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

Junior Specialist Doctor (Higher) in Paediatrics

Job Reference: 295-AR-39944

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

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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Junior Specialist Doctor (Higher) in General Paediatrics (including level 1 Neonates)

Applications are invited for the posts of Junior Specialist Doctor (Higher) in Paediatrics (including Neonatal care) at University Hospitals Birmingham. There are 4 posts to expand the current compliment of Tier 2 Paediatric cover primarily based at Good Hope Hospital with regular dedicated time/duties on the Heartlands Neonatal unit and Heartlands Paediatric inpatient unit including paediatric HDU.

The posts are to commence as soon as possible for duration of 24 months after initial 3 months’ probation period. These posts will provide excellent opportunities to gain training in general paediatrics and neonates at a registrar level.  The post holder will have the option of gaining further subspecialty training in various paediatric subspecialties of their interest (see job description for further details)

Candidates working towards RCPCH would be well supported by the College Tutor and Clinical Lead working within the Consultant body; providing support, advice and deliver regular teaching sessions. Study leave (max 10 days per year) are provided to facilitate your continuous professional development. We pride ourselves on delivering an excellent working environment within the department together with strong mentorship.

The post holder will work as a JSD (Higher) ST3+/ registrar equivalent and support Consultants to provide appropriate clinical care to patients seen and admitted onto the General Paediatrics and Neonatal Unit. The post offers an excellent opportunity to work and to develop skills under close Consultant supervision. 

The salary is based on the national salary scale (MT04) as outlined in the Medical and Dental Terms and Conditions £47,132 (MT04) + allowances for additional hours/unsocial hours. 

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate;

  • Evidence of at least 24 months of working with children including at least 6 months in neonates
  • Evidence or intention to complete Newborn Life Support (NLS) and either Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS) or European Paediatric Life Support (EPLS) courses within 6 weeks of employment
  • Evidence of eligibility  for full registration with General Medical Council,
  • Evidence of being able to communicate in English. For overseas candidates evidence of  IELTS or OET as per GMC requirement
  • Evidence of permission to work in UK.  Applications from doctors who require a Tier 2 sponsorship (previously known as Work Permit) to work in the UK are welcome and supported.
  • Occupational Health Clearance
  • Overseas candidates will require a Certificate of Good Standing (COGS) from local Police Authority. Disclosure & Barring Clearance will be required upon arrival in the UK.

For further information or to arrange a visit to hospital please contact Dr Muhammad Khan - Clinical Lead on 0121 424 9534.

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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