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Locum Consultant in General Surgery

Job Reference: 295-VR-39589

University Hospitals Birmingham (Heartlands, Good Hope, Solihull) - Medical & Dental
295 Gen Surg BHH Colorectal Surgery
£79,860 to £107,668 pa

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).

All correspondence will be sent by email; please check your account regularly including your Junk/SPAM folders

Locum Consultant General/Colorectal Surgeon

Applications are invited for 2 locum General and Colorectal surgeons for a period of 6 Months based at Heartlands Hospital, part of University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) NHS Foundation Trust. These posts are available to fill a vacancy pending substantive appointments, and a period of sickness cover.

The posts are suitable for motivated individuals who would like to work in a busy colorectal unit within a cohesive and progressive team. The posts are ideal for either experienced surgeons or a colorectal surgeon at the beginning of their career who would like to work in a supportive environment. The General Surgical Directorate at UHB consist of Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull Hospitals (HGS) and the Queen Elizabeth site.

These posts will be based at Heartlands and Solihull Hospitals but some cross-site working is anticipated. The Department provides an elective service in General, Colorectal and Paediatric Surgery and high volume Emergency General Surgery for both adults and children. The post holders will have responsibilities across the Department to include inpatient care, outpatient clinics and endoscopy. Successful candidates will contribute to Emergency General Surgery on call on a rotational basis and will be expected to support the General surgery directorate teaching commitments. The out of hours duty is incorporated into job plans and is based on a 1:6 “Team of the week” (on-call days alternating between colorectal and upper GI surgeons – on call 1:12)

For informal discussions or to arrange a visit, please contact Mr Haney Youssef, trust lead for colorectal surgery or Mr Mark Dilworth, the Heartlands lead on 01214244148,

Or by email on:

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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