Consultant in Trauma & Orthopaedics – Lower Limb arthroplasty and Trauma surgery

Location
Employer:Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS TrustDepartment:Trauma and OrthopaedicsLocation:
Posted
15 May 2017
Closes
07 Jun 2017
Ref
381-A-17-62948
Sector
Hospital
Career Level
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

“Right now we are building our future”

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, innovative and progressive Consultant to join our Trauma and Orthopaedics Consultant team. The post is for dedicated Lower limb arthroplasty and Trauma. The appointees will cover both sites, City Hospital, Birmingham and Sandwell General Hospital during the on call. Applications are welcomed from candidates with FRCS (or equivalent) who are on the General Medical Council’s Specialist Register in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery or who will be within six months of obtaining their CCT at the time of interview. In addition applicants should demonstrate within their application that they are fully trained in the generality of knee surgery with a minimum 12 month lower limb surgery Fellowship post CCT/specialist training. Fellowship training in trauma is desirable as well.

The post will enable the successful applicant to develop sub-specialty surgery interests to complement the existing consultant staff, develop further towards a recognised Black Country Alliance Lower limb services, in conjunction with Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley and Manor Hospital, Walsall.

The appointee will take equal responsibility with existing Consultants for the proper functioning of the clinical service, working with clinical and managerial colleagues towards achieving and maintaining national maximum waiting times and developing clinical pathways in line with the maximum 18 week patient pathway guarantee. There will be a commitment to General Orthopaedic on-call as part of this post, which at present is 1 in 12 split weekend / days (which may change in future)

The Trust is building the 670 bed Midland Metropolitan Hospital which is due to open in October 2018. This new state of the art acute hospital in Grove Lane, Smethwick will bring together all acute services onto one site.

The single-site Acute Hospital will benefit from co-located specialist services which will support the new Emergency Department with dedicated imaging facility and Assessment Units. It will provide state-of- the-art treatment and care for patients from Sandwell and across the region and will become the civic heart of the area and a point of pride for the community.

The Trust is a key partner with the local commissioning group and the local authorities in the Right Care Right Here programme which seeks to deliver a redevelopment of local health services. The programme includes one of the largest investments in the UK with new facilities in both the acute and community sectors. Included within this is the new Midland Metropolitan Hospital.

The Trust has a very good reputation for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching with strong links to the University of Birmingham and Health Education West Midlands. The Trust is home to a number of University departments and we are now looking to develop research capacity in a number of specialties in the Trust including Emergency Medicine so there is likely to be opportunities to become involved in research activities. There is a clinical skills laboratory on the Acute Medical Unit which is the first in the UK.

Birmingham is a vibrant, multi-cultural city and it is a very exciting place to live and work. It has a population of 1.1 million, the youngest in Europe. Its residents speak over 140 languages and blend different cultures and nationalities with history that is rich in industrial heritage.

The area boasts affordable housing with popular residential districts such as Harborne and Sutton Coldfield an easy commute to either of the main hospital sites. There are a number of very good schools and colleges locally (including a number of independent and grammar schools such as the King Edwards Schools). Birmingham is a very green city with more than 8,000 acres of green space including impressive parks around the city. Due to our central location and good motorway connections we are in easy reach of a number of beautiful rural locations including the Peak District, Cannock Chase, the Lickey Hills and the Cotswolds.

Birmingham is a vibrant, multi-cultural city and it is a very exciting place to live and work. It has a population of 1.2 million, the youngest in Europe. Its residents speak over 140 languages and blend different cultures and nationalities with history that is rich in industrial heritage, and it is an exciting place to live and work. It has a population of over The area boasts affordable housing with popular residential districts such as Harborne and Sutton Coldfield an easy commute to either of the main hospital sites. There are a number of very good schools and colleges locally (including a number of independent and grammar schools such as the King Edwards Schools). Birmingham is a very green city with more than 8,000 acres of green space including impressive parks around the city. Due to our central location and good motorway connections we are in easy reach of a number of beautiful rural locations including the Peak District, Cannock Chase, the Lickey Hills and the Cotswolds.

For an informal discussion please contact Mr Tillu Clinical Director, on 0121 507 4478 or abhaytillu@nhs.net. or Mr Divya Prakash, Clinical lead/ Lower Limb Orthopaedic surgeon on 0121 507 3661 or d.prakash@nhs.net.

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CLOSING DATE: 7th June 2017

INTERVIEW DATE: 26th June 2017

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust is committed to equality of opportunity and is a no smoking organisation.