Junior Specialty Doctor (Higher)

Birmingham, West Midlands
11 Jul 2019
23 Jul 2019
Career Level
Specialty registrar
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Junior Specialist Doctor (Higher) in Neonates

Are you a Neonatal doctor interested in education, simulation or developing a clinical sub-specialty experience?

We are inviting applications for an exciting post.  This post is designed to help develop skills and experience in neonatal medicine. Clinical and administrative duties will be equivalent to those working at ST 4-8 level. The shifts rotate through NICU with long day and night shifts. Further shifts provide cover for SCBU, transitional care and the postnatal wards with time allocated for clinics, training and management experience. Post holders will gain experience in all aspects of Neonatal medical, special care and transitional care, including conventional and high frequency oscillatory ventilation, inhaled nitric oxide therapy, CFM monitoring, outpatient and developmental follow up. There are good departmental teaching sessions and meetings with an active Simulation programme. The post holder will also have an allocated educational supervisor. This post is initially for 6 months and there is possibility of extension to 12 months with an option to rotate into paediatrics if desired.

SWBH is going through a period of significant change and these posts are intended to further develop the management of patients presenting with acute problems.

Have you got the imagination and drive to be part of the team delivering a vision of cutting-edge 21st Century emergency healthcare? 

Plans are at an advanced stage for the Trust to host a single site acute service - the Midland Metropolitan Hospital. This would provide significant benefits with specialist services co-located, supporting one of the largest Emergency Care single site services in Europe. The new hospital will have one of the busiest emergency departments in the country. To deal with this a new computer system is being implemented as part of a major service redesign across both emergency departments and the assessment units. A number of other transformational projects are underway to further improve care.

Currently, City Hospital sees 110,000 patients and Sandwell Hospital sees 82,000 patients per annum. Both departments are Trauma Units with close links to their Major Trauma Centre. The Hyper Acute Stroke Unit is at Sandwell General Hospital and is supported by Emergency & Acute Medicine.

Interviews will take place on 30th July 2019.

For an informal discussion please contact Dr Vikranth Venugopalan.