Pride in Pennine

Senior Clinical Fellow - Spinal Surgery

Senior Clinical Fellow

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Department of Complex Spine Surgery
Senior Clinical Fellow
Temporary 6 - 12 months
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Salford Royal Main Site (Formerly Hope Hospital)
£30,605 - £48,123
27/02/2018 23:59

Join us and be part of something bigger.

We have paved the way for excellence in Integrated Care and in July 2016 took the  pioneering step to form one of the first Integrated Care Organisations.  We now provide adult social care services alongside our established healthcare services, which has given us the chance to develop better, more joined up ways of working that deliver improved outcomes for the local community. 


Required to commence in February 2018.

The post is suited for those who seek exposure to complex Spine Surgery as well as those aiming to achieve a more senior level experience with an interest in a career in Complex Spine Surgery.

The Spinal Surgery Clinical department within the Greater Manchester Neurosciences Centre is based at Salford Royal Foundation Trust. Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust is the largest Spinal Centre in the UK and one of the largest in Europe creating an exciting opportunity to work within. There are 11 dedicated Spinal Consultants within the department with 4 of the Spinal surgeons providing paediatric Spinal services at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. There is an integrated approach to spinal services in collaboration with the 18 Consultant Neurosurgeons along with 20 Neurosurgical and 10 Spinal middle grades.

Candidates work in firms with junior support, rotating every 3 months.

The firm structure is designed to provide exposure to all aspects of Spinal surgery including complex deformity cases and tumours both at Salford Royal and Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

You will be invited to attend:

• Daily Spine Urgency/Trauma meeting
• Weekly x-ray meetings
• Opportunity to participate in ongoing departmental research and audit presentations
• Excellent training experience, supervision and appraisal framework
• Access to clinical governance meetings

You will work alongside specialist trainees both at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

The clinical service is managed through a Directorate structure and the post holder will be expected to make a clear contribution to its smooth running and thereby develop his/her experience in the field of spinal surgery.

Posts are tailored to the individual needs and run a duration of 6 to 12 months based on individual candidate requirements.

You will have full registration with the GMC and hospital experience to work at ST3 level or higher. These are non-training post at the equivalent of SpR grade though full training support is provided.  You are expected to have an interest in orthopaedic spinal surgery.

We currently have 2 vacancies; one for 6 months and one for 12 months.

In line with the Trust’s Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, sexual preference, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership. However, as members of ethnicity minority groups and individuals with disabilities are currently under-represented at this level of post, we would encourage applications from members of these groups. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Mr Rajat Verma
Consultant Spinal Surgeon
0161 206 1399
Mr Saeed Mohammad
Consultant Spinal Surgeon and Clinical Lead
0161 206 4878

If you have problems applying, contact

0161 206 8128