Orthopaedic Consultant in Soft Tissue Knee

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Trauma and Orthopaedics
10 PAs per week
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£76,761 - £103,490 per annum
02/08/2018 23:59

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire is located in the West Midlands and is home to one of the largest teaching hospitals in England. Our mission to Care, Achieve and Innovate is demonstrated in our reputation for innovation, teaching and research and high quality patient care. University Hospital in Coventry is one of the most modern healthcare facilities in Western Europe with £200 million of new medical and research equipment and a hospital that is at the forefront of digital imaging and technology.

We provide general acute hospital services to approximately 500,000 people from Coventry and Rugby and specialist hospital services to over one million people from Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond. The Trust has a revenue budget of approximately £473 million, we employ 5,639 staff, manage 1,380 beds and 32 operating theatres.

The Trust is made up of the following hospitals:
University Hospital Coventry 
Hospital of St Cross – Rugby 

We are seeking to appoint a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with a demonstrated interest in soft tissue knee surgery and knee arthroplasty. The post will involve participation in the adult on-call trauma rota. The candidate will join a Trauma and Orthopaedic Department recognised internationally for clinical, research and teaching excellence.

The new Consultant will join a team of 4 specialist soft tissue knee surgeons providing high quality and innovative treatment. Knee arthroplasty excellence is also required. The department consists of 32 NHS Consultants and one Professor. The University Hospital is a Major Trauma Centre in the West Midlands Trauma Network and houses all of the specialties required to deliver this service. The department runs an NIHR integrated clinical academic training scheme, a busy PhD programme and is the hub for the Warwick Programme of Specialist Training in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery with 30 Specialist Trainees. The new consultant will have the opportunity to take up roles in teaching or research.

The new Consultant should be a highly committed and enthusiastic individual able to integrate fully into a department which has remained a cohesive, well-balanced and immensely friendly place in which to work.

Applicants should either be on the specialist register or be within six months of their expected date of CCT at the time of interview. Ideally applicants will have undertaken a lower limb soft tissue fellowship.

Recruiting to Values

To ensure that we provide world-class patient care, UHCW recruits people that can demonstrate the Trust’s Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment, which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trust’s Values and Behaviours Framework and Values Based Recruitment Factsheet which can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trust’s Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

For an informal discussion please contact Mr Jonathan Young on 02476 965095 or Mr Peter Thompson on 02476 965096 or Mr Tim Spalding on 02476 965098