ST3+ GIM/Acute Medicine

Job Description

The post will be based in a General Hospital NHS Trust where thesuccessful candidate will join the expanding Acute & General Medicine team, with
opportunities for learning and development under the supervision of the consultant team. At present there are no fixed on call duties attached to these posts but that is flexible and there may be opportunities to take part either in the SpR rota of 20 doctors, or the
new IMY3/SCF rota. There will be opportunities for weekend work in AIM on the Nye Bevan Acute Assessment Hub.

The post holder will work alongside their ward team of Consultants, SpRs, junior medical staff and multidisciplinary health care professionals. It is expected that they will take a leadership role on their ward and together with their SCF colleague mentor and support their doctors in training and junior clinical fellows. The successful candidate will be allocated an educational and clinical supervisor and encouraged to complete training assessments in line with other trainees at the same level. This includes access to a departmental Ultrasound machine with opportunity for training and development in this area and support to develop as a clinical educator. The training programme is based on the JRCPTB core curriculum for Acute Medicine but will
be specifically tailored for each trainee to complement their specialist training to date and ensure the programme meets the educational needs of the appointee. We wish to appoint candidates with a good background in general medicine committed to a career in of Acute Medicine.


The majority of training will be on-the-job with close involvement of the consultants. The department has a weekly lunchtime teaching session and there will be opportunity to develop as an educator through support and training of junior colleagues. The Directorate of Medicine has Internal Medicine Core Training on Wednesday afternoon with an extensive program of specialty interests and topics across the whole range of general medicine; Junior Doctors are encouraged and supported to take part in clinical case presentations.
In addition we offer dedicated patient safety lectures and practical training on procedures such as ultrasound guided CVP insertion. We have a state-of-the-art Simulation department who provide sessions both to doctors in training and those in Clinical Fellowships. The full programme provides junior doctors with a comprehensive training package.


This post will give excellent opportunities:
 To participate in the future development of acute medicine services for the Trust
 To provide strong leadership for the acute and general medical ward junior staff
 To assist in providing acute care services to the Trust.
 To provide input into medical student education for Oxford and Leicester undergraduates on the diagnosis and management of medical emergencies
 To support and provide teaching and training of junior medical staff, post graduate training and nurse training on the unit
 To develop your career in Acute Medicine
 To develop protocols within the acute medicine department and the interface with A&E for consistent safe and good quality care for acute admissions
 To ensure good practice by regular audit and review of incidents with clinical team and take forward lessons learnt
 To link in with the directorate clinical governance meetings and contribute to lessons learnt from incidents and complaints.


Whenever possible, all trainees will be encouraged to take study leave in order to pursue their career goals. ALS courses are run locally.

Essentials: MBBS or equivalent, MRCP, GMC Registration and +6 Years of experience in GIM/Acute Medicine. 
Desirable: UK/Ireland experience.