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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
    nhsggcrecruitment@nhs.net

   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 graeme.condie@ggc.scot.nhs.uk.

   For further information on this vacancy contact gamada.ayana@rah.scot.nhs.uk .

How to Submit Your Postal Application
   If you are unable to submit your application by email to nhsggcrecruitment@nhs.net 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
gamada.ayana@rah.scot.nhs.uk 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
gamada.ayana@rah.scot.nhs.uk 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 nhsggcrecruitment@nhs.net 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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