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REF:     23802D




  The opportunity has arisen within Greater Glasgow and Clyde for a substantive Consultant
  Orthopaedic Surgeon with an interest in spinal surgery.

  You will be expected to cover the full range of spinal workload that the health board area
  demands. At present there are spinal surgeons based in the Western Infirmary, Glasgow
  Royal Infirmary and the Royal Alexandra Hospital. This post is part of an expansion of the
  spinal service in order to meet high levels of demand. While primarily based at the Western
  Infirmary, this spinal service will cover the entire board area and may require clinical
  sessions on other hospital sites.

  Applicants must have full registration with the General Medical Council and a licence to
  Practice. 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 date of Interview.
                           NHS GREATER GLASGOW & CLYDE

                             WESTERN INFIRMARY, GLASGOW

                          CONSULTANT ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON
                          WITH AN INTEREST IN SPINAL SURGERY

1. Brief Description of the Acute Services Division of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

The Acute Division of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is the largest group of adult acute
hospitals in Scotland. We provide a wide range of services from community-based care through
to the full range of general hospital services.

There is a significant amount of complex surgical work carried out, as we are home to a
number of the country’s tertiary and national services. Glasgow is also home to the world
famous Beatson oncology centre.

We enjoy close links with Glasgow’s three universities and make a significant contribution to
teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Research also has a high profile within
the organisation. Excellent facilities for students and their tutors are provided in the brand new,
£15 million, state of the art, Wolfson Medical School, based at Glasgow University adjacent to
the Western Infirmary site.

Employing more than 14,300 staff, we serve a core catchment population of 560,000. Our
patients not only come from Greater Glasgow and Clyde but also, in some instances, from the
whole of the West of Scotland and for our national services, from the whole of Scotland.

We have eight hospitals north of the River Clyde, all with teaching responsibilities: Glasgow
Royal Infirmary (including Princess Royal Maternity Hospital), Western Infirmary, Stobhill
Hospital, Gartnavel General Hospital, Glasgow Dental Hospital and School, Drumchapel
Hospital, Blawarthill Hospital and Lightburn Hospital. South of the river are the Southern
General Hospital and the Victoria Infirmary. The Royal Alexandra Hospital is in Paisley, the
Inverclyde Royal Hospital is in Greenock and the Vale of Leven District General Hospital is
situated in Alexandria.

With an annual budget of over one billion pounds this is a particularly exciting time to be joining
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. Over the next decade there is planned investment of more
than £750 million, this is the largest single investment programme in the history of NHS
Scotland – giving NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde hospital accommodation for 21st Century
health care.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde plans to develop a new pattern of Accident & Emergency
Services for Glasgow that will see:

   Specialist Accident & Emergency and Orthopaedic teams sited 24 hours a day at two
    centres of excellence – Glasgow Royal Infirmary and Southern General Hospital;
   New rapid access for GP emergency referrals; and
   Five Minor Injury Units staffed by nurse practitioners under the guidance of Accident &
    Emergency Consultants at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Gartnavel General Hospital, Southern
    General Hospital and at the Ambulatory Care Hospitals to be built at Stobhill Hospital and
    the Victoria Infirmary.

2      Hospital and Clinics Where Services are to be provided

The Western Infirmary is a University teaching hospital located in the west end of Glasgow.
The orthopaedic department serves a local catchment population of approximately 320,000,
and provides tertiary service in the subspecialties.

There are currently 11 Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons in substantive posts in the Unit with
the full range of orthopaedic sub-specialties covered. This post is currently filled on a locum
basis since January 2011.

Outpatient clinics and trauma work are carried out at the Western Infirmary, with a 30 bed
trauma receiving ward and a fully staffed dedicated trauma theatre. Outpatient clinics are
supported by extended scope nurse and physiotherapy practitioners, with new and return
outpatient clinics and an arthroplasty outcomes service.

Elective operating is carried out at Gartnavel Hospital, with 2 laminar flow theatres and a day
surgery theatre dedicated to orthopaedic work. There is a pre-operative assessment clinic
dedicated to elective orthopaedic patients, and two orthopaedic wards with a total of 42 beds.
A further laminar flow theatre is being built for orthopaedic use within the main theatre suite and
this will be available from June 2010.

The department has close links with the Rheumatology service, which is based at Gartnavel
Hospital. The regional oncology service for the West of Scotland at the new Beatson Centre is
located on the Gartnavel site. As a result, the department has the largest workload dealing with
bony metastastic disease of any orthopaedic unit in the country. There are close ties also with
the Imaging Department with ready access to both CT and MRI scanning, including a dedicated
extremity scanner.

There are close ties with the University of Strathclyde Department of Bio-Engineering and the
National Centre for Prosthetics and Orthotics.

The Consultant members of the department are involved in Undergraduate teaching for the
University of Glasgow. The Unit is also recognised for Basic Surgical Training and for Higher
Surgical Training in Trauma and Orthopaedics. Currently there are 7 higher surgical trainees
with 4 senior SHOs and 4FY2 and FY1 trainees in the department. There is a postgraduate
teaching programme for higher surgical trainees organised on a West of Scotland basis.
Education is strongly supported within the unit with regular trauma meeting, educational
meeting and a monthly audit meeting.

