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BOA Transitional Fellow - Foot & Ankle (Lower Limb)


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Fixed Term for 12 Months
Full Time 40 Hours per week
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University Hospital of North Tees
£32,569 - £49,086 per annum
08/03/2019 23:59

We are on a continuous journey of improvement and transformation but our main priority is, and always will be, providing safe and high quality care to our patients every day; the kind of care we would want for ourselves and our loved ones. If you share our passion then apply for this opportunity and help us make our patients’ experience the best it can possibly be.

With a budget of around £270m, three hospitals and 5,500 staff, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital-based services to the population of Hartlepool, Stockton on Tees and parts of East Durham and Sedgefield as well as community, therapeutic and screening to a wider population across Durham and Teesside.



BOA Transitional Fellow - Foot & Ankle (Lower Limb)

Closing Date: 8th March 2019

This Trust has been selected to host a BOA Transitional Fellow, a scheme for CCT holders who have yet to be appointed for a substantive consultant posts. Completion of the Fellowship may lead to a Post Graduate Certificate in Leading Clinical Innovation and Improving Performance. A contribution by the Fellow and the Trust to the Diploma course will normally be required. All Fellows must be members of the BOA. 

 The Fellow will work within the Lower Limb (Food and Ankle) service in Trauma & Orthopaedics at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual to undertake a fellowship in a post primarily designed for surgeons who have passed their FRCS (T&O) examination and achieved CCT and wish to gain specialist surgical experience prior to applying for a Consultant post.

They will work with the consultant orthopaedic surgeons, concentrating upon foot and ankle surgery and complex ankle and toe joint replacements, arthroscopic ankle and foot surgery and complex foot and ankle trauma surgery. This will also include planned fellow operating lists in addition to provision for treating patients who have been referred by the general trauma team but requires the expertise of the foot and ankle team.

The Trust has strong links with Teesside University and has a track record of supporting trainees through various clinical courses provided by the university.

The successful candidate will have commitments at both hospital sites (University Hospital of North Tees and University Hospital of Hartlepool). It is a fixed term contract for 12 months.

It is essential that the applicant has a good understanding of clinical risk management and experience of lower limb surgery. In addition to the challenges of the role, we expect commitment to clinical research - especially metal on metal, teaching and audit.

Other attributes such as excellent inter-personal skills in both clinical and non-clinical environment are required. The applicant should also be able to enthuse, motivate and lead others whilst co-operating with consultants and other professionals in a sensitive and effective manner. Evidence of organising and prioritising workload is necessary.

It is important that the applicant is a team player and adaptable to respond to changing circumstances and be willing to engage in NHS strategies.

This post is subject to enhanced criminal record disclosure.


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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

Mr R Limaye, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon/Lead Food and Ankle Surgeon, University Hospital of North Tees on 01642 624635.



If you have problems applying, contact

01642 624823