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Acute Medicine offers excellent career progression & competitive salaries in the NHS..

A career in Acute Meidcine in the NHS offers great career development via good access to CCT via specialty training, specialist registration via CESR whilst offering a dynamic work environment with rewarding salaries and leadership opportunities. 

There is a broad spectrum of clinical work within the specialty, including the immediate management of life-threatening medical emergencies, the initial treatment (first 72 hours) of all presenting general medical ailments, and the provision of ambulatory care. There is also a strong focus on management and leadership, allowing doctors who train in Acute Medicine to set up and run successful Acute Medicine Units (AMUs).

What are the requirements to work as a general medicine doctor in the UK? *

  • IELTS or OET 
  • PLAB, MRCP(UK) or equivalent qualifications
  • GMC registration

*EEA applicants will only require GMC registration and IELTS or OET 

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What can you expect to do as part of a typical working week?

As an acute medicine doctor, you would expect to work in an acute hospital on either a general medicine or acute medicine ward. Acute wards can have various names and acronyms attached to them such as AAU, MAU or AMU and these wards act as the gateway between a patient’s GP, the A&E department and the wards of a hospital.

A typical working week can include ward rounds, board rounds and clinics whilst being part of the GIM on-call rota. You can expect to work with of a multi-disciplinary team comprising of consultants and nursing staff with frequent contact with specialists from other disciplines beyond general medicine.


Did you know? 

The NHS in England deals with over 1 million patients every 36 hours across 135 acute hospital trusts. In 2017/18, Manchester University Hospitals NHS FT was recorded as the busiest hospital with 304,465 admissions recorded for that year.


 

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An excellent opportunity for an experienced Consultant in Stroke 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 Stroke 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 HEALTH BOARD LIKE? 
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.

WHAT IS THE DEPARTMENT & TEAM LIKE? 
The Department of Medicine for the Elderly has evolved and developed with many innovations in Care of the Elderly services over the past 20 years. In 1993 the acute unit for Care of the Elderly integrated with Acute General Medicine to form a single department. As part of that process an emergency admission ward was developed to accept and manage all medical emergencies. Patients are subsequently transferred to the ward judged to be most appropriate for their clinical needs.

A fully functioning 13 bedded acute stroke unit with 24/7 thrombolysis facility is operational and a 5 days a week TIA clinic developed. There is a thrombectomy service and protocol linked to a centre which operates 7 days per week 9 till 5pm. The newly approved Stroke Business Plan, which is Health Board wide, will ensure stroke services are fit for the future and ensure compliance with Royal College recommendations and BASP standards of care. It will provide more service resilience and sustainability.

The Care of the Elderly services have had a strong history of strategic thinking initially developed through the health care planning team and now being developed through an Elderly Care Forum to respond to the strategy for old age. This successful candidate will work with the current Stroke consultant to form a team of two consultants. The successful candidate will be supported by a team of junior doctors including a Specialist registrar, F2 and F1 doctors.


WHAT IS LIFE LIKE IN NORTH WALES? 
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.

WHAT OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE TO YOU AT THIS HEALTH BOARD?
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.

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR THIS ROLE?
EEA Candidates:

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

Non-EEA Candidates:

  • Experience of working in Stroke Medicine

UK based applicants

  • Experience of working in Stroke Medicine
  • Within 6 - 12 months of completing CCT
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An excellent opportunity for an experienced medicine specialists with an interest in to join a Scottish NHS Trust that serves half a million people in the North of Scotland. The post if suitable for international doctors with good experience in internal medicine and with a specialty interest in one of the major medical sub-specialties. The post can be shaped around an individual and their passions, and experience, though the role will have strong grounding in general medicine. 

Applications are welcomed from overseas applicants, with the trust able to offer some support and guidance with CESR applications where possible. 

WHAT IS THE NHS BOARD LIKE? 

The NHS Board came into operation in 1 April 2004. The NHS Board oversees the taking-forward of Scotland\'s national health agenda, tailored to the needs of the local population of half-a-million people spread over 3,000 square miles of city, town, village and rural communities. The Trust is able to achieve this by being a high-level board of governance and having a strategic leadership. The NHS Board pride themselves on their ability to provide essential emergency and acute as well as elective services locally, advocating for their patients to be cared for close to home. They have developed strong professional links with their GP practices, community hospitals, social work teams and local services to provide comprehensive and integrated pathways of care.

WHAT IS THE MEDICINE DIVISION LIKE? 

The Department is reconfigured and modernised so that the patients are provided with high quality clinical care from pre-hospital and community based care to tertiary centre and home. This is being achieved in partnership with the Emergency Department team with support from the Hospital Management Team, with whom we have an excellent working relationship. The department is committed to developing an integrated and equitable medical service for patient care across the Trust\'s hospitals. This strategy will provide significant career development in a wide range of medical specialties and align to service delivery models across Grampian with increased opportunities for research, education and clinical management for those with an interest in these areas.  

The post holders will join a well-established multi-disciplinary team and the successful candidates will be supported working in a modern, friendly and well equipped hospital.

WHAT IS LIFE LIKE IN NORTH SCOTLAND FOR ACUTE & GENERAL MEDICINE CONSULTANTS? 

North Scotland offers a wild landscape unlike anything you may have experienced before. From the outer reaches of the Scottish Islands and fishing villages along the coastline, to the natural wilderness of the Highlands inland, there is so much to see, do and explore. It is a great environment especially for candidates that love the outdoors. The area is safe, friendly and welcoming. It also has a fantastic local schools available. Furthermore, the local area is famed for it\'s microclimate of good weather, sun, and warm summers.

