Trauma and Orthopaedic Consultant – Revision Arthroplasty
Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust
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Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust is one of the largest acute Hospital Trusts in the country. We provide acute and specialist services to people across Portsmouth, South East Hampshire and West Sussex. We continue to build our reputation for innovation and excellence, consistently delivering outstanding performance, whilst developing the skills and abilities of our staff.
Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust is seeking to appoint a Consultant to work within the Trauma and Orthopaedic Department based at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth. The successful candidate will be required to join the general trauma on-call rota and undertake an elective practice with a specialist interest in Revision Knee Arthroplasty Surgery working as part of the Major Revision Centre for the South East Region. You will join a team of thirty-one Consultants providing a highly sub-specialised Trauma and Orthopaedic service.
If Portsmouth is a new area to you, we have the advantages of city life coupled with rural villages and seaside towns. Portsmouth is a thriving naval city, steeped in history, on the beautiful South Coast. It is ninety minutes from central London and has good transport links by ferry and airplane into Europe. Water sports facilities are excellent with access to the Solent and sandy beaches are within easy reach. Inland is the spectacular and unspoilt countryside of rural Hampshire, and the South Downs National Park. It is an excellent area to raise a family.
Main duties of the job
The post requires an individual who is willing to be flexible, work as part of a team and can demonstrate an ability to continuously develop services. In return we offer the opportunity to work and improve within a modern, forward looking and busy department.
Minimum Requirements: Candidates must hold the Bachelor of Medicine (MBBS / MBChB) or equivalent qualification and have completed Higher Surgical Training in Trauma & Orthopaedics (FRCS T&O or equivalent). Candidates must be on the GMC Specialist Register with entry via CCT (proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of interview). Alternatively, candidates must hold CESR GMC Registration and hold Residency Rights for the United Kingdom. They must have full registration with the GMC and a valid driving licence.
The successful candidate will be expected to live within 15 miles or 30 minutes of Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth.
Interviews are due to be held on the 12th January 2024.
Here at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust, we are proud to provide expert, compassionate care for our local population. We are ranked as the third in the country for research, embedding education and training across the organisation. Our main hub is the Queen Alexandra Hospital, which is one of the largest hospitals on the south coast employing over 8,700 staff. Our patients come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds because it makes our hospital stronger. If you share our values and our enthusiasm for getting it right for patients, colleagues, and our community, you will find a home at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust.
The successful applicant will join the team as a Consultant and will be expected to participate in all facets of the department including on-call and will undertake elective clinics and operating to meet service demands.
The post holder will be an Orthopaedic Consultant with a specialist interest at Fellowship level in Knee Revision Arthroplasty surgery.
The post will be based at Queen Alexandra Hospital. Full participation in teaching, audit and research will be expected.
Education & Research
The teaching and training of Junior Medical Staff is regarded to be of paramount importance by this department. The teaching standards are in line with the agreement between the Trust and Post Graduate Dean.
It is expected that the appointee would contribute to the active teaching programme for undergraduates/specialist registrars /GPs /junior medical staff and nurses. Monthly audit meetings are held on a rolling basis and are held at Queen Alexandra Hospital. These are attended by as many Consultants as possible and all junior staff, nursing staff and allied health professionals. This is on a rolling half-day basis allied to other specialties within the hospital.
The department plays an active part in the Wessex Regional Post Graduate Orthopaedic training programme, which occurs alternate Fridays during the University term time and is run in conjunction with the Orthopaedic Department of Southampton University Hospital. Teaching sessions are held in Southampton and Portsmouth and once a term in other departments within the region. Time will be made available if the Consultant is required to participate in regional teaching.
The Consultant may be expected to be a named Educational Supervisor for SpRs and other junior posts.
Continued Professional Development
In addition to the Trusts medical library the department holds an extensive library of journals and relevant educational materials to support CPD. There are opportunities to undertake relevant external duties to support and enhance CPD. These are agreed with the Clinical Director and Medical Director.
The job plan includes 2 PAs of SPA during which time the post holder will be expected to complete activities required for revalidation, continuing professional development and audit.
There is a formal mentoring process for new consultant surgical colleagues to support adjustment to their new role within Portsmouth Hospitals. The ultimate aim is to make sure that all new consultants within surgery have an appropriate period of mentoring tailored to their individual needs to support professional development.
Following appointment there will be a meeting between the Clinical Director/ Clinical Lead and the new Consultant to agree mentoring arrangements.
Certificate of Sponsorship
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