UK-Med Register – Orthopaedic/Trauma Surgeon

Are you an Orthopaedic / Trauma Surgeon interested in using your expertise and knowledge to deliver Humanitarian aid in emergency response projects or looking to build your career in a humanitarian setting?

Role: Orthopaedic/Trauma Surgeon – Register

Hours: UK-Med Register role, no guarantee of any work, but if deployed work will be full-time

Duration:Minimum of 2 weeks at a time (longer availability is highly desirable)

Pay: Negotiable (dependent on experience)

Location: Internationally / any of the UK-Med responses, including Ukraine and or to various other locations

This register recruitment campaign is only open to candidates in the UK.

 UK-Med is a frontline medical aid charity. Born of the NHS, we’ve been working for over 30 years towards a world where everyone has the healthcare they need when crises or disasters hit.

We are seeking for Surgeons with orthopaedic / Trauma experience and are enthusiastic about extending their knowledge and skills within a humanitarian environment.  You will be able to make yourself available to travel and work internationally at short notice for a minimum of 2 weeks (longer availability is highly desirable).

Our ideal candidates will be fully licensed and experienced Orthopaedic / Trauma Surgeon, providing medical care to patients with a wide range of medical conditions.

Most of our surgeons need to be confident and capable in treatment of both adults and children.  Previous experience in low resource / humanitarian /conflict contexts may be an advantage but is not essential.

You must be a fully licensed Orthopaedic / Trauma Surgeon, registered with an appropriate professional body. You must hold a Degree in Medicine with speciality training in orthopaedic surgery.


You will be determined, high performing, compassionate and collaborative, as well as being committed to learning and supporting others to learn. Language skills will be an advantage. You will have a positive and flexible problem-solving approach and be willing, able, and ready to deploy to support all UK-Med programmes and projects.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits along with a friendly working environment and the opportunity to make a real difference.

To express your interest:

We strongly recommend that you read the Candidate Information Pack – Orthopaedic/Trauma Surgeon – December 2023 before applying for this role.

This vacancy will close as soon as we have received enough strong applications. Please apply as soon as possible, and no later than 26th of February 2024.

The selection process consists of two stages:

Interview Stage: All applicants will go through an initial interview stage.

Selection Training Stage: Applicants who pass the interview stage and do not have a minimum of 3 years of humanitarian experience will be required to complete a selection training.

We look forward to receiving your applications and potentially welcoming you to our team of dedicated humanitarian surgeons at UK-Med.

UK-Med is committed to safeguarding of our personnel and beneficiaries and has a zero-tolerance approach to sexual exploitation and abuse.  We conduct thorough vetting before any appointment is confirmed.

UK-Med is committed to the principles of diversity, equality, and inclusion.  We strive to provide an inclusive and supportive environment where employees feel respected and supported to be able to fulfil their potential.

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