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Acute Care Consultant

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust
£84,559 to £114,003 a year Pro rata
Closing date
19 Jun 2022

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Hospital, Acute internal medicine
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time
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The working week for a full-time Consultant is comprised of 12 Programmed Activities (PAs) each of which has a nominal timetable value of 4 hours. Typically a Consultant will spend 6.5 PAs on Direct Clinical Care with 1.5 PAs on Supporting Professional Activities and 1PA for admin plus 1 PA for prospective cover. The Acute medical team work on a rotational basis covering Ward 29 -Short stay, AMU and Ambulatory care.

The GIM consultants post-take patients from 5pm to 9pm weekday and 8am to 5pm on weekends.

A job plan will be agreed with the Clinical Director and post holder on appointment.
Non-clinical responsibilities may include:

  • Formal teaching/informal teaching
  • Supporting the Induction programme
  • Clinical governance - audit/incidents/complaints
  • Rota management/Mortality Review/Mentorship
  • Additional lead areas are available for a newly appointed Consultant
  • Lead for IT development
  • Training Lead
  • Simulation and clinical education lead.


Main duties of the job


  • 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.



  • See Job description for full duties


About us

Walsall Manor Hospital same day emergency care (SDEC) has been Ranked 2nd in the country since June 2020.

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 Acute care Consultant is pivotal in the department offering both clinical and team leadership. Working as part of team of Higher Specialty trainees, Middle Grades, ACPs, Junior Doctors: GPVTS, FY2's, FY1's and a skilled nursing team.

Job description
Job responsibilities


  • To develop and provide acute medical services to assist in the admission avoidance and early safe discharges strategies of the
  • To lead and direct the AMU to facilitate substantial reform in the management of emergency medical patients, establishing links with GPs and other consultant
  • 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
  • To support the teaching and training of junior medical staff, medical students and postgraduate medical
  • 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:-
  • European Community Rights or at application stage of article 14
  • Current ALS qualification, i.e. within the last 3 years or requirement to obtain within 3 months of appointment

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-76991/407-MLTC-4065563


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