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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 14/04/2020.

Junior Specialist Doctor (Higher) in Gastroenterology

Job Reference: 295-EP-39711-2

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.

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University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB)

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB)is seeking to appoint a Junior Specialist Doctor (Higher) to be based across Solihull Hospital and Heartlands for Gastroenterology.

The Successful candidates will be accountable to Division 3 & 4, (Directorates of Acute Internal Medicine, General Medicine and Gastroenterology). The AMU shift for the acute take is shared on a call rota. Junior Doctors are expected to take part actively in the running of AMU & AEC service, clerking of admissions and provide acute management of all admitted patients on the wards. Junior doctors cross cover emergent staffing circumstances on the acute wards and AMU/AEC to ensure a safe patient journey.

Candidates will participate in 3 gastroenterology new and outpatient clinics split between both Solihull and Heartlands. They will contribute to ward working on the gastro ward 17 at Heartlands along the existing 2 registrars including ward rounds and seeing referrals. There will be the opportunity to train in endoscopy centred on candidate wishes and previous experience as well as upskill in GI specific procedures e.g. paracentesis.

The Trust is committed to working with patients, carers and the local community to continuously improve the services we provide. UHB is a world leader in tackling MRSA and specialises in treating patients suffering from a wide range of illnesses including heart and kidney disease, cancer, HIV and AIDS as well as respiratory conditions like Cystic Fibrosis. We also have expertise in premature baby care, bone marrow transplants and thoracic surgery. The Trust is one of the highest performing in the UK, voted Acute Trust of the Year in the 2006 Health Service Journal Awards and in the Nursing Times' Top 10 Places to Work in 2005. We are in a stable financial position, which means we continue to invest in creating a clean and modern environment and aim to give our patients the very best care.

Solihull, which lies about 9 miles southeast of Birmingham city centre is one of the most prosperous towns in the Midlands, and has existed since medieval times – the borough has a population of around 200,000. The town is well connected by a number of main roads which pass through Solihull including the Birmingham to Warwick road and the Birmingham to Stratford road, and the motorways, the M42 and M40 both pass through Solihull and provide rapid links to Oxford and London and to the rest of the motorway network surrounding the West Midlands. Birmingham International Airport (BHX) is located in Solihull. The area boasts of excellent housing and educational institutions. Solihull High Street and City centre is a favourite haunt of the hospital staff, with an array of Shopping outlets, restaurants and pubs. The picturesque villages of Meriden, Knowle, Hampton-in-Arden and Catherine-de-Barnes and the surrounding Warwickshire countryside provide for days out and about for all tastes.

Birmingham Heartlands Hospital is the largest of the 3 outer city centre sites (Heartlands, Good Hope, Solihull) group. It is located about three miles from the city centre and seven miles from Birmingham University Medical School. It is a designated Teaching Hospital of the University of Birmingham.

Heartlands Hospital originally developed from Little Bromwich Hospital, a fever hospital and sanatorium in Yardley, which opened in June 1895. Following a collaboration with Yardley Green Hospital in April 1963, it became East Birmingham District General Hospital, which then went on to acquire the Marston Green Maternity Hospital and become the first acute trust in Birmingham in April 1992.

The Hospital has 1100 beds and provides a full range of acute hospital care including specialties such as renal dialysis, infectious diseases, cardiology, respiratory including cystic fibrosis. We also have expertise in neonatal intensive care, bone marrow transplant, thoracic and endovascular surgery.

There is a major on-going programme of improvement the Hospital including the development of an upgraded IT system.

Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching is a major feature of the Trust. There is a Medical education centre on all three sites. TheHospital provides some 20% of student teaching for the local medical school.

For Further information please contact Dr Marcus

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.

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