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Specialty Doctor in Emergency Medicine

Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust
Sandwell & West Birmingham
£50,373 to £78,759 a year per annum
Closing date
12 Oct 2022

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Hospital, Emergency medicine
Career Level
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Details

The Department is aiming to recruit enthusiastic Specialty Doctors (middle grade) to join the Emergency Medicine team at SWBH NHS Trust, which is well known for being one of the most supportive departments in the region. Successful applicants would have the opportunity to work in a department that is striving to provide the highest standard of care to patients and training opportunities for its staff.

Successful candidates would be working as part of a well-established team of Specialty Doctors, CESR trainees and Higher Specialty Trainees in Emergency Medicine. All our middle grades are given the opportunity to join our CESR program.

Closing Date: 05/10/2022

Interview date: W/C 17/10/2022

Main duties of the job

Successful applicants would be working at the level of a middle grade (Tier 4) as per RCEM guidance. You will be managing unselected patients presenting to the Emergency department as well supervising junior staff.

Middle grade doctors will be allocated roles in resus, paediatric, majors, minors, SMART and RAM areas that gives a variety and challenge to day-to-day work.

There is 24/7 Consultant cover on both sites which includes 14 hours a day of shop floor presence.

All specialty doctors would be expected to be involved in clinical Audit, QIPS and opportunities to participate in Research projects. If appointed, you would have opportunity for ultrasound training as many of our staff are faculties in the regional point of care ultrasound training.

All specialty and Trainee doctor are expected to be involved in teaching activities including the junior doctor induction as well as for the weekly and monthly teaching program in the department.

About us

Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust is a friendly, integrated healthcare provider focused on improving the life chances and health outcomes of our diverse population.

We have three strategic objectives:

People: To cultivate and sustain happy, productive and engaged staff;

Patients: To be good or outstanding at everything we do;

Population: To work seamlessly with partners to improve lives;

We run services from Sandwell, City and Rowley Regis Hospitals, Birmingham & Midland Eye Centre, Birmingham Treatment Centre, the Lyng and Leasowes Intermediate Care Centre. Our GP practices and community teams provide care in schools, healthcare centres and at home.

Our next milestone is opening the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital (MMUH), a once in a career opportunity to shape care transformation within and beyond the hospital walls. MMUH will host the busiest Emergency Department in Europe, with state of the art facilities and future development of a Learning Campus.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Developing and caring for our People is fundamental. We were one of the first Trusts to provide the Real Living Wage, as well as a Live and Work scheme to support people at risk of homelessness into paid work and training. We offer a range of staff benefits, health & wellbeing support and will help you to bring your ambition to life through our bespoke training and development programmes. As People is one of our three strategic objectives, we make a continued commitment to prioritise support for all our colleagues.

Information about the Specialty

We see approximately 176,000 patients per year across two hospital sites. There are co-located Primary care and Ambulatory care services which operate seven days a week. The department employs a range of allied health professionals to support the delivery of the service and is continuing to expand these roles. There is continuing process of developing pathways with our acute specialties, to ensure streamlining and provide the highest standard of care.

We currently have 32 established middle grade posts and recruiting to additional posts. Successful candidates would be working as part of a well-established team of Specialty Doctors, CESR trainees and Higher Specialty Trainees in Emergency Medicine.

For more information on the job role and responsibilities, please refer to the Job Description attached.

For an informal discussion, please contact:

Dr Shewli Rahman (Clinical Director) Tel: 01215075522 Email-

Dr Bish Elangbam (Consultant in EM) Tel: 01215075522 Email-

Mr Prem John, (Consultant in EM) Tel: 01215075522 Email

Person Specification

  • Basic Medical Qualification (MBBS or equivalent)
  • MRCEM/ FRCEM Primary


  • APLS

Other Requirements

  • Full GMC Registration
  • An understanding of the current NHS environment, particularly in relation to reforms, initiatives and issues.

Professional and Multi-disciplinary team working

  • Ability to work well with colleagues and within a team

Personal Circumstances

  • Residence within a reasonable distance of City and Sandwell Hospitals
  • Ability to undertake clinical commitments at any of the Trust's sites.


  • A minimum of 4 years full time training and experience at ST1/2 or higher grade or equivalent
  • At least 1 years experience in Emergency Medicine
  • Ability to teach clinical skills to medical and nursing staff and other disciplines
  • The ability to appraise junior doctors and other staff.


  • Recent experience in Emergency Medicine
  • Formal training in teaching

Personal Attributes

  • 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

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

Clinical Effectiveness

  • Experience of conducting clinical audit
  • Ability to use the evidence base and clinical audit to support decision-making


BMJRef: BMJ-94698/381-ME-4602450



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.

Our Trust

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: 

I will

… 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.

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