Consultant in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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Consultant in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery with interest in Pelvic, Acetabular and Complex Hip Arthroplasty Surgery
A Consultant post in Trauma Orthopaedic Surgery is available now at the John Radcliffe Hospital.
The appointment is on a full-time basis but applications are welcome from those who wish to job share.
Candidates are highly recommended to visit the department and hospital and are invited to contact Mr Andrew Titchener, Clinical Lead for Trauma, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, The John Radcliffe Hospital (Tel: Oxford (01865) 221177); or Professor Andrew Price, Clinical Director for Trauma & Orthopaedics on (01865) 738079.
Any person who is unable for personal reasons to work full-time will be eligible to be considered for the post. If such a person is appointed, modification of the job content will be discussed on a personal basis, in consultation with consultant colleagues. Suitably qualified job-share candidates will receive serious consideration.
Main duties of the job
We require a Trauma and Orthopaedic Consultant specialising in complex orthopaedic trauma, pelvis and acetabular, and complex hip arthroplasty surgery. The appointee will work as part of a team of dedicated trauma surgeons in a Major Trauma Centre serving a catchment population of 3 million and with a substantial tertiary workload. It is anticipated that this appointment will provide surgical skill for 'fix and replace' complex periacetabular injuries, and act as a liaison point between the orthopaedic trauma service and the elective hip service. This is integral to this appointment and applicants will need to demonstrate fellowship level training in complex orthopaedic trauma surgery to include pelvis and acetabular surgery, and in hip arthroplasty surgery. We are looking for an applicant who is a team player and has relevant experience in both the management of complex trauma surgery and post-traumatic reconstruction surgery.
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research. Find out more here www.ouh.nhs.uk
The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.
Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call thisDelivering Compassionate Excellenceand its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via theOUH YouTube channel
The John Radcliffe Trauma Service provides a consultant based care for the local population of Oxfordshire and Thames Valley Major Trauma Network. The new appointee will form part of a team, managing patients with musculo-skeletal trauma. The appointee will have individual consultant responsibilities, but these will be performed within a team environment, which provides excellent opportunities for further personal and professional development and the new post holder will be treated equitably in this regard with respect to his/her consultant colleagues. The post would be suitable for a fully trained orthopaedic surgeon, with relevant experience from the UK or abroad, who wishes to practice and develop their skills in the management of musculo-skeletal trauma. It is anticipated that this appointment will provide surgical skill for fix and replace complex periacetabular injuries, and act as a liaison point between the orthopaedic trauma service and the elective hip service. This is integral to this appointment and applicants will need to demonstrate fellowship level training in complex orthopaedic trauma surgery to include pelvis and acetabular surgery, and in hip arthroplasty surgery. We are looking for an applicant who is a team player and has relevant experience in both the management of complex trauma surgery and post-traumatic reconstruction surgery.
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a teaching hospital Trust, and the post-holder will be required to participate in programmes for teaching clinical students, training junior doctors and in clinical examinations. It is expected that this will be an integral part of everyday clinical activity. The post-holders contribution to teaching, training and research will be included in the regular job plan review.
The Orthopaedic Trauma unit is one of the most active units for clinical trials worldwide. It is expected that the post-holder will contribute to this activity and it would be expected that the successful applicant would demonstrate research and audit experience in the areas of pelvic and acetabular trauma, and of elective hip arthroplasty surgery.
The post-holder will participate in all clinical governance activities, including clinical audit, clinical effectiveness, risk management, quality improvement activities as required by the Trust, and external accrediting bodies. Increasingly we are becoming a paperless service and so clinician input into the development of digital working to support the needs of our patients is essential. We are therefore looking to appoint a candidate who has a demonstrable record of the development or integration of digital systems into clinical practice.
Personal and Professional Development
The post-holder will be required to keep himself/herself fully up-to-date with their relevant area of practice and to be able to demonstrate this to the satisfaction of the Trust. Professional or study leave will be granted at the discretion of the Trust, in line with the prevailing Terms and Conditions of Service, to support appropriate study, postgraduate training activities, relevant CME courses and other appropriate personal development needs.
The trust has the required arrangements in place to ensure that all surgeons have an annualappraisal with a trained appraiser and supports surgeons going through the revalidation process.
The trust offers a mentorship scheme to all new consultants to enable them to settle into their positions. Mentorship and support from colleagues is available during weekend and out of hours working commitments.
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