WHAT OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE TO YOU AT THE NHS BOARD?

With an extremely active education / teaching programme supported by the consultant team, there is opportunity to be involved in teaching, educational duties, research and CPD. Furthermore, those with sub-specialty interests will be encouraged to develop the specialty, strengthen the links with the nearby large specialist centre, and to grow the care network of that specialty across the region. There is particular opportunity to do this in Nephrology, Respiratory and Neurology and Stroke Medicine. Participation in research and educational activities will always be encouraged.

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR THIS ROLE?

EEA Candidates:

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

Non-EEA Candidates:

  • MRCP
  • Experience of working in Acute & General Medicine

UK based applicants

  • Experience of working in Acute & General Medicine
  • Within 6 - 12 months of completing CCT
88,364 - 119,133

An excellent opportunity for an experienced Consultant Acute & General Medicine to join an NHS Trust that serves half a million people. The post if suitable for overseas Acute & General Medicine consultants, including candidates who are pursuing CESR. Specialists in Acute & General 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 THE NHS BOARD LIKE? 
The NHS Board came into operation in 1 April 2004.

The NHS Board oversees the taking-forward of Scotland's national health agenda, tailored to the needs of the Grampian population of half-a-million people spread over 3,000 square miles of city, town, village and rural communities. The Trust is able to achieve this by being a high-level board of governance and having a strategic leadership.

The NHS Board pride themselves on their ability to provide essential emergency and acute as well as elective services locally, advocating for their patients to be cared for close to home. They have developed strong professional links with their GP practices, community hospitals, social work teams and local services to provide comprehensive and integrated pathways of care.

WHAT IS THE ACUTE & GENERAL MEDICINE TEAM LIKE? 
The Department is reconfigured and modernised so that the patients are provided with high quality clinical care from pre-hospital and community based care to tertiary centre and home. This is being achieved in partnership with the Emergency Department team with support from the Hospital Management Team, with whom we have an excellent working relationship.

The department is committed to developing an integrated and equitable medical service for patient care across the Trust's hospitals. This strategy will provide significant career development in a wide range of medical specialties and align to service delivery models across Grampian with increased opportunities for research, education and clinical management for those with an interest in these areas.  

The post holders will join a well-established multi-disciplinary team and the successful candidates will be supported working in a modern, friendly and well equipped hospital.

WHAT IS LIFE LIKE IN NORTH SCOTLAND FOR ACUTE & GENERAL MEDICINE CONSULTANTS? 
North Scotland offers a wild landscape unlike anything you may have experienced before. From the outer reaches of the Scottish Islands and fishing villages along the coastline, to the natural wilderness of the Highlands inland, there is so much to see, do and explore.

It is a great environment especially for candidates that love the outdoors. The area is safe, friendly and welcoming. It also has a fantastic local schools available.

WHAT OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE TO YOU AT THE NHS BOARD?
With an extremely active education/teaching programme supported by the consultant team, there is opportunity to work towards and complete CESR, RCPsych exams, 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?
EEA Candidates:

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

Non-EEA Candidates:

  • MRCPsych
  • Experience of working in Acute & General Medicine

UK based applicants

  • Experience of working in Acute & General Medicine
  • Within 6 - 12 months of completing CCT
£49,000 - £60,000
Great opportunity for medicine registrars to join one of the highest performing acute hospital trusts in the UK, in a respiratory medicine focused role.

The trust is located in a beautiful part of the South West of England and has consistently performed highly in their CQC performance report. In particular, the department offers a friendly and welcoming environment for IMGs looking to start their careers in the NHS and news lives in the UK.

Offering routes to Specialty Training or CESR in Respiratory Medicine for those more senior candidates, these are great jobs for doctors looking to progress their careers int eh NHS. 

Working an average of 40 hours a week with out of hours commitments but no on calls, the basic salary and out of hours commitment brings the total salary up to around £60,000 per annum.

Requirements for these positions are:
  • MRCP UK
  • OET / IELTS 
  • At least 4 years experience post graduation experience in respiratory / chest medicine
These are great job opportunities for doctors looking to work towards consultant grade in the UK - so interested applicants should apply today!
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Excellent 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. 

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

Any applicants interested in applying should get in touch with the IMG team today!
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. 

88,364 - 119,133
Tired of hustle and bustle of city life? Looking for a new start in a beautiful part of the world, where fresh air, nature and outdoor activity can be the way of life for you and your family?

This may well be the opportunity for you then...

Working for a well established acute medicine team in a progressive and acute medicine team in famousl friendly team environment, led by a forward thinking leadership with integrity and patient care at the forefront of everything they do.

If you are a UK based physician with excellent experience in the field of acute medicine, either with CCT or CESR CP in your sights or attained, you can secure yourself an interview.

Alternatively, if you have worked in the NHS previously and wish to return - this may well be the ideal opportunity for you!

The position will have extensive involvement with teaching and the postholder will be actively & regularly engaged with the affiliated university.

In addition, all sub-specialty interests will be welcomed and accommodated. 

The location is excellent for those looking for a more rural lifestyle that is not too far away from the city life. For those with families or a taste for outdoor life, this might offer everything you are looking for.

Get in touch if you are intrigued, and want more details!

Requirements for this position are the following:
  • MRCP UK
  • UK experience is essential, either current or past
  • Active GMC registration

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