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Locum Consultant in General Internal Medicine

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year +OOH/ YM72
Closing date
7 Oct 2022

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Hospital, General internal medicine
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Full Time
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The Speciality & Integrated Medicine Clinical Service Unit (SIM CSU) is seeking to appoint a Locum Consultant to join the new department of General Internal Medicine (GIM) at St Jamess University Hospital.

The successful applicant will contribute to cover for our GIM in-patients & will also be offered an opportunity to undertake regular sessions within our Elderly Medicine, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Infectious Diseases, or Movement Disorders services. These duties will be agreed with the post-holder but may comprise additional in-patient work, out-patient clinics and/or support for our Same Day Emergency Care Unit.

The post will comprise 10 programmed activities (PAs), with 8.5 PAs for direct clinical care (DCC) & 1.5 PAs of supporting professional activity (SPA).

The Department of GIM has excellent junior doctor cover (at Foundation, IMT1-3, and Registrar level) & we are committed to delivering first class education & training in line with the Internal Medicine Training programme.

Main duties of the job

Working alongside a dedicated multi-professional team, the post-holder will:

Deliver high quality & safe care of general medical in-patients resulting in excellent clinical outcomes.

Demonstrate leadership in patient care, service development & clinical governance.

Contribute to the education & training of junior doctors, as well as staff from a variety of disciplines, particularly in the management of acute illness.

Work closely with colleagues in related clinical areas, in particular the emergency department, other medical and acute surgical specialties, colleagues in primary care & those at the interface e.g the primary care access line team.

The successful applicant should hold MRCP(UK) accreditation from the Royal College of Physicians or equivalent & should be on Specialist Register or within six months of being admitted to the Register for trainees if currently in a training programme within the UK. Applicants should hold full GMC registration with a Licence to Practice.

About us

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is one the largest teaching hospital trusts in Europe, with access to leading clinical expertise and medical technology. We care for people from all over the country as well as the 780,000 residents of Leeds itself.

The Trust has a budget of 1.1 billion. Our 20,000 staff ensure that every year we see and treat over 1,500,000 people in our 2,000 beds or out-patient settings, comprising 100,000 day cases, 125,000 in-patients, 260,000 A&E visits and 1,050,000 out-patient appointments. It operates from 7 hospitals on 5 sites all linked by the same vision, philosophy and culture to be the best for specialist and integrated care.

The Department of General Internal Medicine is responsible for delivering general medical care to adults (generally aged 75 years and under) within LTHT, 7 days per week. We are based on our own dedicated ward, J29, but also interface with younger adults on other wards across the SJUH site.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is committed to our process of redeploying 'at risk' members of our existing workforce to new roles. As such, all our job adverts are subject to this policy and we reserve the right to close, delay or remove adverts while this process is completed. If you do experience a delay in the shortlisting stage of the recruitment cycle, please bear with us while this process is completed, and contact the named contact if you have any questions.

Job description
Job responsibilities

For full job description - please see attached

This is a 10 PA locum appointment for a Consultant in General Internal Medicine, with a Specialist Interest in one of the following; Elderly Medicine, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Infectious Diseases, or Movement Disorders.

This post will deliver 8.5 PAs of direct clinical care and 1.5 PAs supporting professional activity.

The post will be based at St Jamess University Hospital.


2.1 To assist in the provision of multi-disciplinary in-patient care for patients within the Department of General Internal Medicine, ensuring we meet our objectives of a responsive, patient-centred, and high quality service.

2.2 To contribute to the development and modernisation of General Internal Medicine care with the aim of improving capacity and quality of services to both the local Leeds and regional populations.

2.3 To contribute to research, teaching and new developments within the Department of General Internal Medicine.

2.4 To participate in the education, training, and supervision of staff of all grades and disciplines.

2.5 To promote patient and public involvement in to the services provided by the Department of General Internal Medicine, including involvement with local and national patient support groups.

2.6 The precise duties and responsibilities of the post may be varied depending on circumstances and subject to negotiation with the Lead Clinician and Clinical Director.


Our values are part of what make us different from other trusts, so we see this as a strength, as well as a responsibility. They have been developed by our staff and set out what they see as important to how we work. Our five values are:






All our actions and endeavours will be guided and evaluated through these values

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is part of the West Yorkshire Association of Acute Trusts (WYAAT), a collaborative of the NHS hospital trusts from across West Yorkshire and Harrogate working together to provide the best possible care for our patients.

