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Locum Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon

Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust
Sandwell / West Birmingham
£88,364 to £119,133 a year Per annum
Closing date
3 Jul 2023

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Hospital, General surgery
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Job Details

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, innovative, and progressive Consultant to join our General and Colorectal Surgery team. The appointee will cover both sites, City Hospital, Birmingham and Sandwell General Hospital during the on call. Applications are welcomed from candidates with FRCS (or equivalent) and with experience at working at consultant level in General and Colorectal surgery

In addition, applicants should demonstrate within their application that they are fully trained in Emergency General surgery and can manage an unselected general surgery emergency take at consultant level.

This Job is fixed term for 6 months starting August 23.

Closing date: 2nd July 2023

Interview date: 13th July 2023
Main duties of the job

The focus of this job will be high volume, low complexity elective general and colorectal surgery. There will be no commitment towards cancer surgery. The successful applicant will take part in an unselected general surgical emergency on call with a frequency of 1 in 7.
  1. To collaborate and work to maintain General Surgery services in line with strategic requirements.
  2. To provide, with the other Consultants in the specialty, routine and emergency General Surgery services to the Trust, operating a system of mutual out-of-hours cover, and cover for annual, study and professional leave.
  3. To provide a consultation and advisory service to medical colleagues in other specialties in the Trust
  4. To develop a special interest to complement those of the existing Consultants in the General Surgery and in accordance with the priorities of the Trust.
  5. To develop appropriate services and techniques required to fulfil clinical needs, within available resources.
  6. To take responsibility for the professional supervision and appraisal of junior medical staff, in conjunction with colleagues.
  7. To participate in the education and training of junior doctors, medical students, nurses, paramedics and general practitioners.
  8. To participate in the training and assessment of specialist registrars rotating through the department.
  9. To liase with medical staff in other specialties and participate in clinical meetings and postgraduate activities in the Trust.
About us

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust (SWBT) is an integrated careorganisation with a budget of approximately 600 million and over 7,000 staff. Diversity and social care is at the core of what we do as the Trust provides Community and Acute Services to over half a million people in an urban centre that demands massive regeneration and has substantial premature mortality.

Our new acute hospital, the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital (MMUH), opens in 2024 and will provide care to our local population from first class, purpose-built premises.As a result, the base of this role may change to MMUH from 2024 (or beyond). If this is applicable to your role, you will be informed during the recruitment process and continuing your application with this understanding.The development of the new hospital will play an important role in the regeneration of the wider area and in improving the lives of local people and reducing health inequalities.

We have three newly emerging strategic objectives:
  1. Our People - to cultivate and sustain happy, productive and engaged staff
  2. Our Patients - to be good or outstanding in everything we do
  3. Our Population - to work seamlessly with our partners to improve lives

Job description
Job responsibilities

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

For an informal discussion, please contact:

Clinical Director: Mr Edward Harper, Email:

Clinical Lead: Mr Rajeev Peravali, Email:

Person Specification
Professional and Multi-disciplinary team working:
  • Ability to work well with colleagues and within a team
Personal Circumstances
  • Residence within a reasonable distance of Sandwell and city Hospitals
  • Ability to undertake clinical commitments at any of the Trust's sites.
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.
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
Research, Innovation and Service Improvement Experience:
  • Ability to apply research outcomes to clinical problems
  • An awareness of current specialty developments, initiatives and issues.
  • Publications in relevant peer-reviewed journals in the last five years.
  • Evidence of having undertaken original research
  • Academic interest with the desire to lead an academic department within the Black Country ICS.
Teaching and Training experience:
  • Ability to teach clinical skills to medical and nursing staff and other disciplines.
  • The ability to appraise junior doctors and other staff.
  • Formal training in teaching
Clinical Effectiveness
  • Experience of conducting clinical audit
  • Ability to use the evidence base and clinical audit to support decision-making
Management and Administrative Experience:
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload effectively
  • Ability to plan strategically and to exercise sound judgements when faced with conflicting pressures.
  • Ability to motivate and develop the multi-disciplinary team, balancing departmental and personal objectives.
Clinical Experience:
  • Clinical training and experience equivalent to that required for gaining CCT in General Surgery
  • Ability to take full and independent responsibility for the management of acute Surgical emergencies
  • Ability to take full and independent responsibility for the care of upper gastrointestinal patients
  • Special interest that complements the existing consultants
  • FRCS or equivalent

Employer details
Employer name

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust


Sandwell / West Birmingham

B71 4HJ

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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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