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Junior Clinical Fellow in Orthopaedic Surgery

Junior Clinical Fellow in Orthopaedic Surgery

Posted 18 September by NHS Business Services Authority




REF. 317-TD-20-240

We are delighted to be able to offer an opportunity for a highly motivated, ambitious individual to join our well integrated team.

We are looking for a doctor who has an interest in developing their experience and skills in caring for patients. We envisage that the post will appeal to doctors preparing for a career in surgical specialities who wishes to build on their experience prior to application to Core or Specialist training. The job will present opportunities to gain experience in routine care of orthopaedic patients as well as emergency treatment and resuscitation of patients with surgical complications and medical co-morbidity. There will be opportunities to develop basic surgical skills and to attend both operating theatre and surgical clinics. The successful candidate will be expected to take part in audit projects and presentations at local meetings. Freeman hospital has a world class academic unit associated with Newcastle University, providing opportunities to get involved in research for motivated individuals.

The successful candidate will be provided with funding to attend a course which will be of benefit when applying for higher surgical training such as AO principles of fracture management or ATLS.

The post is available to commence ASAP for a fixed term until 3 August 2021.

Prior experience in orthopaedics is desirable but not mandatory. The ability to work well within a team and to be adaptable is vital.

As per the guidance from the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh), this post is not eligible for the Medical Training Initiative Scheme. To be considered for this post you must be able to obtain GMC registration without Royal College Sponsorship. Please refer to the General Medical Council website for further guidance on how to do this

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We have one of the highest numbers of specialist services of hospitals in the UK. With around 14,000 staff, the Newcastle Hospitals is one of the region’s major employers. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. We are committed to being an “employer of choice” offering our staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide “healthcare at its best – with people at our heart”.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under-represented groups.

For an informal discussion and further information regarding the opportunity and Directorate, please contact: Mr Sharad Bhatnagar, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon on or via e-mail at .

This post is subject to the rehabilitation of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Services (formerly known as the Criminal Records Bureau) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month’s pay.


To apply for this post, please visit NHS Jobs and complete the application form in full, please ensure that you provide references to cover the last 3 years. For any further queries, please contact Suzanne Evans, HR Advisor at quoting the post reference number.

Closing Date: 18 September 2020

Interview Date: TBC

Reference: 40912547

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