By bringing together the wide range of skills and expertise across West Yorkshire and Harrogate we are working differently, innovating and driving forward change to deliver the highest quality care. By working for Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust this is your opportunity to be a part of that change.

WYAAT is the acute sector arm of the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership, one of the largest integrated care systems in the country. The Partnerships ambition is for everyone to have the best possible health and wellbeing, and the work of WYAAT, and each individual trust, supports that ambition.


3.1 General Training and Qualifications

The appointee must hold MRCP(UK) accreditation from the Royal College of Physicians (or equivalent), and have completed higher specialist training within the UK (or equivalent).

Applicants must be on the Specialist Register or within six months of being admitted to the Register for trainees if currently in a training programme within the UK, or have references which have been authorised by the Deputy Medical Director and Clinical Director.

Applicants must provide information regarding their status from the GMC and/or relevant Royal College of Physicians accreditation at the time of application, in order for their application to be progressed further.

3.2 Experience

The appointee must be able to demonstrate a high level of clinical experience and competence in all aspects General Internal Medicine.

3.3 Person specification

See person specification document.

3.4 Clinical Audit

The appointee will be expected to contribute and, where appropriate, take the lead in the following:

Mortality and morbidity meetings;

Clinical audit programmes;

Development and application of agreed clinical guidelines.

This is to be included in allocated time in the individuals job plan as a supporting programmed activity. It would be expected that the time allocated for this would include attendance at the relevant departmental educational and Quality Forum meeting(s) and that such attendance would be recorded (in accordance with the Trusts clinical audit policy).

In the discharge of these responsibilities the candidate will be expected to maintain and update his/her skills and knowledge through appropriate continuing medical education.


As a teaching hospital, the Trust recognises the importance of links with the University of Leeds, School of Medicine.

The post-holder will be required to collaborate with clinical colleagues to deliver appropriate undergraduate teaching in accordance with the Trust contract with the NHS Executive in association with the University of Leeds.

The appointee will also be expected to contribute to the teaching of postgraduates, including helping to deliver the General Internal Medicine curriculum for Internal Medicine Year 1-3 and Higher Specialty Trainees.


The job plan review will take place annually, normally with the Clinical Director or Lead Clinician for General Internal Medicine. The annual job plan review may result in a revised job plan. There may be an interim review of the job plan where duties, responsibilities, accountability arrangements or objectives have changed or need to change significantly within the area.

5.1 Proposed Job Plan

The post consists of 10 PAs with 8.5 PAs of direct clinical care (DCC) and 1.5 PAs of supporting professional activity (SPA).

This job plan will fit together with colleagues job plans with a careful rota of clinical sessions, to ensure robust cover.

The post-holder may choose to join the out-of-hours rota for Elderly Medicine (contributing to weekday evening and weekend morning post-take ward rounds). This would attract 0.5 PAs for predictable emergency on-call work and would result in a reduction of DCC timetabled between 09:00 and 17:00

Person Specification

  • Must be able to demonstrate a high level of clinical experience and competence in all areas of General Internal Medicine
  • Evidence of continuous career progression consistent with personal circumstances
  • Should have completed a recognised training programme with extensive exposure to General Internal Medicine


  • MBChB or equivalent
  • MRCP(UK) diploma


  • Relevant higher degree SCE in a relevant medical specialty (e.g. Acute Internal Medicine, Elderly Medicine, Diabetes & Endocrinology)

Eligibility, Fitness to practice, and Language Skills

  • Eligible for full registration with the GMC at time of appointment and hold a current licence to practice.
  • Eligibility to work in the UK.
  • Is up to date and fit to practise safely

Clinical, Academic, and Personal Skills

  • Evidence of the ability to carry out medical research


  • Previous experience of supervising research by junior staff

BMJ Ref: BMJ-93588/298-C9298-MED-020



Leeds Teaching Hospitals is one of the biggest NHS trusts in the country, offering a range of both general and specialist hospital services, with excellent clinical outcomes for patients. We have an international reputation for excellence in specialist care, research and academic training.

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