ST3 LAS in Trauma and Orthopaedics
This post provides an excellent opportunity to work on the middle-grade rota alongside Severn Deanery trainees in a friendly district general hospital. The department is led by an extremely supportive consultant body who are strongly committed to providing a high level of training to all members of the team. A 1:8 on-call rota means that there is a good mix of exposure to acute and elective operating, time spent in outpatient clinics, and protected sessions to pursue audit and research projects which are actively encouraged. Regular teaching, interview and exam practice is also provided within the department.
The post has justifiably gained a reputation as an ideal stepping stone for candidates who are seeking further experience before applying for the Specialty Training programme, and tailored support is provided to help prepare for this selection process.
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 40 minute 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.
Interview date: Thursday 13th June 2019.