We are seeking to recruit a number of enthusiastic and hardworking doctors to join our General Medicine Departments as Junior Specialist doctors at City Hospital, Birmingham and Sandwell General Hospital, West Bromwich.
Main duties of the job
These posts can be short term or longer i.e. 6 months fixed term posts in the first instance starting from 7th December 2022 with the possibility of longer term opportunities within the Trust subject to performance and progress. These posts would be aimed at junior grade CT/ST 1-2 level (ie 2 years post qualification level) and whilst not approved training posts we would mirror the training opportunities to those given to training post holders.
The JSD GM posts will allow you to consolidate your experience in a supportive GM environment, giving you wide ranging clinical exposure and training in a progressive Trust that has won numerous national and local awards. We would be keen to work with successful applicants and help you continue to build your General Medicine Career. We envisage that the JSD would act as a stepping stone into specialty training and we would look to encourage and fully support successful completion of Medicine exams.
Job description Job responsibilities
The successful candidates will have at least 2 years experience post qualification, full GMC Registration with a license to practice and up to date ALS certification. Recent acute hospital experience at ST1 level, or equivalent (within the last 12 months) of at least 6 months duration is essential. Previous General Medicine experience would be desirable and knowledge of the workings of the NHS is preferable.
The Trust is building the 670 bed Midland Metropolitan University Hospital. It will be worth the wait. Its opening will be the beginning of a fresh chapter in our ambitious journey to be the nations leading provider of integrated care.
The single-site Acute Hospital will benefit from co-located specialist services which will support the new Emergency Department with dedicated imaging facility and Assessment Units. It will provide state-of-the-art treatment and care for patients from Sandwell and across the region and will become the civic heart of the area and a point of pride for the community.
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 Trust has a very good reputation for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching with strong links to the University of Birmingham and Health Education West Midlands. The Trust is home to a number of University departments and we are now looking to develop research capacity in a number of specialties in the Trust including Emergency Medicine so there is likely to be opportunities to become involved in research activities. There is a clinical skills laboratory on the Acute Medical Unit which is the first in the UK.
Birmingham is a vibrant, multi-cultural city and it is a very exciting place to live and work. It has a population of 1.1 million, the youngest in Europe. Its residents speak over 140 languages and blend different cultures and nationalities with history that is rich in industrial heritage.
The area boasts affordable housing with popular residential districts such as Harborne and Sutton Coldfield an easy commute to either of the main hospital sites. There are a number of very good schools and colleges locally (including a number of independent and grammar schools such as the King Edwards Schools). Birmingham is a very green city with more than 8,000 acres of green space including impressive parks around the city. Due to our central location and good motorway connections we are in easy reach of a number of beautiful rural locations including the Peak District, Cannock Chase, the Lickey Hills and the Cotswolds.
Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust is committed to equality of opportunity and is a no smoking organisation
Person Specification Qualifications: Essential
Primary medical qualification (MBBS/MBBCH) or equivalent.
Record of high academic achievement (honours, prizes etc).
Clinical Experience: Essential
2 years recent Clinical training and experience post qualification at time of commencement of JSD post
Experience in the admission of acute medical emergencies and recent experience with acute unselected medical intake
Professional and Multi-disciplinary team working: Desirable
Ability to work well with colleagues and within a team
Management and Administrative Experience: Essential
Ability to organise and prioritise workload effectively
Clinical Effectiveness Essential
Experience of conducting clinical audit
Ability to use the evidence base and clinical audit to support decision-making
Personal Attributes Essential
Energy and enthusiasm and the ability to work under pressure
An enquiring and critical approach to work
Caring attitude to patients
Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, patients, relatives, GPs, nurses, other staff and agencies.
Commitment to Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development
Other Requirements Essential
Full GMC Registration and licence to practice
Appropriate Immigration Status (where appropriate)
An understanding of the current NHS environment, particularly in relation to reforms, initiatives and issues.
Personal Circumstances Essential
Residence within a reasonable distance of the Trust's Hospitals
Ability to undertake clinical commitments at any of the Trust's sites.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Core Values: Patient Safety and Quality of Care, Innovation and Research
Size: Three hospitals, Specialist Intermediate Care Centre, Supra-regional Eye Hospital
Specialties: Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Centre, National Poisons Information Service, Behçet’s Syndrome National Centre of Excellence
Our new hospital – the Midland Met – opening in 2022
About Us Harnessing ambition, investment, commitment and the contribution of our people, our vision is to be the UK’s best integrated care provider by 2020. We’re already on our way to achieving this. We’ve trebled our training budget, enhanced the way we recognise our people and are constructing career pathway frameworks. Our people have names, they have voices, they have a family here. As we create greater levels of service integration, we know where we’re going and we know we won’t get there alone. That’s why we want you to join us.
