Senior Clinical Fellow in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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Applications are invited for a Clinical Orthopedic to gain comprehensive experience and training in Trauma & Orthopedics at University College Hospital.
UCH Fellowships are clinically-based specialist posts intended to give candidates hands on experience and a wide exposure to current techniques in trauma and orthopedics surgery.UCLH has a busy trauma operative workload is delivered on all day Consultant supervised trauma lists during the week, with excellent experience to be gained in routine and complex cases. You will also have the opportunity to gain exposure to our highly specialist elective workload delivered by Consultants who are experts in their given specialist areas.
In addition, the Fellow will have the opportunity to be involved in the department's academic research projects, which can be led by the fellow based on their individual areas of interest. One such example is the recent improvement project on reducing the length of stay for patients with fractured neck of femurs.
As each of our consultants' has their specific sub-specialty interest, the candidate may be able to preference the area of their sub-specialty interest to match that of their consultant supervisor (depending on availability), giving the fellow exposure to clinics and elective operating in that particular area.
Main duties of the job
The Fellow will be working alongside a team of sixteen consultant surgeons, who collaborate closely with musculoskeletal radiologists, anesthetists, physiotherapists and occupational therapists.The successful candidate must be post MRCS, have at least 36 months Orthopedics experience and have obtained full registration with the General Medical Council of the United Kingdom.
o Ward round activities within the department are expected to be undertaken prior to the start of the programmed activities.
o The Fellow, like all members of staff is expected to develop professional and harmonious working relationships with all members of the nursing, professional, technical and managerial staff with whom they have contact during the performance of their duties and to follow the Hospital's Code of Ethics and Hospital Policies.
o To provide medical and surgical care for patients in the department while in the clinics, in theatre and on the wards.
o To meet with the respective consultants for advice and to maintain continuity of care.
o To ensure that the junior staff (SpRs, STs and RMO on-call) are informed of all relevant issues regarding patients.
o To follow the instructions given by and liaise with the Consultants in charge of each particular patient at all times.
o The Fellow will work under supervision of a consultant but will be given the opportunity to undertake clinics and operating lists independently if the appropriate competencies are met.
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most 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:
- University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)
- National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
- Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
- University College Hospital Grafton Way Building
- Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
- University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
- The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
- University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street
We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology.
At UCLH, we have a real 'One Team' ethos, and our values - safety, kindness, teamwork and improving, are central to the way we work. This is supported by our staff, who voted us as the #1 NHS Acute Trust to work for in the whole of England.
We are committed to sustainability and have pledged to become a carbon net zero health service, embedding sustainable practice throughout UCLH. We have set an ambitious target of net zero for our direct emissions by 2031 and indirect emissions by 2040.
For a full and detailed description of the role, all applicants are advised to read the attached Job Description.
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