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NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Recruitment Service th 5 Floor, Tara House 46 Bath Street GLASGOW G2 1HJ Fax Number: 0141 278 2704 0141 278 2705 PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL Date: As Postmark Ref No: 0000023224D Enquiries to: Kirsteen Houghton Direct Line: 0141 278 2668 Dear Applicant Post Title Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon - sub-specialist with an interest in Paediatric Orthopaedics. Job Ref No. 0000023224D Please find enclosed a Job Description, Parts A & B of the Application Form, Equal Opportunities Addendum form, Declaration Form regarding Fitness to Practice and Immigration Questionnaire. The Organisation will be delighted to receive your application, and should you require any assistance please contact the Recruitment Team on the contact number above who will be pleased to help. It is important if you are posting your application that you enclose your current CV [see below for the number of CV’s required for this post], return this along with Parts A & B of the Application Form, Equal Opportunities Addendum form, Declaration Form regarding Fitness to Practice and the Immigration Questionnaire. LAT/Clinical Fellows 2 CV’s required Speciality Doctors 4 CV’s required Dental 4 CV’s required Locum Consultant 4 CV’s required Consultant 12 CV’s required You have been asked to provide three referees ONE of which MUST be your current or most recent employer. All completed applications are held with the Recruitment Team until the closing date. Shortly after the closing date a panel will meet to prepare an interview shortlist for the post for which you have applied. Once this decision has been made, letters will be sent to all shortlisted applicants inviting them to interview. These interview letters will give as much notice of date, time and venue as possible. At the same time, letters will be sent to referees asking for references. It would be helpful if you could include email addresses for referees as this will assist us in reducing the lead time to receive your references. It is anticipated that the process will take approximately 4 weeks from closing date. If you do not receive any correspondence from us within this period of time, I would advise that your application has been unsuccessful and wish you success in future applications. I hope you find this information beneficial and I look forward to receiving your application. Yours sincerely Medical Recruitment NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Information pack for the post of: Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon - sub-specialist with an interest in Paediatric Orthopaedics Based at Royal Alexandra Hospital 40.00 hours per week Job Reference Number 0000023224D Closing date: 15 July 2011 APPLICATION PACK CONTENTS This Application Pack provides prospective candidates with details of the post and background information about NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. The contents of this pack are as follows:- a) Job Description b) Part A of the NHS Scotland Application Form & Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form* c) Confirmation of Eligibility to Work in the UK Statement** d) Fitness to Practice e) General Information f) Terms and Conditions of Employment *The Equal Opportunities Monitoring form is required for monitoring purposes only and will not be made available to the interview panel during any part of the recruitment process. * We are legally required to check that all prospective employees have the right to work in the UK. Please see the Terms and Conditions for this post for further information. HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR DOCUMENTATION The fastest way to return your completed documentation is by email to firstname.lastname@example.org Please return the documentation as soon as you have completed it and do not wait until the closing date. If your completed documentation is received by the closing date, it will be forwarded for short listing. You should note that NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde does not acknowledge receipt of completed documentation unless the this has been submitted by email. Please note that if you do not hear anything further within 6 weeks of the closing date for the post, your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion and you will receive no further correspondence. For further information on the application process please see the General Information for Applicants page. NHS GREATER GLASGOW AND CLYDE GENERAL INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS Decisions to shortlist candidates for interview are made ONLY on the contents of your CV. Please ensure that you read the job description carefully, your CV must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the post. You must declare all periods of sickness absence in the last 12 months and ensure that you provide complete and appropriate employment or character reference contact details including email link. See the application form for further guidance. