2 Consultant Clinical Neurophysiologists
Black Country Alliance
“Right now we are building our future”
We are seeking to recruit two enthusiastic, innovative and progressive Consultant Neurophysiologists to join us. One is a replacement post and the other newly created following collaboration within the Black Country Alliance (BCA). This is a new model of acute care collaboration between 3 Trusts in the West Midlands which together serve a population of over a million people, using over £1b of funds to provide high quality and sustainable clinical outcomes and experiences.
Together, Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust (SWBH), Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust (DGFT), and Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust (WHC) intend to establish a world class Clinical Neurophysiology service for the Black Country.
Applications are invited for consultant posts based at the Department of Clinical Neurophysiology Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, but working across the geographical area.
On 14th July 2014 Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust received the go ahead to build the 670 bed Midland Metropolitan Hospital and secured funded of £360m to do so. The work commenced in 2016 with conclusion expected in 2019. The new state of the art acute hospital in Grove Lane, Smethwick will bring together all of Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trusts’ acute services onto one site. Within the Neurology ward at the Midland Metropolitan Hospital and supported by the Neurology team, a Video Telemetry service is planned to meet the demand for definitive diagnosis, hence there is the opportunity of developing specialist areas of interest.
Successful candidates will support this team, existing of two Consultants to facilitate the delivery of expanding activity, but will be instrumental in developing the service for the BCA to improve health outcomes and experience for the diverse population served. This will include the development of satellite clinics.
The posts are supported by the BCA Trust board and a strong, committed and innovative departmental team. There is also close working relation with the Neurology departments across all three acute sites.
Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS 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.
Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS 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 postholders would have opportunities to be a Clinical and/or Educational Supervisor to trainees in the Emergency Department. 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 Emergency Medicine 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.
Dudley is 7 miles from Birmingham and has a population of 305,155 with numerous languages spoken by its residents. It has a wealth of fascinating history to discover in Dudley including the 11th century Dudley Castle, the feudal stronghold of the Earls of Dudley until partly demolished in the English Civil War and the nearby Black Country Living Museum which brings the area’s heritage alive.
Walsall has an estimated resident population of 269,323. There has been a significant increase in the level of ethnic diversity in Walsall over the past decade. While ‘White British’ remains the largest single group at 76.9%, the number of residents from a minority ethnic group has risen to almost one in four.
Candidates with a CCT in Clinical Neurophysiology or those within 6 months of their expected date of CCT at the time of interview or Consultant level specialist qualifications in Clinical Neurophysiology from other EU countries and non-EU countries are welcome to apply. We are keen to develop specialist interests, for e.g. video telemetry service.
For an informal discussion please contact: Dr N S Mytheen, Consultant Clinical Neurophysiologist and lead consultant or Dr SA Ahmed Consultant Clinical Neurophysiologist on +44121 507 6037/6159. You may also contact Dr David Nicholl, Clinical director of Neurosciences and Consultant Neurologist on +44 121 507 4588.
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Closing date: 18th August 2017.
Interview date: 12th September 2017
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