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Consultant Anaesthetist with Interest in Chronic Pain

Salary:
YC72 £79,860-£107,668
Location:
Castle Bromwich
Company:
Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

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CONSULTANT ANAESTHETICS WITH INTEREST IN CHRONIC PAIN (3 Posts)

We are seeking to appoint 3 enthusiastic full time Consultant Anaesthetists with interest in Chronic Pain management to join our dynamic multidisciplinary pain team at Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS trust. The demand for our pain services is ever increasing, and this is an exciting time to join our team, as we are improving and expanding our services.Successful applicants will join an enthusiastic team of 4 committed and respected consultants currently providing chronic pain services at the City and other community sites. They join a team of further 44 consultants providing a separate general anaesthetic, critical care and on-call service. Anaesthetic team feels extremely proud to have received the prestigious “Anaesthetic and Perioperative Team of the year” award at this year’s BMJ awards. Critical Care service at the trust was rated as “outstanding” in the most recent CQC report.

The post attracts initially 10 programmed activities (PA’s) including on call and 2 supporting professional activities (SPA’s). The anaesthetic sessions can be tailored to individual’s sub-specialty interests. The on-call responsibilities are for the general on call rota at Sandwell site. Individuals with interest in acute pain or wishing to work purely chronic pain sessions with no on-call commitments are also welcome. Ideas of new clinics and innovative ideas in chronic pain will be supported. As a family friendly department, we are able to offer this position as full time or part time. We are also able to offer flexible working hours to tailor to individual’s needs. All consultants within the department currently work their anaesthetic sessions flexibly at both the City & Sandwell sites.

The new 670 bed Midland Metropolitan Hospital is expected to be completed in 2022. The new electronic patients record project “Unity” is now live. The trust is one of the largest Teaching Trusts in the UK, employing around 7500 staff, serving a population of over 500,000 and having around 1000 beds. In partnership with CCGs and Local Authorities the Trust is seeking to deliver an ambitious redevelopment of local health services including new models of care and facilities.

Birmingham is a vibrant, multi-cultural city and it is a very exciting place to live and work. It has a population of 1.1 million, the youngest in Europe. Its residents speak over 140 languages and blend different cultures and nationalities. The area boasts affordable housing with popular residential districts within an easy commute toeither of the main hospital sites. There are several very good schools and colleges locally(including several independent and grammar schools).

The applicant must be on the GMC specialist register or, if currently in training, must be eligible to be on the specialist register for anaesthesia within six months of the interview date. In addition to the clinical responsibilities the department is looking for enthusiastic candidates who will bring new skills, knowledge and techniques to the department. It is essential that Consultants joining the department are innovative, flexible and committed.

Informal visits and enquiries are welcomed. If you would like to discuss the posts in more detail please contact Dr Jay Susarla, Clinical Director or Dr Atika Kabeer, Specialty Lead for Pain Management Service on 0121 507 5458/5602/3415.

Colleagues in the management team would be able to meet you and organise visits to the expanding MMH site, show you our EPR system and the exciting projectscurrently happening in the trust and in anaesthetics.

Any candidate who, for personal reasons, is unable to work whole-time is eligible to be considered for the post. The Trust offers a competitive relocation package. Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust is committed to equality of opportunity and is a no smoking organisation.

CLOSING DATE: 7th November 2019

Interview date: 21st November 2019

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust is committed to equality of opportunity and is a no smoking organisation.



We understand that work is only one part of life. We are committed to helping our colleagues achieve the best possible work/life balance. We proudly offer supportive, inclusive and family friendly employment and flexible working policies. We have a wide range of professional services and employee networks to help our colleagues be at their best - and find support if they need it.

As part of our commitment to Public Health all Trust premises will be smoke free from July 2019.

Applicants for patient facing roles are required to verify their immunisation status as part of pre-employment checks process and where necessary comply with the mandatory requirement to receive immunisation for any unverified vaccinations, to include but not exclusive to MMR, Varicella, TB and Hepatitis based on national immunisation guidelines. The only exceptions will be those individuals with medical contraindications and/or those who are otherwise protected by the Equality Act 2010.

INVITATION TO INTERVIEW WILL BE VIA E-MAIL ONLY

If you require any further advice regarding your application, please ring the appropriate number below

Recruitment Team on 0121 507 5070
Trust Bank on 0121 507 3600

Please note the closing date may change if there is a high response, therefore please ensure that you apply for the post you are interested in as soon as possible.

Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust works with DisabledGo to provide detailed access guides covering all areas of the Trust, including where to park, wheelchair access, and accessible facilities. Search for our sites on disabledgo.com

MINDFUL EMPLOYER - Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust has signed the Charter for Employers who are positive about Mental Health.

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