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Junior Specialist Doctor Lower in Trauma & Orthopaedics

Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust
Sandwell & West Birmingham
£43,923 per annum
Closing date
8 Dec 2023

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Applications are invited for a Trauma and Orthopaedics Junior Specialist Doctor (Lower) based at Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust fixed term for a period of 4 months commencing 2nd January 2024 with the possibility of a further extension until 6th August 2024. This post provides an exciting opportunity to work within a friendly department at Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust - a busy trauma unit covering City Hospital, Birmingham and Sandwell General Hospital, West Bromwich with an equally busy elective orthopaedics services covering multiple sub specialties. This non training job is at CT1 level and would suit doctors working towards joining a core surgical training programme. The department offers excellent educational/training opportunities in theatre and clinics as well as regular teaching sessions in the form of Journal clubs, Symposia, Workshops and Case Based discussions.

The post-holder will be responsible for the care of both elective Orthopaedic and Trauma inpatients as well as acute admissions via A&E under the supervision of a reg/consultant. There are excellent educational opportunities within the department, Audit and research activities are actively encouraged.

Closing date: Advert will close once sufficient number of applications have been received

Interview date: 12th December 2023

Main duties of the job

The successful appointee will be working alongside the MDT and ward colleagues as well as opportunity to attend theatre lists including trauma with participation on the on call rota covering Sandwell General Hospital, including post-take ward round and presenting at the morning trauma meeting is expected.

The appointee would be attached to a specific consultant or consultant team, covering both trauma and elective duties. A large majority of activities are consultant led. Inpatient work includes review of trauma and elective patients, attending both elective and trauma theatre, and attendance on Consultant ward rounds as well as performing ward rounds independently when necessary.

This post is non training and a supportive job and the duties can be changed as per the requirements of the department but sufficient experience is provided in trauma and elective orthopaedics.

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:

Consultant Othopaedic Surgeon and Clinical Director for Trauma, Orthopaedics and Plastic Surgery services: Mr Atul Malik, Tel: 0121 507 2615 email:

Person Specification

  • Primary medical qualification (MBBS/MBBCH) or equivalent.


  • Record of high academic achievement (honours, prizes etc).
  • Teaching Experience

Clinical Experience

  • Recent Clinical training and experience post qualification at time of commencement of JSD post


  • Experience in the admission of acute surgical emergencies and recent experience with acute unselected surgical intake

Professional and Multi-disciplinary team working

  • Ability to work well with colleagues and within a team

Management and Administrative Experience

  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload effectively

Clinical Effectiveness

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

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 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

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





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