Trauma and Orthopaedic Locum Consultant

Yeovil, Somerset
£77,913 - £105,042 per annum subject to experience
08 Feb 2019
10 Mar 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

This is a locum post in Upper Limb and Hand Surgery, including general Orthopaedic Trauma on call, with view to imminent substantive appointment. Potential candidates for the future substantive post would be encouraged to make contact at this point, even if the candidate is not willing or able to consider the locum appointment.

The successful applicant will join an established and progressive group of Orthopaedic surgeons and will need a high level of competence in hand surgery, including fellowship-level training within this area. This post is part of the strategic plan to build on the success of our Upper Limb Service and Orthopaedic Unit and gives an exciting opportunity to lead and develop the hand service. Recent experience of treating Orthopaedic Trauma is also required, as the appointee will be expected to participate in the on-call rota (1:8).

The upper limb department consists of one shoulder and elbow surgeon and one hand and wrist surgeon (this post), supported by an experienced associate specialist in upper limb surgery. The surgeons are supported by a proactive hand therapy department with tertiary support from the Bristol plastic surgeons. Elective and Trauma clinics are performed alongside the other upper limb consultant and associate specialist in order to ensure adequate support is available if required.

The Orthopaedic Consultant team are supported by two associate specialists and eight middle grade Doctors (including two STR trainees) in providing a full range of non-spinal Orthopaedic surgery. There is an active teaching programme with weekly departmental teaching and monthly audit and clinical governance meetings.

Applicants must have MBBS and FRCS (Tr & Orth) qualifications or equivalent and be fully registered with the GMC and hold a licence to practise. To succeed you must have undergone clinical training and experience equivalent to the UK CCT in Orthopaedic Surgery. Ideally applicants should have entry on the GMC Specialist Register via CCT (proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of the interview date), CESR or European Community Rights. Specialist Registration is not essential for the locum position but will be for a substantive role.

For candidates who reside abroad you must have completed the necessary language tests (iELTS or NARIC) before applying to us. You must be able to satisfy the language test requirements of the UKVI remit at time of applying.

Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a modern hospital surrounded by stunning countryside with good transport links to cities such as Bath, Bristol, Exeter and is just over two hours from London, with a 40minute drive to the coast.

We are an ambitious Trust with a family feel and our vision is to care for our patients as if they are one of our family. Our aim is for our Trust to be a fundamental part of a vibrant, sustainable, and collaborative healthcare community; patients’ first choice for acute health care, founded on a reputation of quality, safety and compassion. Running a highly-successful quality improvement initiative, we aim to drive innovation with patient-centred thinking.

Serving a population of approximately 220,000, the Hospital has enjoyed a successful history; trusted and respected by our patients, staff and commissioners. Our successful nurse recruitment campaign has put us in a strong position to care for our patients and our highly-regarded, active Research and Development department is involved in a wide range of local, national and international research studies, with record numbers of patients recruited onto trials this year.

Our iCARE model, which has established the principles of exemplary patient care and patient experience, has attracted national interest and is embedded in everything we do.

The interview date is Monday 25th March 2019.

Agency CV's will not be accepted for this role.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Mr Julian Grundy, Clinical Director for Orthopaedics and Trauma, on 01935 384419 or email

If you would like to find out more about the upper limb service please contact Mr Oliver Donaldson, Consultant Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon, on 01935 384597 or email

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