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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/10/2021.

Consultant in Pain Medicine and Anesthetics

Job Reference: 304-21C045

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust - Medical & Dental
84,559 - 114,003

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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For specific enquiries regarding this vacancy, please see the Contact Details section below in the first instance. For general enquiries, please use Switchboard: 0121 627 2000 and for Non-Medical (inc. Nursing) Ext. 16800, Doctors & Dentists Ext. 18384 or 18395, Bank posts 0121 371 8280.

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The University hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) is one of the largest teaching hospitals in England serving a regional, national and international population.

It includes the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Solihull Hospital and Community Services, Good Hope Hospital and Birmingham Chest Clinic.

The Trust assess and treat more than 2.2 million people every year across our sites. We are a regional centre for cancer, trauma, renal dialysis, burns and plastics and HIV. We have the largest solid organ transplant programme in Europe. We provide specialised cardiac, liver and neurosurgical services to patients from across the UK. As a result of the clinical expertise in treating trauma patients and military casualties the QEHB has been designated a Level 1 Trauma Centre. The new £545m Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham opened its doors to patients on June 16, 2010. It has the largest single Intensive Care Unit in Europe with 100 beds.

The UHB is one of the most-consistently high performing trusts in the NHS and has been rated "excellent" for both financial management and for quality of clinical and non-clinical services by the Care Quality Commission.

We are seeking to appoint a whole time Consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia. The core component of this replacement position is to work as a Consultant in Pain Medicine as an integral member of the Multi-disciplinary Team working with our other dedicated consultants, senior nursing staff, psychologists and physiotherapy team. Currently we see approximately 5000 new patients per year in our mix of fully multidisciplinary clinics and disease specific clinics. In addition we provide cover for our large in-patient population which spans all the specialties expected within a tertiary referral centre. We also provide interventional treatments for both Chronic and Cancer pain with full theatre and XRay facilities available and with a dedicated unit, staffed and run by the department, which provides interventional therapies 5 days per week.

We are seeking to develop a Neuromodulation Service and to further develop our provision of Disease Specific Clinics and Pain Management Programmes. Experience in these areas and individual areas of interest would be an advantage and would be accommodated for the successful candidate.

With the merger of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Solihull and Good Hope Hospitals the UHB NHS Trust provides pain services for a very large and diverse patient population. The successful candidate will be one of a team of 10 Pain Consultants and the position will require activity on more than one hospital site. The Pain Medicine Department has a full complement of Clinical Nurse Specialists, Senior Specialist Physiotherapists and Psychologists. It is fully supported by a dedicated Admin Team.

As a University Teaching Hospital the Anaesthetic department provides for all of the major sub-specialties and a range of anaesthetic sessions will be incorporated into the successful candidates job plan according to the specific needs of the department. A Special Interest may be accommodated but will require discussion with the Clinical Service Lead for Anaesthesia to determine sessional availability for that interest.

The applicant must be able to demonstrate adequate training and experience in Chronic Pain Medicine and be a Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine.

For further information, please contact Dr L. Blaney CSL Pain Medicine on 0121 371 5100 and Dr K Cullis CSL Anaesthesia on 07785 485641.


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.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and aims to achieve positive change for LGBTQ+ people by creating an inclusive, inspiring and equal environment for both staff and service users.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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