Trust Foundation Year 2 LAS in Trauma and Orthopaedics

Yeovil, Somerset
£29,213 - £33,034 per annum
18 Jul 2019
16 Aug 2019
Career Level
Foundation year 2 (F2)
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Have you completed your F1 year?

Are you looking to achieve UK competencies at F2 level?

Yeovil Hospital are excited to offer a Trust Foundation Year 2 LAS role in our Trauma and Orthopaedics department.   This post is available from 18th October 2019 until 17th October 2020.

Although these posts are not recognised for training, they are afforded the same opportunities as our training posts, with access to in-house training and you will be encouraged to attend the weekly academic teaching programme. You will be fully supported by a Clinical Supervisor. A high number of our trust appointed doctors have accessed a national training post having undertaken employment in this role with us.  This role suits candidates looking to work at FY2 level within the NHS.  

YDH is a busy district general hospital which has a high performing and ambitious Orthopaedic department. The post is mainly ward based looking after acute trauma admissions and elective Orthopaedic patients. There is, however, ample opportunity to gain experience in the outpatient setting as well as theatres with a minimum of 1 week in every 8 allocated specifically to theatres.

You will join an 8 person rota with weekday and weekend on call commitments with prospective cover.  You will be expected to admit trauma patients as well as be an active member of the trauma team for trauma calls. 

The Orthopaedic Department caters for both Trauma and Elective work with dedicated Orthopaedic Theatres and a Day Surgery Unit. There is also an Orthopaedic Outpatient Unit. The Trust is served by a purpose built Education Centre on site and the department holds weekly education/teaching sessions and daily trauma meetings.

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.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Mr Oliver Donaldson, Foundation Programme Director and Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon on 01935 384597.