Our Department of Acute Medicine is welcoming an experienced Consultant Acute Physician to join the team. This is a full time permanent role, primarily based at Peterborough City Hospital, but cross site work may be required at Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon.
You will be a valued member of our medical consultants team working across our Acute Medicine department on the Medical or Acute Assessment Unit (MAU/AAU), the Short Stay Unit and the Ambulatory Care Unit (ACU).
The MAU/AAU sees, assesses, and treats patients in our acute unselected medical take. The ambulatory care is overseen by a consultant and staffed by specialty doctors and by advanced nurse practitioners. The Short Stay Ward receives medical patients likely to be discharged within 72 hours of admission and achieves a high turnover of patients per day.
We will encourage and support you to develop further your specialist interest by participating in clinical research, as well as to develop a clinical leadership role. We will offer appropriate office accommodation, secretarial and IT support to help with your research projects.
We are welcoming applications from specialists in Acute Internal Medicine or General Internal Medicine recognised by the EEC.
If research and innovation in patient care are your career aspirations, then join the team at North West Anglia NHS trust!
Main duties of the job
You will provide a high quality, safe and compassionate care, to the acutely ill medical patients admitted to our hospital and provide them the best possible experience during their admission.
You will be actively involved in teaching, training and supervising the doctors, nurses, and students in order to promote a positive and supportive atmosphere.
Clinical governance activities such as audits, mortality review and appraisal processes are key to your responsibilities, ensuring that the clinical guidelines are developed and adhered to in line with evidence-based best practice.
The job plan will be agreed with Clinical Lead and the Divisional Director. This is anticipated to contain 10 PAs (8.5 DCC+ 1.5 SPA) with an additional allocation of a 0.5 PA if you are qualified as an Educational supervisor and have trainees allocated. There will also be the option of additional PAs to be discussed. You will also, be joining the 1:6 on call rota.
We are strongly encouraging you to seek more information and organise an informal visit by contacting Dr Vijayasankar Dhakshinamoorthy, Divisional Director on 01733 673340.
North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust provides acute care to our local communities via two District General Hospitals in Peterborough and Huntingdon, and a community hospital in Stamford.
We are promoting flexible working and a health work/home life balance. Agile working options are automatically considered for all roles within the Trust.
We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and candidates from our local communities.
Your package with us includes a lot more than just your pay and here are a few of the additional benefits that are available to you as an employee:
o Access to the NHS Pension Scheme
o Relocation allowance in line with the Trust policy
o Generous Holiday Entitlement, starting at 27 days a year (for full time workers) plus bank/public holidays
o Free staff car parking on all our hospital sites during this financial year
o In-house Physiotherapy Services
o Career development and training opportunities
o Emotional Wellbeing Service covering a range of online support, access to mobile apps and 24/7 counselling services
o Subsidised meals at our hospital restaurants
o Access to exclusive discounts, cashback and vouchers via NHS Discounts and Blue Light Card
If you share our values and vision and are passionate about working with people on what matters to them, you could be a real asset to Team North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust.
Provide a high quality, safe and compassionate care, to the acutely ill medical patients admitted to our hospital and provide them the best possible experience during their admission.
Active participation in Trust Clinical Governance activities, including audit, mortality review, and appraisal process. The appointee will ensure data collection and processing undertaken is consistently accurate and timely and complies with the Trust Data Quality Policy and Information Governance procedures.
Teaching and training and supervision of doctors, nurses, and students in order to promote a positive and supportive atmosphere.
Responsible to keep a record of Continuous professional development (CPD), including Trust Mandatory training process.
Will be responsible to engage in regular appraisal process for revalidation purposes
Undertake activities, defined, and agreed in Job plan, using the adequate leadership skills to contribute for the achievement of the Trust and Department goals.
Develop and promote departmental clinical guidelines with colleagues, in line with evidence-based best practice.
Education and Qualifications
- MBBS (or equivalent)
- CCT and/or eligibility for inclusion on the Specialist Register of GMC Acute Medicine or specialist medicine with general medicine accreditation or within six months at the time of the Appointments Advisory Committee
- Higher qualification (e.g. MD, PhD
Experience and Knowledge
- Completed training programme in General or Acute Medicine
- Ability to offer expert clinical opinion on the full range of problems in adult acute general medicine
- Ability to remain calm and work effectively, under pressure environment
- Able to organize and prioritize workload
- Effective written (including record keeping) and verbal communication skills
- Fluent in verbal and written English
- Awareness and respect for colleagues, patients and relatives dignity, privacy, integrity, cultural and religious beliefs
- Able to demonstrate successful participation in clinical governance activities
- Participation in relevant national Audits
- Recent published clinical research in peer reviewed journal
- Evidence of management experience and/or training
- Good IT Skills
- Evidence of knowledge of NHS structure, and current NHS 5 year forward plan
- Attendance on Management course
- Experience in service development
- Knowledge and Ability to teach all grades of doctors and medical students
- Educational and Clinical Supervisor Course
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).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).
North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
Peterborough City Hospital/ Hinchingbrooke Hospital
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