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Consultant in Otolaryngology - Otology

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust
Sandwell & West Birmingham
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
5 Mar 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking to recruit a motivated and forward thinking Consultant to join our ENT and Head-Neck Surgery Consultant team. This is a permanent post with 10 programmed activities (PA's). Applications are welcomed from candidates with FRCS (or equivalent) who are on the General Medical Council's Specialist Register in Otolaryngology, Head-Neck Surgery or who will be within six months of obtaining their CCT at the time of interview. The applicant will be on the Full General Medical Council Register with a license to practice. In addition applicants should demonstrate within their application that they are fully trained in general Otolaryngology with a wide experience in Otology. The applicant will preferably have obtained a fellowship in Otology.

It is an exciting time at the Trust with our brand new Midland Metropolitan University Hospital due to open in October 2024 and we are looking for enthusiastic, innovative and progressive clinicians to shape and develop the department at our new site. The Trust has also recently become part of the Black Country and West Birmingham Integrated Care System and there will be opportunity to be involved in the design of regional services. The successful applicant may be timetabled for 2 PA's (20%) of the job plan at one of our partner hospitals within the ICS with mutual agreement.

Closing date: 3rd March 2024

Interview date: 21st March 2024

Main duties of the job

The successful applicants will join our growing team of 7 consultant ENT surgeons delivering elective and emergency care including contributing to a 1 in 6 emergency non-resident on-call rota. . This is a 10PA job and the appointee will be expected to deliver activity at both hospital sites. Birmingham Treatment center is the main site for outpatient elective activity and day case surgery. Sandwell General Hospital is the admitting site for on-call, paediatrics and inpatient lists. This will move to MMUH later this year. The successful candidate will be supported to develop and progress the otology service. The Department is further supported by an excellent Audiology department who work closely with the ENT Consultants to provide a broad range of services.

About us

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust (SWB) is an integrated careorganisation with a budget of approximately �600 million and over 7,000 staff. Diversity and social care is at the core of what we do as the Trust provides Community and Acute Services to over half a million people in an urban centre that demands massive regeneration and has substantial premature mortality.

Our new acute hospital, 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

  • 3. Our Population - to work seamlessly with our partners to improve lives

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    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. ENT emergency services, paediatrics and elective inpatient surgery will be based at MMUH. Elective clinics, day case surgery (including 23 hour provision) and in office procedures will be based at the BTC (Birmingham Treatment Center).


    An interest in medical education is welcome and the successful candidates will be encouraged to take on an additional role as an educator. Active engagement in quality improvement activity and research is expected and as well as an active post graduate teaching program, the department is also committed to training the undergraduates from the medical schools of University of Birmingham and Aston University, Birmingham.


    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:

    Group Director / Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon: Mr Siten Roy Tel: 0121 554 3801

    ENT Clinical Service Lead/ Consultant ENT/Head and Neck Surgeon: Ms Ameera Abdelrahim, Tel: 0121 554 3801

    Person Specification



    • Basic Medical Degree
    • FRCS (ORL-HNS) or Equivalent
    • Entry on the GMC Specialist register for Otolaryngology (or within 6 months of CCT or CESR at the time of interview)


    • Higher Degree

    Clinical Skills and Experience


    • Clinical training and experience equivalent to that required for gaining CCT in ENT with sub-specialty training
    • Ability to take full and independent responsibility for the management of acute ENT emergencies and the care of elective ENT patients


    • Special interest that complements the existing consultants
    • Fellowship in Otology

    Professional and Multi-disciplinary team working


    • Ability to work well with colleagues and within a team

    Management and Administrative Experience:


    • Ability to organise and prioritise workload effectively
    • Ability to plan strategically and to exercise sound judgements when faced with conflicting pressures.
    • Ability to motivate and develop the multi-disciplinary team, balancing departmental and personal objectives.

    Clinical Effectiveness


    • Experience of conducting clinical audit
    • Ability to use the evidence base and clinical audit to support decision-making

    Teaching and Training experience


    • Ability to teach clinical skills to medical and nursing staff and other disciplines
    • The ability to appraise junior doctors and other staff


    • Formal training in teaching

    Research, Innovation and Service Improvement Experience


    • Ability to apply research outcomes to clinical problems
    • An awareness of current specialty developments, initiatives and issues.
    • Knowledge and experience of the application of information technology to ENT


    • Publications in relevant peer-reviewed journals in the last five years.
    • Evidence of having undertaken original research

    Personal Attributes


    • Energy and enthusiasm and the ability to work under pressure
    • An enquiring and critical approach to work
    • Caring attitude to patients
    • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, patients, relatives, GPs, nurses, other staff and agencies.
    • Commitment to Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development

    Other Requirements


    • Full GMC Registration
    • Appropriate Immigration Status (where appropriate)
    • An understanding of the current NHS environment, particularly in relation to reforms, initiatives and issues

    Personal Circumstances


    • Residence within a reasonable distance of City Hospital
    • Ability to undertake clinical commitments at any of the Trust's sites.

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust


    SWB NHS Trust

    Sandwell & West Birmingham

    B71 4HJ

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