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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/04/2020.

Junior Specialist Doctor (Standard) in Trauma & Orthopaedics

Job Reference: 295-AR-40117

University Hospitals Birmingham (Heartlands, Good Hope, Solihull) - Medical & Dental
Trauma & Orthopaedics

UHB is one of the largest teaching hospital trusts in England, serving a regional, national, and international population.

Our multiple sites, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Solihull Hospital and Community Services, Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield and Birmingham Chest Clinic allow people to be treated as close to home as possible.

We see and treat more than 2.2 million people every year across our sites and our hospitals deliver more babies than anywhere else in Europe.

We are a regional centre for cancer, bone marrow transplants, trauma, renal dialysis, burns and plastics, HIV and AIDS, as well as respiratory conditions like cystic fibrosis; thoracic surgery and have the largest solid organ transplantation programme in Europe.

We provide a series of highly specialist cardiac, liver and neurosurgery services to patients from across the UK.

We are world-renowned for our trauma care and have developed pioneering surgical techniques in the management of ballistic and blast injuries, including bespoke surgical solutions for previously unseen injuries. We are a designated a Level 1 Trauma Centre and host of the UK’s only £20m National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre (SRMRC).

We have over 20,000 members of staff and we are committed to investing in their development and their health and wellbeing.

Please apply early as vacancies may close before the given closing date when sufficient applications are received.

For specific enquiries regarding this vacancy, please see the Contact Details section below in the first instance. For general enquiries, please use Medical Workforce Team phone number: 0121 424 8993 (Option 4, then option 1).

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H/G/S (Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull Hospitals)

Junior Specialist Doctor - (Standard – StR1-2 equivalent) – Trauma and Orthopaedics

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust welcomes applications for an exciting vacancy within the Trauma and Orthopaedic directorate at Heartlands Hospital, Solihull Hospital and Good Hope Hospital. This post requires the post holder to work at Junior Specialist Doctor (Standard) level (equivalent to StR 1-2) within Trauma & Orthopaedics.

Applicants should possess the ability to work in a multidisciplinary team, have good, strong interest in trauma and elective care, be ambitious, have good interpersonal skills, a caring attitude towards patients and evidence of good clinical practice. This job is ideal for anyone wishing to pursue a career in Trauma and/or Orthopaedic surgery and will get unmatched experience in the management of adult Orthopaedics, pediatric trauma, foot and ankle, lower limb surgery and upper limb surgery.

We encourage career progression through our passion of audit and research and the applicant will be expected to participate in the Directorate’s education and clinical governance programme and play an active role in audits and monthly directorate meetings. The Trust has a reputation for providing high quality well-structured care in a friendly and supportive environment. We are looking for dynamic colleagues with enthusiasm and leadership qualities. You should be licensed and fully registered with the GMC.

The successful applicant will join the Trauma & Orthopaedics department and will take part in the Tier 2 on call rota alongside our team of supportive and dedicated consultants and registrars.

You will also be expected to work closely with appropriate nursing, professional, technical and administrative staff and support them, you will be responsible for ensuring adequate clinical notes are made in accordance with good medical practice.

There will be opportunities for the post holder to observe and develop additional skills in managing trauma and elective pathways and branching out into additional areas such as paediatric surgery.

For further details / informal visits contact:
*Mr P Makrides – Clinical Service Lead, Consultant Surgeon on 0121 424 1452

*Gareth Woods – Group Manager for Trauma & Orthopaedics – 0121371 4976

*Amy Fowlie – Operational Manager for Trauma & Orthopaedics – 0121424 3413

All posts involving access to persons in receipt of health services will be subject to a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check. However, having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us; this will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances of your offences‎.

Disabled applicants, in line with our commitment to the Disability Confident Scheme, will be guaranteed an interview where they meet the essential criteria and declare their disabled status. The Trust will accept applications in other formats where applicants have disabilities that require a reasonable adjustment for them to be able to apply for vacancies; consideration in respect of additional time for postage/delivery time etc will be given.

Staff recruited from outside of the NHS will usually be appointed at the bottom of the pay band.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced or skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as it is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Visas and Immigration website.

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