Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Senior Specialist (Consultant) [closed]

The Orthopaedic and Trauma Senior Specialist will provide consultant level clinical care within the remit of the specialty of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery according to the service requirement and the quality standards of the profession and collaborate with established Consultants/Senior Specialists to provide a high standard of cover in Orthopaedics and Trauma on a 24/7 basis in a general acute secondary care level hospital, and participate in a multidisciplinary approach to provide holistic patient care including post-operative rehabilitation.


Responsibilities and Duties include:

  • Participate in the development of new Orthopaedic services for management of diverse acute and stable trauma and elective cases including Joint replacement surgery for Knees and Hips;
  • Participation in a seamless emergency on-call rota including attending to emergencies in hospital as and when required, within the shortest time possible. In the interest of patient safety, on call rotas in VGH Gozo General Hospital require the specialist to be on the island of Gozo for the duration of the on-call period;
  • Participate in the development of the Orthopaedics and Trauma-related treatment protocols and guidelines and relevant committees, in line with required standards and regulatory obligations;
  • Provide supervision of non-consultant senior, middle grade and junior staff/trainees;
  • Provide advice and consultations to clinical colleagues in other specialties;
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with clinical colleagues in other specialties and participate in regular clinical meetings;
  • Demonstrate a firm involvement in clinical governance, risk management and clinical audit – this includes the implementation of protocol and performance standards to ensure continued safe clinical practice and the supervision of implementation of these practices by junior colleagues in the field;
  • Keep abreast with the current developments in the field of Orthopedics and Trauma and participating in postgraduate meetings locally and abroad as well as involve themselves in the on-going education of clinical colleagues at all levels especially as new services and techniques are developed;
  • Be accountable for improving and complying with quality improvement and patient safety, particularly in infection control practices.


Interested applicants are required to provide all information and documentation necessary for proper evaluation of the application. Applications shall contain the following information:

  • An updated CV including the applicant’s contact details. The CV should include a list of hospitals and posts held since registration and dates of employment at the hospitals worked at over the previous 10 years or since registration if registered for less than 10 years;
  • Photo identity documents issued by the applicant’s country of origin or country of residence (valid ID card, Passport, drivers’ license);
  • Eligibility for employment in Malta by virtue of being a citizen of Malta or of an EU member state or by virtue of being granted Long Term Resident Status. Applications from individuals without this eligibility may be considered for posts if no suitable applicants with the necessary eligibility have applied and their eventual employment would depend on the acquisition of a valid work permit;
  • List of qualifications supported by copies of relevant certificates;
  • Names and contact details of 3 referees from the previous 5 years of employment/training. These referees should be able to validate the applicant’s proficiency in the following areas of competency: Patient care, Medical/clinical knowledge, Practice based learning and Improvement, Interpersonal and communication skills, Professionalism and System based practice;
  • Certification of a valid licence to practice in Malta from the Medical Council of Malta or evidence of eligibility to do so;
  • Certification of valid Specialist registration on the registers of the Medical Council of Malta appropriate to the post being applied for, or evidence of eligibility for addition to these registers confirmed by the Specialist Accreditation Committee;
  • Certification of Good Standing with the Medical Council of Malta or of the specialist accreditation body the applicant is currently working under within three months of application.


Interested candidates shall be proficient in the English language provided that due recognition will be given to candidates who also have the ability to communicate in the Maltese Language.


Applications are to be sent with the above mentioned documentation together with a covering letter by the 16th July 2017.