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).
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This role is based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Do you enjoy sewing? Would you like to work in a rewarding job providing bespoke pressure garments for people who have sustained burn injuries?
A unique position has arisen which will allow you to work within the NHS as part of the burns and plastics therapy team. The job will involve working as part of a multi-disciplinary team to design, make and fit bespoke pressure garments for both in and outpatients. We would welcome applicants who have excellent sewing skills and experience of using industrial sewing machines and overlockers. Some pattern making knowledge would be an advantage but your expertise in sewing consistently to a high standard is most important. This job w ill also include some general administrative duties, basic stock checks, cleaning and maintenance of equipment, and basic computer tasks.
The successful applicant will work as part of a supportive team and receive training and supervision as needed. All posts involving access to persons in receipt of health services will be subject to a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.
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.
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 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.
University Hospitals Birmingham is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and aims to achieve positive change for LGBTQ+ people by creating an inclusive, inspiring and equal environment for both staff and service users.
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
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 (forme