Jobs in Trauma and Orthopaedics

Physiotherapist and patient with arm in plaster

We provide a service for patients with long-term injuries typically relating to bones and joints, and a trauma service for patients who have been injured in accidents. 

We treat patients from diagnosis and surgery to treatment and rehabilitation. In addition we offer Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, and Sports Medicine services.

Why join us in Trauma and Orthopaedics?

We are one of the largest Trauma and Orthopaedic centres in the country, and are renowned for our services, in particular our Hand Therapy and Surgery services. 

We have a team of 50 consultants, highly trained nursing teams across seven inpatient wards, and an advanced and specialist allied health professional workforce delivering Orthopaedic services across Derbyshire and Staffordshire. We deliver Trauma services from our two acute hospital sites and elective care for orthopaedics, spines and hands from all of our hospitals.

Our new theatres and ward at the Treatment Centre at Queen's Hospital Burton supports patients through every stage of their treatment process, from getting surgery, all the way through to aftercare, like physiotherapy, and was recently celebrated by Secretary of State for Health Steve Barclay >.

Our Pulvertaft Hand Unit is a long-established specialist hand surgery centre within Royal Derby Hospital that treats a wide range of conditions of the hand and wrist. It was selected to treat Prince William for a rugby injury to his hand > in 1999, and the department runs postgraduate courses for doctors, nurses and therapists.

In addition, we are proud that;

  • we are a regional spinal centre.
  • we are expanding nursing training for trauma care and spinal care management.
  • we we recently designated as a major revision centre at Royal Derby Hospital.
  • we're developing our Orthopaedic Assessment Unit to provide high quality and timely care for our non-elective patients.
  • our Queen's Hospital Burton site is third highest in the national 30-day survival rate report for hip fracture patient admissions.

Kerry, Healthcare Support Worker, talks about her role at the Treatment Centre at Queen's Hospital Burton.

Wards and consultants

Royal Derby Hospital

  • Ward 203, Ward 204, Ward 205, Ward 206, Ward 207
  • Pulvertaft Hand Unit
  • Hand theatres and therapy

Queens Hospital Burton

  • Ward 19, Ward 801
  • Fracture Clinic

View our Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery consultants >

Services at our hospitals


  • Orthopaedic surgery for minor procedures 
  • Complex knee, hip and spinal surgery 
  • Joint replacement 
  • Arthritis and injuries from accidents or sports 
  • Spinal injuries and spinal tumours 
  • Comprehensive range of therapy, physiotherapy, and dietetics 
  • Foot and ankle surgery 
  • Hand and wrist surgery
  • Knee ligament reconstruction 
  • Paediatric orthopaedics 
  • Upper limb surgery (including shoulder and elbow replacement)

Latest news from Trauma and Orthopaedics

photo collage of president of royal college of surgeons meeting with UHDB teams
President of the Royal College of Surgeons of England meets with pioneering surgery teams

The President of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS England) has praised University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust (UHDB) colleagues for a 'thoroughly interesting an...

stephen posey awarding hip fracture team CEO award - big news
Queen's Hospital Burton, third highest nationally for 30-day survival rate in hip fracture admissions wins CEO award

The Royal College of Physicians published their 2023 National Hip Fracture Database report on 2022, which positions Queen's Hospital Burton with the third highest 30-day survival rates for patient...