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Consultant in Acute Medicine (CESR support)

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Job Description

An excellent opportunity for an experienced Consultant in Acute Medicine to join a Health Board in North Wales that promotes equality and diversity. If you love a challenge, have a passion to help others or simple fancy a fresh start, then this Health Board has all the ingredients. The post if suitable for overseas consultants, 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. 


The Health Board is largest health organisation in Wales, that are developing an integrated health service which provides excellent care delivered in partnership with the public and other statutory and third sector organisations.

The Health Board have a budget of £1.3 billion and a workforce of over 17,000 staff. Providing primary, community, mental health and acute hospital services for the population of around 700,000 across of North Wales. They continuously develop their workforce so that it has the right skills and operates in a research-rich learning culture.

Besides their three main hospital sites, they are also responsible for community hospitals, health centres, clinics, mental health units, community teams, GP practices and other NHS services provided by dentists, opticians and pharmacists. They plan to improve the health of the population, with particular focus upon the most vulnerable in our society.


Acute medicine in the hospital is changing. The department currently has 3 substantive acute physicians and 2 long-term locums, with subspecialty interests in Respiratory Medicine, Nephrology and Clinical Pharmacology. The acute medicine team is responsible for the medical intake 8am –5pm throughout the week, with support from the GIM rota in the evenings and at the weekends. There is a focus on ambulatory care with an ANP and clinical hub nurse in place to support.

Currently all acute admissions from primary care are received by the clinical hub nurse in hours and directed to either the AMU or ED (if likely to need the resus room). The majority of referrals come straight to AMU for assessment. The team is continuing to improve our care pathways for acute medical patients and further develop our services. The team is passionate about MDT working and work closely with their nursing and therapist colleagues.

Successful candidates will be responsible for providing senior leadership and management working alongside our trainees and other healthcare professionals. They will work between the ambulatory area, the trolley bay, and the short stay ward providing excellent clinical care for our acutely unwell patients. They will provide training and supervision for our staff and play a key role in this exciting service development.


North Wales has a vast national park, purpose built mountain biking trails, a breath taking coastal path, soaring zip wire, food festivals and world class sport and adventure around every corner. The North Wales is equipped with sport and leisure centres that provide opportunities for a wide variety of sporting, fitness and recreational activities. Not only does it have lots of activities for you, it also has a wide selection of private housing is available, both traditional and modern in towns, villages and rural settings.

For doctors with family, the educational standards are consistently high in both the primary and secondary sectors. There are several well established independent schools within North Wales and the surrounding area that cater for both day pupils and boarders. The regional University with its excellent scholastic reputation has a thriving student community.

You can say goodbye to heavy inner city commuter traffic, and enjoy a breath-taking commute across North Wales.


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

Participation in research and educational activities will be encouraged.


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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