Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Barnsley, South Yorkshire
£76,761 to £103,490 pa
25 May 2018
17 Jun 2018
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Applications are invited for a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with an interest in Upper Limb Surgery based at Barnsley Hospital. The Orthopaedic department which has nine full time Consultants, including this post, provides a comprehensive Elective and Trauma service to a population of approx 225,000. The department also has one part time consultant providing specialist paediatric services from Sheffield Children’s Hospital. The Trust has 56 inpatient orthopaedic beds, three laminar flow theatres dedicated to Orthopaedics with a fourth laminar flow available for emergency work and a dedicated day surgery unit.

Orthopaedic surgery is a high priority within the Barnsley Health Community as over half of the over 55 population has a musculo-skeletal problem. The development of services will continue in coming years. The intention of the Trust is to increase investment in orthopaedics to continue to support the reductions in patient access times to continue to meet Government targets, and to ensure that patients have access to the latest developments in this increasing area of orthopaedic surgery.

As part of a dedicated and cohesive orthopaedic team, you will have the chance to be part of, and influence how the department makes a difference to its patients. The post offers excellent experience within the specialty. There is ample opportunity for continuing professional development and the teaching of junior and middle grade doctors on linked rotations.

The post being advertised is for a substantive Consultant who has a sub-specialist interest in upper limb and orthopaedic trauma surgery. The successful candidate will therefore be fully trained in general orthopaedics and be able to demonstrate a sub-specialist, post CCT fellowship training in Upper limb as well as Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery. It is envisaged that the successful candidate will take a significant role in the trauma service in Barnsley Hospital.

Applicants must be GMC registered and either be on the Specialist Register or be within 6 months of CCST at the date of interview.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and fair treatment to all applicants regardless of race, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, mental or physical disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, age or offending history.

PLEASE NOTE: all correspondence regarding this vacancy and the interview process will be sent by e-mail. Therefore, you are advised to check your emails/NHS Jobs account regularly following the closing date. To speed up the recruitment process please ensure that your references are appropriate and where possible you have provided an email address and telephone number.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges for adverts placed from 1st June are as follows:

Standard Check: £26.00 + Administration cost of £3.69 = deduction from salary as a one off payment

Enhanced Check: £44.00 + administration cost of £3.69 = £14.69 deduction from 1st months salary, £11.00 deduction from salary over following 3 months.

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Closing date: 17th June 2018

Reference Number: 163-0791-05-18

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a circa 500 bedded district general hospital, built in the 1970s and serving a a population of approximately a quarter of a million people in the Barnsley area. In 2005 the hospital gained Foundation Trust status.

Today, the hospital continues to provide a full range of district hospital services to the local community and surrounding area. These include Emergency Department services, outpatient clinics, inpatient services, and Maternity and Children’s services. We also provide a number of specialised services, including cancer and surgical services, in conjunction with other hospitals.

Our principal commissioner is Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which is responsible for commissioning health services for the population of Barnsley. We have made significant investment in our estate. In the past few years, we have successfully completed an £8m development of the Imaging Department, a £1 million refurbishment of the Acute Medical Unit and £2 million on the Emergency Department Clinical Decision Unit (CDU) and Resuscitation Unit.

Operationally, we have three Clinical Business Units (CBUs). Each CBU is led by a team made up of a Clinical Director, an Associate Director of Nursing and an Associate Director of Operations, who are supported by a Matron and Service Manager together with HR, Finance and Data Analyst Teams.

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