Consultant Hand and Wrist Surgeon

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Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery
10 PAs per week
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University Hospital, Coventry & Hospital of St Cross, Rugby
Coventry & Rugby
£76,761 - £103,490 per annum
25/06/2018 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 


Consultant Hand and Wrist Surgeon

We are looking to appoint a Consultant Hand and Wrist surgeon to our innovative and ambitious Orthopaedic department. The candidate should have a background in Orthopaedic or Plastic Hand Surgery at fellowship level.

Over the past year we have developed our hand service to include a separate hand surgery on-call rota and dedicated hand and wrist trauma clinics and lists. This acclaimed development indicates the need for another consultant to help us provide a comprehensive trauma and elective hand service.  The successful candidate will join the hand on-call and will not be expected to participate in general orthopaedic trauma.

We are a large university hospital and major trauma centre and undertake a high volume and wide variety of hand surgery. There are currently 4 substantive and 1 locum hand surgeon in our Orthopaedic department of 36 consultants.  We work closely with our plastic surgery colleagues, especially in cases of vascular compromise and replantation.

Our aim is to continue to build a world class department which is recognised both nationally and internationally. We are looking for a highly committed and enthusiastic individual who not only shares this aim but is able to integrate fully into the department which has remained a cohesive, well-balanced and immensely friendly department in which to work.

The department provides one of the biggest teaching commitments to Warwick Medical School and has developed a very strong academic unit. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate previous experience as an educator and/or researcher/innovator to enhance the work of the department in either or both of these fields. In addition successful candidate will have demonstrated a high level of competence within specialist hand and wrist surgery that will enable the department to gain the national and international recognition it seeks.

Applicants should either be on the specialist register or be within six months of their expected date of CCT at the time of interview.


Interview date: 20th July 2018

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

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