Consultant in Spinal Surgery

Location
Exeter, Devon
Posted
05 Mar 2018
Closes
26 Mar 2018
Sector
Hospital
Specialty
General surgery
Career Level
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Applications are invited for a full time post of Consultant Spinal Surgeon. The Exeter Spinal Unit covers a wide catchment area and provides routine and the more complex spinal reconstruction surgery for patients from Devon and Cornwall. A full range of spinal disorders ranging from degenerative pathologies through to tumor resection, deformity and reconstruction surgery in all regions of the spine are treated. Exeter Spine Unit is a complex spine hub in the Peninsula Regional Spine Network.

Applicants should be fully trained in general orthopaedics and traumatology or neurosurgery. We are seeking an individual with a major interest and expertise in complex spinal surgery, as well as a commitment to spinal trauma. In addition the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate flexibility.

The successful candidate will form part of the PEOC’s Spinal team and will work alongside Mr. Daniel Chan, Mr Andrew Clarke, Mr Michael Hutton, Mr Shahid Khan and Mr Oliver Stokes (Clinical Lead Spinal Team), Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeons.

The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust is a first-wave Foundation Trust that serves a population of more than 360,000 people from NHS Devon, with some specialist services serving in excess of 450,000. Exeter Medical School affords exciting opportunities to participate in both undergraduate teaching and research. The historic cathedral city of Exeter is situated in the middle of the South West Region with easy access to the countryside and coast of Devon and Cornwall. It is well served by rail, road and air links.

The Trust would actively encourage you to visit the Trust.

Interested applicants should contact Mr Oliver Stokes (Clinical Lead) (01392) 403590 oliverstokes@nhs.net or to apply, please click the apply button.

In submitting an application form you authorise the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process, should you be appointed to the post.

The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust will contact previous employers to confirm employment history to cover a period of at least 3 years. The Trust is only able accept written references; these will be requested via email. One of your referees must be your current line manager and all references must cover the previous three years work or study history. 

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit): 

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we operate a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for job applicants with disabilities. If you let us know, when you apply, that you would like to use this scheme, we will guarantee you an interview, if you meet the essential criteria listed in the person specification section of the job description.

We will also make any reasonable adjustments you require to our selection process. Please let us know what you need.”

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.