Senior Trauma Fellow in Trauma and Orthopaedics

Post FRCS Trauma and Orthopaedic surgeons are invited to apply for an Orthopaedic Trauma fellowship to work in the Cambridge Orthopaedic Trauma Unit, starting August 2022. This appointment will be for 12 months.

Orthopaedic Trauma surgery in Cambridge has seen a dramatic change in the last few years, with the development of Cambridge as the Level I trauma centre for East Anglia. A full range of Orthopaedic Trauma is covered, including pelvic and acetabular trauma, complex periarticular fractures, as well as non union, deformity and bone infection surgery.

We accept tertiary referrals for all types of complex fractures, including open fractures, and have a good relationship with the plastic surgical directorate.

The department is actively involved in a number of national Orthopaedic Trauma trials and both consultants are chief investigators for NIHR funded trials, namely KFORT and ACEfit (randomized trials looking at different treatments for distal femur fractures / acetabular fractures)

The Orthopaedic Trauma Unit is staffed by six, enthusiastic fellowship trained Consultant Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeons, providing daily cover for the complex Orthopaedic Trauma Theatre. The fellow will be mainly working with Mr Hull and Mr Carrothers, both of whom have an interest in pelvic and acetabular surgery and complex trauma surgery. Over 100 pelvic and acetabular fractures are treated operatively each year.

At least one publication and national presentation will be expected of the fellow each six months.

There will be no routine on call duties. At least two full days will be in the Orthopaedic Trauma Theatre, and one in the fracture clinic. A session or two of lower limb arthroplasty will also be part of the timetable. Friday mornings are devoted to the Orthopaedic Trauma Unit 'Grand round' where all the week's complex cases are discussed, as well as being part of an ongoing trauma teaching programme. The fellow will be expected to play an active role in this teaching, as well as junior teaching sessions. Currently this post is NOT recognised for training as approval has not yet been agreed by the JCCST.

The applicant must have demonstrable skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking in English that enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues, as set out in the GMC’s Good Medical Practice (2013). Non-UK applicants must possess the IELTS/OET exam before obtaining a GMC licence to practice.

Full Registration and a Licence to Practice with the General Medical Council at time of application is required.

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Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

The interview will be held on 10th November 2020 from 10:00am.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Peter Hull (, or ) and visit the department.

The interview will be held on Friday 10th November 2020 from 10:00am.

Reference: 40883513

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