Location
Practice Plus Group Hospital Shepton Mallet
Advertising Salary
£100,000 - £110,000 per annum
Schedule Type
Full Time

About The Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Orthopaedic Surgeon to join us at Shepton Mallet Hospital and become a highly valued member of our multi discipline medical team, bringing your expertise and skills in orthopaedic procedures.
 
As an Orthopaedic Consultant at Practice Plus Group you will have access to great facilities in a well-structured and relaxed environment. We perform high volumes of orthopaedic surgery in our unit with 1500+ hip and knee arthroplasties being performed in the year 21/22 during the recovery from Covid-19 with a expectation of building on this in the coming year. Our length of stay averages for both hip and knee surgery are significantly below 2 days and we are growing our same day discharge arthroplasty pathways with our enhanced recovery programme. We would welcome a surgeon who is able to help to develop this. Our adjusted PROMs outcomes are consistently better than the national average. We have four theatres and an endoscopy suite on site. Our orthopaedic surgeons are part of the Practice Plus network of surgeons within our surgical units in England and are very much part of a large team with the opportunities for support and learning that this brings.

Applications for full or part time work are welcome and if you are from outside of the local area, there is a very generous relocation package available to support you. Reporting to our Hospital Medical Director, Alison, you will perform a range of orthopaedic procedures on patients referred to the Hospital. You will be treating both NHS and private patients referred to the hospital, working in accordance with hospital protocols and working practices.

About You

As well as being able to offer expert clinical opinion on a range of problems in elective orthopaedic procedures from your substantive experience, you will required to perform surgical procedures on patients referred to the hospital, working in accordance with hospital protocols and working practices. These will include particularly Joint replacement operations, namely:
  • Primary knee arthroplasty
  • Primary hip uncemented, cemented & hybrid.
You will be required to demonstrate a high level of operative skill in the following areas:
  • Primary hip replacement: demonstrable evidence in the NJR of having performed at least 150 hip replacement procedures
  • Primary knee replacement: demonstrable evidence in the NJR of having performed at least 150 knee replacement procedures.
In addition, you may be required to carry out other operations that are within your range of expertise, and are contracted to the hospital.

As a UK registered medical professional, with a listing on the Specialist GMC re
gister, we will support you with your ongoing CPD and career development.


About Us

Shepton Mallet is a very busy elective hospital, which was rated Outstanding by the CQCin 2016.*. The combination of strong clinical governance and high volumes of work creates an environment where clinical excellence can flourish. Everything we do is focused on providing a high standard of safe and effective patientcare. Our facilities are modern, employing the latest technology with friendly and professional staff. We have strong control processes to ensure we maintain high standards of hygiene and above all, we’re passionate about giving our patients the best possible care and helping them feel better, faster.
 
When you’re part of the Practice Plus Group team, you don’t just have a job.You have a career. We work with you to help you grow in your role and take your career in the direction you want to go. We’ll help you be the best you can be.
 
We want our team members to feel motivated and rewarded. So we offer a competitive package of pay and benefits. We also recognise the value of a healthy work-life balance – so we always try to be flexible, helping you fit to our working life around your home life.
 
To apply for the role click on the link below. If you have any questionscontact rebecca.stevens@practiceplusgroup.com in our friendly resourcing team, or call 01189521902. 

 It is our view that it is a professional responsibility is to get the COVID-19 vaccines as recommended, to protect our patients.At the same time the vaccine protects us. The great majority of healthcare workers have already done so and those applying to join our teams are encouraged to do the same.

 We will contact all shortlisted candidates but please note that the Practice Plus Group retain the right to remove the advert prior to the closing date if a suitable candidate is appointed. Our employment offers are subject to receipt of satisfactory pre-employment checks. At Practice Plus Group, we actively promote diversity and equal opportunities. Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

 *Rated ‘Outstanding’ when the hospital was known as Shepton Mallet Health Partnership run by Care UK (Shepton Mallet) Limited. We’re the same people providing the same services, just with a new name.

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