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AMU Lead Consultant

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust
£84,559 to £114,003 a year (plus additional 3,000 per annum for lead role)
Closing date
28 May 2022

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Hospital, Acute internal medicine
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time
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There's never been a better time to join the Acute care medical team.

The Hospital is currently in the process of designing a new £36m Emergency care department that will include a 37 bedded Acute Care medical unit with state of the art equipment and an enhanced Ambulatory care department . We expect this work to be completed by summer 2022.

The successful candidate will be Working closely with the Care Group Triumvirate - Matron, Clinical Director and Care Group Manager, to be operational responsible for AMU and Ward 29. To ensure there is effective day-to-day clinical and managerial leadership at all times within Acute Medicine. Specifically:

To work closely with colleagues in ED/Community Division, UTC etc identifying areas for improvement and opportunities for closer working and streamlined pathways, ensuring patients are seen in the right place first time

This post comes with many benefits and includes a attraction package please see attachment for further information

Main duties of the job

  • To effectively deploy medical staff to ensure cost effective use of resources to deliver safe, high quality services delivering the best achievable patient experience in line with Trust objectives with the Care Group.
  • Ensure there are clear line management arrangements in place for all consultants, non-consultant career grade doctors and junior medical staff within the discipline in accordance with current HR policy.
  • To ensure all medical staff undergo appropriate CPD and mandatory training in line with Trust policy and GMC/Royal College requirements.
  • Ensure all doctors maintain their validation with the GMC and report any potential issues to the Medical Director in line with GMC standards.
  • Ensure annual appraisals are undertaken in line with Trust policy. To ensure that there are appropriate appraisers trained within the Department.
  • Ensure job-planning is undertaken annually or when there is a change in service need.
  • Ensure Allocate is updated and all leave requests are approved/declined within the allotted timescales.
  • Support the medical staff in early planning of leave requirements ensuring continuity of Safe, High Quality Patient Services.
  • To ensure appropriate high quality training for doctors, in collaboration with Clinical Tutor and College Tutor and safeguard the working environment of doctors in training.
  • Ensure consultants are appropriately trained to supervise the trainees.

About us

We are an integrated organisation providing both community and hospital services within the local health economy with a combined total income of just over £220 million. The Trust directly employs more than 4,000 staff making it one of the largest employers in Walsall.

The hospital site was substantially redeveloped between 2007 and 2010 and has 464 general and acute beds. It also comprises of outpatient, diagnostic and treatment facilities for short stay cases whilst the upgraded older building.

Job description
Job responsibilities


  • Definitive care of patient attendances and admissions
  • To lead the delivery of high quality acute medical intervention to patients in all Acute areas by continued development of practice in the light of evidence-based clinical standards.
  • To lead the provision of comprehensive medical service to AMU and A&E and develop comprehensive plans for patient care in the acute phase, taking active involvement in the management of all unscheduled emergency medical admissions to the Trust.
  • To develop and provide acute medical services to assist in the admission avoidance and early safe discharges strategies of the Trust.
  • To lead and direct the AMU to facilitate substantial reform in the management of emergency medical patients, establishing links with GPs and other consultant staff.
  • To monitor the delivery of emergency medical care to ensure high quality, evidence based care at all times
  • To ensure safe high quality acute medical intervention including procedures required for patients and is responsive and in line with best practice.
  • To support the teaching and training of junior medical staff, medical students and postgraduate medical education.
  • To support and encourage audit and research quality improvement programmes

Person Specification

  • Basic Medical Degree
  • Full MRCP or equivalent
  • Entry on the GMC Specialist Register via: CCT (Proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of interview), European Community Rights or CESR
  • Evidence of Higher Specialist Training in Acute Care Medicine (or be within 6 months of confirmed entry from date of interview)
  • Adult Life Support (ALS) within last 3 years

Clinical Experience

  • Evidence of Higher Specialist Training in Medicine
  • Wide experience in Acute Medicine

Professional and Multi-disciplinary team working


  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships on an individual and multi-professional team basis with all levels of staff

Clinical Effectiveness


  • Experience of conducting clinical audit/ QI project
  • Ability to use the evidence base and clinical audit to support decision-making, prompt decision making and handling of complaints.

Research, Innovation and Service Improvement Experience


  • Ability to teach clinical skills to medical staff/students and other disciplines
  • An understanding of the current NHS environment, particularly in relation to reforms, initiatives and issues
  • Evidence of research experience & published work
  • Previous teaching experience

Personal Circumstances


  • Full GMC Registration with Licence to Practice
  • Appropriate Immigration Status
  • Good communication skills
  • Must be able to communicate in written and spoken English

BMJRef: BMJ-75742/407-MLTC4150915


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