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Consultants in Dermatology

Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust
£84,559 to £114,003 a year per annum
Closing date
19 Jun 2022

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Hospital, Dermatology
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are seeking two or more enthusiastic Consultant Dermatologist to join our Dermatology Team in our large teaching trust.

Main duties of the job

The new post holders will join a department of 5 Consultant Dermatologists, 3 Plastic Surgery colleagues, and a dedicated nursing and administration team based at the Birmingham Skin Centre, City Hospital. The successful candidates will join a well-established self-contained department with an outpatient area, skin theatre and minor procedures area, phototherapy suite, Cutaneous Allergy Unit and a regional Laser unit. Specialist services available in the department include dermatological surgery, tertiary cutaneous allergy, laser therapy, paediatric dermatology, skin cancer, vulval dermatology, and a biologics service.

About us

The Trust is committed to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and has strong links to the University of Birmingham and Health Education West Midlands with the Dermatology department having both junior doctors in training, and as well as medical students. The department is involved in a variety of research activities with ample opportunities to contribute to these, or initiate relevant dermatology research projects.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The Trust is a key partner with the local commissioning group and the local authorities in the Right Care Right Here programme, which seeks to deliver a redevelopment of local health services. The programme includes one of the largest investments in the UK with new facilities in both the acute and community sectors. Included within this is the new Midland Metropolitan University Hospital.

The new appointees are expected to have a broad-based dermatology background. The jobs are flexible, and have been structured to provide surgical sessions which may be inclusive of Laser surgery for those with expertise in this area. Additionally the job provides general dermatology, paediatric dermatology, skin cancerand other clinics according to sub-specialty areas of interest.

It is expected that the post holders will have or will develop a subspecialty interest to complement the department and it is anticipated that the successful applicants will also have a well-developed interest in teaching, training and research. The successful applicants would be expected to participate in the cross site regional out of hours on-call rota for dermatology.

Applicants must be included on the GMCs Specialist Register in Dermatology, or within 6 months of their expected date of receipt of a CCT, at the time of interview.

Visits to the Trust and informal enquiries are welcomed. Please contact Dr Donna Thompson, Consultant Dermatologist and clinical lead for dermatology via Secretary on 0121 507 4708

To apply please go to job reference number xxxxxxxxx

Closing date: 20th May 2022

Interview Date: 9th June 2022

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust is committed to equality of opportunity and is a no smoking organization

Person Specification


  • oMRCP or equivalent
  • oon the Specialist Register in Dermatology (or CCT expected within 6 months from the date of interview)




  • oHigher Degree

Clinical Experience:



  • oClinical training and experience equivalent to that required for gaining CCT in Dermatology
  • oAbility to take full and independent responsibility for the management of acute medical emergencies
  • oAbility to take full and independent responsibility for the care of patients




  • oSpecial interest that complements the existing consultants

Professional and Multi-disciplinary team working:



  • oAbility to work well with colleagues and within a team

Management and Administrative Experience:



  • oAbility to organise and prioritise workload effectively
  • oAbility to plan strategically and to exercise sound judgements when faced with conflicting pressures.
  • oAbility to motivate and develop the multi-disciplinary team, balancing departmental and personal objectives.

Clinical Effectiveness



  • oExperience of conducting clinical audit
  • oAbility to use the evidence base and clinical audit to support decision-making

Teaching and Training experience:



  • oAbility to teach clinical skills to medical and nursing staff and other disciplines.
  • oThe ability to appraise junior doctors and other staff.




  • oFormal training in teaching

Research, Innovation and Service Improvement Experience:



  • oAbility to apply research outcomes to clinical problems
  • oAn awareness of current specialty developments, initiatives and issues.




  • oKnowledge and experience of the application of information technology to Dermatology.
  • oPublications in relevant peer-reviewed journals in the last five years.
  • oEvidence of having undertaken original research

Personal Attributes



  • oEnergy and enthusiasm and the ability to work under pressure
  • oAn enquiring and critical approach to work
  • oCaring attitude to patients
  • oAbility to communicate effectively with colleagues, patients, relatives, GPs, nurses, other staff and agencies.
  • oCommitment to Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development

Other Requirements:



  • oFull GMC Registration
  • oAppropriate Immigration Status (where appropriate)
  • oAn understanding of the current NHS environment, particularly in relation to reforms, initiatives and issues.

Personal Circumstances



  • oResidence within a reasonable distance of the Trust sites.
  • oAbility to undertake clinical commitments at any of the Trust's sites.

BMJRef: BMJ-76038/381-CT-4160830


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