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NJR seeks Medical Director

5 September 2013: NJR and DH Appointments Team announcement *Applications closed*

The National Joint Registry (NJR) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland is seeking a Medical Director. This new role of Medical Director of the NJR Steering Committee (NJRSC) will involve both membership of the committee and the role of Vice Chair. The successful candidate will be directly involved in setting the strategic direction for the registry, using their experience and knowledge as an orthopaedic surgeon to assist the NJR with its overall aim of improving the quality of outcomes of joint replacement surgery.

The NJR is seeking an imaginative and innovative individual who can operate effectively, with advanced skills and competence for this challenging role. The candidate will be an experienced and currently active orthopaedic surgeon with a good range of leadership, communication, management and strategic skills.

The time commitment for this role will be two days per week and the salary will equate to this time commitment. The working arrangements will be discussed, but note that the NJR management team and NJRSC meetings are located in Central London.

Closing date
The closing date for applications is midday on 25 September 2013. 

About the NJR 
The NJR currently collects data on all hip, knee, ankle, elbow and shoulder joint replacements across the NHS and independent healthcare sector. A wide range of implants can be used in the joint replacement operations that are carried out across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The registry helps to monitor the performance of these implants and the effectiveness of different types of surgery, improving clinical standards and benefiting patients, clinicians and the orthopaedic industry. In 2008, the management of the NJR was transferred from the Department of Health to the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP).

Membership of the NJRSC includes representatives of orthopaedic surgery; epidemiology/public health; practitioners with a specialist interest in orthopaedics; patients; NHS management and independent health sector and implant manufacturers.

More information
For more information, please visit and search for the vacancy reference EC13-34. If you require an alternative format such as Braille, large print or audio please call Holly Wainwright on 0113 254 6135 quoting the reference number. 

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