Senior Clinical Fellow in Knee Surgery

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Trauma and Orthopedics
Fixed term for 6 months
40 hours per week
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University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire
£30,605 - £48,123 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 

POST: Senior Clinical Fellow in Knee Surgery

Applications are invited for the post of senior clinical fellow in knee surgery at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, covering University Hospital Coventry and Hospital of St Cross Rugby. Posts are for senior experienced trainees who have passed their FRCS (Tr & Orth) examination or equivalent and who wish to gain specialist surgical experience prior to a Consultant post. Specialist knowledge in the field of knee surgery is required and the fellow will be expected to undertake independent operating.

The fellowship is under the supervision of Mr Tim Spalding and Mr Pete Thompson and covers the range of knee surgery, including soft tissue surgery, osteotomy, cartilage repair, meniscal reconstruction, meniscal transplantation, partial and total knee arthroplasty, and knee trauma.

The Fellowship post is for six months but can be combined with others in the Trust or extended. 

Fellowship availability dates: July 2019, January and July 2020, January 2021

Previous trainees in the post have been recognised for Advanced Training for Year 6 by the Specialist Advisory Committee (SAC) for Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery. Applications from suitably qualified overseas candidates are welcome, and we can assist successful candidates in obtaining sponsored GMC registration through the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Successful candidates will join a dynamic and rapidly expanding Orthopaedic Department including 30 Consultants Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1 Professor and 1 Associate professor and 15 Specialist Registrars. The posts are not primarily research posts but are designed to give unrivalled clinical experience. Research however is encouraged as the Department is integrated with Warwick Medical School, and includes an academic team lead by Professor Damian Griffin with very active clinical research programmes.


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 send CV and supportive letter to:

Mr Tim Spalding, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon: 

Mr Peter Thompson, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon:


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