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Locum Consultant Acute Physician, with CESR support

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Job Description

An opportunity for an Acute Medicine Consultant to work for an established NHS Trust that prioritises the highest quality care and experience for their patients. 

This is a great opportunity for overseas Acute Medicine Doctors who want to establish themselves in the NHS, and grow their consultant career. The post is suitable for candidates holding specialisation in the EEA, or for experienced IMGs looking to complete CESR.

WHAT IS THE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST LIKE? 
They were established as an NHS Trust in April 1991, and became a Foundation Trust in April 2008. Since then, the Trust provides a good quality, safe, and effective healthcare to the people of several counties. The Trust manages three different hospitals/centres. The Trust is currently responsible for the provision of a range of community services for people across several areas, working in partnership with local GPs and another NHS Trust.

The NHS Trust employs almost 5,000 members of staff, have 540 hospital beds, with a range of services including accident and emergency, maternity, outpatients, therapies, and children's health. The Trust established a campaign that encourages all staff, regardless of their role, to introduce themselves to the patients and visitors whom they come in contact with and they feel strongly that they should support the campaign to ensure this basic human touch is adopted by all. 

The NHS Trust truly gives importance not only to their patients, but also to their staff members - the Trust believes that in order to give their patients the best quality, compassionate care, they also need to look after their colleagues! 

WHAT IS THE DEPARTMENT & TEAM LIKE? 
The Department is a team of people who consistently provide a caring, professional, high quality, efficient clinical service for patients who present with an acute medical condition to secondary care from the community, Emergency Department or following a clinic attendance. They values safety, respect & efficiency - which they believe will empower staff to deliver a high quality service. 

The Department currently has three distinct geographical areas that work together to provide Acute Care:

  1. AMU (Non-Covid) Houses, that currently has 32 beds and is the direct admissions area for ED and GP referrals that are not suitable for the Ambulatory Care Unit. There is a dedicated ward pharmacy team and there is access to Mental Health Liaison, physio and occupational therapy and a complex discharge support team.
  2. AMU (Covid), that has 22 side rooms for patients who present with symptoms that may be Covid, and 6 side rooms that can support confirmed Covid positive cases. There is a dedicated pharmacy and therapy support.
  3. ACU, which is located in a dedicated outpatient unit situated halfway between AMU (Covid) & AMU (Non-Covid). It currently has assessment trolleys, and chairs allowing it to house up to 18 patients. The Consultant is supported by an Advanced Nurse Practitioner team and Physician Associates.

The successful candidate will join a team of 4WTE substantive Consultants on a fixed term basis. The post holder is expected to ensure that management plans are clearly displayed in the notes of patients with complex needs, liaise closely with the Divisional and Service Managers, and the Associate Medical Director, to ensure that targets are achieved and other things.

WHAT IS LIFE LIKE IN THE REGION?
The NHS Trust is located in North West England, where it is historic, ceremonial and beautiful. There are parks, open spaces & museums amongst many other things. If you enjoy a walking with beautiful scenery, you can go to several parks where it is also allowed to go cycling & horse riding. There are several schools to choose from! 

WHAT OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE TO YOU?
The Trust supports the requirements for continuing education as laid down by the Royal College and is committed to providing time and financial support for these activities. In addition, the post holders will be required to attend mandatory and essential training in line with Trust policy. Their ultimate aim is to improve the quality of health care for the population covered by the local health care services, by PGMDE (which focuses on training of junior staff) and CME (which targets senior staff both Consultant and non-Consultant career grade staff).

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR THIS ROLE?
EEA Candidates:

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

Non-EEA Candidates:

  • MRCP
  • 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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    The successful candidate will be the clinical lead and will drive the development and transformation of acute medicine, where patient-centered care is at the heart of the services. The role involves working within the Acute Assessment Unit, which consists of a 25-bed inpatient area including a 5-bed enhanced care area and an adjacent 6-space Ambulatory Emergency Care Unit.

    Health Service

    Working for this health service is professionally rewarding, offering high-quality, patient-centered care. Their clinicians lead in developing and managing services, supported by strong links with UK specialists. With a generous study leave budget, doctors are encouraged to pursue further education. Exciting developments include a new general hospital and a new mental health inpatient unit. They foster strong relationships between mental health, primary, and secondary care, promoting joint learning and teaching in their modern education center.

