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Consultant in Acute Medicine (with CESR support)

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Job Description

An excellent opportunity for an experienced Acute Medicine Consultant to join an NHS Trust in the South West of England. The post if suitable for overseas doctors, including candidates who are pursuing CESR. Specialists in Acute 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 THIS UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST LIKE? 
The Trust is performing at a good level across their services and continuously provide huge opportunities and benefits to the way they deliver patient care. The Trust focuses on delivering excellent general hospital services. They provide service to approximately a population of 750,000 with the help of more than 9,000 staff members.

The hospitals have approximately 1100 beds in total, and provide a broad range of services including General Medicine, General Surgery, Neurology, Rheumatology, Gastroenterology and Dermatology, as well as Gynaecology and Paediatrics.

The Trust achieved foundation status in 2005 and in October 2020, they created a new organisation by merging two of their hospitals with the goal to implement the establishment of emergency (RBH) and planned care sites (PGH).


WHAT IS THE ACUTE MEDICINE DEPARTMENT & TEAM LIKE? 
The Team consists of Patient Support Workers, HCAs, Staff Nurses, a team of Deputy Sisters, two experienced Ward Sisters and four Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANPs) that are enthusiastic, hard working and always working closely together.

The Team has approximately 20 patients per ward round. The current rota is annualised with an eight week rolling pattern. There are two Acute Physicians running the AMU and acute take 0800-2030 with SDEC Consultant cover 0900-1700daily during the week. The weekend frequency is currently 1 in 8. SPA is organised flexibly. The AMU at Poole Hospital is a 30 bedded assessment and short stay unit for general medical and acute medical patients. It receives approximately 8000-9000 patients per year.

The post holder will lead and run the AEC Clinic, alongside the ANPs, during their allocated clinical sessions. The post holder will provide teaching and training to junior doctors, nurse practitioners and allied professions within acute medicine. The post holder will be working at both sites and will have access to a fully-equipped Consultant’s office which includes all the required information technology.

WHAT IS LIFE LIKE IN THE SOUTH WEST OF ENGLAND FOR ACUTE MEDICINE CONSULTANTS? 
The South West is a great place to live and work, with 7 miles of Blue Flag beaches, miles of coastline and the New Forest on its doorstep. It is excellent for families, and great countryside in which to enjoy sailing, water sports, walking and cycling.

The area is renowned as being one of the premier resorts in the country for coastal living due to its miles of unspoilt beaches, many recreational and leisure facilities offered by the surrounding countryside areas including the New Forest National Park.

Working as an Acute Medicine Consultant in the South West brings a range of exciting prospects. You will have the opportunity to work in one of the best health trusts in the UK, who will offer you the opportunity to constantly grow your medical and scientific knowledge and skills. In the South West of the UK you will have the opportunity to work in a wide range of settings, and as you progress through your career, you will have more opportunity to shape the way you work; you can develop research, work part time or full time and can combine your career with a wide range of other interests.

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

  • Attractive salary and relocation package
  • Training and development opportunities
  • CESR support for those eligible
  • Tier 2 Health and Care Visa (sponsorship for the whole family)
  • Guidance regarding the CV and full interview preparation
  • Assistance regarding the GMC registration, visa, accommodation and transportation by an experienced onboarding specialist
  • Complete IMG Relocation service from start to finish of process

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR THIS ROLE?
EEA Candidates:

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

Non-EEA Candidates:

  • MRCP
  • Experience of working in General and Acute Medicine

UK based applicants

  • Experience of working in General and Acute Medicine
  • Within 6 - 12 months of completing CCT
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  • Consultant in Acute and GIM (substantive)

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    This is a high performing and supportive department for overseas doctors new to the NHS, or UK-based doctors looking to further careers in the UK.

    What is the NHS Foundation Trust like?

    The NHS Foundation Trust, a leading healthcare provider in East Anglia, serves a population of nearly 800,000 residents with hospital and community health services spanning a wide geographical area. Operating two main hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, alongside six community hospitals, clinics, and home-based care, their extensive network ensures comprehensive healthcare coverage. With a dedicated team of nearly 10,000 staff and an annual budget exceeding £650 million, they are the largest NHS organization in the region.

    Committed to delivering exceptional care and enhancing patient experiences, the Trust has allocated £100 million over five years to upgrade hospital facilities, prioritizing optimal environments for both patients and staff. Emphasizing a supportive workplace culture, they offer diverse opportunities for development, innovation, research, education, and training. Their patient-centered philosophy revolves around the value of time, aiming to reduce stress and optimize care delivery while empowering staff to utilize their skills effectively.

    What is the department & team like?

    The Department of Acute Medicine, nestled within the Division of Medicine, operates as a vital component of their healthcare ecosystem. The team of seven dedicated consultants collaborates within the recently refurbished Emergency Assessment Unit (EAU), equipped with state-of-the-art facilities. With a primary focus on providing efficient and compassionate care for their local community, the department remains committed to adapting and expanding their acute services in response to evolving emergency care strategies.

