Research Fellow in Acute Medicine – Clinical & Research – Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals

Research Fellow in Acute Medicine – Clinical & Research

“Right now we are building our future”

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and hardworking doctor to join our Acute  Medicine Department. This is a 50% clinical, 50% research-based  role and the successful candidate will gain research experience and specific research training in Acute Medicine to further the academic development of this specialty.

50% will be spent in research, developing specific research skills as part of an individually specified programme, developing a research project and delivering that project with the support and expertise of the Acute Medical research team.   The candidates will be taught the needed research skills including dataset management and data analysis.  It is expected that the successful candidate will work towards a Masters degree with the potential to progress to an MD or PhD, depending on progress.  You will work under supervision of Dr S Clare (Clinical Lead Acute Medicine ) and Prof Dan Lasserson ( Professor Of Ambulatory Care).

This post will be a one year fixed term post in the first instance starting from as soon as possible with the possibility of longer term opportunities within the Trust subject to performance and progress. These post would be aimed at ST3/4 level for specialty middle grade posts (ie 3/4 years post qualification/post foundation level).

We will mirror the training opportunities to those given to training post holders. This post will allow you to consolidate your experience in a supportive Acute Medicine environment, giving you wide ranging clinical exposure and training in a progressive Trust that has won numerous national and local awards.

You will be encouraged to acquire USS skills including accreditation in FICE, FAMUS and CUSIC and with a dedicated Clinical Skills lab we are heavily involved in teaching and education. You will work on the AMU as well as the AMAA (ambulatory unit) and support advanced nurse practitioners as well as a large junior doctor team. There is 14 hour day Consultant Supervision on the AMU and it has been voted as one of the best places to train in West Midlands.

The Trust is building the 670 bed Midland Metropolitan Hospital which is due to open in 2022. This new state of the art acute hospital in Grove Lane, Smethwick will bring together all acute services onto one site.

The single-site Acute Hospital will benefit from co-located specialist services which will support the new Emergency Department with dedicated imaging facility and Assessment Units. It will provide state-of-the-art treatment and care for patients from Sandwell and across the region and will become the civic heart of the area and a point of pride for the community.

The Trust is a key partner with the local commissioning group and the local authorities in the Right Care Right Here programme which seeks to deliver a redevelopment of local health services. The programme includes one of the largest investments in the UK with new facilities in both the acute and community sectors. Included within this is the new Midland Metropolitan Hospital.

The Trust has a very good reputation for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching with strong links to the University of Birmingham and Health Education West Midlands. The Trust is home to a number of University departments and we are now looking to develop research capacity in a number of specialties in the Trust including Emergency Medicine so there is likely to be opportunities to become involved in research activities. There is a clinical skills laboratory on the Acute Medical Unit which is the first in the UK.

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 with history that is rich in industrial heritage.

The area boasts affordable housing with popular residential districts such as Harborne and Sutton Coldfield an easy commute to either of the main hospital sites. There are a number of very good schools and colleges locally (including a number of independent and grammar schools such as the King Edwards Schools). Birmingham is a very green city with more than 8,000 acres of green space including impressive parks around the city. Due to our central location and good motorway connections we are in easy reach of a number of beautiful rural locations including the Peak District, Cannock Chase, the Lickey Hills and the Cotswolds.

For an informal discussion please contact Specialty Lead and Consultant: Dr Sarb Clare Tel-07957147749

Closing date:   28th November 2018