3   Work of the Department

Medical Workforce

       11 consultants [see section 4 (b) (ii)]
       1 Locum (this post)
       15 junior medical staff [see section 4 (b) (iii)].

       In 2010/11, the service saw
            10,885 new outpatient attendances (including fracture clinics)
            3,154 new elective episodes
                 2,027 new trauma episodes

The principal relationships within the hospital are with:-

       Accident & Emergency Department
       Rheumatology Department
       Imaging & Radiology Department
       Care of the Elderly Medicine


There are 30 trauma inpatient beds at the Western Infirmary and 42 elective orthopaedic beds
at Gartnavel. In addition there are Care of the Elderly beds at Drumchapel Hospital which are
utilised for ongoing care of the orthopaedic trauma patients.


[a]    Title; Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

[b]    Relationships
       [i]    Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Board

       [ii]       Name of Consultant members of the department;

                  Mr W J Leach                  - Knee Surgery, Clinical Director
                  Mr MP Kelly                   - Hip Surgery, Lead Clinician
                  Mr N Hussain                  - Hand Surgery
                  Mr AT Reece                   - Spinal Surgery
                  Mr UG Fazzi                   - Shoulder and elbow Surgery
                  Mr AGR Gray                   - Hip Surgery
                  Mr JS Moir                    - Foot & Ankle Surgery
                  Mr J Roberts                  - Hip/Forefoot Surgery
                  Mr BP Rooney                  - Knee Surgery
                  Mr B Rana                     - Hip, Knee and Foot Surgery
                  Mr L Campton                  - Hip/Forefoot Surgery
                  (Locum )                      - Spinal Surgery

[c]               Duties of the post

                  [i]     The successful applicant will be well qualified in general orthopaedics but
                          will have developed a specialist interest in Spinal Surgery.

                  [ii]    Teaching

                          Undergraduates are taught in the GG&C Hospitals. Successful
                          applicants will have responsibilities for both formal and bedside teaching.

                  [iii]   Research Activities

                          There are ongoing research projects within the departments and the
                          successful applicant will be encouraged to pursue research in his or her
                          area of special interest.
               [iv]   Administrative Duties – including those associated with care of patients
                      and running of the department.

       [d]     Proposed Weekly Timetable (although subject to change)

                           AM                           PM                   Out of Hours
                                                                           Emergency Trauma

Monday                     Theatre                     Theatre                        *
Tuesday                     Admin                        clinic
Wednesday                                                clinic
Thursday             Pre-op assessment                   clinic
Friday                     Theatre                       SPA
* This is an indicative job plan therefore discussion with individual candidates regarding trauma
commitments can take place.

               A split of 9:1 between direct clinical care PAs and supporting professional
               activities is now the advertised standard for all new consultant job plans in
               Scotland. The one SPA minimum will reflect activity such as appraisal,
               personal audit and professional development occurring outside study leave
               time. Once the candidate has been appointed more SPA time may be agreed
               for activities such as undergraduate and postgraduate medical training which
               takes place outside direct clinical care, as well as research and/or management.
               These activities must be specifically and clearly identified and be agreed with the
               candidate and desired by the department.

       [e]     The Consultant has a continuing responsibility for the care of patients in his
               charge and for proper functioning of the Department.

       [f]     The Consultant will undertake the administrative duties associated with care of
               his patients and aide the running of the spinal sub-speciality.

       [g]     In addition to the duties mentioned above, duties at other hospitals administered
               by the Directorate as may be necessary.

4.     Date when post is vacant: ASAP
                                      PERSON SPECIFICATION

Job Title:-     Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Sub Specialist Interest in Spinal Surgery

Department:- Orthopaedics WIG (REF:23802D)

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 Register.     x
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            Permanent

GRADE AND SALARY            Consutlant, £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               Whole Time, 40 hours

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.

DISCLOSURE SCOTLAND         This post is considered to be in the category of “Regulated Work” and
                            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.

REHABILITATION OF     The rehabilitation of Offenders act 1974 allows people who have been
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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Applicants wishing further information about the post and arrangements to visit the department
please contact:

Mr. Michael Kelly, Lead Clinician, 0141 211 1962. Email:
Mr. Anthony T. Reece, Consultant Orthopaedic (Spinal) Surgeon, 0141 211 1853.


To apply for these posts please include your CV and names and addresses of 3 Referees,
along with the following documents; (click on the hyperlinks to open)

Medical and Dental Application and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Declaration Form Regarding Fitness to Practice

Immigration Questionnaire

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access application for and CV submission information.


Please return your application by email to or to the recruitment
address below;

Medical and Dental Recruitment Team
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Recruitment Services
5th Floor, Tara House
46 Bath Street
G2 1HJ


The closing Date will be 21st October, 2011


The interview date will be 21st November 2011

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