Locum Consultant Orthopaedic and Oncology Surgeon
Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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We are seeking a Locum Orthopaedic Surgeon to work with the Trust for a period of 12 months within the Trust Bone Tumour Service.
Candidates must demonstrate within thier application demonstrable experience in musculoskeletal oncology and hold Specialist Registration in Trauma and Orthopaedics with the GMC.
The Bone Tumour Service at RJAH is one of the five Bone Sarcoma units commissioned by NHS England. It provides a comprehensive service in the diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant bone and soft tissue tumours. It is part of the Greater Manchester and Oswestry Sarcoma Service (GMOSS) along with The Christie NHS Foundation Trust and Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.
Main duties of the job
The postholder will support their 2 existing consultant orthopaedic oncological surgeons work to a job plan that contains out-patient and operating lists, alongside daily triage of referrals and multi-disciplinary team meetings.
The role has been allocated time for 1.5 supporting planned activities.
The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic NHS Trust (RJAH)is one of the leading orthopaedic hospitals in the country, with some of the highest levels of staff and patient satisfaction, as well as a strong reputation for research and innovation.
Joining RJAH is more than just a job - we want our people to have the best opportunities to thrive in their role.We have a range of fantastic staff benefits on offer to everyone who joins RJAH and you'll have access to outstanding professional development opportunities and state-of-the-art facilities - including our recently-opened £6 million Headley Court Veterans' Orthopaedic Centre (the first unit of its kind in the UK).RJAH has strong links with a range of universities including Staffordshire, Keele, Glyndwr, Chester and Birmingham.The hospital is located on a site outside Oswestry in Oswestry, just off the A5. The nearest train station is in Gobowen, approximately two miles from the hospital. The station is part of the Chester to Birmingham line.We are based in North Shropshire, close to the border with North and Mid Wales. It is one of the most attractive parts of the country, with a rich historic culture and excellent transport links. It offers outstanding opportunities for anyone who enjoys an outdoor lifestyle or is looking to raise a family.
This role within our Oncology team is intended for a surgeon on a 12-month fixed term basis. The consultant will contribute to the provision within the Oncology service.
The post-holder will be assigned to work collaboratively with two Consultant Orthopaedic and Oncology Surgeons. The Bone Tumour Service at RJAH is one of the five Bone Sarcoma units commissioned by NHS England. It provides a comprehensive service in the diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant bone and soft tissue tumours. It is part of the Greater Manchester and Oswestry Sarcoma Service (GMOSS) along with The Christie NHS Foundation Trust and Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. The Montgomery Unit is purpose built Musculoskeletal Oncology Unit which was opened in 2016. It has a clinic suite of 3 consulting rooms, a treatment room, physiotherapy room, reception area, consultants office/conference room, secretarial and nursing offices. Within the unit is Oswald Ward which has ten single bed en-suite rooms.
The hospital has six inpatient wards, including a private patient ward. There are eleven (laminar flow) operating theatres, including a short stay surgery unit and full outpatient and diagnostic facilities.
The Trust provides a comprehensive range of Musculoskeletal services including orthopaedic surgery, spinal injuries, bone disorders and medicine, and as one of the UKs leading specialist hospitals, provides services on a local, regional, and national basis.
The Trust is a single site based in Oswestry, close to the border with Wales. The surrounding geographical area includes Shropshire, Wales, Cheshire, and the Midlands. As such, we serve the people of both England and Wales, as well as a wider national catchment. Our services are provided predominantly to the people of Shropshire, Cheshire and North Wales and our specialist services serve a much broader population across the Midlands, North West and Wales.
There is an outstanding Musculoskeletal Radiology Department with MRI, ultrasound, and CT scanning.
There is also a specialist department dealing with Metabolic Bone Disease and provides both clinical and investigative services.
In the Arthritis Research Centre there are full-time scientists, extensive research laboratories, as well as a Department of Anatomy.
Work of the department
The department has over 1600 new patient referrals a year in all aspects of Musculoskeletal Oncology. There is daily outpatients clinics delivered by consultants, clinical nurse specialists and specialist physiotherapist. The department is supported by a consultant Medical Oncology both of who has a clinic within the unit. There is one whole day operating sessions and two half day sessions available to the tumour team. The new appointee will be supported with joint operating with the existing consultants where required and for complex cases. There are two Multidisciplinary Team Meetings a week: a local diagnostic meeting and the superregional GMOSS sarcoma meeting. The GMOSS meeting is via Teams.
Main duties and responsibilities
- Daily triage of referrals
- Outpatients clinics at RJAH
- Operating sessions
- Ward rounds
- Multidisciplinary Meetings
- Clinical Administration
- Prospective cover of consultant colleagues
The department and the hospital as a whole has an excellent reputation for teaching.
The tumour team deliver weekly viva teaching to the RJAH trainees on a Friday morning and monthly teaching at the Hereford Weekend regional Friday afternoon teaching. In addition, there are regular courses throughout the year at RJAH where lectures are delivered. There are also frequent invites for lectures both locally and nationally.
Research is an important part of the departments work with a number of ongoing studies. An active participation in the unit's research program is required. It is expected that the successful candidate proactively develops, supervises, and runs research projects.
Consultant members of the Tumour Unit
Miss G Cribb Consultant Orthopaedic and Oncology Surgeon, Clinical Lead
Miss K Shepherd Consultant Orthopaedic and Oncology Surgeon
Mr G Davies AHP Consultant in MSK Tumours and Lead Cancer Practitioner
Medical Staff in the Tumour Unit
1 Senior Registrar
1 Junior Registrar
Secretarial Support and Accommodation
Within Montgomery Unit there are three secretaries, three data trackers and one appointments officer. The new postholder with share an office with the existing consultants.
Qualification and Professional Registration
Research and Publications
Certificate of Sponsorship
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