First, let us tell you what we’re building on. It’s a firm foundation, of which we’re very proud. We are an integrated care organisation with an outstanding reputation for teaching, education, research and innovation. Our 6,600 staff are here for 530,000 local people when they need us. City Hospital in Birmingham is home to the Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre and our Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Centre. It’s also the regional base for the National Poisons Information Service. At Sandwell General Hospital in West Bromwich, you’ll find inpatient, paediatrics, most general surgery and our stroke specialist centre. At the Trust, we also have significant academic departments in cardiology, rheumatology, ophthalmology and neurology. We have intermediate care hubs at Rowley Regis and at Leasowes in Smethwick. Our community teams throughout Sandwell provide integrated services for children in schools, GP practices and at home. They also offer both general and specialist home care for adults in hospices and nursing homes. In 2022, we will open the brand new Midland Metropolitan Hospital - the perfect demonstration of our vision for the future. And we are investing in far more than buildings. We are dedicated to investing in you. It matters to us that you enjoy the training, support and opportunities you need to fulfil your total potential and build the career you really want. We’ll make that happen by trebling our training budget. We’ve developed new career path frameworks and new ways to recognise your achievements. Because you’re part of our family, we want the best for you.Our organisation has nine care promises that reflect how we expect each other to treat patients, visitors and colleagues. We know these promises embody our caring ethos because they were developed by our own frontline staff. These are our promises:
… make you feel welcome … make time to listen to you … be polite, courteous and respectful … keep you informed and explain what is happening … admit to mistakes and do all I can to put them right … value your point of view … be caring and kind … keep you involved … go the extra mile
Research and Development: a jewel in SWBH’s crown
SWBH has a long and proud track record of delivering world class research that has made a real difference to the quality and safety of care provided to patients locally, nationally and internationally. The Trust was the recipient of the West Midlands Clinical Research Network’s award for outstanding overall performance in 2017-18.The Trust has an ambitious R&D plan, fully supported by the Trust Board, to continue to develop R&D with a focus on a range of domains including:
Increasing the internationally recognised excellence of our research portfolio.
Increasing the breadth of our clinical research portfolio and the range of health care professionals contributing to it.
Researchers at the Trust have the full support of the Trust’s R&D department and its large and highly motivated team of research nurses, clinical trials practitioners and data coordinators and well as its research management and governance team.
Professor Karim Raza talks about our reputation for world class research
Birmingham as a place to live and work
Birmingham and the borough of Sandwell are great places to live. City Hospital and the Midlands Metropolitan Hospital site are close to Birmingham City Centre and the popular suburbs of Edgbaston, Bearwood, Harborne and. Moseley. There are six towns that serve Sandwell, they are Oldbury, Rowley Regis, Smethwick, Tipton, Wednesbury, and West Bromwich. Each have their own individual character and attractions. There are a huge range of places to live with easy access via road or public transport all serving the Trust sites well. Housing in the area is very affordable with transport links in and around the city and Sandwell are excellent. Birmingham boasts a range of places to socialise in, with a range of top/great restaurants and bars. And the second city is fast-becoming a shopping haven, with a vast array of choice, from designer to unique independently-run shops. Birmingham boasts a number of outstanding schools including the King Edwards VI collective grammar schools and independent schools. The city is also home to the Birmingham Royal Ballet, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Midlands Arts Centre (MAC), Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre and a number of museums including the Art Gallery, and the Thinktank. Musical stars frequently perform at the Genting Arena, whilst at the adjacent National Exhibition Centre (NEC) there is a comprehensive diary of events. Birmingham offers an impressive range of sporting facilities including cricket, football, golf, rugby, sailing, tennis and has a 50 metre swimming pool. Birmingham and Sandwell have excellent transport links with the International Airport, major rail routes and easy access to motorways. Trains run direct to London from Birmingham New Street, and Sandwell & Dudley with the fastest route taking just one hour 24 minutes. In addition Stratford Upon Avon, rural areas of Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Worcestershire are within easy reach.