Welcome to the Specialty Recruitment pages of the NIMDTA website.
Commencing August 2017 - Round 2
|Specialty||Level||Number of vacancies||Lead Recruiter||Interview Dates||How to Apply|
|Plastic Surgery||ST3||1||Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency||24 April 2017||Oriel|
|ENT||ST3||1||Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency||8 March 2017||Oriel|
|Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery||ST3||7||Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency||4 & 5 April 2017||Oriel|
|General Surgery||ST3||6||London and South East (LaSE)||20-29 March 2017||Oriel|
|Child and Adolescent Psychiatry||ST4||2||Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency||25 & 26 April 2017||Oriel|
|Forensic Psychiatry||ST4||1||Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency||25 & 26 April 2017||Oriel|
|General Psychiatry||ST4||4||Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency||25 & 26 April 2017||Oriel|
|General Psychiatry and Old Age Psychiatry||ST4||1||Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency||25 & 26 April 2017||Oriel|
|Psychiatry of Learning Disability||ST4||1||Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency||25 & 26 April 2017||Oriel|
|Acute Medicine||ST3||2||Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency||20 April 2017||Oriel|
|Cardiology||ST3||5||Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency||25 April 2017||Oriel|
|Combined Infection Training leading to a Dual CCT in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology||ST3||1||Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency||26 April 2017||Oriel|
|Dermatology||ST3||1||Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency||7 April 2017||Oriel|
|Endocrinology||ST3||2||Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency||25 April 2017||Oriel|
|Gastroenterology||ST3||1||Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency||6 April 2017||Oriel|
|Geriatrics||ST3||1||Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency||TBC||Oriel|
|Haematology||ST3||2||Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency||6 April 2017||Oriel|
|Neurology||ST3||1||Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency||4 April 2017||Oriel|
|Nephrology / Renal Medicine||ST3||3||Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency||24 April 2017||Oriel|
|Respiratory Medicine||ST3||1||Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency||25 April 2017||Oriel|
|Rheumatology||ST3||1||Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency||10 April 2017||Oriel|
|Clinical Genetics||ST3||1||HEE West Midlands||28 March 2017||Oriel|
|Clinical Oncology||ST3||3||London and South East (LaSE)||6 & 7 April 2017||Oriel|
|Palliative Medicine||ST3||1||HEE West Midlands||9 & 10 March 2017||Oriel|
|Medical Oncology||ST3||1||London and South East (LaSE)||26 April 2017||Oriel|
Commencing August 2017 - Round 3
|Specialty||Level||Number of vacancies||Lead Recruiter||Interview Dates||How to Apply|
|Combined Specialty Training||CT1 / ST1||10||Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency||24 May 2017||Oriel|
|Core Medical Training||CT1 LAT||3||Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency||15 June 2017||Oriel|
|Core Medical Training||CT2 LAT||3||Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency||15 June 2017||Oriel|
|Core Medical Training||CT3||5||Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency||15 June 2017||Oriel|
|Cardiothoracic Surgery||ST3 LAT||2||Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency||TBC||Oriel|
|Obstetrics and Gynaecology||ST1 LAT||6||Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency||11 May 2017||Oriel|
|Obstetrics and Gynaecology||ST2 LAT||6||Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency||11 May 2017||Oriel|
|Obstetrics and Gynaecology||ST3 LAT||4||Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency||11 May 2017||Oriel|
|Obstetrics and Gynaecology||ST7 sub-specialty training||1||Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency||11 May 2017||Oriel|
|Core Surgery||CT1||2||Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency||TBC||Oriel|
|Emergency Medicine||Clinical Fellow / LAT1||8||Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency||24 May 2017||Oriel|
|Paediatric Emergency Medicine||ST5/ST7||1||Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency||24 May 2017||Oriel|
The Applicant Handbook for Northern Ireland for posts commencing August 2017 is available below:
Please note this applies to Northern Ireland only. It is important that all applicants read this guide as it contains all the information that applicants will require regarding this Recruitment process.
There may be circumstances where a trainee must remain within a geographical area for significant caring or ongoing medical reasons. Where this situation arises a trainee can apply for consideration of Special Circumstances. Details of the process of applying for Special Circumstances are available below:
- Special Circumstances - Guidance for Specialty Trainees (pdf)
- Special Circumstances - Process Chart (pdf)
Approval of a special circumstances application does not guarantee a specific placement within a training programme.
SPECIFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN NORTHERN IRELAND:
Please note that Flexibility in Deployment of Trainees is applicable only to England, Scotland and Wales. Northern Ireland has separate arrangements for management of requests for Special Circumstances. Further information is available via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Facilitated Placements will not take place in Northern Ireland for August 2017 in any specialty process.
Deferral of Posts: Deferral for non-statutory reasons within the GP Process will not be facilitated in Northern Ireland.
Further information regarding interview formats will be published here, when available.
Documentation to be brought to interview
Please note that these guidelines are in addition to national guidance on documentation. Please also ensure that you have read the applicant guide for the specialty to which you have applied.
