Consultant Acute Physician

  • Job Reference: DOOLEY15
  • Date Posted: 11 May 2022
  • Recruiter: A&E Agency
  • Location: Shropshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Medicine, Medicine > Acute, Medicine > Cardiology, Medicine > Diabetes, Medicine > Endocrinology, Medicine > Gastroenterology, Medicine > Haematology, Medicine > Rehabilitation medicine, Medicine > Rheumatology, Medicine > Geriatrics, Medicine > Nephrology, Medicine > Neurology, Medicine > Oncology, Medicine > Respiratory, Medicine > Stroke
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Emma Dooley
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  • Telephone: 0161 245 4470

Job Description

Are you interested in advancing your medical career as a Consultant Acute Physician?

Do you want to work for an NHS trust that supports your professional activities?

We are opening applications for a permanent Consultant in Acute Medicine to join a dynamic team of 10 physicians at a prestigious NHS trust. It is an exciting team for you to join the department as the trust has agreed on an extensive business case to support the expansion of staffing and services to this team. Due to this, there is some flexibility, and the team is welcoming full time and part-time applications for this post.

If you have completed their MRCP or PLAB and are in the process of applying for GMC Registration are welcome to apply for these posts providing you have the suitable experience for the role. The team would consider you if you have trained in other specialities and are interested in hybrid posts between Acute Medicine and other medical specialities (such as Nephrology /Respiratory Medicine and Endocrine to name a few).

About the job

Your role would include 10 PA posts with clinical 7.5 DCCs and 2.5 SPAs including 1 which is for engagement in corporate activity. 1 PA of the clinical DCCs is available to support the candidate’s areas of special interest. Additional speciality sessions are negotiable in discussion with the Director of Unscheduled Care. There is a further 1.5PAs available to join the Consultant Physician out of hour’s medical on-call rota.

Of this an average morning AMU ward round/Short stay ward round may have approximately 10-12 patients per ward round. In an acute medical take, the average intake of patients per hospital site ranges from 40 to 60 patients per 24hr with approximately 10-12 patients requiring post take reviews per four-hour shift and approximately 20 to 30 patients (new & follow up) will be expected to be managed per day when the new SDEC opens. These patient numbers are managed with the support of an appropriate junior workforce.

Working for this NHS trust

The service is present over two sites and includes acute medical units, same-day emergency care and a short stay ward. As the service is expanding rapidly, the trust wants to understand what you are looking for in a job and are happy to discuss individual job plans to suit your circumstances and goals. They are keen to support you in developing services that we can all be proud of.

1PA of a 10PA job plan is available for speciality interest or alternative sub-speciality work.

Living in Shropshire

Shropshire is a beautiful county ideally located between the north and the south, making travelling around the UK extremely easy. As well as being only a short distance from major cities and busy transport links including Birmingham airport, our county also borders beautiful north Wales which is abundant in outdoor activities, brilliant beaches, and thrilling scenery.

If this is the sort of opportunity you are looking for to enhance your career and develop your specialist interests to impact the future of healthcare, please apply now and a member of the team will be in touch to discuss. If you are a doctor looking for support in your career but in another speciality, please email and we will get you in touch with a specialist advisor and discuss the portfolio of work available.