Locally Employed Doctor – Higher in Acute Medicine (BHH): Visa sponsorship

University Hospitals Birmingham

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Job summary

We are looking for new enthusiastic Junior Specialist Doctors (Higher) who have a passion to deliver excellent care to patients at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital. Effective management of the acute, unselected medical workload is a major priority for the Trust and we are looking to recruit JSD (H) who will help us to deliver high quality care by working within and alongside the existing Acute Medicine teams.

The acute, unselected medical take is managed and delivered by Acute Medicine teams. Our department includes a Medical Assessment Unit (MAU), Same Day Emergency Care Unit (SDEC) & our short stay wards.

Main duties, tasks & skills required

  • Shared ward rounds of the acute medicine footprint.
  • Assessment of new patients within the Emergency Department, MAU & SDEC unit
  • Full participation In the Acute Medical rota & General Internal Medicine rota which will include some On-call Shifts, weekend and evening work.
  • Participation in, and contribution to, the departmental teaching, quality improvement and governance programmes.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can;
Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity; removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their ‘whole self’ to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

  • The post holder will attend a Trust Induction followed by departmental induction to ensure s/he is has access to various IT systems and policies and protocols needed in day to day work . If needed then we will provide opportunities to shadow the team for an agreed period before taking up clinical responsibilities
  • As assessment will be made at the interview about the training and development needs of the doctor including their short term and long term career objectives.
  • The post holder will have access to a named consultant for clinical and educational Supervision who will help to identify learning needs, develop a Personal Development Plan and provide guidance on career development and enhancement.
  • Postgraduate Teaching – There is an active postgraduate teaching programme suitable to the needs of junior doctors at various levels of training.
  • The post holder will have opportunities to meet their supervisor on regular basis to discuss the progress in various areas, discuss reflections written by them and to seek feedback on their performance.
  • The post holder will have access to the trust eportfolio to record CPD and workplace based assessments.
  • All doctors are invited attend regular Junior Doctors forum to discuss any issues or to give feedback on their working environment and learning process.
  • Opportunities to meet the educational lead within the department for any issues related to learning and career progression
  • There is a requirement for annual appraisal with an approved appraiser in the trust. More information on this can be provided after commencement in the job.
  • Study leave: Professional or study leave is granted for purposes approved by the trust and includes time off for study, research, teaching, examining, taking examinations, visiting clinics external (if required) to the hospital / trust and attending professional conferences. Study leave allowance is a maximum of 10 days per annum at the service lead’s discretion and is included in the above template. Funding for study leave is available as per Trust policy – currently up to 1000 per year.
  • Quality Improvement Projects: There are active audit and quality Improvement projects within the department and all doctors are encouraged to take up quality improvement Projects as part of their training.
  • Research: The Trust has an active Research and Development Unit that helps with ethical committee submissions, planning, funding and inter-departmental liaison for research projects. The appointee will be encouraged to develop research projects pertinent to their area of interest. Most of the consultants contribute actively to on-going National or Local research programmes and are keen to support junior staff in clinical research.

Person specification



  • Full GMC registration
  • Recognised medical degree



  • Evidence of achievement of Foundation competencies in line with GMC standards.
  • Minimum of 4 years full time post graduate training (or its equivalent Pro-Rata), or equivalent experience.
  • Able to demonstrate basic clinical knowledge appropriate to level of responsibility

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants.

UK Professional Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website.

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