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde operates a NO SMOKING Policy on all premises and grounds. All offers of employment will be subject to the receipt of Satisfactory References, Fitness to Practice, Occupational Health screening, Disclosure Scotland PVG Scheme Membership and Eligibility to Work in the United Kingdom, if applicable. Like other NHS Boards across the country, demand for car parking on our hospital sites far outweighs availability. As a result, access to on-site parking is extremely limited and you may therefore need to find alternative ways of travelling to work if you are selected for the post. To help you do this we’ve introduced a number of initiatives including car share and discounted public transport schemes. For further information on these and other travel options available, including park and ride facilities, please contact the Travel Plan Office on 0141 201 4818 or email Douglas.Mcintosh@ggc.scot.nhs.uk. For further information on our car parking arrangements and details of our car parking policy visit www.nhsggc.org.uk/parking or email@example.com. For further information on this vacancy contact firstname.lastname@example.org . How to Submit Your Postal Application If you are unable to submit your application by email to email@example.com then you can hand deliver it direct to the Recruitment Service located at the address below between the hours of 9 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday or return it by post quoting the job number and closing date on your envelope to: Job Reference Number 0000023224D and closing date 15/07/2011 NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Recruitment Service 5th Floor, Tara House 46 Bath Street Glasgow G2 1HJ. Please note that when returning your completed documentation and associated enclosures by Royal Mail you must ensure that the correct postage cost is paid. Documentation with insufficient postage may not be delivered to the above address by the closing date. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Employee Benefits NHS Scotland Superannuation Pension Scheme. Staff Bursary Scheme to support continuing education and training. Child Care Vouchers Interest free loan to purchase Zonecard’s - a flexible season ticket for unlimited travel by rail, subway, most buses and even some ferries (details on public transport routes to NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s sites can be found by visiting www.nhsggc.org.uk and select Transport and Parking on the home page or visit www.spt.co.uk/travelinfo . Cycle to Work Scheme, for staff to purchase a bicycle and any equipment needed and then repay those costs through their salary. For more information about the benefits and discounts available to NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde staff, visit www.nhsstaffbenefits.co.uk and www.nhsdiscounts.com NHS GREATER GLASGOW AND CLYDE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 1. Terms and Conditions of Service The terms and conditions applicable to this post are those of all NHS Employees. 2. Superannuation Pension Scheme You have the option to join the NHS Superannuation Scheme, to participate in the State Earnings Related Pension Scheme or to take out a Personal Pension. Employee’s contributions to the NHS Scheme are tiered based on your earnings and the employer’s contribution equates to 13.5 % of salary. Employees in the NHS Scheme are “Contracted-out” of the State Earnings Related Pension Scheme and pay a lower rate of National Insurance contributions. Employees who choose to participate in the State Earnings Related Pension Scheme pay the higher rate of National Insurance contribution. A Stakeholder Pension is also available. For more information on the Pension Scheme visit www.sppa.gov.uk 3. Salary - £74504.00 - £100446.00 (pro rata where applicable). 4. Grade – This post is a Consultant 5. Annual Leave LAT/Clinical Fellows/SHO Dental 5 weeks’ annual leave with full pay each year, for those on the 3rd Incremental point or above, the entitlement will be 6 weeks per annum (pro rata where applicable). Consultant & Locum Consultant You will be entitled to 6 weeks’ annual leave (pro rata where applicable). Speciality Doctor 5 weeks a year, for those who have completed a minimum of two years’ service in the specialty doctor grade and/or equivalent grades or who had an entitlement to 6 weeks annual leave a year or more in their immediately previous appointments shall be entitled to annual leave at the rate of 6 weeks a year (pro rata where applicable). The leave year runs from the date of the doctor’s appointment to the grade, or may be adjusted to a common start date in force in that employment. No detriment to the doctor will arise from any leave year adjustment. For part time staff, this will be calculated on a pro rata basis based on the days and/or hours worked per week. You shall also be entitled to statutory and public holidays. Other leave entitlements are set out in the Terms & Conditions of Service for Medical & Dental Staff. 6. Hours of Duty - 40.00 Hours per week 7. Contract Type - This post is offered on a Permanent basis. 8. Confirmation of Eligibility to Work in the UK - NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde has a legal obligation to ensure that it’s employees, both EEA and non EEA nationals, are legally entitled to work in the United Kingdom. Before any person can commence employment within NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde they will need to provide documentation to prove that they are eligible to work in the UK. Non EEA nationals will be required to show evidence that either Entry Clearance or Leave to Remain in the UK has been granted for the work which they are applying to do. Where an individual is subject to immigration control under no circumstances will they be allowed to commence until their right to work in the UK has been verified. ALL applicants regardless of nationality must complete and return the Confirmation of Right to Work in the UK Statement with their completed application form. You will be required provide appropriate documentation prior to any appointment being made. 9. Disclosure Scotland and Criminal Records NHS Scotland is exempt from the 1974 Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exclusions & Exceptions) (Scotland) Order 2003. This means that unless otherwise stated in the job description, person specification or application pack, applicants must tell us about any previous convictions either classed as ‘spent’ or ‘unspent’ and this information will be verified by Disclosure Scotland for relevant posts. As this post is considered to be in the category of Regulated Work, the successful candidate will be required to join the Disclosure Scotland Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) which currently costs £59 and this payment will be required to be repaid through a Payroll Deduction Mandate from your first salary. Applicants who have lived outside the UK within the last five years, if offered a position, in addition to a Disclosure Scotland Check, will be required to provide a completed police record check (Certificate of Good Conduct) from the police authority in the country or countries in which they were resident. Please note that documents in languages other than English should be accompanied by certified translations into English. If you are offered employment, failure to disclose convictions could result in dismissal or disciplinary action. Any information you provide will be treated in the strictest confidence and considered only in relation to the post for which this application form refers PART A Application for (job title): Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Job Reference No: - sub-specialist with an interest in Paediatric Orthopaedics 0000023224D Location: Royal Alexandra Hospital Candidate Id No: Fair Treatment Statement No applicant shall be unfairly discriminated against on account of their age, cultural/religious/political belief, disability, ethnicity, gender, race, relationship status, sexual orientation, and/or Trade Union membership/stewardship. Only Part C of your application will be made available to short-listing panels. Personal Details Surname: Forename: Name known Title: by (if different) Address: Post Code Contact Telephone Numbers: Day: Evening: Mobile: E–mail address (if we may use this): Work Permit Do you need a work permit to take up this post? YES NO Working in the UK Are you eligible to work in the UK YES NO I have completed Parts A to D of this application form and the details I have supplied are, to the best of my knowledge, true and complete. If appointed to this post this information will be kept as part of my personal file record. I authorise you to obtain references to support this application if I am identified as a preferred candidate following interview. I understand that details of Educational Qualifications, Membership of Professional Bodies and Referee Reports will be verified in writing via the establishments and individuals I have indicated. Signature: Date: Job Reference Number: 0000023224D PART B Candidate Id Number: Footnotes & Declaration Footnote (1) The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, provides for many people who have been convicted of certain criminal offences the opportunity to have no need to refer to these convictions or the circumstances relating to them in the course of their daily lives. Certain convictions can, therefore, be regarded as “spent” after the lapse of a period of years under the terms of the Act. The National Health Service employment for which you are applying is excluded in the provisions of the Act unless otherwise stated in the job description. Unless stated, you are required not to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are “spent” under the provisions of the Act. This means that all previous convictions must be declared. If you are offered employment, any failure to disclose such convictions could result in dismissal or disciplinary action. Any information given, however, will be completely confidential and will be considered only in relation to the post for which this application form refers. I declare that I have: (a) No previous convictions (b) Previous convictions – details of which I give below (This information will be verified by Disclosure Scotland) Footnote (2) In processing any personal information or data we hold about you we will comply with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1988 (the “Act”). In particular all reasonable steps will be taken to ensure data is processed fairly, kept secure, protected against loss or damage & only disclosed (unless required by law or legal process) on a need to know basis. Under the Act you are entitled to ask us in writing to provide copies of certain data we hold about you, upon payment of the appropriate fee. Declaration I declare that to the best of my knowledge the information contained in this form is accurate and I consent to details being retained confidentially and used for specific and lawful purposes as specified in the Data Protection Act 1998 Signature: Date: Job Reference Number: 0000023224D Candidate Id Number: Equal opportunities monitoring We want to ensure that our job opportunities are open to all. The only way we can ensure there is equal opportunity is to measure applications we receive. Therefore this form asks you for your ethnic origin, gender, disability, religion, sexuality and age. The information you provide in this part of the form (Part D), is confidential and is not used in the selection process. It will be separated from the rest of the form when we receive it. 1) You are: Female Male 2) Do you consider yourself, or have you ever considered yourself as transgender? This could include considering or intending to undergo gender reassignment surgery or not identifying with your assigned birth gender. No Yes Prefer not to say 3) What is your date of birth? 