Specialty doctor in lower limb trauma


Applications are invited to apply for a full time Specialty Doctor post with a special interest in lower limb trauma at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS).

About The Team

The post holder will work closely with consultant trauma consultants and other colleagues within the Trust to provide a seamless trauma service for our patient group.

Southampton General Hospital is the MTC for the Wessex Trauma Network. The Trauma and Orthopaedic department provides 24 hour excellence in trauma care, and specialist trauma and orthopaedic services through an enthusiastic and dedicated team of Consultants. The Unit has a total of 128 trauma and elective beds.

What You’ll Do

Duties for this post will include but not restricted to:

    • Maintenance of the highest clinical standards in the management of trauma and elective patients
    • To share with colleagues responsibility for the day-to-day management of the trauma patients
    • Cover for colleagues annual leave and other authorised absences
    • Any responsibility that relates to delivery of a special interest
    • To undertake all clinical duties appropriate to the grade of Specialty Doctor including outpatient clinics, operating lists, ward rounds
    • To engage with service improvement
    • To take responsibility for performance measures, both individually and across the department
    • To work flexibly when required to manage peaks of demand, within agreed acceptable limits
    • To work constructively with the CGCL around booking of leave, to ensure that not only emergency cover, but also service provision is protected

Fulfil duties of weekly timetable including any out of hour’s responsibilities

What We’re Look For

We are looking for someone with good leadership skills who can help develop the service further to improve the care we offer our patients.

Additional Information

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 – MC46-01 £41,158 MC46-18 £76,751

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.

Job Reference: MT0372 – This vacancy closes on or before: 18th November 2020

What We Can Offer You

As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.

As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.

UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

About Our Trust And Southampton

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.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.


If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application
For further details / informal visits contact: Name: Kate Dawson Job title: Associate Care Group Manager Email address: Kate.Dawson@uhs.nhs.uk Telephone number: 02381206768