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Trust Grade Neurosurgery

Main area
Fixed term for 12 months
40 hours per week
Job ref
£30,605 - £48,123 per annum
26/10/2018 23:59

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire is located in the West Midlands and is home to one of the largest teaching hospitals in England. Our mission to Care, Achieve and Innovate is demonstrated in our reputation for innovation, teaching and research and high quality patient care. University Hospital in Coventry is one of the most modern healthcare facilities in Western Europe with £200 million of new medical and research equipment and a hospital that is at the forefront of digital imaging and technology.

We provide general acute hospital services to approximately 500,000 people from Coventry and Rugby and specialist hospital services to over one million people from Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond. The Trust has a revenue budget of approximately £473 million, we employ 5,639 staff, manage 1,380 beds and 32 operating theatres.

The Trust is made up of the following hospitals:
University Hospital Coventry 
Hospital of St Cross – Rugby 

Applications are invited for a Trust Grade Doctor in Neurosurgery [SHO level] beginning as soon as possible for a period of 12 months. The post is based on the neurosciences unit at the University Hospital in Coventry and principally involves ward cover on the 46 bedded neurosurgery ward.

 On-call is on a rota with cover across Neurology and Neurosurgery (including weekday late shifts, nights and weekends). The neurosurgical middle grade is resident on-call.

 If you have experience in neurosurgery and want to work at one of the leading centres for Neurosurgery, then we are excited to hear from you. If you don’t have neurosurgery experience but are interested in joining us, then we would encourage you to contact us for an informal discussion.

To arrange an informal visit and/or to obtain further information about the post, please contact: Mr. A. Saxena, Consultant Neurosurgeon and Clinical Lead on 02476 967760 or e-mail

Applicants must be fully registered with the GMC or eligible for registration at the time of application and should have gained significant relevant clinical experience working in acute hospital posts following graduation.


Recruiting to Values

To ensure that we provide world-class patient care, UHCW recruits people that can demonstrate the Trust’s Values and Behaviors in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment, which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trust’s Values and Behaviors Framework and Values Based Recruitment Factsheet which can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trust’s Values and associated Behaviors. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behavior.

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

If you are invited to attend interview you will be asked to set up an account with the Trac recruitment system in order to confirm your interview time


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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