4) Do you have a physical or mental health condition or disability that has a substantial effect on your ability to carry out day to day activities and has lasted or expected to last 12 months or more? No Yes If Yes, please describe here the nature of the disability and any special arrangements for interview / work location: (Continued on next page) Job Reference Number: 0000023224D Candidate Id Number: 6) What is your ethnic group? Choose one section from A to F, then tick the appropriate box to indicate your cultural background A: White Scottish Irish Other British Other White Background B: Mixed Any mixed background C: Asian; Asian Scottish; Asian English; Asian .British: Pakistani Indian Chinese Bangladeshi Other Asian background D: Black; Black Scottish; Black British Caribbean African Other Black background E: other ethnic background Any other background F: Prefer not to answer 7) What is your religion? A) Buddhism B) Christianity - Church of Scotland C) Hinduism D) Judaism E) Islam F) Christianity - Roman Catholic G) Christianity (other) G) Sikhism H) Other faith / belief I) Prefer not to answer 8) What is your sexual orientation? Bi Sexual Lesbian/Gay Woman Heterosexual (straight) Gay Man Other Prefer not to answer NHS GREATER GLASGOW AND CLYDE APPOINTMENT AND SCREENING PROCEDURE MEDICAL & DENTAL STAFF STATEMENT OF POLICY REGARDING THE DISCLOSURE OF FITNESS TO PRACTICE PROCEEDINGS BY A LICENCING/REGULATORY BODY AND RELATING TO CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS IN THE UK OR OVERSEAS _______________________________________________________ Registration with the General Medical Council or General Dental Council imposes on doctors and dentists the duty to provide a good standard of medical care for, and to behave appropriately towards patients. NHS Employers also have a duty to ensure that patients receive a good standard of medical care and ensure as far as possible the safety of patients. In accordance with NHS Circular PCS(DD) 2001/1, we therefore need to establish if you have been found guilty of a criminal offence, been bound over or cautioned or are currently the subject of proceedings which might lead to a conviction, an order binding you over or a caution, in the UK or any other country. Applicants for posts in the NHS are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Application packs include a declaration for applicants to compete declaring any previous or pending prosecutions or convictions, including those considered “spent” under this Act. This will also include a declaration of any cautions or bind overs. We also need to establish if you have been the subject of any fitness to practise proceedings in the past, or if any fitness to practise proceedings are being contemplated, by a licensing or regulatory body in the UK or another country and this is also reflected in the declaration. Attached is a declaration which you must complete and return with your CV. Please note that your application cannot be processed unless this form is received with your CV. This information will be treated in confidence and will not debar you from appointment unless the selection panel considers that it renders you unsuitable for appointment. In reaching such a decision we will consider the nature of the conviction/action, how long ago it took place and any other factors which may be relevant. Failure to disclose a criminal offence, having been bound over or cautioned or that you are currently the subject of criminal proceedings which might lead to a conviction, an order binding you over or a caution, or fitness to practise proceedings undertaken or being undertaken by an appropriate licensing or regulatory body, may disqualify you from appointment, or result in summary dismissal/disciplinary action and referral to the General Medical Council [General Dental Council] for consideration if such a discrepancy came to light. If you would like to discuss what effect any previous convictions, police investigations or fitness to practise proceedings taken or being taken either in the UK or by an overseas licensing or regulatory body might have on your application, you may telephone Anne Holmes, Medical and Dental Team Lead, on 0141 278 2657 in confidence, for advice. Name I confirm I have read this policy NHS GREATER GLASGOW AND CLYDE Name: Post applied for: Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon - sub-specialist with an interest in Paediatric Orthopaedics Hospital: Royal Alexandra Hospital DECLARATION Applicants for posts in the NHS are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. You are required to declare prosecutions or convictions, including those considered “spent” under this Act and details of any prosecutions or convictions from outside the in the UK. Successful candidates will be required to undergo Disclosure Scotland screening. Candidates who have been resident in the UK for less than five years or candidates who have spent more than six months living or working outside the UK will be required to provide a certificate of good conduct from their country/countries of non UK residence in additional to Disclosure Scotland screening. Please note that Disclosure Scotland screening will produce a certificate, which will disclose all conviction information including fines, cautions and warnings, and should the chief constable deem it appropriate, disclose non-conviction information deemed relevant to the position applied for. You are required to disclose details of : (a) any criminal offence, being bound over or cautioned, or current proceedings which might lead to a conviction, an order binding you over or a caution and (b) fitness to practice proceedings taken or being currently contemplated by a licensing/regulatory body 1. Have you been convicted of a criminal offence, been bound over or cautioned or are currently the subject of any police investigations, which might lead to a conviction, an order binding you over or a caution in the UK or any other country? YES NO Tick appropriate box If yes, please provide details of the criminal offence, order binding you over or caution or details of any current proceedings which might lead to a conviction, an order binding you over or a caution, including approximate date, the offence, and the authority and country which dealt with the offence. 