    The health service, separate from the NHS, is an integrated, taxation-funded system, free at the point of delivery, managed by the Health and Community Services Department. This is a unique opportunity to help shape an integrated care system with closer political engagement than in the UK.

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    Living in the area presents significant financial benefits. The flat income tax rate is notably advantageous compared to the U.K., and they provide a generous public sector pension scheme that isn\'t constrained by U.K. lifetime or annual contribution limits. The Consultant Contract closely mirrors the U.K. model but offers higher incremental levels. Incremental progression is automatic from points 1 to 17 on the pay scale based on satisfactory performance, while formal applications are necessary for points 18 to 20.

    Am I eligible for this role?

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    •    Experience in Acute & General Internal Medicine

    EEA candidates: 
    •    Experience in Acute & General Internal Medicine
    •    European Specialist Qualification

    Non-EEA candidates:
    •    MRCP
    •    Experience in Acute & General Internal Medicine

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    What is the department & team like?

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    As a Consultant in Acute Medicine, the successful candidate will play an integral role in their interdisciplinary approach, working closely with Specialty Medicine, Surgery, and Diagnostic Imaging departments to ensure comprehensive assessment processes for all medical emergencies. Effective communication and seamless collaboration with allied health professionals and consultant colleagues within EAU are essential components of their mission to deliver excellence in emergency care.

    Career Development & Opportunities Available

    The Trust supports the consultants with opportunities to support the multi-professional teaching and development along with active participation in teaching programmes for Foundation, IMT, GP, Higher Specialty Training. Consultants on the specialist register will be given autonomy and will freedom to develop their special interests, with access to additional leadership, research and teaching duties available for those that want it. 

    All consultants will receive a full induction process and will be involved in clinical audit and governance.

    Life in East England

    East England offers a diverse landscape, blending urban centers with picturesque countryside. Residents can explore historic landmarks like Cambridge University or unwind in scenic areas like the Norfolk Broads. The region boasts esteemed schools and universities, including the University of East Anglia and Cambridge University. Transportation links are robust, with efficient train services connecting to major cities like London and airports such as Stansted Airport. Housing options range from charming cottages in rural villages to modern apartments in bustling towns, catering to varied preferences and lifestyles. East England provides a perfect balance of urban amenities and rural tranquility.

    ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR THIS ROLE?

    EEA Candidates:

    • Experience of working in Acute Medicine
    • European Specialist Qualification 

    Non-EEA Candidates:

    • MRCP or equivalent
    • 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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    The Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC) unit, inaugurated in July 2022, aligns with national guidelines, facilitating the swift evaluation and management of patients within a single day. The unit, jointly serving surgical and medical specialties, promotes collaborative care. Plans within the initial year involve optimizing patient throughput. Consultants allocate one day per week to the unit, which also offers rapid access Acute Medicine clinics to support early discharge from the Acute Medicine department.

    In terms of consultant medical on-call responsibilities, the medical team admits an average of 50 to 75 patients over a 24-hour period. Consultants conduct reviews of medical admissions in the afternoon of their on-call day, commencing with a post-take ward round around 1:30 pm. The following morning, acute physicians review admissions to AMU from the previous evening and overnight, with the on-call consultant attending the 9 am handover and completing reviews of any remaining admissions on outlying wards.

    Life in the Cheshire

    The area offers a blend of urban convenience and nearby rural escapes, catering to varied lifestyles for doctors. Residents enjoy scenic walks along the rivery or exploring historic landmarks. The area boasts a range of quality schools and accessibility to nearby universities such as the University of Chester. Excellent transportation links via train and bus networks connect the area to neighboring major cities like Liverpool and Manchester, as well as to airports such as Manchester Airport. Housing options range from modern apartments to traditional suburban homes, accommodating diverse preferences.

    Career Development & Opportunities Available

    The NHS Foundation Trust provides a myriad of career development and advancement opportunities for Acute Medicine consultants. Firstly, consultants can benefit from ongoing professional development programs tailored to their specific needs, including access to training courses, workshops, and conferences to enhance clinical skills and knowledge. Additionally, the Trust fosters a culture of innovation and research, encouraging consultants to engage in academic activities, publish papers, and contribute to advancements in the field of Acute Medicine.

    ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR THIS ROLE?

    EEA Candidates:

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

    Non-EEA Candidates:

    • MRCP
    • 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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