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.
ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR THIS ROLE?
UK based applicants