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Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Full time: 40 hours per week (10 PAs)
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King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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Princess Royal University Hospital
£82,022 - £109,830 per annum, inc London Weighting
19/07/2020 23:59
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King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK’s largest and busiest teaching hospitals with over 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 13,000 staff based across five main sites in South East London and Kent.

The Trust provides a full range of local hospital services across its different sites, and specialist services from King’s College Hospital (KCH) site in Camberwell and the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) site in Bromley, Orpington Hospital, and some services at Beckenham Beacon and Queen Mary’s Sidcup.

The Trust is recognised internationally for its work in liver disease and transplantation, neurosciences, cardiac, haemato-oncology, fetal medicine, stroke, major trauma, and Emergency Department.

King’s is a key partner in one of London's foremost Academic Health Science Centres, King's Health Partners (KHP). KHP is one of only six Department of Health-designated AHSCs in England. It brings together a world-leading research-led university – King’s College London – and three successful NHS Foundation Trusts: King’s College Hospital, Guy’s and St Thomas’, and South London and Maudsley.

This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of our dedicated workforce and join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation for innovation and the desire to make a difference.

The Department of Trauma & Orthopaedics at the Princess Royal University Hospital, a division of Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, is looking for enthusiastic and committed Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeons.

The appointed Trauma & Orthopaedic surgeon will join a friendly and supportive team that works collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team at the Princess Royal University Hospital. There may be opportunities for cross-site working between Denmark Hill site and the South sites, subject to agreement and needs.

The team will progress the development of specialist Hip fracture centre at the PRUH and a joint admission model of care with dedicated Ortho-geriatric Consultants & their team for hip fracture and other elderly patients with fragility fractures at PRUH/ Orpington sites. They would be the keystone for work at the proposed Orthopaedic Elective Centre for South-East London, at Orpington Hospital which is being managed by the South Sites Division, based at the PRUH. The team is and would be expected to support the existing Rapid Access lists for suitable Trauma & minor surgery at the DSU, PRUH, robust seven-day working practices and new ways of working to realise of improvements in patient safety, experience and operational performance.

The post holder will be actively involved in the management of Orthopaedic Trauma at Princess Royal University Hospital, It is essential that the post holder would have experience and fellowship level training in Hip, Knee, revision,  trauma and management of fragility fractures, and is likely to obtain CCT in future or already has it or its equivalent. Experience in the management of general trauma and fragility and hip fractures are essential.

The Trauma in-patients are based in a purpose-designed 24 bed ward, with a full component of nursing and physiotherapy, 24/7 for hip and other fragility fractures. There may admissions into other surgical wards, depending on demand. There is a dedicated Children’s ward at the PRUH. ITU facilities are available at the PRUH or Denmark Hill.

The Orpington Elective Orthopaedic hospital is an elective centre with three laminar flow theatres, an admissions lounge and two wards of 19 and 28 beds.

There is a dedicated Day Surgery Unit at the PRUH, with 6 theatres, Mon-Fri and some Sat working, with approximately 12 Trauma & Orthopaedic lists per week, shared with other specialties. The unit is fully equipped to do U/Limb and Lower Limb day surgery, elective and trauma cases.

The Princess Royal University Hospital Campus

The Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH), at Farnborough Common, Orpington, Kent is an acute district general hospital. It has 525 funded beds, and approximately 80,000 emergency attendances per annum. It serves a population of about 500,000 from Bromley and Bexley. The services currently provided include: Urgent Care, Emergency Medicine, Acute and General medicine with sub-specialities including Cardiology, Respiratory, Gastroenterology, Acute Frailty Unit, Elderly Care , Intensive Care, Oncology, Surgery, Trauma & Orthopaedics, Urology, ENT, Ophthalmology, Maternity and Paediatrics, Hyper acute and Acute Stroke services for provided for the South East Sector of London. The PRUH is a Level 2 Trauma Unit and a member of the TARN.

Tertiary Specialities and services are supported from our Denmark Hill Campus. The hospital is based in outer South East London in the London Borough of Bromley. The area provides fast public transport links into central London via mainline railway connections. The borough is a highly sought after area due to it many well-regarded primary and secondary schools. Bromley is a key leisure and retail destination within South London and regularly appears in the list of the annual top 50 places to live in the UK. It is also on the borders of the North Kent Downs and Sevenoaks Weald – areas of outstanding natural beauty. Road links are particularly strong to Surrey and Kent. There is access to the M25 via the A21 and the national motorway network onwards from Junction 5.Therefore city living or country retreats are all accessible for you and your family.

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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

G.V.Mani (Clinical Lead) on 01689 865702 or Ali Ahmed (Service Manager) 01689 864456.