Job DescriptionExcellent opportunity for both UK based consultants, or those with MRCP UK / SCE Acute Medicine qualifications from overseas to join an associated teaching hospital with one of the best and highest performing NHS Trusts in the UK.
Applicants not on the Specialist Register with ambitions to complete their CESR will be supported.
THE GENERAL MEDICINE CONSULTANT POST:
The post offers broad medical experience across the field of medical specialities. The holder of this post will usually work within one speciality team, however may be asked to cover in other areas across general medicine at times in order to maintain a safe effective service.
There is a firm commitment to continuing professional development and the opportunity to develop further in a chosen sub-specialty.
THE HOSPITAL & GENERAL MEDICINE DEPARTMENTS:
Within General Medicine, there are currently 19 Consultants, of which 13 are substantively employed with special interests in Respiratory Medicine, Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Acute Medicine, Stroke, Rheumatology and Care of the Elderly.
An integrated service in general medicine and care of the elderly has matured within the Hospital. The team of consultants are enthusiastic and forward thinking. We pride ourselves in being a small, friendly hospital, with real drive to improve both patient care and the working environment for our staff.
In addition to an acute in-patient and out-patient medical service, specialist diabetic and non-invasive cardiology services are provided.
Acute medical work is focused on 195 beds in eight wards. ITU/HDU facilities are based on five beds. The Trust is recognised as providing efficient and well-organised Cancer services. This has been supported by both Regional, and National Accreditation processes. As part of the Avon, Somerset and Wiltshire Cancer Network, the Trust provides a range of cancer services. Those services already accredited include, Breast Care and Urology.
THE LOCAL AREA:
North Somerset, the surrounding county, has long coastlines with superb cliff tops and English countryside. You'll find yourself visiting the Mendip Hills, the Quantocks and Cheddar Gorge sooner or later. The large, diverse cities of Bristol and Bath are only a short journey by car or train and our convenient location just off Junction 21 of the M5 mean the rest of Somerset, Devon and Cornwall are virtually on the doorstep.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS POST:
Requirements for this post are the following:
- Extensive consultant experience in General Medicine, and / or Acute Medicine
- Experience can be gained from overseas or within the UK
- MRCP UK or equivalent
- SCE Acute Medicine desirable
- Eligibility for GMC registration
Those who have not yet attained CESR or CCT will be fully supported through the process and can be offered the role as locum consultant.