Consultant in General and Colorectal Surgery

Birmingham, West Midlands
08 May 2017
31 May 2017
General surgery
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, innovative and progressive Consultant to join our general and colorectal surgery team. This replacement
post will complete our six consultant colorectal team.

The Trust is currently building the 670-bed Midlands Metropolitan Hospital which will bring all in-patient care at SWBH onto one site. Building commenced in 2016 with opening planned for October 2018. 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.

You will be joining a team with a well-established laparoscopic colorectal practice who are routinely performing TaTME. We also have a busy functional bowel service supported by ano-rectal physiology, endo-anal ultrasound and two specialist functional bowel nurses. We would be particularly interested to hear from potential colleagues who have experience of paediatric general surgery. Other interests to complement colleagues would also be welcomed. The team also provides support for the regional gynaecology- oncology unit, which is based in the Trust on the City site.

Along with 5 upper GI/general surgical colleagues and one breast surgical colleague you will also provide emergency general surgical cover for the
trust (Team of 12). All colleagues are required to work across the trusts main sites, although all elective general/colorectal surgical inpatient activity
takes place on the Sandwell site.

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 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 post holders would have opportunities to be a Clinical and/or Educational Supervisor to trainees at core and registrar level.
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 General and Colorectal surgery, so there is likely to be opportunities to become involved in research activities.

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.

For an informal discussion please contact Mr Ajai Tyagi, Group Director for Surgery A on 0121 507 4616/5088/6801 or Mr Vijay Thumbe, Specialty
Lead for General Surgery on 0121 507 3459

For more information and to apply for this role, please click the Apply button.

CLOSING DATE: 31st May 2017.
INTERVIEW DATE: 13th June 2017.

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust is committed to equality of opportunity and is a no smoking organisation.