Locum Consultant in Sports and Exercise Medicine
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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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
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.
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.
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.
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)
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
- Clinical Governance
- Job planning
- 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.
Audit Management and IT
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).
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University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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07 June 2022
Hospital medical and dental staff
£84,559 to £114,003 a year Per annum including London waiting