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Junior Specialist Doctor Higher in General Surgery

Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust
£51,017 a year per annum
Closing date
22 Jun 2023

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

Job Details

We are seeking to recruit enthusiastic and hardworking doctors to join our newly established JSD higher posts at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals. This is a fixed term post for 12 months in the first instance with the possibility of longer term opportunities within the Trust subject to performance and progress.

Closing date: 22nd June 2023

Interview date: 6th July2023


Main duties of the job


The successful appointees would be expected to be a fully integrated part of the General surgical team at middle grade level.

Supervision of junior doctors would be expected with involvement in local Induction programmes.

Full integration in the elective and emergency upper GI, lower GI and general surgical teams services is key to this post.


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


This post would be at ST3 level (ie 4 years post qualification) and whilst not approved training posts we would mirror the training opportunities to those given to training post holders. The JSD higher posts will allow you to consolidate your surgical experience in a supportive 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 to design rotations that would provide exposure to different specialties with in surgery to suit their training needs and career aspirations.

We envisage that the JSD (Higher) would act as a stepping stone into specialty training, and in the past years the post holders have successfully secured the national training numbers. The successful candidates will have at least 4 years experience post qualification, full GMC Registration with a license to practice and previous UK experience.

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. E Harper,

Specialty Lead Mr. Rajeev Pervavali, Tel: 0121 507 3133



Person Specification



  • Basic Medical Qualification (MBBS or MBChB or equivalent)
  • FRCS, MRCS or equivalent college approved qualifications


  • ALS or ATLS trained



  • Evidence of an interest in research

Other Requirements


  • Full or limited registration at time of commencement of rotation
  • Ability to participate on a middle grade out of hours rota
  • 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.
  • Caring attitude to patients.
  • An ability to organise and prioritise work effectively.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, patients, relatives, GPs, nurses, other staff and agencies.
  • Commitment to continuing Medical Education and Professional Development.
  • Driving licence or the ability to return to the hospital independently when on call.



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


  • Experience of conducting clinical audit

Professional and Multi-disciplinary team working:


  • Ability to work well with colleagues and within a team.

Clinical Experience


  • Able to demonstrate wide experience in Surgical specialties (at least 3 years) including 6 months in the last 12 at SHO or higher grade (or equivalent) in General Surgery with in the UK.


  • Middle grade experience

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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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