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Consultant in Acute Medical Unit (AMU)

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
23 Jun 2023

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Hospital, Acute internal medicine
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time
The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is looking to recruit highly motivated Substantive Consultant Physicians with expertise in General and Acute Medicine to supplement our established team of 9 WTE colleagues.

The successful candidates will work closely with colleagues from all specialties in managing patients on the Acute Medicine Unit and Same Day Emergency Care

These posts are specifically required to bolster the existing workforce as the hospital maintains its usual high levels of activity whilst dealing with the continued presence of Covid 19.

We would welcome applications from physicians with a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT- or equivalent) in either Acute Medicine or General (Internal) Medicine or other specialties wishing to practice Acute Medicine.

A candidate who is unable for personal reasons to undertake the duties of a whole-time post will receive equal consideration and should such a candidate be appointed the job content will be modified as appropriate in consultation with consultant colleagues and local management.

AAC panel to meet 7th September 2023
Main duties of the job

Acute Medicine Take

Acute Medicine consultants are responsible for the assessment, investigation, diagnosis and management of acutely unwell patients - this primarily involves providing early senior clinical input and decision making which has been proven to improve patient outcomes.

Emergency Department in reach

An Acute Medicine consultant is to be based in the emergency department to support diagnosis and early referral to the acute medical unit.

Frailty unit

AMU are pleased to work closely with The Older People's Medicine (OPM) directorate, alongside ED teams, to minimise inappropriate admission of older people. The OPM directorate are a dynamic team and currently operate a parallel short stay ward for older people who have a mean length of stay of 3 days. The OPM team also currently runs a parallel on call rota to offer direct review of patients over 80 attending the AMU and are in the process of developing a dedicated expanded frailty unit with the support of the AMU and medical division.
About us

We have a Lead Consultant in charge of the unit during the day, supported by a Nurse Co-ordinator. We also have a Floor Acute Medicine Consultant who assists the Lead Consultant with reviewing patients. They coordinate the working day and prioritise where staffing should be placed, based on safety and demand. The on-call consultant is responsible for the running of the department and has oversight of clinical safety overnight.

The consultant will work closely with many specialities across the Trust and build good working relationships with teams.

Duties will be rotated as determined by the rota.

All of the above consultants would be active participants in the Acute Medicine on-call rota. Current on-call duties finish at 10pm. The appointee should reside 30 minutes away from the hospital site in order to carry out these duties.

Within AMU

To be a specialist in the acute assessment, investigation, diagnosis and management of patients.

To stabilise and manage patients with medical emergencies

To lead the Ambulatory care service

To be at the forefront of the hospital involved in development and improvement of services to allow safe provision of care.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please read the attached job description for comprehensive details of the Consultant positions available

Person Specification
  • Full GMC Registration License to practice
  • MRCP or equivalent
  • Acute Medicine experience in the UK
  • Experience in research or published papers in area of special interest. Experience in Critical Care Medicine
  • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to Acute Medicine throughout training and beyond
  • Ability to communicate effectively with clinical colleagues, colleagues in pathology and support staff

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
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

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital



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