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Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery ST3 Specialty Training Advert 2023-2024

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Job Advert

The text below is for posts advertised in November-December 2023, with a start date from August 2024. It is included here for information to help you prepare for future applications.

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Training Programme:Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery ST3
Post Type:Specialty Training
Post Commencing From: August 2024
Duration (months):72
Recruitment Lead:Yorkshire and the Humber
Recruiting For:England, Scotland
Enquiries:https://yorksandhumberdeanery.nhs.uk/recruitment/national_recruitment/national_trauma__orthopaedic_surgery_st3_recruitment/
Information:

National Trauma and Orthopaedics ST3 Recruitment

Coordinated by NHS England North East and Yorkshire. All interviews will be held online.

Information about the training programme

Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery deals primarily with injuries, congenital and acquired disorders of the bones, and joints and their associated soft tissues, including ligaments, nerves and muscles. 

Most Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeons contribute to an emergency trauma workload dealing with bony and soft tissue injuries admitted through A & E departments. The vast majority of Trauma and Orthopaedic surgeons also have a specialist elective interest in orthopaedic conditions, often based on an anatomical region of the body including the following:

  • Lower limb joint reconstruction (hip and knee replacements and associated procedures)
  • Hip surgery
  • Knee surgery (bony and soft tissue)
  • Ankle and foot
  • Upper limb (shoulder and elbow)
  • Upper limb (hands)
  • Spine
  • Bone tumour surgery
  • The surgery of childhood
  • Rheumatoid surgery
  • Complex trauma surgery

Application process

NHS England North East and Yorkshire is co-ordinating national recruitment for vacancies in ST3 Trauma and Orthopaedics across England and Scotland in 2024 (including LAT posts in Scotland).

We advise all applicants to visit and read the information available on the National Trauma and Orthopaedics ST3 recruitment webpage before commencing their application, including:-

  • National Trauma and Orthopaedics ST3 Applicants Guide – This document provides candidates with a full overview of the National T&O ST3 recruitment process.
  • Indicative vacancy numbers
  • The recruitment timeline
  • Links to NHSE Local Office/Deanery websites – for likely locations of posts and possible employers within the training programme, expected rotation details etc.

Applications open at 10am on 16 November 2023 and close on 7 December 2023 at 4pm. All interviews will be held online between 18 and 21 March 2024 via Qpercom VIDS.

All applications must be submitted by the closing date using the Oriel recruitment system; no late applications will be accepted.

You can start your application via `Apply` button above.

Before applying please read the Trauma and Orthopaedics ST3 person specification to assess your suitability for the post.

Please upload all required evidence of competences to Oriel when completing the application form online. Should applicants experience difficulties when uploading evidence, please email the evidence to the following email address by the application deadline:  torec.yh@hee.nhs.uk with “your name” and “competencies” in the title of the email.

Eligibility requirements pertaining to UK Visas and Immigration are available on the Specialty Training website.

The expected duration of this programme is 72 months; however the actual duration may depend on the circumstances of the individual.

Preferencing will be made available on Oriel at a later date. More details will follow regarding this.

Please note that NHS England North East and Yorkshire has a strict application policy and will not accept applications submitted after the submissions deadline.

The Postgraduate Dean confirms that this placement and/or programme has the required educational and Dean’s approval. The Training Programme is equally open to those who may, either from the outset or subsequently, wish to train less than full time or job share.

Applications are equally open to those who may, either from the outset or subsequently, wish to train less than full time or job share.

Pay scales

All trainees should be paid monthly at the rates set out in the national terms and conditions of service for hospital medical and dental staff and doctors in public health medicine and the community health service (England and Wales), “the TCS”, as amended from time to time. The pay scales are reviewed annually. Part-time posts will be paid pro-rata.

Current rates of pay for junior doctors may be viewed on the NHS Employers website.

Enquiries

An applicants’ guide can be downloaded from the National Trauma and Orthopaedics ST3 recruitment webpage.

During the recruitment period please check the national Trauma and Orthopaedics ST3 recruitment webpage regularly to access up-to-date information relating to this vacancy and information about the recruitment process. You may also find the FAQ section on Oriel helpful in answering your query.

For any queries that cannot be answered by the methods above please contact torec.yh@hee.nhs.uk with “your name” and the “Question area” in the title of the email.

For further national information please visit the Specialty Training website

Links

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Documents

No documents were included in the advertisement. See the Links and Job Advert sections for links to further information and resources.

Application Form

For specialty-specific questions please visit the Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery ST3 application form page.

For the generic application form questions applicable to all specialties please visit the application form page.

Competition Ratios

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Fill Rates

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For regional fill rate data please see the Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery fill rates page.