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Hand and Wrist Fellow

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Trauma and Orthopedics
Fixed Term
40 hours per week
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University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire
£31,217 - £49,086 per annum
11/12/2018 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 

Hand and Wrist Fellow

6 -12 month Fixed Term – starting Feb 2019

The Hand Centre at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) is looking to appoint a post-FRCS Fellow equivalent to Specialty Training year 6 or above in Orthopaedics or Plastic Surgery.

UHCW is a busy University teaching hospital and major trauma centre.

This post offers the opportunity to gain experience and develop expertise in hand and wrist surgery. Encouragement and support will be given to undertake the BSSH/University of Manchester Diploma in Hand Surgery.

The successful candidate will work as part of the Orthopaedic Hand and Wrist Team to provide care for elective and trauma patients.

There is opportunity to spend time working alongside our plastic hand surgery colleagues.

Duties will include:

  • Pre-operative and post-operative care of patients
  • Elective and Trauma outpatient clinics
  • Elective and Trauma Operating sessions -supervised and independently
  • Active involvement in the training and supervision of the multi-disciplinary Team including ST trainees, ESPs, Hand therapists and Hand co-ordinator, medical and nursing students
  • Participation in departmental audit and research
  • Organising our once monthly journal club and MDT
  • Organising and co-ordinating lists


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.

All correspondence will be sent by email; please check your account regularly including your Junk/SPAM folders

If you are invited to attend interview you will be asked to set up an account with the Trac recruitment system in order to confirm your interview time

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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 further information please contact Mr Andrew Mahon, Orthopaedic Hand Lead (Secretary Jaspal Virdi 02476965095, email Mrs Helen Hedley, Consultant Orthopaedic Hand and Wrist Surgeon (Secretary: Clare Perryman 02476 965093 email:, Mr Matthew Jones (Secretary Heidi Carberry 02476 965078 email:, Miss Clare Langley (secretary Kathy O’Malley 02476964965), Mr Michael David

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