Trauma and Orthopaedic Doctors

Doctors Direct (part of NHS Professionals) is a leading provider of locum services to the NHS and is wholly owned by the Department of Health. We are an alternative to private agencies, do not charge expensive agency fees and any profit we make goes directly back into the NHS, meaning that working through Doctors Direct supports your local Trust and saves money for the NHS as a whole.

Our client, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are looking for Locum doctors in Trauma & Orthopaedics. This exciting role is only with NHSP as this trust do not use private agencies.

Your role as a Trauma and orthopaedic surgeon will be to diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions of the musculoskeletal system. This includes bones and joints and their associated structures that enable movement - ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves.


Key responsibilities

  • Consulting with patients and analyzing patient data to determine patient needs and treatment goals.
  • Examining patients to diagnose bone, joint, ligament, or other musculoskeletal problems, including diseases, or injuries.
  • Collaborating with other specialists, when necessary, to determine a course of treatment.
  • Recording patient care by maintaining detailed notes of appointments with patients, including comments, tests, and/or treatments prescribed, and test results.
  • Performing surgical procedures on various parts of the musculoskeletal system, including plating broken bones, reattaching tendons and ligaments, or performing joint or hip replacements, among other procedures.
  • Referring patients to physical therapy, when necessary, or performing non-invasive procedures such as casting and splinting limbs.
  • Monitoring ongoing progress and health of patients, and changing treatment plans, as necessary.
  • Providing support and advice to patients receiving long-term care.
  • Conducting research on defects, diseases, and disorders affecting the musculoskeletal system.
  • Doctors must be ATLS qualified (ALS would be a bonus as that will mean that after this post you could readily fill orthopaedic gaps)


Role details

  • Grades: FY2/Senior House Officer/ Specialist Registrar
  • Location: Oxford
  • Shift patterns: Various – full and part time roles available
  • Start date: ASAP – subject to compliance checks
  • Rates: Junior Doctor - £35-£50 per hour Middle Grade - £50-£70 per hour


This is a great opportunity to join Doctors Direct, which enables you to work in multiple Trauma and Orthopaedic departments across the country full/part time and be paid great rates of pay.  Doctors Direct recruit to the highest of NHS standards and all candidates applying for this role must have the following:

  • Valid GMC
  • Right to work in the UK
  • Clinical attachment complete and minimum of 3 months paid experience in the NHS/UK


About the Trust

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching Trusts in the UK. It’s made up of four hospitals: The John Radcliffe Hospital (which includes the Children's Hospital, The West Wing and Oxford Eye Hospital, The Oxford Heart Centre and the Women's Centre), the Churchill Hospital and the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, all located in Oxford, and the Horton General Hospital which can be found in Banbury, North Oxfordshire.

OUH’s core values are excellence, compassion, respect, delivery, learning and improvement with collaboration and partnership being central to their ability to deliver their fundamental activities of patient care, teaching and research.

Just some of the Trusts recent ambitious research programmes include the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) and the Biomedical Research Unit in musculoskeletal disease. Here, the Trust is setting the standard in translating science and research into NHS clinical care that’s better than ever for patients.



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