If you are successful at shortlisting and invited to interview you will need to bring originals and copies of the following documentation with you:
|Document||Number of Copies Required||Notes|
|Proof of identity||1||Passport or European Driving license.|
|Right to Work||1||Evidence of visa status, including letter from the Home Office, Passport and Residence Permit.|
|Access NI||1 original and 1 photocopy||Applicants must bring 3 pieces of ID to the document check (see list of Valid ID Documents below); the original and one photocopy of each piece of ID will be required. On acceptance of an offer, applicants will be emailed with instructions on how to apply for an AccessNI Certificate online. Please visit the Access NI page for further information.|
|Proof of address (x1) , Bank/credit card statement x 1, 1 x utility bill||1||Please ensure that all statements and letters are dated within 3 months of your interview. All documents must state your current address. Tenancy agreements, council tax bills, mortgage statements and UK driving licenses (both paper and card) will be accepted as proof of address. If you are having difficulty providing evidence for your current address or any other queries with the Access NI process, please refer to the Access NI website: http://www.dojni.gov.uk/accessni.|
|GMC/GDC Certificate and License to Practice||1||GMC/GDC Certificate or valid registration certificate Candidates must bring a copy of both their original GMC certificate and their renewal letter.|
|Proof of Qualifications||1||Medical/Dental degree Other exams and College Memberships cited in your application.|
|Proof of IELTS/English Language proficiency||1||Applicants must have demonstrable skills in written and spoken English, adequate to enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues, as assessed by the General Medical Council (GMC). Please view the GMCs guidance on this at the attached link:http://www.gmc-uk.org/doctors/registration_applications/language_proficiency.asp|
|Foundation Competences||1||You will be required to present documentation to detail your eligibility to apply for the level of post you are being interviewed for. Alternative Certificate for Foundation Competencies|
|Core Competences||1||You will be required to present documentation to detail your eligibility to apply for the level of post you are being interviewed for.|
|Evidence of educationally approved posts cited on your application form||1|
Additional documents may be required by particular specialties. Please refer to the relevant College and Deanery websites to obtain further guidance on any specifically requested documentation to be brought to interview.
Your portfolio may be examined by panel members and may contribute to the interview discussion. You are strongly advised to ensure that it contains relevant evidence of academic achievement, attainment of Foundation and Higher Specialty competences as appropriate and of key activities which you have undertaken in the workplace or within the community which demonstrates your strengths as a doctor and manager of people.
Please note that you may be asked to refer to documents during your document check or interview. You should make sure that you can access these quickly if required.
Although many trainees now use e-portfolio, a hard copy portfolio which contains the evidence of information contained within e-portfolio is required at interview.
The guidance below shows how you may structure your portfolio and what may be included:
Offers of Appointment
- Your score per station
- Your total score
- Maximum score available
- Your appointability
- Your ranking. Please note, if you do not reach the required threshold for appointability, you will not be given a rank.
Where this information is not available to candidates via the Oriel system, you may request feedback by submitting this form.
Written feedback, other than the information identified above, is not provided. Verbal feedback is also not provided.
Requests for scoresheets / interview notes will be dealt with under the Subject Access Provisions of the Data Protection Act. For details of how to make a request, please visit our Data Protection and Freedom of Information Page.
You must provide contact details, including up-to-date e-mail addresses, of three referees who have supervised your clinical training within the past three years. If you are applying to more than one specialty, you may opt to nominate different referees for each specialty. If you have recently had a career break and can not nominate referees from the past three years, then your referees must include your two most recent supervisors.
You should contact your clinical referees in advance to confirm that they are willing to provide a reference and are available and able to do so in the time period required for selection and appointment.
If you are offered, and accept a training programme, your employer will not be able to issue a contract without references.
Access NI Checks (Criminal Records Checks)
From 1 April 2015 AccessNI checks will be completed online. Applicants for forthcoming interviews will no longer be required to bring a completed AccessNI form to interview with them; they will however still need to bring the required ID documents (see link for AccessNI page below). On acceptance of an offer, applicants will be emailed with instructions on how to apply for an AccessNI Certificate online.
Please bring the original document and one photocopy of each piece of ID to your document check with you.
Please visit the Access NI page for further information.
Fitness to Practise Declarations
Pre-Employment Health Assessment
Evidence of Advanced Life Support (ALS)
Right to work in the UK
Other non-UK or non-EEA nationals with limited leave to remain in the UK, whose employment will require a Tier 2 visa, are subject to the resident labour market test. This would include, for example, doctors on student visas or Tier 1 of the Points-Based System who are restricted from taking employment as a doctor in training. The labour market test means that you would only be considered if there were no suitable UK or EEA national (settled status) candidates for the post.
You will be asked to bring your passport and proof of your immigration status to any interviews or assessments you attend.
***GP Specialty Only***
It is important to note that non-UK/EEA nationals with limited leave to remain in the UK, whose employment will require a Tier 2 visa and subject to the resident labour market test, are eligible in Round 1 and can be offered a training post after UK/EEA nationals (this is only applicable to GP).
Disability Discrimination Act
For more information on the DDA please click here.
Guaranteed Interview Scheme
Where necessary and possible, reasonable adjustments will be made to facilitate attendance at interview to meet the needs of applicants with disabilities. Applicants will need to ensure that they enter into an early dialogue with the relevant recruiting organisation. Eg NIMDTA, College or other UK Deanery.
Allocation of Placements for Doctors in Training
If you are successful at interview, you will be allocated to the most appropriate programme based on your selection score and programme availability. Your programme preferences will be taken into consideration wherever possible. You will receive confirmation of your placement and a contract of employment will be issued by the employing organisation, subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks.
There may be circumstances where a trainee must remain within a geographical area for specific family, caring or health reasons. Where this situation arises a trainee can apply for consideration of Special Circumstances. More information is available via email@example.com
Code of Practice - Provision of Information for Postgraduate Medical Training
If you have any questions regarding the information above, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.