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Consultant in Acute Medicine with CESR Support

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Job Description

An excellent opportunity has risen for Consultant in Acute & General Medicine to be a part of a well-established service within an NHS Trust that aims to continue to build strong links and establish great service for urgent and emergency care services. The post if suitable for overseas consultants, including candidates who are pursuing CESR. Specialists in Acute & General Medicine, holding a specialist certification would be suitable for this post, based on experience entering at either Specialty Doctor or Consultant grade. Overseas applications from experienced Specialty Doctors and Consultants are welcomed.

WHAT IS THE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST LIKE?

The NHS Foundation Trust teaching hospital full of hard working and dedicated staff providing community and hospital services across the area that covers a thousand square miles. The NHS Foundation Trust currently has 6,000 employees, and and provides services for some 350,000. They operate three main hospitals, as well as a number of community healthcare premises. Two of their main hospitals have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services. 

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across their area. The community services for adults are provided in people's homes, community centres, clinics, GP Practices, community hospitals and their main hospitals. They aim to work with people to help them remain independent, improve their health and manage their conditions through high quality care, advise and support.

They are absolutely committed to making the Trust a great place to be cared for and a great place to work through the delivery of the highest possible standards of compassionate care, as well as their research and education strategy to provide the very best patient and staff experience.

WHAT IS THE DEPARTMENT & TEAM LIKE? 

The Acute Medical division is comprised of a 39 bedded Acute Medical Unit and an adjoining Ambulatory Care unit that sees and manages up to 30 patients per day. The team consists of the following a Substantive Consultant (Clinical Lead) – Acute and General Internal Medicine Substantive Consultant - Acute Medicine and Geriatrics, Substantive Consultant – Intensive Care and Acute Medicine, Substantive Associate Specialist, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Foundation Year Doctors (two), Acute Care Common Stem Trainee & Trust Grade Clinicians (two) – Ambulatory Care General Practice Trainee – Ambulatory Care.

The service admit, on average, 20 – 25 patients per day and can see up to 30 patients in Ambulatory Care. “Hot clinics” are held daily on Ambulatory Care. The have successfully reduced admissions and shortened length of stay but their philosophy is one of ensuring safe, good quality care in a friendly and supportive professional department. Patients are managed in a high efficient manner and it can only be one of a few Acute Medical units in the NHS where there are empty beds on the unit most mornings. This is due to the ethos of the team – one team one family.

The successful appointee will be expected to provide care for acutely unwell patients on the AMU, contribute to service development and quality improvement, provide care for patients seen on the ACU and provide leadership and work as part of and develop the team.

WHAT IS LIFE LIKE IN LANCASHIRE? 

Lancashire is a wonderful county in the North West of England. Beautiful rural countryside, award winning beaches, unique market towns and a wealth of social activities are just some of the coastal county. It is home to the Lancashire Coastline which represent some of the country’s most cherished landscapes, and across the region, you’ll find vibrant cities, historic market towns and some of the most beautiful villages.

Period properties are the name of the game in Lancaster, with Victorian and Georgian townhouses proving the most popular type of home with residents. There is also riverside living available, as well as properties built from the 1960s onwards. Lancaster was named one of the happiest places to live and work in the UK, so it’s safe to say that life in the city is good. From restaurants and shops to historic buildings and landmarks, there’s plenty to see and do in Lancaster. 

Lancashire is one of the safest areas in the country with crime and other community safety issues, such as anti-social behaviour and road accidents at their lowest level for years. Around nine out of ten respondents to a recent Living in Lancashire survey consider their local area to be safe. There are so many outdoor activities available! From Go- Ape climbing centres, mountain biking, rafting, canoeing, tothe popular Brockhole Activity Centre with treetop nets and trampolining, there is plenty to explore.


WHAT OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE TO YOU AT THE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST?

With an extremely active education/teaching programme supported by the consultant team, there is opportunity to work towards and complete CESR, RCPsych exams, get involved in active research and many aspects of CPD. Participation in research and educational activities will be encouraged.

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR THIS ROLE?
EEA Candidates:

  • Experience of working in Acute Medicine
  • Board Certified Specialist in Acute Medicine

Non-EEA Candidates:

  • Experience of working in Acute Medicine

UK based applicants

  • Experience of working in  Acute Medicine
  • Within 6 - 12 months of completing CCT

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