Locum Consultant in Sports and Exercise Medicine

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


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Job summary

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and hardworking surgeon to join our department as a member of our Trauma and Orthopaedic consultant team.

This will be a 1 year locum contract in the first instance. The successful candidate will cover trauma and elective services, with particular focus on Foot and Ankle.

Main duties of the job

This is a full time post (10 PAs), with on call commitments. The post will entail a major input into the care of trauma cases within the department and the elective surgery will focus on foot and ankle surgery.

The post-holder will agree a detailed job plan including personal and professional objectives with the Clinical Director once in post, but the job plan will involve trauma theatre, elective theatre, fracture clinic and elective outpatient sessions.

The appointee will be expected to fully contribute to the administrative, teaching and research activities within the department. All consultants represent the department on various committees within the trust as well as taking responsibility for particular delegated areas according to their interests and availability. The Clinical Director is responsible for delegating these responsibilities.

The appointee will contribute to the teaching of medical students and trainee Doctors and to participate in weekly postgraduate meetings of the Trauma & Orthopaedic Department as well as audit, governance and training meetings.

The post is in the Surgical Specialties Division, which sits within the Surgery & Cancer Board. The Divisional Clinical Director is Professor Fares Haddad. The post-holder will be accountable to Mr Sam Oussedik, clinical lead for Orthopaedics

About us

complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population.

We provide academically-led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education and world-class research. We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites and are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses.

Trauma and Orthopaedics is delivered across the University College Hospital campus, the Grafton Way Building site and the Institute of Sports Exercise and Health.

Grafton Way Building has five orthopaedic theatres and a 32 bedded elective surgical ward, with access to ITU. It functions as the Southern Elective Orthopaedic Centre, where all adult elective orthopaedic inpatients from UCH and Whittington Health are managed as part of the NCL Orthopaedic Network Southern Partnership. All Trauma patients are managed within UCH, within a dedicated ward. The Division works closely with the Institute of Sports Exercise and Health to deliver world leading Sports and Exercise Medicine services.

Job description

Job responsibilities


The Trauma and Orthopaedic department offers comprehensive care for the whole spectrum of traumatic and non- traumatic orthopaedic conditions and works closely with Rheumatologists, Oncologists, and Radiologists and with the Accident and Emergency department. The orthopaedic surgical team operate out of 4 orthopaedic laminar flow theatres daily in addition to other day case and main theatre space. Clinics are delivered in the main outpatient department in University College Hospital, with specialist clinics also running from the Institute of Sports Exercise and Health.

Academic Activities

The Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health is based on the Bloomsbury campus. The Institute of Orthopaedics is based at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore but is part of University College London. You will have access to their facilities and will be encouraged to take forward academic developments in your specialty.

Teaching at the undergraduate and post-graduate level will be an important commitment of the appointee in addition to the development of his/her own research programme. UCL Hospitals Orthopaedic department has an active programme of research involving junior medical staff. It participates in the post-graduate programme of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital that satisfies the academic syllabus for all London orthopaedic trainees. Teaching and research commitments will account for one session each week and will include the monthly

The Role and Responsibilities

The post-holder will be accountable to Mr Sam Oussedik, clinical lead for Orthopaedics

The post is in the Surgical Specialties Division, which sits within the Surgery & Cancer Board. The Divisional Clinical Director is Professor Fares Haddad.

The post will entail a major input into the care of trauma cases within the department and the elective surgery will focus on foot and ankle surgery.

Job Plan

Your job plan is anticipated to contain 10 Programmed Activities per week on average to be carried out on UCLH sites, with on call commitments. This is an outline programme and you will be expected to discuss and agree a detailed job plan including your personal and professional objectives with your Clinical Director within 3 months of your start date. An indicative job plan is copied below:






Foot and Ankle MDT UCH

Diabetic Foot MDT (1 per month)

Consultant meeting/Governance/M&M


Trauma Theatre

OPD/Theatre (alternate)

Theatre/OPD (alternate)


Fracture Clinic

OPD/Theatre (alternate)

Theatre/OPD (alternate)


1PA, 1;12



This job plan is a guide and may be subject to change as other appointments are made. You will be expected to work within the Orthopaedic Consultant Team ensuring that annual leave is covered at all time and may be required to work until 7pm on a regular basis. You will be required to work at weekends in the future, including elective work. All supporting services for patient care will be available on Saturdays and Sundays (for post-operative care) as would be available on Monday to Friday, including administrative support, Intensive Care, therapy support, nursing input, radiology, pathology testing and support of medical doctors.

You would be expected to be available on a weekly basis in order to provide cover for your colleagues. We aim to have no theatre session cancellations due to absence within the orthopaedic team.

Direct Clinical Care Activities

A draft job plan of programmed direct clinical activities is indicated above. Ward round activities within the department are expected to be undertaken prior to the start of the programmed activities. 1 PA is paid for work arising from on-call commitments which includes weekend ward rounds and trauma operating lists.

Other Programmed Activities

Supporting activities will include:

  • Appraisal, revalidation and time to prepare the appraisal portfolio
  • Attendance at the departmental clinical governance and morbidity/mortality meetings and taking forward actions arising from them, e.g. mortality reviews and audits
  • Undertaking at least the minimum requirements for revalidation in respect of quality improvement activity, and patient and colleague 360 feedback
  • Statutory and Mandatory Training
  • Continuing Professional Development
  • Teaching and Training
  • Clinical supervisor
  • Audit
  • Clinical Governance
  • Job planning
  • Research
  • Clinical Management

More SPA time will be allocated in addition for specific roles.

On Call Rota

You will be required to participate in a 1 in 12 non-resident on-call rota (Category A) acting as the Trauma consultant of the week one week in 12. During this week all trauma admissions will be admitted under your care and you will chair the daily trauma meeting at 8.00am Mon - Fri. The frequency of this rota commitment is considered to be low frequency, high intensity. Emergency work arising from on-call duties will be taken into account in assessing the number of programmed activities for on-call in your agreed job plan. If appropriate, these will be backdated to your start date.

Person Specification

Professional Qualifications


  • Full GMC Registration Entry on the GMC Specialist Register via: o CCT (proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of interview) o CESR or o European Community Rights An appropriate higher orthopaedic surgical qualification.


  • Higher Academic Degree

Clinical Experience


  • Excellent clinical skills
  • Capacity to use and develop a wide range of theoretical approaches.
  • Proven ability and commitment to carry out high quality research, leading to publication.
  • Involvement in the clinical audit process and an understanding of its aims and objectives.


  • Understanding and proven ability to apply research findings in a clinical / organisational context.

Clinical Skills


  • Comprehensive training foot and ankle surgery
  • Independent operating for complex foot and ankle surgery


  • Post training fellowship in foot and ankle surgery

Clinical Knowledge


  • Commensurate with post CCT/fellowship training

Audit Management and IT


  • The ability to undertake and manage clinical audits including supervision of junior staff
  • Use of databases and hospital systems to a competent level
  • Lecturing experience with a range of disciplines


  • Knowledge and understanding of the principles of resource and budget management.
  • Proven experience in the management of a clinical area

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust



235 Euston Road



Employer's website

https://www.uclh.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Katrina Hughes



Date posted

07 June 2022

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff




£84,559 to £114,003 a year Per annum including London waiting


Fixed term


6 months

Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations


235 Euston Road



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