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Consultant in Acute Medicine

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year Per annum, pro rota
Closing date
30 Dec 2022

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Hospital, Acute internal medicine
Career Level
Contract Type
Part Time
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We are an enthusiastic and adaptable Acute Medicine team of 10 consultants with a variety of specialist interests. We are looking to expand our workforce to ensure we can continue to develop our front door services with collaboration with the CCG, and specialty partners to create a sustainable, resilient and coherent front door medical service.

Successful applicants will have the opportunity to work in both the AMU and Same Day Emergency Care areas and a specialty area if desired.

Main duties of the job

This is a substantive post working exclusively within Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. While this is advertised as a full time post, we will accept part time or flexible working requests for the right candidate, and will actively accommodate those with special interests. We take well-being seriously and offer a day a week delivering core DCC activity working from home. SPA can also be managed flexibly upon agreement with Clinical Lead

We encourage informal enquiries to discuss how the role could be tailored to suit you and have an established and successful record with both part time and job sharing employees.

About us

We are a large organisation providing acute services from Gloucestershire Royal Hospital in Gloucester and Cheltenham General Hospital to a population of 652,475* in Gloucestershire as well as caring for patients from surrounding counties and beyond.

Our workforce is almost 8,000 strong and our caring and dedicated staff are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred, high quality emergency, elective and specialist care across a range of clinical areas.

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us to achieve our Vision of providing Best Care for Everyone and our success depends on the commitment and dedication of our staff, many of whom are world leaders in healthcare, teaching and research. You could make a real difference to our patients' lives by joining our team.

*Figures based CCG data on the number of people registered at a GP surgery in Gloucestershire

Job description
Job responsibilities

Job purpose

Integral to the responsibilities of the post are the following requirements:

  • To ensure the provision of a first class clinical service
  • To provide effective leadership to all staff engaged in the specialty
  • To sustain and develop teaching (including SIM) and research wherever appropriate
  • To undertake all work in accordance with the Trusts procedures and operating policies
  • To conduct clinical practice in accordance with contractual requirements and within the parameters of the Trusts and Divisions service plans
  • To support the delivery of business plans and development strategies formulated for the specialty, the Diagnostic and Specialties Division or the Trust.

Clinical responsibilities

  • To share responsibility for the organisation and delivery of high quality care to the patients presenting to the Unscheduled Care areas
  • To work with other departments including Critical Care to ensure timely responses for patients deteriorating on the wards.
  • To assess and review patients and perform procedures as required
  • To support the clinical decision making of junior medical and nursing staff
  • To ensure timely and effective communication with primary care colleagues, including using the Trusts electronic discharge summary system.
  • To provide on call support out of hours. To attend the Department out of hours as per agreed protocols. To remain contactable and available when on call.

Please see attached Job Description for full details

Person Specification

  • Full GMC registration
  • MBBS or equivalent
  • Entry on Specialist Register for G(I)M and/or Acute Medicine (or entry expected within 6 months)


  • Additional degrees, diplomas or postgraduate thesis relevant to the specialty
  • Intermediate Level Training in Intensive Care


  • Clinical training and experience in Acute G(I)M equivalent to that required for a UK CCT


  • A dedicated period of training working on an Acute Medical Unit, including leadership and organisation of such units
  • Rapid focused U/S experience/training
  • Training in a relevant sub-specialty

Management & Quality Management

  • Evidence of participation in Audit and Clinical Governance Programmes
  • Ability to manage and lead a clinical team
  • Ability to manage risk
  • Ability to manage change
  • Ability to deal with complaints
  • Commitment to CPD / CME
  • Ability to take part in and respond to appraisal
  • Experience in audit & clinical governance
  • Working knowledge of evidence based practice


  • Evidence of completion of a quality improvement project eg publication


  • Ability to teach clinical and generic skills
  • Ability to apply research outcomes to clinical and surgical problems


  • Training in teaching skills
  • Certificate of education
  • Involvement in undergraduate education
  • Experience of teaching and clinical skills to undergraduates and postgraduates
  • Ability to supervise postgraduate research

BMJ Ref: BMJ-102502/318-22-CAIM2


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