Consultant in Clinical Neurophysiology
Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust
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We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, innovative, and forward-thinking substantive Consultant to join our busy Clinical Neurophysiology Service. This is an exciting opportunity to join the team ahead of the move into the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital and develop new ways of working for the benefit of the patients we serve.
The successful candidate will support and develop quality Neurophysiology services and work alongside another two Consultants Neurophysiologists , Dr Suliman Ahmed.& Dr Sudha Subia In addition, the team consists of a Service Manager, Deputy Manager, a compliment of Clinical Physiologists and Scientists as well as an efficient administration team including two medical secretaries. They will be based at City Hospital, however there is a small satellite department in the Birmingham Treatment Centre and the service provides a range of Neurophysiological investigations across the West Midlands region.
Applications are welcomed from candidates with MRCP (or equivalent) who are on the General Medical Council's Specialist Register in Clinical Neurophysiology or who will be within six months of obtaining their CCT at the time of interview. In addition, applicants should demonstrate within their application that they are fully trained in the specialty of Clinical Neurophysiology.
Closing date: 24th September 2023
Interview date: 17th October 2023
Main duties of the job
The post will enable the successful applicant to develop special interests to complement the existing consultants staff, as well as provide complex EMG and EEG reporting. Sub-specialty interest will be encouraged and supported to develop the expanding service.
The appointee will take equal responsibility with existing Consultants for the efficient running of the clinical service, working with clinical, scientific, and managerial colleagues towards achieving and maintaining national maximum waiting times and DMO1. There is a commitment to on-call for EEG reporting for critically unwell patients as part of this post, which at present is 1 week in 3.
Our new acute hospital, the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital (MMUH), opens in 2024 and will provide care to our local population from first class, purpose-built premises.As a result, the base of this role may change to MMUH from 2024 (or beyond). If this is applicable to your role, you will be informed during the recruitment process and continuing your application with this understanding.The development of the new hospital will play an important role in the regeneration of the wider area and in improving the lives of local people and reducing health inequalities.
We have three newly emerging strategic objectives:
- Our People - to cultivate and sustain happy, productive and engaged staff
- Our Patients - to be good or outstanding in everything we do
- Our Population - to work seamlessly with our partners to improve lives
Clinical Neurophysiology will provide inpatient investigations from MMUH and the majority of outpatients will be scheduled in the main department, which will move to a refurbished location in Sandwell General Hospital. This will enable patients to be seen closer to home in a Treatment Centre rather than an acute hospital.
The University of Birmingham would like to support research by offering two protected research PAs to recently appointed (within 18 months) consultants. Sessions will be prioritised for those with a commitment to research and an interest in an area of research that maps to University of Birmingham strengths. Support will be assessed on a competitive basis.
At the University, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where all belong. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in our workforce. These include people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, disabled people, LGBTQI+ people, and women.
A bespoke mentoring/training programme along with a £5k training/consumables budget will be provided. Assuming good progress is made the Research PAs will be for 3 years. In keeping with our track-record of supporting the development of colleagues, we anticipate that the appointees will be able to raise research funding to support their research time beyond the 3-year period.
For more information on the job role and responsibilities, please refer to the Job Description attached.
For an informal discussion, please contact:
Dr D Nicholl, Consultant Neurologist and clinical lead Neurosciences (Neurology /Neurophysiology) 0121 507 4223/5389
Dr S Ahmed , Consultant Clinical Neurophysiologist and clinical Lead for (Neurophysiology) 01215076159/6037
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