1. To the best of your knowledge have you been or are you currently subject to any fitness to practise proceedings by an appropriate licensing or regulatory body in the UK or any other country? YES NO Tick appropriate box If yes, please provide details of the nature of proceedings undertaken, or contemplated, including approximate date of proceedings, country where proceedings were undertaken and the name and address of the licensing or regulatory body concerned. I hereby declare that the information given here is true. Signature*: Print Name: Date: *If your application has been submitted electronically and is short listed you will be asked to sign this declaration at interview. CONFIRMATION OF ELIGIBILITY TO WORK IN THE UK STATEMENT PLEASE NOTE THIS DOCUMENT MUST BE COMPLETED AND RETURNED BY ALL APPLICANTS Candidate Name: Post Applied For: Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon - sub-specialist with an interest in Paediatric Orthopaedics Post Ref: 0000023224D We need to know if you are eligible for employment in the UK PLEASE READ ALL QUESTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE COMPLETING THIS FORM PLEASE TICK BOXES WHERE ANSWER IS YES/NO 1 Are you a British citizen or a European Economic Area National? Yes No If you have answered NO, please answer all questions from 2 - 6 and read and sign the declaration at section 7 If you have answered YES, please read and sign the declaration at section 7 RIGHT TO WORK IN THE UK 2 Do you have right to work in the UK ? Yes No 3 What is your Nationality? LEAVE TO REMAIN STATUS 4 Date Leave to Remain Issued Day: Month: Year: Date Leave to Remain Expires Day: Month: Year: 5. PLEASE INDICATE WHICH IMMIGRATION STATUS APPLIES TO YOU. Tier 1 General/Post Study Work – Points International Graduate Based System Scheme Tier 2 Certificates of Sponsorship ( formerly Refugee/ Asylum Work Permits ) Student Visa/Tier 5 Points Based System Clinical Attachment or Dental Observer Spousal/Dependant OR Ancestral Visa Medical Training Initiative Other eg Workers Registration Scheme (please specify) 6. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE APPROPRIATE DOCUMENTATION PRIOR TO ANY APPOINTMENT BEING MADE. PLEASE NOTE THAT DOCUMENTS IN FOREIGN LANGUAGES MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY CERTIFIED TRANSLATIONS INTO ENGLISH 6 Date period of entry to UK ceases (visa expiry) Day: Month: Year: If you have answered questions 2 to 6, please attach the following documentation (photocopies are acceptable): Passport Visa Letter of Immigration status from the Home Office (if applicable) Documents in foreign languages must be accompanied by certified translations into English I confirm that the information provided on this form is to the best of my knowledge correct. I understand that failure to enclose the required documentation will mean my application cannot be considered for shortlisting. 7 SIGNATURE …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… For Official Use Only CATEGORY 1: CATEGORY 2: Candidate Name: Post Applied For: Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon - sub-specialist with an interest in Paediatric Orthopaedics Post Ref: 0000023224D 7. DECLARATION I confirm that the information provided on this form is to the best of my knowledge correct. I understand that ALL applicants regardless of nationality are required to provide proof of their Eligibility to Work in the UK. I understand that it is my responsibility to ensure that I complete this document correctly and that I will be required to provide proof of my Eligibility to work in the UK prior to any formal offer of employment being made. I understand that Applications from candidates who require a Certificate of Sponsorship will only be considered if no suitable UK or EEA national is identified for this post. For further information on the UK Border Agency’s new Points Based System which now governs the way individuals from outside the EEA can work in the UK please visit www.bia.homeoffice.gov.uk I understand that failure to enclose this completed form will mean my application may not be considered for short listing SIGNATURE Date CONSULTANT ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON - SUB-SPECIALIST INTEREST IN PAEDIATRIC ORTHOPAEDICS BASED AT ROYAL ALEXANDRA HOSPITAL INFORMATION PACK ATE: 15TH JULY 2011 SUMMARY INFORMATION POST: CONSULTANT ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON - SUB-SPECIALIST INTEREST IN PAEDIATRIC ORTHOPAEDICS BASE: ROYAL ALEXANDRA HOSPITAL Applications are invited for two Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons, primarily based at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley. The successful candidates will join 9 Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. We are seeking suitably qualified Orthopaedic Surgeons with an interest in Trauma, one with a sub- specialist interest in paediatric orthopaedics and one with a sub-specialist interest in hand orthopaedics. The successful candidates will initially participate in the on-call Orthopaedic rota of 1:8 for out-of-hours cover