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Trust Doctor F2 or CT1 Level

Foundation Doctor

Main area
Trauma and Orthopaedics
Foundation Doctor
Fixed term
On Call
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Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
Basic £30,805 or £36,461 plus allowances
25/03/2018 23:59

ROYAL DEVON AND EXETER NHS FOUNDATION TRUST Orthopaedic Quality Improvement Fellow (F2/Core trainee level – Trust Doctor) Closing Date: 25/03/2018

This exciting, new post will allow a F2/CT level surgical trainee to run a series of quality improvement and research projects. The main work will be around the ongoing Enhanced Recovery, BOAST and Service Transformation Projects. It is very likely that the post holder will be able to present and published on several occasions. The post holder would be part of the Trauma and Orthopaedic department.

The post-holder will be mentored by a practicing consultant surgeon. The post will start from August 2018 for twelve months. The post holder will be fully on the on-call F2/CT rota; a 1:8 full shift pattern for days on call and 1:10 nights. The on-call team consists of a consultant, registrar and CT. In addition, one day a week will be service commitment. as part of the peri-operative team. The rest of the time will be free for quality improvement and research projects. There are 24 Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons based at the Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre (PEOC) with 5 dedicated knee surgeons in the Exeter Knee Reconstruction Unit.

We anticipate that the successful candidate will complement this vibrant and innovative group. The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust is a first-wave Foundation Trust that serves a population of 360,000 people from NHS Devon, with some specialist services serving in excess of 450,000.

The University of Exeter medical School affords exciting opportunities to participate in both undergraduate teaching and research. The historic cathedral city of Exeter is situated in the middle of the South West Region with easy access to the countryside and coast of Devon and Cornwall. It is well served by rail, road and air links. Applicants must be registered medical practitioners and able to work in the UK. When applying please include the contact details of a minimum of 2 referees which should cover the last 2 years of employment.

The trust reserve the right to close this advert early. For more information; please contact Will Thomas ( We are committed to Equal Opportunity for all and encourage flexible working arrangements including job sharing. The Trust is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse workforce and so we welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion or sexual orientation.

The Trust expects all staff to behave in a way which recognises and respects the diversity in line with the appropriate standards. In submitting an application form you authorise the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process, should you be appointed to the post. The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust will contact previous employers to confirm employment history to cover a period of at least 3 years.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Will Thomas 01392 403570

If you have problems applying, contact

Personnel - Medical Staffing
Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Trust
Barrack Road
01392 403902

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To ensure our ethnic minority staff have an equal opportunity to succeed, we are offering career development support to any ethnic minority staff.


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