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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 29/05/2022.

Junior Specialist Doctor (Higher) in Emergency Medicine

Job Reference: 304-JSD3-009-4

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust - Medical & Dental
Emergency Medicine

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 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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Applications are invited for the post of Junior Specialist Doctor to work at Higher level at the QE Hospital Birmingham. This is a full time post for a 6-12 month period and is the equivalent of StR 3+ level. Queen Elizabeth Hospital is one of the four level 1 major trauma centres in the West Midlands. The department sees over 100,000 new patients every year. We see a large number of high acuity patients which means our work is clinically challenging but highly rewarding. The department has a fully computerised medical records system which facilitates research and audit. There is an active audit and research programme which the successful applicant would be expected to participate in.

The department has 6 resuscitation bays and 16 majors’ cubicles. The minor injury and illness area has four consulting rooms, separate eye/ENT room with slit lamp, plaster room and operating theatre for minor procedures. The department is supported by 24 hours portering, bed management and reception team.

There is Consultants’ presence in the department from 08:00-24:00 hours with middle grade cover from midnight to 08:00 hours. There are Consultant led review clinics 5 times a week.

All JSD’s will work a full shift rota (48 Hours)

The successful candidate will be expected to provide initial treatment of new patients presenting to the department including the Resuscitation room. He/she will also provide support and advice to more junior doctors and liaise with the Consultants and relevant other specialities as and when required. He/she will also liaise with the sister/nurse in charge to organise the smooth running of the department with attention to the floor management in line with the national targets.

In addition to the above clinical duties, the successful candidate will be expected to fully participate in the department’s educational activities, which may include the teaching of medical students, nurses and other groups. The department is committed to education and training of all staff groups and the successful candidate will be expected to play an active role in audit and other clinical governance activities. The appointee will be required to undergo an annual appraisal and subsequently revalidation as determined by the General Medical Council.

Further information

Please contact Mr Jitender Monga- Consultant in Emergency Medicine on or Tel: 0121 371 2000 Ext 12630

Please submit an online application, ensuring you attach a copy of your CV.

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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.

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