including weekends at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. They will also provide 2 days of clinics at Lorn Hospital, Oban on a rota comprising 4 visits per annum i.e. 8 days in total per annum. The Royal Alexandra Hospital is a busy District General Hospital situated 9 miles west of Glasgow. We are close to an international airport and have excellent motorway links with attractive rural and coastal scenery within 15 minutes drive. We are one of the busiest Trauma units in Scotland and have all major Orthopaedic subspecialties on site. Each post is offered on a 10 Programmed Activity basis, although opportunities may exist for extra Programmed Activities subject to service requirements. Applications from individuals who may wish to work on a part time or job-share basis will be considered. Applicants will be appropriately experienced, with full GMC registration, a licence to practice and be on the GMC’s Specialist Register. Those trained in the UK should have evidence of higher specialist training leading to CCT or eligibility for specialist registration (CESR) or be within 6 months of confirmed entry from the date of interview. Non UK applicants must demonstrate equivalent training. This post requires PVG Scheme Membership/Disclosure Scotland Check. Applicants wishing further information about the post are invited to contact firstname.lastname@example.org with whom visiting arrangements can also be made. Closing date: 15th July 2011 GREATER GLASGOW & CLYDE ROYAL ALEXANDRA HOSPITAL PAISLEY SURGERY & ANAESTHETICS DIRECTORATE JOB DESCRIPTION – CONSULTANT ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON INTRODUCTION AND GENERAL INFORMATION REF: 23224D The Royal Alexandra Hospital provides an extensive range of acute health services to the Renfrew District and beyond, with a population in excess of 300,000. The Hospital first opened in 1986, although the Maternity Unit was established on site in 1970. The Royal Alexandra Hospital has a current bed complement of 670 including facilities for Care of the Elderly. Also on site are facilities for Psychiatry and Geriatric Psychiatry under the management of Renfrewshire Community Health Partnership. With an annual income in excess of £90 million (with £60 million being allocated to Surgery & Anaesthetics Directorate across 3 sites), employing over 2,000 staff, the Royal Alexandra Hospital is one of the largest and most modern of its kind in Scotland. In any one year, the Hospital treats over 38,000 inpatients and over 123,000 outpatients and 14,000 day cases. Approximately 64,000 people were seen in Accident and Emergency and there were 3229 births in the Maternity Unit. The Hospital has developed excellent links with tertiary centres in Glasgow and has a well- founded reputation for providing a high standard of medical teaching and postgraduate medical education facilities. As part of the largest NHS Provider in the United Kingdom, practitioners based at the Royal Alexandra Hospital provide acute services for Paisley and surrounding area along with some specialist services for Inverclyde, Argyll and West Dunbartonshire. The town of Paisley, situated less than 10 miles to the West of Glasgow, is known worldwide for its historical contribution to the textile industry. Although its links with the industry are now a thing of the past, Paisley remains the largest town in Scotland. It is unique in terms of ease of accessibility to the cultural and culinary delights of Glasgow, as well as to the scenic and recreational attractions of the West of Scotland. There are excellent road and public transport links with the rest of Scotland and with the progressive upgrading of the main road route to England, journeys to locations south of the border are becoming ever easier. Glasgow Airport (average flight time to London Heathrow – one hour) is located only 4 miles from the Hospital and has excellent scheduled links to the other major airports in the British Isles, Europe, Middle East and North America. Property prices in the area are naturally dependent upon type and location. Generally, however, prices in the centre of Glasgow are the most expensive but drop markedly in the outskirts and surrounding areas despite the ease of access to the city. There are a number of excellent schools and further education facilities with Glasgow offering 3 Universities in addition to the University of Paisley. The major specialities, based at the R.A.H. are Orthopaedic Surgery; Accident & Emergency; General Medicine; General Surgery and Urology; Paediatrics; ENT, Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery, Consultant led Maternity Services and Care of the Elderly. Psychiatric Assessment beds are situated within the Hospital, although under a different management. Major regional specialities available nearby in Glasgow are, Maxillofacial Surgery and Burns, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, and Neurosurgery. Further information on all the above can be provided by the Department of Human Resources. THE ORTHOPAEDIC DEPARTMENT There are currently 71 beds available in 3 Adult Wards and access to the Children’s Ward for emergency and elective admissions. 