Consultant in the Acute Medical Unit
Consultant in the Acute Medical Unit
We are looking for motivated, passionate individuals to join our expanding team of Acute Physicians.
This is an excellent opportunity to join a team of dedicated Consultants, Trainees, Physician Associates, Advanced Care Practitioners and nursing staff on our Acute Medical Units. Together, we are determined to become even better at providing a truly excellent service within Norfolk and we want you to be part of this.
Although Norfolk can be considered by some, a quiet part of the country, the Acute Medical Unit is one of the busiest single hospital units in the country. The hospital serves a large catchment population of over 700,000, swollen in the summer months by many holidaymakers visiting our beautiful county. We see over 200 patients per month, of which about 20% are in an ambulatory setting. This takes place on the NNUH site in close co-operation with the Emergency Department, the Critical Care Complex, Coronary Care Unit, Medical Specialties and Primary Care. The ethos of “Team Working” is fundamental to the Department and the appointee must be an excellent innovator, leader and team player. We aim to have consultants taking direct calls from our community partners to enable management of as many cases as possible via ambulatory or other outpatient settings.
The Hospital is investing heavily in expanding its established Ambulatory Emergency Care (AEC) model which already runs 7 days/week. Our ethos is that all patients seen in AEC are “ambulatory until proven otherwise”. As a consequence, we are growing Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC) models and need your expertise to help us develop a portfolio of pathways.
Patients admitted to the AMU are seen by the dedicated team of juniors and reviewed by the middle grades +/- consultant and then triaged to either remain under AMU short stay (if likely to go home within 48 hours) or to one of the specialities we work closely with. Patients are referred directly to specialties such as cardiology, respiratory, endocrinology, nephrology, older peoples’ medicine, gastroenterology, neurology, haematology and oncology.
Because we have such strong ties with our specialties, we can offer flexible job plans. For committed and appropriate appointees, we are able to offer a variety of posts including opportunities to develop or maintain skills in other specialties as required, such as Cardiology (echocardiography and Heart Failure), Gastroenterology (with training in Upper and Lower GI endoscopy), Stroke Medicine, Rheumatology, Diabetes or Endocrinology. Opportunities will also be available for you to develop significant roles in Education and Research with our partners at the University of East Anglia Medical School. We believe that these opportunities are essential to maintain the wellbeing of colleagues, whilst at the same time providing service provision in key specialties and services.
We offer flexible working arrangements including job shares; we understand our staff may have commitments so aim to work around these to meet a suitable working pattern.
It is an exciting time to join our unit as we continue to grow and improve, come and find out more, visit or give us a call!
Just think where your NNUH career could take you. Norfolk and Norwich university Hospital is the 6th largest acute hospital in the UK with new clinics and services being introduced each year, the possibilities are endless. With strong links to the University of East Anglia and Norwich Research Park we want to give our staff every opportunity and the support to achieve their potential.
In Norwich a staggering 77% of people say they love their job. Although less than 2 hours from London and serviced by excellent transport links , Norwich is one of few UK cities that still retain a strong local identity and with that a strong sense of community – people walk down the street and say hello to each other, baristas remember our coffee order, you get to know about interesting local projects.
This strong sense of self along with excellent shopping, eating out, affordable house prices and excellent schooling is why Norwich has been ranked by the Guardian as the best city to work in.
The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is located on the periphery of the cathedral city of Norwich, which has a rich character and charm. Norwich is a UNESCO City of Literature, one of only 11 cities in the world to be bestowed this status. It is surrounded by beautiful villages, unspoilt East Anglian countryside, the Norfolk Broads and beautiful beaches. There are excellent schools in and around the Norwich area and good transport links to Cambridge and London. There is now dual carriageway all the way from Norwich to London, which has significantly improved travelling times into and out of Norfolk. Norwich also benefits from an International Airport with frequent flights to UK destinations as well as several flights per day to Amsterdam Schipol airport.
For further details / informal visits contact: Dr Musa Service Director or Dr Helen May, Chief of Service for Acute Medicine and Older Peoples Medicine.
For informal enquiries please contact Dr Didi Musa, Service Director for Acute Medicine, on 01603 287955, Duduzile.Musa@nnuh.nhs.uk.
To learn more about the Trust and our team please visit out website.
We welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion.
Please attach a short CV.
The Advisory Appointments Committee will meet on 15th February 2021.
Come and join our team of enthusiastic doctors, we mostly have young families and promote part time working plus diverse portfolios to make our jobs sustainable. Norfolk is a great place to live and bring up a family.