Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedics – Specialist Interest in Foot/Ankle

  • Full Time
  • Bristol

Website Southmead Hospital

The Trauma and Orthopaedics in North Bristol NHS Trust are located in the Brunel Building. The department is the Major Trauma Centre for the Severn network. The Avon Orthopaedic Centre (AOC) is the largest specialist elective orthopaedic centre in the Southwest. North Bristol is also the regional tertiary referral centre for complex spinal surgery.

The Trauma team work closely with the regional plastic surgery and regional vascular teams in the management of major trauma, and in addition have excellent outcomes with ambulatory and elderly trauma including hip fractures. With the vascular and medical teams it provides a tertiary level service in the management of the diabetic foot.

The elective Orthopaedic service is provided by a team of 38 substantive North Bristol Trust and University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust Consultants, as part of a Bristol wide centralised orthopaedic service. Services include: Primary, revision and arthroscopic hip surgery, hip preserving surgery in adolescents and young adults, Knee joint replacement, revision and ligamentous reconstruction, routine and tertiary complex foot and ankle surgery including replacement. Local and tertiary shoulder, elbow and hand centre, and local and regional centre for complex spinal surgery including deformity.

Main duties of the job

  • Diabetes / Endocrinology will be the primary specialty for the post holder. The appointee will have joint responsibility, with the current members of the D /E team, for the provision of a consultant led and delivered service. Sub-specialty interest will be supported.
  • On-going, inpatient care of a proportion of patients with general medical complaints.
  • Participation in the acute general medical on-call rota, including evenings and weekends. On-call commitment to the acute physicians on call rota is currently 1 in 6 weekends and expected to change to 1:7 from August 2022. Weekday frequency expected to be 1:28 weekdays from August 2022. Further reduction in on call frequency is likely, as consultant appointment to other specialties are planned. Currently consultants are offered one day off, flexibly, in lieu for every weekend worked. This may change if weekend frequency is reduced.
  • The appointee will be expected to devote time for training medical and multi-professional staff and students, contributing as appropriate to undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing medical education as well as research interests in the department.

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