    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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    This NHS vacancy is ideal for overseas Consultants, Specialist Grades, or Specialty Doctors seeking to establish themselves in the NHS. Suitable for EEA specialists or experienced IMGs aiming for CESR completion.

    What is the NHS Trust like?

    The NHS Foundation Trust epitomizes compassion and innovation, dedicated to ensuring optimal patient outcomes and fostering a supportive environment for our staff. Their vision extends to excellence in patient care, community service, and staff satisfaction, making them a premier destination for healthcare, employment, and education. Their hospitals serve a combined population of over 330,000 residents, strategically positioned to meet the evolving healthcare needs of their communities.

    One of the NHS Trust\'s main site serves as the epicenter of their emergency and critical care services, alongside women\'s and children\'s health, including maternity care. Their other hospital, on the other hand, specializes in elective procedures and houses an Urgent Treatment Centre, complemented by shared services across both sites and community hubs within their catchment area. Having garnered a \'good\' rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC), with notable \'outstanding\' attributes, they are on a trajectory toward university hospital status, having achieved teaching hospital status in 2019.

    Their diverse workforce, representing over 50 nationalities and comprising nearly 5,000 individuals across both sites, underscores their commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion. Recognized as a trailblazer in these areas, they strive to maintain an equitable and inclusive environment for all staff, fostering a culture of excellence and innovation.

    The Acute Medicine Department and Team

    The Acute Medical Unit (AMU) serves as the primary gateway for all medical admissions, with exceptions for those requiring direct admission to specialized units such as ITU, HDU, CCU, or Stroke Unit. Recently reorganized, AMU comprises an Assessment area, an ambulatory area, and short-stay beds with a maximum duration of 48 hours. The unit is staffed by three consultants, who provide flexible coverage throughout the day, gradually reducing to two consultants in the afternoon and one in the evening. A goal is to ensure all patients, barring overnight admissions, are seen by a consultant within 4 hours of arrival, with a further consultant review within 12 hours of admission.

    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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    Overseas applications from experienced Specialty Doctors and Consultants are welcomed. 

    What is the NHS Foundation Trust like?

    The NHS Foundation Trust is a district general hospital trust managing three hospitals. The Trust serves the different towns, delivering a broad range of medical services. They are performing at a good level across their services and continuously provides huge opportunities and benefits to the way they deliver patient care. The Trust focuses on delivering excellent general hospital services, serving a population of approximately 750,000 with the help of more than 9,000 staff members. The hospitals have around 1,100 beds in total, offering services including General Medicine, General Surgery, Neurology, Rheumatology, Gastroenterology, Dermatology, Gynaecology, and Paediatrics.

    The Trust achieved foundation status in 2005 and, in October 2020, merged two of its hospitals to create a new organization, establishing one of their hospitals as the emergency care site and another as the planned care site. The Trust remains dedicated to continuous improvement, striving to provide high-quality, patient-centered care across all its facilities.

    What is the department & team like?

    The Acute Medical Unit (AMU) is a 30-bed assessment and short stay unit for general and acute medical patients, handling approximately 8,000 to 9,000 patients annually. Adjacent to the unit is the Ambulatory Emergency Care (AEC) area, which includes three clinic rooms and a four-trolley assessment area. The AMU team comprises one ACM SpR, one ACCS trainee, one F1, two Physician Associates, and two F2/3s, along with 10 ANPs for Ambulatory Care (two per day, Monday to Friday, and one on weekends), and a dedicated DVT Band 6 nurses. The on-call medical team is based within the AMU in blocks from Monday to Thursday and Friday to Sunday. This team includes one SpR, one SHO, and one F1.

    The Acute Medicine Directorate has experienced rapid change and improvement in its SDEC models over the past year. With new investment, they are looking to build on this progress and continue their transformation journey towards the 2026 Major Emergency Site model, as outlined in the Dorset Clinical Services review. This fixed-term position is to replace a colleague who is leaving, with the expectation that it will become a full-time substantive post. New post holders will be expected to work flexibly across both sites.

    Career Development & Opportunities Available

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

    • Attractive salary and relocation package
    • Training and development opportunities
    • CESR support for those eligible
    • Tier 2 Health and Care Visa (sponsorship for the whole family)
    • Guidance regarding the CV and full interview preparation
    • Assistance regarding the GMC registration, visa, accommodation and transportation by an experienced onboarding specialist
    • Complete IMG Relocation service from start to finish of process
    Life in the area

    Nestled along England\'s picturesque south coast, the area offers a unique blend of urban amenities and coastal charm. Doctors enjoy proximity to both bustling city life and tranquil seaside retreats. Residents indulge in sailing adventures around harbour or stroll along its sandy beaches. The area boasts reputable schools and universities, nurturing young minds for future success. Transportation links are robust, with easy access to neighboring cities like Bournemouth and Southampton, as well as major airports. Housing options range from waterfront apartments to quaint cottages, catering to varied tastes and lifestyles. Poole epitomizes the quintessential coastal living experience.

    ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR THIS ROLE?

    EEA Candidates:

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

    Non-EEA Candidates:

    • MRCP
    • Experience of working in General and Acute Medicine

    UK based applicants

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

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