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Locum Trauma Consultant


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Fixed term for 6 months
10 Sessions
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Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£79,860 - £107,668 pa
01/10/2019 23:59

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients. We employ more than 6,500 staff, have approximately 900 beds and have a planned turnover in excess of £410m for 2017/2018.


As one of the United Kingdom’s largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents – it’s not just a good place to work; it’s a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.


Our strategic vision for 2020 is:

As a high performing Trust, operating as part of an integrated care system, we will provide high quality, safe and effective care. This will be achieved in a financially sustainable way, through our skilled and motivated workforce”.

The Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust wishes to appoint a Locum Consultant for Trauma within the Orthopaedic department.

This is a Locum post to complement the existing department. The post holder is expected to work predominantly in Trauma and Orthopaedics and would expect a workload of a district general hospital. The candidate will join a team of 8 Consultants and will be expected to cover Trauma, participating in a 1:8 on call rota subject to agreement.

The Trust serves a catchment area with a population of 330,000 with seasonal fluctuations in population as the Blackpool & Fylde coast attract up to 16 million visitors per year.

The Directorate provides Out-patient clinics, Trauma and Elective surgery for adult and paediatric patients’ throughout the Fylde Coast. There are currently 8 established firms with Consultants providing general Orthopaedic services plus specialist care in Major Joint replacement and reconstruction, Arthroscopy, Upper and Lower Limb surgery. Recently the Department has focused on improving its Trauma standards and has committed substantial additional resources to a reorganised Trauma Service and now regularly delivers 90% of #NOF Surgery within 36 hours. Lengths of stay and waiting times for Fracture Surgery have been significantly reduced with all Day Trauma lists.

Applications are invited from accredited specialists in Trauma who are on the Specialist Register or within six months of attaining the Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST). Possession of a higher degree, Fellowship experience and proven research ability is desirable. Applicants will be expected to have a broad experience in Trauma.

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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 Arshad Javed, Head of Department via his secretary on 01253 953521