6 orthopaedic beds are allocated to the A & E Department as observation beds. All 3 adult wards are located on one floor and there is easy access to the main theatre area within which 3 Orthopaedic Theatres accommodate trauma and elective procedures. There are currently 14 dedicated trauma sessions per week and 13 elective at the RAH with a further 8 sessions at the Vale of Leven. In addition, there are 2.5 day surgery sessions in the dedicated day surgery unit at the RAH and 2 at the Vale of Leven. There are 1422 elective in-patient admissions per year, 744 elective day case admissions and 2996 emergency admissions (2005-6 figures) The Orthopaedic and Fracture clinics are conducted in a suite of rooms adjacent to the Plaster and Treatment rooms with the X-ray Department in close proximity. Annual outpatient attendances currently total 19,000 per annum, including 5,400 new patients. These are seen not only in the Orthopaedic and fracture clinics, but also in a special low back pain clinic run by Specialist Physiotherapists. Multidisciplinary clinics are run jointly with the Departments of Physiotherapy and Medical Paediatrics for children with neuromuscular disorders. The RAH has access to CT/ MRI and Radiologists on site with an MSK interest. The site does not have Interventional Radiology / Nuclear Medicine facilities, but they are accessible within the Board. For the Paediatric patients, the RAH has a dedicated Paediatric Ward, and anaesthetic services which allow elective and trauma operations for pts from 3 and above. For patients younger than this, access to RHSC arrangements are in place The Medical Staff currently comprise:- CONSULTANTS Mr G. Ayana (Lead Clinician) Shoulder Surgery Mr S. L. Chitnis Hand and Knee Surgery Mr A. Crombie Lower Limb Arthroplasty Mr S. D. Smith Spine/Foot & Ankle Mr N. S. Kumar (L) TBA (Hands) Mr R. Abu-Rajab Lower Limb Arthroplasty Mr P. Sharma (L) Lower Limb Arthroplasty Mr H. Shanker Shoulder & Upper Limb Surgery Mr T. Nunn Soft Tissue Reconstruction Locum Consultant - Replacement for this post Associate Specialist Mr M. Durrani JUNIOR MEDICAL STAFF 3 Specialist Registrars/speciality trainees 7 Trust Middle Grade Surgeons 8 FY2 doctors/GP VTS 2 FY1 doctors The Orthopaedic specialty forms part of the Surgery & Anaesthetics Directorate. A full time Clinic Services Manager – Mr Rahul Shanker, has day-to-day managerial responsibility for Directorate issues. Contract This appointment is made under terms of the new consultant contract. The post attracts 10 PA’s that are distributed as follows, with the possibility of increased PS dependant on activties; Total PA’s 10 Theatres 3 OP Clinics 3 On-call commitment 2 Admin 1 Supporting PA’s 1 JOB PLAN FOR NEW CONSULTANT subspec interest Paediatrics This job is a 10 PA contract with 2 possible extra EPAs. The On-call rota at Rah is 1:8, with an intensity supplement of 5%. The Oncall, is normally separated in 5 week days, and a separate week-end On Call over the 8 week cycle. Fixed weekly sessions for 7 weeks out of 8 are AM PM Monday Theatre Vale pm 1:2 Tuesday Paeds plaster Clinic 1200- 1:4 neuromuscular clinic 1300 (RAH/Vale/IRH) Weds Theatre All Day RAH Theatre All Day RAH Thursday Paeds Clinic Friday Vale Clinic Fracture clinic RAH Fixed sessions for the oncall week are AM PM Monday Trauma Operating Tuesday Trauma Operating Trauma Operating Wednesday Trauma Operating Trauma Operating Thursday Trauma Operating Trauma Operating Friday Trauma Operating mop up ward round TEACHING A trauma meeting is held every morning at 8.30 a.m. attended by all junior medical staff and Consultants, where all the trauma admissions from the day before are discussed. In addition there is an educational meeting every Monday lunchtime alternating between journal club, case presentations and a joint meeting with the radiologists. There is a dedicated audit meeting once a month for 8 out of 12 months. STUDY LEAVE & TRAINING Study Leave will be in accordance with the terms and conditions of service and will be funded by the Board. A good library is available on site and NHS e-library access is available for all staff. Hospital lunchtime Postgraduate programme is arranged during term time. GETTING TO THE HOSPITAL Paisley is very close to Glasgow Airport so the easiest way to find us is to fly and take a taxi (about 5Km). There is also a bus direct from the airport to the hospital. If driving, follow the M8 out of Glasgow and West towards the airport, pass the airport and take the A737 for Irvine. Signposts for the hospital start a couple of kms down this road. By train, go Paisley Gilmour Street Station and go downstairs to the bus station underneath or take a taxi (only 2Km). NOTICE AND LEAVE REQUIREMENTS The employment is subject to 3 months notice on either side. Annual leave comprises 6 weeks plus 10 statutory public holidays. Arrangements for leave and other absences must be approved by the Clinical Director MEDICAL SCREENING Candidates outwith Greater Glasgow & Clyde will be required to complete a confidential medical questionnaire following which, attendance may be required at the Occupational Health Service. HEALTH & SAFETY The successful candidate will be responsible for compliance with safe working procedures in line with the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 together with any supplementary or amended guidelines. TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE The conditions of service are those laid down and amended from time to time by the Hospital, Medical & Dental Whitley Council. TYPE OF CONTRACT Whole Time. GRADE AND SALARY £74,504.00- £100,446.00 per annum New Entrants to the NHS will normally commence on the minimum point of the salary scale, (dependent on qualifications and experience). Salary is paid monthly by Bank Credit Transfer. HOURS OF DUTY Whole Time. SUPERANNUATION You have the option to join the NHS Superannuation Scheme, to participate in the State Earnings Related Pension Scheme or to take out a Personal Pension. Employee’s contributions to the NHS Scheme amount to 6% of salary (5% for manual staff) and the employers contribution equates to 14% of salary. Employees in the NHS Scheme are “Contracted-out” of the State Earnings Related