads new practice and service redesign in response to feedback, evaluation and need, promoting best practice
  • Evaluates and audits own and others clinical practice and acts on the findings
  • Reflects on personal behaviour and practice
  • Implements quality improvement methods and repeats quality improvement cycles to refine practice: designing projects and evaluating their impact
  • Critically appraises and synthesises the outcomes of audit, inquiries, incidents or complaints and implements appropriate changes
  • Engages with relevant stakeholders to implement robust governance systems and systematic documentation processes

Safeguarding vulnerable groups


  • Recognises and takes responsibility for safeguarding children, young people and adults using appropriate systems for identifying, sharing information, recording and raising concerns, obtaining advice and acting.
  • Applies appropriate equality and diversity legislation, including disability discrimination requirements in the context of patient care

Education and training


  • Evidence of good technical ability in Trauma surgery and broad spectrum of trauma operating exposure. Subspecialty interest in complex foot and ankle fractures and injuries
  • Wide exposure to various outpatient and multidisciplinary clinics
  • Critically assesses own learning needs and ensures a personal development plan, reflects both clinical practice and the relevant generic capabilities to lead and develop a service
  • Promotes and participates in individual and team learning: supporting the educational needs of individuals and teams
  • Identifies and creates safe and supportive working and learning environments
  • Can act as a role model, educator, supervisor, coach or mentor for medical and non-medical practitioners
  • Creates effective learning opportunities and provides developmental feedback, both verbally and in writing, to learners and doctors in training
  • Plans and provides effective teaching and training activities, Teaching skills and experience
  • Understands how to raise concerns about the behaviour or performance of any learner under their clinical supervision
  • Takes part in patient education
  • Competence in offering expert clinical opinion on range of problems both emergency and elective. Experience of trauma on call

Qualifications, and research


  • Shall have completed a minimum of 12 years medical work (either continuous period or in aggregate) since obtaining a primary medical qualification, of which a minimum of 6 years should have been in a relevant specialty.
  • Full GMC registration or equivalent registerable qualification
  • Primary medical degree, FRCS or equivalent degree
  • Keeps up to date with current research and best practice in the individual's specific area of practice, through appropriate continuing professional activities and their own independent study and reflection
  • Critically appraises and understands the relevance of the literature, conducting literature searches and reviews disseminates best practice including from quality improvement projects
  • Locates and uses clinical guidelines appropriately
  • Communicates and interprets research evidence in a meaningful way for patients to support shared decision making
  • Works towards identifying the need for further research to strengthen the evidence base or where there are gaps in knowledge, networking with teams within and outside the organisation

Other Requirements


  • Full driving license, Access to a car

Employer details

Employer name

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust




HP21 8AL

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