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Junior Specialist Doctor Higher in Emergency Medicine posted by NHS

Full Time
Birmingham
£30,302 - £47,647 / year

Job Description

QEHB provides direct clinical services to nearly 800,000 patients every year, serving a regional, national and international population. We are a regional centre for cancer, trauma, renal dialysis, burns and plastics and have the largest solid organ transplantation programme in Europe. The Trust has the largest kidney programme in the UK and is a major specialist centre for burns and plastic surgery.

We provide a series of highly specialist cardiac, liver, oncology 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. As a result of its clinical expertise in treating trauma patients and military casualties, QEHB has been designated both 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 just over 9000 members of staff and we are committed to investing in their development and their health and wellbeing.

Please apply early as vacancies may close before the given closing date when sufficient applications are received.

For specific enquiries regarding this vacancy, please see the Contact Details section below in the first instance. For general enquiries, please use Switchboard:  ( Phone number removed )  Ext. 18384 or 18395.

All correspondence will be sent by email; please check your account regularly including your Junk/SPAM folders


Applications are invited for the post of Junior Specialist Doctor to work at Higher level at the QE Hospital Birmingham. This is full time for a 12 month period and is the equivalent of StR 3+ level. Queen Elizabeth Hospital is one of the four level 1 major trauma centres in the West Midlands. The department sees over 100,000 new patients every year. We see a large number of high acuity patients which means our work is clinically challenging but highly rewarding. The department has a fully computerised medical records system which facilitates research and audit. There is an active audit and research programme which the successful applicant would be expected to participate in.

The department has 6 resuscitation bays and 16 majors’ cubicles. The minor injury and illness area has four consulting rooms, separate eye/ENT room with slit lamp, plaster room and operating theatre for minor procedures. The department is supported by 24 hours portering, bed management and reception team.

There is Consultants’ presence in the department form 0800-2400 hours with middle grade cover from midnight to 0800 hours. There are Consultant led review clinics 5 times a week.

All JSD’s will work a full shift rota and it is anticipated that it will be a 12 PA placement in rota commitment but an additional 3 PAs will be made automatically available to all appointees in return for working additional non-rota shifts from time to time by mutual agreement (Total 15 PA contract)

The successful candidate will be expected to provide initial treatment of new patients presenting to the department including the Resuscitation room. He/she will also provide support and advice to more junior doctors and liaise with the Consultants and relevant other specialities as and when required. He/she will also liaise with the sister/nurse in charge to organise the smooth running of the department with attention to the floor management in line with the national targets.

In addition to the above clinical duties, the successful candidate will be expected to fully participate in the department’s educational activities, which may include the teaching of medical students, nurses and other groups. The department is committed to education and training of all staff groups and the successful candidate will be expected to play an active role in audit and other clinical governance activities. The appointee will be required to undergo an annual appraisal and subsequently revalidation as determined by the General Medical Council.

Further information

Please contact Mr Vibhore Gupta – Consultant in Emergency Medicine & Head of Post-Graduate Medical Education (non-Deanery): ( Email address removed ) or Tel:  ( Phone number removed )  Ext 12650 or Mr Jitender Monga- Consultant in Emergency Medicine: ( Email address removed ) or Tel:  ( Phone number removed )  Ext 12630

Junior Specialist Doctor in Emergency Medicine

Higher Level

(Equivalent to Grade StR 3+)

12 Months Contract to start as soon as possible

Basic Salary £30,302 - £47,647 per annum

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.

One of our values is HONESTY therefore we encourage applicants to tell us about convictions, cautions, reprimands, warnings, for some posts, this may include if the convictions are considered to be spent, in the application and interview process. 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 'Two Ticks', 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.

Applications from job seekers who require 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 or skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as it 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 suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website.

For enquiries regarding this vacancy, please contact the Medical Recruitment Team on:  ( Phone number removed )  or 18395




Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.




Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

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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