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Consultant in General Internal Medicine with an interest in Nephrology

James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year Per annum
Closing date
8 Feb 2023

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Hospital, General internal medicine
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a dynamic and motivated Consultant General Physician and Nephrologist to join our friendly and enthusiastic team at the James Paget University Hospital.

The appointee will have responsibilities to the general medical on call as well as providing occasional ward round cover to the medical acute admission. There will also be the opportunity to play a significant teaching role in the Norwich Medical School.

Prospective candidates should be within 6 months of obtaining a CCT, or be listed on the Specialist Register of the GMC, for Nephrology and General (Internal) Medicine or be seeking to work towards a Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR).

Main duties of the job

  • Share work load with consultant physician colleagues.
  • Provide with the other Consultants a system of mutual out-of-hours cover for General Internal Medicine and cover for annual, study and professional leave.
  • Provide a consultation and advisory service to medical colleagues in other specialties in the Trust.
  • Liaise with medical staff in other specialties and participate in the regular clinical meetings and other post-graduate activities of the hospital.
  • Take part in the continuing medical education programme. The Trust will provide study leave expenses in line with national terms and conditions of service.
  • Play a full part in the teaching, audit and other governance activities of the department.

See attached job description for full list - Pending RCP approval

About us

The James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (JPUH) provides medical services for a population of approximately 230,000 living in South East Norfolk and North East Suffolk, plus a large number of visitors to the coast and Broads National Park during the summer months. In addition, it provides approximately 1/3 of the secondary care teaching for the new Norwich Medical School.

Applicants, who for personal reasons are unable to work whole time, are still very welcome to apply.

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The successful candidate will be joining Dr Jean Patrick in providing cover to the renal dialysis unit. Currently some of that cover is provided by visiting consultants from the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH). It would be expected that the post holder would work collaboratively with the renal team at the NNUH to improve the provision for renal patients at the James Paget University Hospital. It is expected over time there would be an increasing commitment to supporting renal services which would be expected to include renal clinics, research activity and teaching renal medicine to medical students and training junior doctors.

Person Specification
Education and Qualifications
  • MBBS or equivalent
  • MRCP or equivalent
  • Full GMC registration
  • Hold a certificate or being within 6 months of completion of training or being on or eligible for the UK Specialist Register at the date of interview.
  • MD/PhD
  • Possession of ALS
Experience & Knowledge
  • Ability to provide expert clinical opinion across a wide range of problems with a wide experience in Acute and General Medicine
  • A special interest to compliment those within the department
Key Skills
  • Experience in teaching junior medical staff
  • Motivation and able to plan and develop the service
  • Experience of teaching medical students
  • Ability and enthusiasm for teaching health care professionals and medical students in an Acute Medicine setting
  • Capable of organising and prioritising work effectively
  • Willingness to participate in clinical governance
  • Leadership qualities
  • Energy and enthusiasm and an ability to work under pressure
  • Conscientious and highly motivated with the ability to communicate clearly with colleagues and staff
  • Able to form part of a team and recognise the importance of team working
  • An interest in developing and reinforcing interdepartmental relations
  • Formal training in teaching skills
  • Experience of committee work/project management.
  • Computer Literate
  • Forward thinking and not afraid of the challenges that change brings

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details
Employer name

James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

James Paget University Hospital


NR31 6LA

Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)

BMJRef: BMJ-104738/177-MDEMER-4849123

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