Specialty Doctor

Job Reference: 381-A-20-120947

Salary: £40037 - £74661

Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom

Speciality: Emergency Medicine

Specialty Doctors in Emergency Medicine

“Right now we are building our future”

We are seeking to recruit two enthusiastic and innovative substantive Speciality Doctors (1 full time and 1 0.6 whole time equivalent) to join our Emergency Medicine Middle Grade team at City Hospital, Birmingham and Sandwell General Hospital.

The Middle Grade team consists of Speciality Doctors and Higher Speciality Trainees in Emergency Medicine and we currently have 25 doctors in post. We are aiming to recruit to an establishment of 28 WTE. This post will allow you to consolidate your emergency medicine experience in a supportive environment, giving you wide ranging clinical exposure and training in a progressive and well regarded Emergency Department.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 4 years full time training and experience at ST1-2 level or higher grade or equivalent to include at least 1 year in Emergency Medicine and will be responsible to the Consultants and the Speciality Lead of Emergency Care, who will review the post holder’s progress and career developments. The candidate is expected to be currently certified in ALS and ATLS and will be expected to acquire APLS competency in order to work in a middle grade capacity.

Working in this trust, you will be joining a busy Emergency Medicine team that sees approximately 176,000 patients per year across two hospital sites. We have co-located Primary care services which operate seven days a week and an Ambulatory service co-located with our Acute Medical wards. The department employs a range of allied health professionals to support the delivery of the service and is continuing to expand these roles. The Emergency Department team is continually developing pathways with our acute specialities, to ensure streamlining of patient care and has dedicated pathways for presentations such as DVT and cellulitis. The departments achieve high levels of compliance with ambulance turn around and a capacity team that ensure consistent focus on availability of bed-spaces for referrals. This ensures that ED crowding is a primary focus and enables good flow through the department. The Trust is also home to the regional Poisons service and the ED is well supported by their teams in managing all Toxicology presentations. We use ultrasound in ED and have staff with ultrasound training skills in our team. Several ED consultants are examiners in the Royal College of Emergency Medicine and all are instructors in various life support courses.

We have consultants on the shop floor seven days a week on both sites. Cover is provided up to 10 pm on week days and for an additional twelve hours on each weekend day. You will be part of our teaching faculty to our junior doctor induction as well as weekly teaching programme. We support the University of Birmingham Medical School and have undergraduates whom we teach in the department all year round. We use simulation training and the trust has a dedicated simulation training area with high fidelity mannequins.

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 specialities in the Trust including Emergency Medicine so there is likely to be opportunities to become involved in research activities.

For an informal discussion please contact Dr Saurav Bhardwaj, Speciality Lead for Emergency Medicine on 0121 507 2404, [email protected]


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