Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon

Taunton, Somerset
£76,761 - £103,490 per annum
27 Apr 2018
21 May 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton

Department: Trauma and Orthopaedics

Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust invite applications for the post of Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon. This post is available immediately as a full-time substantive appointment.

The successful applicant will be working closely with four colleagues to provide a comprehensive elective and emergency spinal surgical service for the population of Somerset and North Dorset. This will involve inpatient and day case surgery, outpatient clinics, weekly MDT and with a 1 in 5 on call commitment as part of a 24/7 on call service.

The Spinal Surgery Unit is supported by two Specialist Spinal Registrars, one Spinal Clinical Nurse Practitioner and four other CNPs, five Trauma and Orthopaedic registrars and seven F2 doctors who are shared with the Orthopaedic team, as well as dedicated spinal theatre (with Jackson Table and Operating Microscope) specialist bracing/casting team with Cottrell Table, occupational and physiotherapy/hydrotherapy services, ITU, paediatric high dependency unit and 24 hour radiology services including MRI.

Musgrove Park Hospital is situated in the South West of England in the county town of Taunton, close to J25 of the M5 motorway, 48 miles south of Bristol and is 2 hours by rail from London. The Vale of Taunton sits between 2 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Quantock and Blackdown Hills, and is within easy reach of the North Devon and Dorset Coasts.

All applicants must either be on the GMC's specialist register or within 6 months of obtaining their CCT at the time of interview.

Please note that relocation expenses are not offered with this post.

For further information on the post please contact Paul Thorpe at pa​ or 01823 344825. To apply please visit: https://​

Interview Date: Thursday 12th July 2018 Closing date: 21st May 2018.