About the Trust
Our vision is to be an outstanding hospital Trust providing the best possible care for our patients that is safe, well-coordinated, in the right place and designed around the patient’s needs. Everything we do is guided by our vision and core values.
Essential to our success are our staff. We are committed to ensuring the Trust is an excellent place to work. Staff responses to our most recent staff survey show that on a number of key findings we remain amongst the very best acute Trusts in the NHS. We believe this feedback has been enhanced by clarity about Trust values which were developed with staff and have been embedded throughout the organisation. We value the development of our staff and have held Investors in People since 2005, and have recently been reaccredited with Investors in People Silver award.
We have a strong focus on innovation and improvement to deliver the best care possible to our patients. As our local populations are increasing our services are undergoing a period of expansion and service development. We are continuously looking for ways to develop models of best practice as well as new ways of working to enhance and improve the services we offer to our local populations. We are a founding member of Guy’s and St Thomas’ Healthcare Alliance, introducing new models of care to improve clinical outcomes for our patients.
Integral to the responsibilities of the post are the following requirements:
- The appointee will cover inpatients under consultant supervision.
- They will take part in consultant ward rounds.
- They will ensure that GP electronic discharge letters containing all relevant information are sent.
- The appointee will be expected to give advice when required to clinical nurse practitioners and to advise junior medical staff where appropriate.
- They will ensure that case notes are properly completed, drug prescriptions are regularly reviewed, appropriate investigations are carried out and the results acted upon – and made available for consultant ward rounds.
- To prove of a first class clinical service to our patients
- To provide sufficient information to colleagues during handover to ensure consistency of care
- To supervise and teach junior clinical staff, including workplace based assessments (WPBAs)
- To participate in the teaching, research, audit and governance programmes within the Department
- To engage in personal development and appraisal processes – to achieve revalidation with the GMC
- To work towards and comply with National targets
- To perform ad hoc duties in occasional emergencies and unforeseen circumstances at the request of the Consultant, in consultation, where practicable, with colleagues both senior and junior.
- The appointee will have day-to-day supervisory responsibility for patients on the ward.
- To adhere to Trust and Directorate policies, protocols and essential training areas.
- The job description is intended as an outline only and may be subject to change according to the need of the service and in consultation with the post-holder.
- MBBS or equivalent medical qualification
- MRCP(UK) full certification or equivalent by the time of appointment
- GMC Registered or pending
What happens next?
If you are a qualified and experienced specialist in General/Acute Medicine and fulfill the above listed requirements for the role then please apply and a member of our A&E Agency team will be in contact with you shortly.