Pension Scheme and pay a lower rate of National Insurance contributions. Employees who choose to participate in the State Earnings Related Pension Scheme pay the higher rate of National Insurance contribution. A Stakeholder Pension is also available. A Personal Pension is a private arrangement agreed with the pension provider that will be an organisation such as a Bank, Building Society or Insurance Company. REMOVAL EXPENSES Assistance with removal and associated expenses may be given and would be discussed and agreed prior to appointment. EXPENSES OF Candidates who are requested to attend an interview will be CANDIDATES FOR given assistance with appropriate travelling expenses. APPOINTMENT Re-imbursement shall not normally be made to employees who withdraw their application or refuse an offer of appointment. TOBACCO POLICY NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde operate a No Smoking Policy in all premises and grounds. ASYLUM AND Under the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996, NHS Greater IMMIGRATION ACT 1996 Glasgow and Clyde is required to carry out checks to ensure that all prospective employees are entitled to live and work in the United Kingdom. You will therefore be asked to provide appropriate documentation prior to any appointment being made. REHABILITATION OF The rehabilitation of Offenders act 1974 allows people who OFFENDERS ACT 1974 have been convicted of certain criminal offences to regard their convictions as “spent” after the lapse of a period of years. However, due to the nature of work for which you are applying this post is exempt from the provisions of Section 4 of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 by virtue of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions Orders 1975 and 1986). Therefore, applicants are required to disclose information about convictions which for other purposes are “spent” under the provision of the act in the event of employment, failure to disclose such convictions could result in dismissal or disciplinary action by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. Any information given will be completely confidential. DISABLED APPLICANTS A disability or health problems does not preclude full consideration for the job and applications from people with disabilities are welcome. All information will be treated as confidential. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde guarantees to interview all applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum criteria for the post. You will note on our application form that we ask for relevant information with regard to your disability. This is simply to ensure that we can assist you, if you are called for interview, to have every opportunity to present your application in full. We may call you to discuss your needs in more detail if you are selected for interview. GENERAL NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde operates flexible staffing arrangements whereby all appointments are to a grade within a department. The duties of an officer may be varied from an initial set of duties to any other set, which are commensurate with the grade of the officer. The enhanced experience resulting from this is considered to be in the best interest of both NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and the individual. EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES The postholder will undertake his/her duties in strict accordance with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s Equal Opportunities Policy. FURTHER INFORMATION For further information on NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, please visit our website on www.show.scot.nhs.uk. Applicants wishing further information about the post are invited to contact email@example.com with whom visiting arrangements can also be made. HOW TO APPLY To apply for these posts please include 12 CVs and names and addresses of 3 Referees, along with the following documents; Application Form (Parts A & B) Equal Opportunities Addendum Form Declaration Form Regarding Fitness to Practice Immigration Questionnaire Alternatively please visit www.nhsggc.org.uk/medicaljobs and click on the “How to Apply” tab to access application for and CV submission information. RETURN OF APPLICATIONS Please return your application by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or to the recruitment address below; NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Recruitment Services 5th Floor, Tara House 46 Bath Street Glasgow G2 1HJ CLOSING DATE The closing Date will be 15th July 2011 PERSON SPECIFICATION Job Title:- Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Sub Specialist Interest in Paediatric Orthopaedics Department:- Orthopaedics (REF: 23224D) Qualifications Essential () Desirable () MBChB (or equivalent) x FRCS (Tr. & Orth) (or equivalent) x Current ATLS Certification x Higher Degree x Experience Essential () Desirable () Broad experience of Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery x Teaching Medical Students x Participation in Audit x Publications and presentations x Behavioural Competencies Essential () Desirable () Organisational Skills x Communication Skills x Leadership Skills x Managerial Skills x Other Essential () Desirable () Full GMC Registration and a licence to practice x Must be eligible for inclusion in the GMC Specialist x Register. Those trained in the UK should have evidence of higher specialist training leading to CCT or eligibility for specialist registration (CESR) or be within 6 months of confirmed entry from the date of interview. Non-UK applicants must demonstrate equivalent training.
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