Child and Adolescent Knee Fellowship
NHS Medical & Dental: Specialty Trainee (ST6-8)
CHILD AND ADOLESCENT KNEE FELLOWSHIP
SHEFFIELD CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
TRAUMA AND ORTHOPAEDIC DEPARTMENT
Applications are invited for the following non-resident fellowship based at Sheffield Children’s Hospital and Chesterfield Royal Hospital, commencing Wednesday October 3rd 2023 for 12 months.
This combined fellowship will allow the successful candidate to gain complete experience and the technical skills needed to practice successfully in the field of Paediatric Soft Tissue Knee pathology.
This will be the first ever Fellowship of its kind in the UK, and will be unrivalled in the ability to deliver high level training within this expanding field of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.
Main duties of the job
Experience will be gained in the full spectrum of paediatric and adolescent soft tissue knee pathology with the exception of malignant bone tumours. Specifically, training will be offered in the management and treatment of conditions affecting the growing knee which spans patients in the paediatric and adolescent age groups. An emphasis will be placed on arthroscopic surgery with the full range of advanced arthroscopic procedures. In addition, experience will be gained in complex pathology such as congenital ligament deficiency and severe patellofemoral disease. The Fellowship will be under the direction of Mr Nick Nicolaou, Mr Fazal Ali and Mr Paul Haslam.
Working for our organisation
The Department of Paediatric Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery at SCH accommodates the full spectrum of paediatric orthopaedic conditions. There is an interest in the management of hip dysplasia, Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, talipes, amyoplasia, the skeletal dysplasias, osteogenesis imperfecta, spinal deformity, myelomeningocele, cerebral palsy, paediatric soft tissue knee pathology and haemophiliac arthropathy. There is a hip ultrasound scanning facility at SCH and a gait laboratory at the Ryegate Centre with consultant input at both site. There is an acknowledged interest and experience in the application of flexible intramedullary nailing in both trauma and elective conditions. The hospital enjoys a national and international reputation for the treatment of congenital and acquired reduction and malalignment deformities of the upper and lower limbs. There is an active and busy paediatric spinal deformity unit.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
There will be training in the management of paediatric orthopaedic conditions in general with specific emphasis on knee trauma. Training in deformity planning and correction associated with knee pathology will be an essential component of learning, and the use of gait analysis to aid in decision making.
At Chesterfield Royal Hospital further experience will be gained in knee surgery on the adult patient with regards to all the soft tissue knee procedures and also some exposure to arthroplasty and osteotomies around the knee.
Research involvement will be an integral part of the duties of the appointed fellow with expectation to produce at least 1 peer reviewed article and an audit
Qualifications and Training
- Qualified medical practitioner
- Registered with GMC
- FRCS (Tr. & Orth.) or equivalent training experience
- Distinction, prizes, awards, scholarships, other degrees, higher degrees
- Presentations and publications
- Validated logbook/appraisal document indicating appropriate operative experience
- Completed Basic Surgical Training in posts approved by the surgical Royal College or approved overseas equivalent
- -Have obtained, or nearly obtained, their CCT
- Competence in pre-operative and post-operative management
- Demonstrated commitment to Paediatric Orthopaedics
- Computer skills
- Evidence of participation or enthusiasm for audit
- Understands the principles of audit
- Previous arthroscopic knee experience
- Fellowship training in either Paediatric Orthopaedics or adult soft tissue knee
Knowledge and Skills
- Organisational ability
- Potential to cope with stressful situations and undertake responsibility
- Understand and communicate intelligibly with patients
- Trustworthy and reliable
- Behave in a manner which establishes professional relationships with patients
- A critical enquiring approach to the acquisition of knowledge
- Caring attitudes
- Manual dexterity as confirmed by referees
- Ability to work as a team
- Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence.
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.
Documents to download
Further details / informal visits contact
- Mr Nicolas Nicolaou
- Job title
- Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
- Email address
- Telephone number