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BOA National Clinical Leaders Fellowship - Upper 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 National Clinical Leaders Fellowship - Upper 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 Upper Limb 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 upper limb surgery, including shoulder replacements, arthroscopic shoulder surgery and complex upper limb trauma surgery.

This will include a weekly planned upper limb trauma list which treats patients who have been referred by the general trauma team but requires the expertise of the upper limb team.

It is an elective only position which will allow the fellow to concentrate on upper limb elective surgery and complex upper limb trauma surgery. There is not a requirement for the post holder to take part in an out of hour’s trauma on call, although on call sessions may be available if the candidate wishes to maintain their skills in general trauma management.

There will be an opportunity for the post holder to further their clinical skills in practical delivery of ultrasound techniques as part of the planned training programme. The orthopaedic directorate has established a multidisciplinary one stop upper limb clinic at North Tees. The post holder will be asked to lead a project that focuses upon developing a similar one stop outpatient clinic within a community setting. This project work would be of significant benefit to the Trust as it is currently planning for a new hospital which will require services to be provided in a different way, with an overall strategy of providing care closer to patient’s homes where it is clinically safe and is cost effective to do so. The project will influence the strategic direction of the Trust with regards to shaping the upper limb service as part of the new hospital planning and also Clinical Care Commissioning Groups with regard to service developments.

The post holder will work closely with MSK practitioners and the MSK radiologist to lead the required changes and also utilise the practical skills learnt in ultrasound techniques as part of the training programme and/or undertake a formal ultrasound course.

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

Although the successful candidate will be based at University Hospital of North Tees, there will be a requirement to work cross site at the 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 upper limb surgery. In addition to the challenges of the role, we expect commitment to clinical research, 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 Jeavons, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon within the Orthopaedic Directorate on 01642 62 4442.


If you have problems applying, contact

01642 624823