Junior Specialist Doctor (Lower)

West Midlands Region
MT03 (£37,191)
14 Apr 2019
28 Apr 2019
Emergency medicine
Career Level
Trust / Career grade
Contract Type
Fixed Contract

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We are seeking to recruit a number of enthusiastic and hard working doctors to join our Emergency Departments as Junior Specialty Doctors at City Hospital, Birmingham and Sandwell General Hospital. These posts will be six months to one year fixed term posts in the first instance starting as soon as possible with the possibility of longer term opportunities within the Trust subject to performance and progress. These posts would be at aimed at junior grade CT/ST 1-2 level (ie 1-3 years post qualification/post foundation level) and whilst not approved training posts we would mirror the training opportunities to those given to training post holders. The JSD EM posts will allow you to consolidate your experience in a supportive ED 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 and help you continue to build your Emergency Medicine Career. We envisage that the JSD would act as a stepping stone into specialty training and we would look to encourage and fully support successful completion of Emergency Medicine exams.

The successful candidates will have at least 2 years experience post qualification, full GMC Registration with a license to practice and up to date ALS certification. Recent acute hospital experience at ST1 level, or equivalent (within the last 12 months) of at least 6 months duration is essential. Previous Emergency Medicine experience would be desirable and knowledge of the workings of the NHS is preferable.

The Trust is building the 670 bed Midland Metropolitan Hospital which is due to open in Spring 2019. This new state of the art acute hospital in Grove Lane, Smethwick will bring together all acute services onto one site.

The single-site Acute Hospital will benefit from co-located specialist services which will support the new Emergency Department with dedicated imaging facility and Assessment Units. 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.

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 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. There is a clinical skills laboratory on the Acute Medical Unit which is the first in the UK.


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 City Site Lead and Consultant: Dr Cliona Magee: 0121 507 4479 or sandwell Site Lead and Consultant: Mr Asif Naveed: 0121 507 2939

Closing date: 28th April 2019

Interview date: week commencing 6th May 2019

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

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