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COVID-19 Vacancy Junior Clinical Fellow in Trauma and Orthopaedics

Junior Clinical Fellow

Main area
Trauma & Orthopaedics
Grade
Junior Clinical Fellow
Contract
6 months (Fixed Term - 6 months)
Hours
Full time - 40 hours per week (40 hours)
Job ref
001-MP139.22
Employer
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Employer type
NHS
Site
University Hospital Llandough
Town
Cardiff
Closing
14/08/2022 23:59

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Job overview

You will be responsible for undertaking the administrative duties associated with the care of patients and the administration of the department.

All employees have an individual responsibility to adhere to the Infection Control Policy and to protect themselves, the patient, visitors and colleagues from the risk of infection. The individual responsibility will include the requirement to attend training at intervals determined by the UHB and understand Infection Control issues as they pertain to their workplace. They will report any identified infection risk and take necessary precautions / actions to prevent transmission.

Under the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 it is the responsibility of each member of staff to ensure that all personal data (information that is capable of identifying a living individual) relating to patients, staff and others to which they have access to in the course of employment is regarded as strictly confidential. Staff must refer to the UHB’s Data Protection Policy (available via UHB intranet) regarding their responsibilities. 

Main duties of the job

Applications are invited for a Junior Clinical Fellow in Orthopaedics within Cardiff and Vale Health Board, which is available from 3 August 2022 for 6 months.

The successful candidate will be based at the University Hospital Llandough which is the elective orthopaedic centre for Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan. The post holder will work flexibly with colleagues to cover daytime duties of junior doctor colleagues who are on leave but there will be ample opportunities to attend other sessions including attending theatre lists, outpatient clinics, teaching sessions and multidisciplinary meetings. There will be opportunities for research or audit projects, with a number of national multicentre and commercial trials currently in progress. There will be an opportunity to develop skills such as research paper writing, delivery of shockwave therapy, oral presentation, surgical skills, outpatient clinic consultation and this can be tailored to the needs of the successful candidate. The post is ideal for a candidate wishing to make a transition from foundation posts to application for ST posts.

Mr Andrew Logan, Consultant Hand Surgeon Tel: - 02920716856

This post is not recognised for training by the Royal College of Surgeons.

Working for our organisation

Llandough Hospital is a Teaching Hospital with 453 beds currently in use.  The hospital is situated five miles from the centre of Cardiff and all major specialties are represented providing a range of medical services to the people of Bro Taf particularly but not exclusively to those in the west of Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.

In addition to standard services offered, the hospital also provides specialist services including Mental Health, the Therapeutics & Toxicology Centre and regional poisons unit.  The hospital also provides some services not available at the other major site, such as the CF Unit, Diabetic Retinopathy Service and the Sleep Studies Centre.

The Orthopaedic Department uses 8 dedicated orthopaedic theatres as well as 2-3 day case theatres. There are 2 wards, day surgery beds and a daycase unit, 16 Outpatient consulting rooms and an integrated radiology department housing MRI facilities.

There is an active Orthopaedic research department with collaborations with a number of UK centres as well as the Arthritis Research Council and Cardiff University.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The postholder will be based at University Hospital Llandough which is the elective orthopaedic centre for Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan and hosts three trauma wards of different acuity levels. The full range of trauma and orthopaedic services for adults is offered including hand, joint replacement, soft tissue, shoulder and elbow, knee and foot and ankle surgery. The postholder will support the Foundation doctors in the day to day care of ward patients and will link in with the Surgical Care Practitioners, Clinical Fellows, Specialist Registrars and Consultants, working with a number of teams in rotation and therefore will gain exposure to many aspects of trauma orthopaedic surgery. There will be the opportunity to attend theatre lists, outpatient clinics, multidisciplinary meetings with the opportunity to develop skills in these areas. The postholder will cover the daytime ward duties, both elective and trauma. There will be no out of hours on-call commitment with the intended working week being 40 hours Monday to Friday. Some flexible working may be required to support early evening theatre lists and colleagues on leave. There will be opportunities for research or audit projects, with a number of national multicentre plus commercial trials in progress. There will be opportunity to develop skills such as research paper writing, delivery of shockwave therapy, oral presentation, surgical skills, outpatient clinic consultations and this can be tailored to the needs of the successful candidate.

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • MBBS or equivalent
  • FRCS/MRCS
  • ATLS Provider
Desirable criteria
  • FRCS ( T&O)
  • MSc or PHD
  • Academic Excellence (Prizes, merits, distinctions etc.,)

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of middle grade experience within T&O
  • Evidence of completion of basic surgical training.
Desirable criteria
  • Basic and Advanced Trauma courses.
  • Specialist training experience leading to FRCS ( Orth)
  • Evidence of previous experience in trauma surgery

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Welsh language skills are not necessary

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Andrew Logan
Job title
Consultant Hand Surgeon
Email address
Andrew.Logan@wales.nhs.uk
Telephone number
02920716856