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.Please apply early as vacancies may close before the given closing date when sufficient applications are received.
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Applications are invited for the post of Junior Specialist Doctor (Higher) in Neurosurgery to commence as soon as possible following notice periods etc, for a six month period.
The Neurosurgical Department at the QEHB has undergone a planned expansion in Junior Doctors as it is now a Major Trauma Centre. This follows years of steady growth in response to clinical demand and the close relationship with the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine in treating injured military personnel. The Department is now located within the newly constructed QEHB with dedicated Neurosurgical wards, ITU, theatres and interventional Neuroradiology.
The post is fixed term for six months initially, but longer contracts up to 24 months can be issued following successful completion of review/appraisal. The post is the equivalent of StR 3+ level, but is not formally recognised for UK training - although similar Trust-level opportunities will be provided where possible.
The successful candidate(s) will join a dynamic team of training and non-training registrars who cover the Greater Birmingham region population of approximately 4.5 million. The Department covers all Neurosurgical sub-specialty interests including Functional, Skull Base, Neuro-Vascular and complex spine. The links to the RCDM also provide an opportunity to manage complex head and spine trauma that is not normally encountered in the UK civilian population.
MRCS, or equivalent, is essential for this role.Interested applicants are invited to contact Mr Ismail Ughratdar, Consultant Neurosurgeon: 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.
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