Clinical Fellow (Core) in Orthogeriatrics

£40.26k per annum

Job Details:

We are currently looking for a highly motivated individual to act as a Clinical Fellow (Core) in our Orthopaedic (Orthogeriatric) department to commence 02 August 2023 for 12 months.

The department’s work comprises the perioperative care of fragility fracture patients with particular focus on falls, bone health and medical optimisation for surgery. There are opportunities to further develop experience in caring for patients with dementia and delirium in addition to palliative care. The team work closely with the trauma and orthopaedic surgeons.

This is an exciting time for the department balancing the complexity of patients received as part of our Major Trauma Centre, the development of a fully integrated Orthogeriatric team and the regular elective orthopaedic workload. This is an opportunity to develop the successful applicants in skills required for perioperative care and medical optimisation including an understanding of falls and bone health. Please note this is not a surgical post. 

Main duties of the job

The duties of the post include management of trauma and orthopaedic patients on the wards and pre-operative review in ED. The post holder works alongside the other team members in undertaking ward and trauma work and cover duties at Addenbrooke’s Hospital only.  Administrative duties comprise discharge summaries.

You will work alongside our expanding Orthogeriatric team dealing with the medical aspects of pre-operative and post-operative medical management of orthopaedic patients. The posts also work closely with our Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgical teams.

In order to be considered for the above position applicants must have evidence of achievement of Foundation Competencies. Full Registration and a Licence to Practice with the General Medical Council at time of application is required. Please note that these posts do not carry Postgraduate Dean’s approval or training recognition. This post may be suitable for those wishing to undertake an “F3” role.

Working for our organisation

The applicant must have demonstrable skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking in English that enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues, as set out in the GMC’s Good Medical Practice (2013). Non-UK applicants must possess the IELTS/OET exam before obtaining a GMC licence to practice.

Applications from job seekers who require skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

It is a requirement for skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please refer to the Job description and Person specification attached for further details on the main responsibilities and duties for this post.

Person specification


Essential criteria

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Job Category: Health
Job Type: Part Time Temporary
Job Location: Cambridge Cambridgeshire

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