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Senior fellow in trauma & orthopaedics – foot & ankle surgery

NHS Medical & Dental: Senior Clinical Fellow

Main area
Trauma & Orthopaedics
NHS Medical & Dental: Senior Clinical Fellow
Fixed term: 12 months
Full time - 40 hours per week
Job ref
Southampton General Hospital
£50,017 per annum
Salary period
12/04/2021 23:59

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Fellow to join the Foot & Ankle team at UHS. UHS is a National Trauma Centre and leading the way is our Trauma and Orthopaedic (T&O) care group providing acute services to a population of over 1.3 million and our staff are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred care to many of our Major Trauma patients.


This fellowship will provide the successful candidate a great opportunity to work with world class foot and ankle surgeons who specialise in elective and trauma foot and ankle surgery. The department currently consists of 24 Consultant Orthopaedic surgeons with a wide range of sub specialty teams. The post would be ideally suited to those that have gained their CCT and are looking to enhance their chosen subspecialty. Participation in the senior on call rota will be required.


Our vision is about taking pride in our healthcare services and our values are important in our everyday work.

Main duties of the job


You can read an overview of the main duties of the role in the section below: Job Description and Main Responsibilities.


To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents attached.

Working for our organisation


As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care. 


We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.


Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities


The post will be based within the T&O department and will be directly responsible to the Consultants in Foot and Ankle. The principle duties will be:

  1. Working with the Consultant and nursing team providing specialist Foot & Ankle services, specifically delivering outpatient clinics, carrying out surgical procedures and completing the related administration.
  2. Research and audit related to Foot & Ankle.
  3. Working as part of the wider T&O team (Junior Doctors, Consultants and Nurses) provide general T&O inpatient, elective and oncall duties (Typical daily Rota attached to Job description). 

The post holder will also be expected to work flexibly to meet the needs of the department.



The successful Fellow will be given active support with clinical research and will be expected to present and publish this work as appropriate. This post does not attract an NTN and does not lead to the award of CST but is aimed at Year 5/6 Specialist Registrar, requiring additional experience. Prospective educational approval from PMETB will need to be sought if time in this post is required to count for CCT.  Possession of FRCS Ortho or equivalent is an essential requirement of the post.




Appointment will be made under local contractual terms and conditions of service for Trust appointed (non-training fellow doctors and dentists).


Grades for Trust appointed (non-training) fellows will be paid a basic salary at a nodal pay point linked to the grade, at the rate set out in the National Medical and Dental pay circular. Basic salary detailed below plus any additional remuneration (as applicable) for hours set out in the doctors work schedule (e.g. additional hours, weekend allowance, and any hours which attract enhanced pay)


Basic Salary -  MT04        £50,017


Travelling expenses will not be paid for attending interview


Please note that GMC registration (with a licence to practice) and right to work in the UK are essential for this role.  Successful applicants will already have GMC registration or will be able to demonstrate they are eligible.  Applicants requiring Tier 2 sponsorship should ensure they meet the Home Office application criteria prior to submitting an application. 


Interviews will be held on Monday, 19 April 2021.


Job Reference: MT0442 - This vacancy closes on or before:  12th April 2021


Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Full registration with the GMC/eligible for registration
  • FRCS (T&O)
Desirable criteria
  • CCT
  • Evidence of completion of ATLS


Essential criteria
  • Previous training within Orthopaedics at registrar level to year 4


Essential criteria
  • Competent to work without direct supervision where appropriate. Clear logical thinking showing an analytical scientific approach


Essential criteria
  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values Patients First
  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values Always Improving
  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values Working Together
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Kate Dawson
Job title
Associate Care Group Manager
Email address
Telephone number
023 8120 6768
Additional information

Mr Syed Anjum 

Consultant - Foot & Ankle 


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