Birmingham Children’s Hospital (BCH) and Birmingham Women’s Hospital (BWH) have a tremendous sense of shared mission and purpose, and have enjoyed a close working relationship for decades – particularly at the clinical level. Both trusts are currently working towards becoming a single organisation and the earliest this would take place is early 2017, subject to NHS Improvement approval. The proposed integration would mean that BWH staff will be subject to TUPE.
As a potential applicant we wanted to make you aware of the intentions of both BCH and BWH. We will be happy to provide more information should you request it, via the recruitment department or the recruiting manager.
WE WOULD ENCOURAGE ALL APPLICANTS TO APPLY EARLY AS THIS VACANCY MAY CLOSE EARLIER THAN THE STATED CLOSING DATE ONCE WE RECEIVE SUFFICIENT APPLICATIONS. WE DO NOT ACCEPT CVs
All your referees email addresses must be provided on your application form.
BCH is a teaching hospital and as such you may come into contact with students of many disciplines. Staff must comply with Trust policy and respective regulatory body requirements in relation to training and updating and fulfill duties of mentorship and assessment as required.
Clinical Fellows in HDU, PICU and critical care outreach
Suitable for RCPCH SPIN HDU module
Applications are invited from those interested in gaining experience, training and education in HDU, PICU and critical care outreach.
Posts are available to start flexibly between December 2016 and September 2017.
The posts would be particularly suitable for the following candidates:
1): Those undertaking training in Paediatrics who would like to gain additional HDU, PICU and outreach experience with a view to a career in acute paediatrics. The post would be very suitable for someone wanting to complete the RCPCH SPIN module in HDU.
2): Those who have received, or will shortly receive, a CCT in Paediatrics and wish to broaden their experience ahead of taking up a Consultant post. From 2018 anyone appointed to a Consultant Paediatrician post in a centre with a Level 2 HDU / critical care unit will be expected to have completed a minimum of 6 months of PICU and HDU experience (RCPCH Time to move on 2014).
3): Those undertaking training in anaesthesia, adult ICM or emergency medicine who would like to gain experience in care of the critically ill child.
Appointments will be for 6 months in the first instance, though where appropriate this can be extended to 1 year. MRCP, MRCPCH (Part1), Primary F.R.C.A. and MCEM (or equivalent) are considered to be essential.
The Clinical Fellow post is not an approved training post. However, the successful applicant will receive the same training and educational experience in Paediatric Critical Care Medicine as all other trainees. No new training numbers are available. Applicants holding an existing NTN should seek approval of their Training Programme Director before applying.
Birmingham Children’s Hospital has a new purpose built ICU with 30 fully staffed beds, admits over 1400 patients per annum, and has Intercollegiate Committee recognition for training in Paediatric Intensive Care. It is the principal PICU for the West Midlands and supports an extensive profile of paediatric services at the Children’s Hospital. Medical patients include general paediatric emergencies and referrals from a full range of paediatric specialities. The surgical service includes the cardiac surgical programme, neuro and craniofacial surgery, neonatal and paediatric surgery, burns and the regional paediatric trauma service, as well as liver transplantation and burns.
As well as training in PICU, periods of time will be spent working with the critical care outreach team (PACE) and participating in HDU ward rounds. Airway experience is available for trainees without prior experience of anaesthesia. Transport /retrieval experience is available for those who complete a 12 month fellowship.
All enquiries should be addressed to Dr Kevin Morris through the PICU Secretary on ( Phone number removed ) .
Closing date: 30th October 2016, interview date 10th November 2016
Please be aware that any false information on your application form can lead to withdrawl of any offer of employment, disciplinary action and/or a criminal conviction
As this post involves a regulated activity you will be required to have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and the disclosure, where appropriate to the role, include information against the Independent Safeguarding Authority barred lists for working with children or working with adults or both.
We are unable to reply to all applications, therefore, if you have not heard from us within 6 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been short listed.
Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website.
Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust recognises that all children and young people have equal rights to protection from harm, and that all adults have the responsibility to protect them from harm.
Using your personal information
We collect information about you to process your application.
We will not disclose any information to any third parties outside of Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust except to help prevent fraud or if required to do so by law.
For further information on how your information is used, how we maintain the security of your information and your rights to access information we hold about you, please contact the recruitment team on ( Phone number removed ) .
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.
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