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Consultant in Acute Medicine MAU & Bryn

Employer
Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Wigan
Salary
£84,559 to £114,003 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
6 Jul 2022

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Sector
Hospital, Acute internal medicine
Career Level
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh NHS Foundation Trust (WWL) has recently had business case approval to expand its services and we are looking to recruit three forward-thinking and motivated individuals to join our team of Acute Medicine Consultants delivering our Acute Medicine services. These posts present an excellent opportunity for experienced clinicians with a comprehensive understanding of acute medicine to join our dynamic team committed to the delivery of the highest standard of care.

The Acute Medicine service is an integral part of the Trust's Medicine Division, providing care for a range of acutely unwell patients across our Acute Assessment Units and Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC) unit at the Royal Albert Edward Infirmary in Wigan.

The successful applicants will join colleagues to continue the exciting developments improving the delivery of care to these acutely unwell medical patients within the settings of Medical Assessment Unit or Bryn Ward. Specialist interest will be accommodated eg. Respiratory, Cardiology, or Diabetes clinics, teaching and education sessions at Edge Hill University can also be considered.

These roles will require you to work across all areas in the Trust which includes those that are designated as positive, asymptomatic and negative COVID wards

An attractive joining package may be available, the details of which are to be agreed with the successful candidates but this is subject to approval.

Proposed interview date: 24th August 2022

Main duties of the job

The successful applicants will support the delivery of high-quality acute care across the Royal Albert Edward Infirmary. The post is for three new substantive appointments for full time Acute Physicians (10 PAs each, 2 additional PAs to be considered). Responsibilities include:

  • Providing high quality consultant-delivered care to patients
  • Ensuring patient safety, dignity and care are given the highest priority
  • Being proactive in ensuring that patients receive rapid assessment, treatment and clinical decision making
  • Undertaking clinical leadership and supervision, teaching and training of junior medical staff
  • Liaising with clinicians and managers to address any issues arising that may affect the services
  • Contributing to the ongoing development of the acute medicine services at WWL
  • There may be opportunities to pursue an area of specialist interest, eg developing new services or pathways


About us

Choose Well - Choose WWL

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are the proud providers of acute hospital and community services to the people of the Wigan Borough and surrounding areas. At WWL, we value our staff believing that 'happy staff, makes for happy patients'. We have a recognised track record in staff engagement, and living our values 'the WWL Way'.

WWL are committed to placing the patient at the heart of everything we do, and in the provision of safe, effective care that acknowledges and ensures dignity. With this in mind we are seeking to recruit people who share our values and beliefs.

On-Call

Please note that senior positions (AFC band 8A or above) may be expected to participate in an on-call rota, if the role is predominantly operational.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The successful applicants will support the delivery of high-quality acute care across the Royal Albert Edward Infirmary. The post is for three new substantive appointments for full time Acute Physicians (10 PAs each, 2 additional PAs to be considered). Responsibilities include:

 

  • Providing high quality consultant-delivered care to patients
  • Ensuring patient safety, dignity and care are given the highest priority
  • Being proactive in ensuring that patients receive rapid assessment, treatment and clinical decision making
  • Undertaking clinical leadership and supervision, teaching and training of junior medical staff
  • Liaising with clinicians and managers to address any issues arising that may affect the services
  • Contributing to the ongoing development of the acute medicine services at WWL
  • There may be opportunities to pursue an area of specialist interest, eg developing new services or pathways

 


Person Specification
Knowledge
Essential

  • Knowledge of Managerial structure within the NHS

Skills
Essential

  • Ability to work in flexible manner
  • Must show commitment to Development of Acute Medical services within the trust
  • Must show evidence of being proactive and Self motivated

Experience
Essential

  • CCT in General Medicine/ Acute Medicine
  • Recent comprehensive experience in Acute Medicine and Respiratory Medicine.
  • Experience of Audit and its role in Clinical Governance
  • Demonstrate effective leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to training and teaching of junior medical staff and other health professionals
  • Experience in clinical supervision

Desirable

  • Formal leadership training
  • CCT or HST in Respiratory Medicine
  • Additional Experience of working in dedicated Medical Admissions unit or equivalent
  • Previous experience of leading a team
  • Attendance at ''Teaching the teachers' or similar training course in medical education

Qualifications
Essential

  • MB ChB or equivalent. MRCP (or equivalent)
  • Entry on the Specialist Register for GIM or within 6 months of CCT
  • GMC with licence to practice

Desirable

  • Higher Degree PhD, MD or equivalent
  • Formal leadership qualification


BMJRef: BMJ-82356/302-22-4275094MHR

 

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