25342D Locum consultant Orthopaedic surgeon sub specialist interest in foot orthopaedics by ajizai





REF: 25342D





The successful candidate will have an interest in Trauma and a sub-specialist interest in
Lower Limb Arthroplasty, You will join 10 Consultants primarily based at the Royal
Alexandra Hospital (RAH), Paisley. For further information call Gamada Ayana on 0141
314 7207.
                            GREATER GLASGOW & CLYDE
                            ROYAL ALEXANDRA HOSPITAL




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.

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

Further information on all the above can be provided by the Department of Human


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.

The Medical Staff currently comprise:-


       Mr R. Abu-Rajab(Lead Clinician)                   Lower Limb Arthroplasty
       Mr G. Ayana                                       Shoulder Surgery
       Mr S. L. Chitnis                                  Hand and Knee Surgery
       Mr A. Crombie                                     Lower Limb Arthroplasty
       Mr D. Macdonald                                    Hands
       Mr T. Nunn                                        Soft Tissue Reconstruction
       Mr P. Sharma                                      Lower Limb Arthroplasty
       Mr H. Shanker                                     Shoulder & Upper Limb Surgery
       Ms. J. Smith                                      Paeds / Lower Limb Arthroplasty
       Mr S. D. Smith                                    Spine/Foot & Ankle
       Mr P. Pai                                         locum Cons

       Associate Specialist

       Mr M. Durrani

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.


This appointment is made under terms of the new consultant contract. The post attracts
10 PA’s that are distributed as follows;

                       Total PA’s                 10
                       Theatres                   4
                       OP Clinics                 2
                       On-call commitment         0
                       Admin                      1
                       Supporting PA’s            1

       JOB PLAN FOR NEW CONSULTANT subspec interest 1. Feet / 2. Arthrplasty

This job is a 10 PA contract with 8 fixed and 2 flexible PA’s.

Fixed weekly sessions are
                                       AM                        PM
Monday                     Rah T7                      Rah T7
Weds                       Vol T2                      Vol T2
Thursday                                               Clinic Vale Leven pm
Friday                                                 RAH Clinic Pm


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 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.


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
By train, go Paisley Gilmour Street Station and go downstairs to the bus station
underneath or take a taxi (only 2Km).


You are entitled to join the NHS Superannuation Scheme or to participate in the State
Earnings Related Pension Scheme. Employees contribution to the NHS Scheme
amounts to 6% of salary and the employer’s 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 contributions.

Employees will have a third option of taking out a personal pension. This is a private
arrangement agreed with the pension provider, which will be an organisation such as a
Bank, Building Society, or Insurance Company.


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


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.

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.


The successful applicant will be required to possess a home telephone.

The successful applicant will be required to live within a 10-mile radius of the Royal
Alexandra Hospital, or at an agreed location outwith this distance that will allow quick
access to the Hospital in response to emergency calls. As clinical networks develop
under proposals from the Review of Acute Services in Scotland there may be a
requirement to undertake work at different locations.
                               PERSON SPECIFICATION

Job Title:-  Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Sub Specialist Interest in Foot

Department:- Orthopaedics (REF: 25342D)

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                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.
                                   TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE

     The conditions of service are those laid down and amended from time to time by the Hospital and Medical
     & Dental Whitley Council.

TYPE OF CONTRACT             Fixed Term

GRADE AND SALARY             Locum Consultant
                             £ 74,504 £ 100,446 per annum (pro rata)

                             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                Full Time 40.00

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 are Tiered based on
                             your earnings and the employers 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. 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 given assistance
CANDIDATES FOR               with appropriate travelling expenses. Re-imbursement shall not normally be
APPOINTMENT                  made to employees who withdraw their application or refuse an offer of

TOBACCO POLICY               NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde operate a No Smoking Policy in all premises
                             and grounds.

                             This post is considered to be in the category of “Regulated Work” and
DISCLOSURE SCOTLAND          therefore requires a Disclosure Scotland Protection of Vulnerable Groups
                             Scheme (PVG) Membership which currently costs £59.00. The cost of the
                             PVG Membership will be initially paid by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and
                             will required to be repaid through a payroll deduction mandate from the
                             successful candidate’s first salary.

CONFIRMATION OF              NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) has a legal obligation to
ELIGIBILITY TO WORK IN       ensure that it’s employees, both EEA and non EEA nationals, are legally
THE UK                       entitled to work in the United Kingdom. Before any person can commence
                             employment within NHS GGC 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 not circumstances will they
                      be allowed to commence until the right to work in the UK has been verified.
                      ALL applicants regardless of nationality must complete and return the
                      Confirmation of Eligibility to Work in the UK Statement with their completed
                      application form. You will be required provide appropriate documentation prior
                      to any appointment being made.

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OFFENDERS ACT 1974    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

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 their duties in strict accordance with NHS
                      Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s Equal Opportunities Policy.

NOTICE                The employment is subject to three months’ notice on either side, subject to
                      appeal against dismissal.

MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE    In terms of NHS Circular 1989 (PCS) 32 dealing with Medical Negligence the
                      Health Board does not require you to subscribe to a Medical Defence
                      Organisation.       Health Board indemnity will cover only Health Board
                      responsibilities. It may, however, be in your interest to subscribe to a defence
                      organisation in order to ensure you are covered for any work, which does not
                      fall within the scope of the indemnity scheme.

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The closing Date will be 11 May 2012

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