Junior Specialist Doctor in General Surgery (SAU) - 40 hours

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust
11 Oct 2018
19 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
UHB is one of the largest teaching hospital trusts in England, serving a regional, national, and international population.

Our multiple sites, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Solihull Hospital and Community Services, Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield and Birmingham Chest Clinic allow people to be treated as close to home as possible.

We see and treat more than 2.2 million people every year across our sites and our hospitals deliver more babies than anywhere else in Europe.

We are a regional centre for cancer, bone marrow transplants, trauma, renal dialysis, burns and plastics, HIV and AIDS, as well as respiratory conditions like cystic fibrosis; thoracic surgery and have the largest solid organ transplantation programme in Europe.

We provide a series of highly specialist cardiac, liver and neurosurgery services to patients from across the UK.

We are world-renowned for our trauma care and have developed pioneering surgical techniques in the management of ballistic and blast injuries, including bespoke surgical solutions for previously unseen injuries. We are a designated a Level 1 Trauma Centre and host of the UK’s only £20m National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre (SRMRC).

We have over 20,000 members of staff and we are committed to investing in their development and their health and wellbeing.

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Junior Specialist Doctor (Standard) position is offered for a fixed term period until 6th August 2019, to commence as soon as possible. The post is suitable for a surgeon looking to broaden their understanding in General Surgery in a major teaching hospital tertiary unit. The post is versatile and can be tailored to individual learning requirements. This post is for 40 hours only and will not participate on the rota.


The Upper GI Unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham is a tertiary cancer centre covering a population of just under two million, taking referrals from Sandwell, City, Walsall Manor and Dudley Hospitals. It undertakes approximately 80 to 100 major cancer resections per year as well as a full range of complex benign Upper GI surgery excluding bariatric surgery. There are five full time Upper GI consultants who provide 24/7 Upper GI emergency cover to the region as well as taking part in unselected, general surgical, emergency cover with the Colorectal surgeons.

General Surgery (Colorectal Surgery)

The hospital A&E has 80,000 new attendances per year and helicopter landing facilities. The hospital also has an ambulatory care ward incorporating 7 theatres, 2 of which are used exclusively for hand surgery. The Trust is a Level 1 Trauma Centre.

The New Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, provides an elective and trauma service for the West Midlands. The Centre accepts secondary and tertiary referrals for both civilian and military patients. There are 23 theatres in the main theatre suite of which 4 are for the sole purpose of trauma surgery and there are currently 18 Consultants in the department.

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Mr Nigel Suggett: [... Click Apply...] / [... Click Apply...]

Please submit an online application, ensuring you attach a copy of your CV

All posts involving access to persons in receipt of health services will be subject to a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check. However, having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us; this will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances of your offences?.

Disabled applicants, in line with our commitment to the Disability Confident Scheme, will be guaranteed an interview where they meet the essential criteria and declare their disabled status. The Trust will accept applications in other formats where applicants have disabilities that require a reasonable adjustment for them to be able to apply for vacancies; consideration in respect of additional time for postage/delivery time etc will be given.

Staff recruited from outside of the NHS will usually be appointed at the bottom of the pay band.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be co

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