Consultant in Acute Medicine

£84,559 to £114,003 pa pro rata
13 Oct 2021
18 Nov 2021
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

St James's University Hospital

We are looking for an individual to fill this replacement post within the Acute Medicine Department at St James's University Hospital.

Our New SDEC unit opened this summer and is co-located at SJUH with our Emergency Department (ED), maximising review by the right person in the right place first time, improving patient and staff satisfaction and enabling admission avoidance.

This is an exciting time to join our expanding team as we embed innovative ways of working to shape the future model of acute medicine in Leeds. We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and committed individual to join our team of 7 Acute Medicine consultants and work within the Urgent Care CSU to drive forward our Acute Medicine & SDEC services. We have two Acute Medical Units with a total of 57 beds and a co-located 3 bedded Enhanced Care Area, called HOBS (High Observation Area). We have a strong commitment to the delivery of same day emergency care which operates a 7 day service and sees approximately 200 patients per week, as well as delivering an excellent and established ambulatory VTE service.

The Trust has a strong track record in teaching and in research and candidates with interests in these areas will be supported to continue this work.

Opportunities for a special interest are supported within the job plan and we welcome the chance to broaden the skill set of our team. Our consultants are given 1 PA for their speciality session.

Applicants should possess a wide experience in Acute and General Medicine and have excellent team-working skills. We are exceptionally well supported by a growing workforce of 17 Advanced Clinical Practitioners and 2 Physician Associates within acute medicine and candidates should enjoy the opportunities of working within a multi-disciplinary team of doctors, nurses, ACPs and PAs to deliver high quality care.

Successful applicants will work in all 3 areas of acute medicine (AMU, Enhanced Care and Same Day Emergency Care) and will contribute to the out of hour's rota (currently 1 in 7).

The successful applicant should possess MRCP (or equivalent) and should be included on the Specialist Register or within 6 months of CCT at the time of interview, if currently within a training programme within the UK. In accordance with the consultant appointment regulations, all other categories of doctors must be on the Specialist Register.

Applicants should have established skills in acute medicine. A strong commitment to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and a research interest is desirable.

Consideration will be given to applicants who wish to work full or part time and those wishing to job share. If you are coming up to your CTT in Medicine or are an established consultant looking for a new challenge, we want to hear from you.

The Trust is committed to providing sustainable consultant-delivered services to ensure the quality of the patient experience. Working patterns that provide senior cover throughout 24 hours per day, seven days per week will therefore be required. Successful candidates will be expected to work with the Trust and its consultant staff to deliver service patterns and job plans that meet this objective.

If shortlisted, you will be required to give a 10-minute presentation on:

"What does the successful Acute Medicine service of the future look like and how do we make it happen in Leeds?"

If you are interested inthis role, please contact Sarah Davey - Clinical Director, Urgent care 0113 2064943/ or Morag Arundal - Deputy Clinical Director, Urgent Care 0113 2066107

INTERVIEWS WILL BE HELD VIA ZOOM: Wednesday 1 December 2021

If you wish to discuss this, or have any queries, please contact Lynn Lindley in Medical Staffing on (0113) 2064895: E Mail Address:

Please note that only electronic applications can be accepted for this post.

BMJ Ref: BMJ-48986/298-CON-696

Closing Date: 18 November 2021

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