We are on a continuous journey of improvement and transformation , however our main priority is, and always will be, providing safe and high quality care to our patients every day; the kind of care we would want for ourselves and our loved ones. If you share our passion then apply for this opportunity and help us make our patients’ experience the best it can possibly be.

With a budget of around £270m, three hospitals and 5,500 staff, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital-based services to the population of Hartlepool, Stockton on Tees and parts of East Durham and Sedgefield as well as community, therapeutic and screening to a wider population across Durham and Teesside.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Trauma and Orthopaedics Directorate working across 2 sites, the University Hospital of Hartlepool and University Hospital of North Tees, for the successful candidate to obtain specialist training from a committed group of trainers with a strong record in facilitating exam success and enhancing career progression.

The successful candidate will benefit from working alongside a specific sub-specialty team within the orthopaedic directorate for a six month rotation before moving on to the next sub-specialty. The sub-specialties are Lower Limb, Upper Limb and Spinal Surgery. The appointment of this position will also include providing a service to enhance the current core trauma rota with an additional 1A banding supplement for the out of hours element.

The post is primarily designed for surgeons who are working towards applying for Article 14 or who are looking for orthopaedic and trauma experience. The post holder will be expected to play an active role in all aspects of the Orthopaedic team commitments including research.

Each post will be for 12 months with the possibility to progress to a three year contract covering all three sub-specialities, depending upon satisfactory completion of appraisals and competency sign off from supervising Consultant.

The Trust is a progressive, forward thinking organisation. The Trust provides acute and community services to the population of Stockton on Tees, Hartlepool, East Durham and surrounding areas including a large part of Sedgefield, with a budget of £141 million and 4,770 employees. Both hospital sites have formal accreditation from the NHS for Cancer Unit status and trauma unit status is based at the University Hospital of North Tees. We have an excellent supporting infrastructure of staffing and are proud of the high reputation we hold for medical training, which supports the recruitment of good calibre trainees.

The trauma services, spinal unit and upper limb surgery are based at the University Hospital of North Tees. Low risk elective joint replacement is based at the University Hospital of Hartlepool. Day case surgery and out-patient services for all sub specialities is provided across the two hospital sites to ensure local access for patients.

The post will be offered under Whitley Council Terms and Conditions of Service for Hospital Medical and Dental staff. Candidates should be fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practice. Although the post is tenable on a whole time basis, any applicant who, for personal reasons, is unable to work full-time, will be eligible to be considered for the post.

This role may be suitable for non-UK or non-EEA job applicants wishing to apply for Home Office Tier 2 sponsorship.

This appointment is subject to an Enhanced Level Criminal Records Bureau check. This post is considered a “regulated activity” within the terms of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006, and appointments will be subject to registration with the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).