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Consultant - Acute Medicine

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 Per annum
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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We are looking for enthusiastic colleagues to join our existing team of Acute Medicine Consultants. We currently have a team of 10 Consultants and 8 Speciality Doctors with areas of special interest including Respiratory, Diabetes, Renal, Gastroenterology and Intensive Care.

This post offers an exciting opportunity to join a growing team and to develop new models of care and services that support all patients attending the hospital and within the local community.

Opportunities for teaching are available as part of the University of Exeter Medical School.

Other areas of special interest are encouraged and those that may wish to work part time.

Cornwall is famous as a beautiful county and a fabulous place to live. To be able to combine this whilst working in an innovative department with huge opportunities for professional and service development is relatively unique.

Main duties of the job

We are dedicated to developing a sustainable department delivering high quality care to our patients and allowing for work life balance. For new consultants the job plan for this post will include 2.5 SPAs for the first year.Applicants are required to be on the GMC Specialist Register, or within six months of their expected date of receipt of a CCT / EU equivalent certification at the time of interview. Applications are welcomed from those unable to work full time for personal reasons or those wishing to job-share.

About us

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust is the biggest provider of healthcare services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Our three main sites are Royal Cornwall Hospital Truro, St Michael's Hospital Hayle and West Cornwall Hospital Penzance, our staff and services are available across the region.

The Trust employs 5,000+ staff, has a budget of £380 million and 750 beds

We work with health and social care organisations including NHS Kernow and NHS England to ensure local healthcare needs are met. We provide acute medical, surgical and specialist services to around 500,000 which can increase significantly during busy holiday periods.

The Trust has teaching hospitals status as part of the University of Exeter Medical School. Keeping at the forefront of medical advances, we continually developing clinical services and are committed to maximising the range of specialist care offered locally.

We can offer you a rewarding career in a supportive working environment. We have extensive educational links to help you realise your full potential and develop skills to provide outstanding healthcare to the local community.

Enjoy an outstanding quality of life in a place that offers surfing beaches and fishing harbours to beautiful countryside and historic towns. With clean air, plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities and excellent schools, colleges and universities (including adult education) it is the ideal place for families and for you to develop your own career

Job description
Job responsibilities

PLEASE NOTE: To view the full Job Description and Person Specification, please click view the supporting document on the right hand side

Informal enquiries regarding this post or to arrange a visit to come and meet the team, please contact Dr David Friedericksen, Specialty lead for Acute Medicine on and 01872 252516.

To be an employee of the NHS you need to successfully complete the following:
  • Identity Checks
  • Professional registration and qualification checks
  • Employment history and reference checks
  • Work health assessments
  • Criminal record check standards
  • Right to work checks

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  • We reserve the right to close this advert early, or when the allocated number of applications has been reached. Please submit your application at the earliest opportunity.
  • Agency interest will not be considered until this advert has closed.

Person Specification
  • GMC Registration with a Licence to Practice
  • GMC Specialist Register or within six months of obtaining CCT (or equivalent) at time of interview.
  • Experience of working in an Acute Medical Admissions Unit
  • Teaching (Medical students, peers, MDT).
  • Experience supporting Emergency Department.

Employer details
Employer name

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust





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