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JSD Higher - Sexual Health and HIV Services

UK-Birmingham | £47k | Health Care

Recruiter: NHS

UHB is one of the largest teaching hospital trusts in England, serving a regional, national, and international population.

Our multiple sites, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Solihull Hospital and Community Services, Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield and Birmingham Chest Clinic allow people to be treated as close to home as possible.

We see and treat more than 2.2 million people every year across our sites and our hospitals deliver more babies than anywhere else in Europe.

We are a regional centre for cancer, bone marrow transplants, trauma, renal dialysis, burns and plastics, HIV and AIDS, as well as respiratory conditions like cystic fibrosis; thoracic surgery and have the largest solid organ transplantation programme in Europe.

We provide a series of highly specialist cardiac, liver and neurosurgery services to patients from across the UK.

We are world-renowned for our trauma care and have developed pioneering surgical techniques in the management of ballistic and blast injuries, including bespoke surgical solutions for previously unseen injuries. We are a designated a Level 1 Trauma Centre and host of the UK’s only £20m National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre (SRMRC).

We have over 20,000 members of staff and we are committed to investing in their development and their health and wellbeing.

Please apply early as vacancies may close before the given closing date when sufficient applications are received.

For specific enquiries regarding this vacancy, please see the Contact Details section below in the first instance. For general enquiries, please use Switchboard: 0121 627 2000 and for Non-Medical (inc. Nursing) Ext. 16800, Doctors & Dentists Ext. 18384 or 18395, Bank posts 0121 371 8280.

All correspondence will be sent by email; please check your account regularly including your Junk/SPAM folders

Applications are invited for a Junior Specialist Doctor to work at Higher level (equivalent to ST3+) within the Sexual Health team.

The HIV medicine Department at UHB is the largest in the West Midlands, with over one thousand HIV infected patients at all stages of their disease. The GU Medicine / Sexual Health department (Umbrella Sexual Health Service) is an integrated service for the whole of Birmingham, and has approximately 100,000 patient episodes per annum. The department has an active clinical R&D portfolio and audit programme.

The sexual health service provided by UHB is called Umbrella and provides an innovative, holistic and fully integrated sexual health service to the population of Birmingham and Solihull (combined population approximately 1.3 million).

Umbrella provides both clinical service delivery and health promotion. The clinical service includes both sexual health clinics operated directly by UHB (all of which are fully integrated to provide both STI testing and treatment, and provision of contraception) and provision of services in primary care (by general medical practitioners and community pharmacists) through a formal sub-contracting process.

The Department runs clinical sessions Monday to Friday (09.00–20.00), Saturday (10.00 – 15.00) and Sunday (nurse-led clinic).

The post holder will be one of the doctors managing HIV patients (in and outpatients setting, based at the newly built Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH), as well as GU medicine and integrated sexual health clinics based at Whittall Street Clinic in Birmingham City Centre, and various satellite clinics.

The post is full-time and includes non-resident on call for HIV patients (to be discussed with Clinical Service Lead). The post holder is expected to undertake between 7-8 clinical sessions per week; 1-2 HIV clinic at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (HIV) and 5-6 GUM clinics at Whittall Street Clinic (GUM). This includes at least two evening clinical sessions during the weekdays (till 7pm). The rest of time will be devoted to management of HIV patients’ results, CPD, teaching, and audit.

Further information

For further details regarding the post contact Dr Nicola Thorley, Consultant Sexual Health and HIV or Dr Kaveh Manavi, Consultant, Clinical Lead for the HIV service, on 0121 237 5719 or email to ( Email address removed ) or ( Email address removed )

Please submit an online application, ensuring you attach a copy of your CV.



All posts involving access to persons in receipt of health services will be subject to a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check. However, having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us; this will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances of your offences‎.

Disabled applicants, in line with our commitment to the Disability Confident Scheme, will be guaranteed an interview where they meet the essential criteria and declare their disabled status. The Trust will accept applications in other formats where applicants have disabilities that require a reasonable adjustment for them to be able to apply for vacancies; consideration in respect of additional time for postage/delivery time etc will be given.

Staff recruited from outside of the NHS will usually be appointed at the bottom of the pay band.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced or skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as it is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Visas and Immigration website.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and aims to achieve positive change for LGBTQ+ people by creating an inclusive, inspiring and equal environment for both staff and service users.



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.




Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement.

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