Locum Consultant in Acute Medicine
- Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- £88,364 to £119,133 a year pro rata
- Closing date
- 22 Feb 2023
- Hospital, Acute internal medicine
- Career Level
- Contract Type
- Fixed Contract
- Full Time
Applications are invited for a Locum Consultant in Acute Medicine at Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The successful candidate will join a team of 6 WTE substantive Consultants on a fixed term basis, based at Leighton Hospital, Crewe. The Trust has an Acute Medical Unit (32 beds) and an AMU Covid Unit (22 side rooms), Depending upon the numbers of patients on the unit 1 or 2 Consultants will undertake a daily ward round. There is also an Ambulatory Care Unit (18 spaces) for designated GP referrals which is open from 12pm to 8pm and takes the majority of patients referred in to Medicine during daytime hours, Monday to Friday. The Acute Physician team is also responsible for a 32 bedded short stay ward to ensure continuity of acute care
Main duties of the job
The main purpose of the role is to manage acute medical admissisions, particularly during the first 24-72 hours of admission and to ensure that interventions and investigations are initiated in a timely manner as soon as possible after the patient's arrival. The Consultant Physicians in Acute Medicine are directly responsible to the Associate Medical Director through the Clinical Lead for Acute Medicine.
The department is working with the Acute Frailty Network to develop strategies and new ways of working to manage the frail older person presenting to Acute Medicine and the Emergency department. If you are interested in getting involved with grass roots change and integrated working with community teams then we would encourage you to apply.
There are many exciting possibilities for other developmental opportunities within the department including opportunities to incorporate subspecialty interests outside of Acute Medicine.
Applicants must have full registration with the GMC including a License to Practice.
The post is offered on a full-time basis; however, the Trust would welcome discussion with individuals looking for a more flexible working pattern to support a different work life balance.
The successful candidates will be highly motivated with a passion to improve the quality of patient care. They will have strong communication skills and be an excellent 'Team Player' and they will value training and education.
Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT) provides good quality, safe and effective healthcare to the people of Cheshire and beyond. The Trust, which manages Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich, and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford, was established as an NHS Trust in April 1991 and became a Foundation Trust in April 2008.
We employ almost 5,000 members of staff, provide around 540 hospital beds with a range of services including accident and emergency, maternity, outpatients, therapies, and children's health.
The Trust is also part of Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership (CCICP), a unique local health partnership that provides a range of community services for people across South Cheshire and Vale Royal.
During the Coronavirus pandemic the Trust was recognised nationally for its 'Be Safe Be EquiPPEd' campaign which aimed to make the Trust as safe as possible for staff and patients, through supporting the correct use of PPE.
The results in the 2020 national NHS staff Survey showed improvements in all elements of the safety culture theme, with 92% of respondents feeling their role made a difference to our patients. We were also recognised nationally for our workforce health and wellbeing initiatives.
At Mid Cheshire we value our staff and appreciate that in order to give our patients the best quality, compassionate care, we also need to look after our colleagues.
The post holder will be expected to take part in the weekday general medical on call rota on a 1 in 12 basis and the weekend on call rota on a 1 in 6 basis (when two Consultants jointly cover). Therefore, every weekend day there are two physicians on site, plus a Cardiologist and a Gastroenterologist (There are occasional gaps until all gastroenterology and cardiology posts are filled).
- GMC registration and full LTP
- MBBS or Equivalent
- MRCP or equivalent
BMJ Ref: BMJ-100069/412-421-MED-7601
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Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT) provides good quality, safe and effective healthcare to the people of Cheshire and beyond. The Trust, which manages Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich, and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford, was established as an NHS Trust in April 1991 and became a Foundation Trust in April 2008. We have 500 hospital beds and employ more than 5,000 members of staff, with a range of services including accident and emergency, maternity, outpatients, therapies, and children’s health. The Trust is also responsible for the provision of a range of community services for people across South Cheshire and Vale Royal, working in partnership with local GPs and Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. During the pandemic, the Trust was recognised nationally for its ‘Be Safe Be EquiPPEd’ campaign, which aimed to make the Trust as safe as possible for staff and patients, through supporting the correct use of PPE. We were also credited nationally for our workforce health and wellbeing initiatives. At Mid Cheshire, we really value our staff and appreciate that to give our patients the best quality, compassionate care, we also need to look after our colleagues
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