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Consultant Physicians in General Internal Medicine and a subspecialty

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 a year pro rata
Closing date
22 Oct 2023

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Hospital, General internal medicine
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

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Consultant Physicians in General Internal Medicine and a Sub Specialty

Exciting and unique opportunities have arisen to join Mid Cheshire Hospital's expanding Division of Medicine and Emergency Care as Consultant Physicians in General Internal Medicine and a Specialty.

The Trust's new recruitment premium means that individuals choosing to come and work at MCHFT in this role will benefit from an additional 26,509 on appointment, in addition to their basic salary. This premium is in addition to relocation packages of up to 8,000 being offered by the Trust to you when you join. This payment is non-pensionable and there is a decreasing repayment schedule if you leave within four years.

The successful candidates would be dual accredited in a specialty and general internal medicine. The specialty areas we are most interested in include Care of the Elderly, Diabetes and Endocrinology and Respiratory Medicine. However, we would welcome a conversation should you be interested and have a different area of specialisation.

Proposed Interview date is 7th November 2023.

Shortlisted candidates will be expected to visit the department prior to interview.

Main duties of the job

Acute Medicine

This role comes with the opportunity for the successful applicants to spend two sessions to further develop interests in other areas which may include another specialty service or alternatively medical education, clinical governance and quality improvement, clinical leadership, research or supporting our new digital agenda. The specialty services available include Respiratory Medicine, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Frailty, Cardiology, Care of the Elderly.

Care of the Elderly

The team are passionate about innovation and are expanding the services currently being offered to include services such virtual frailty wards, a new frailty assessment unit and rapid response services.

Diabetes and Endocrinology

This team has a strong emphasis on partnership working and developing initiatives to support the most vulnerable members of our communities, such as in-reach care to nursing home residents.

The team are keen to pursue developing and delivering a local pump service which is currently not available to our local population without travelling out of area. There are many opportunities for development and growth within this team, especially in terms of antenatal and transitional care

Respiratory Medicine

This role also brings opportunities to work alongside oncologists and Thoracic surgeons from The Christie as well as Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.
About us

Leighton Hospital is situated on the outskirts of Crewe, a pleasant railway town with a major engineering heritage it remains the home of Bentley Motors.

In the surrounding area are many smaller towns and villages, as well as more rural localities. This region is dotted with many highly rated country pubs and restaurants, farm shops, and makers' markets.

Families can enjoy interesting days out at a variety of locations such as Tatton Park, Cholmondeley Castle & Gardens, Chester Zoo, Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker, the Anderton Boat Lift, Little Moreton Hall, Jodrell Bank Observatory, and many others.

Walkers will find many excellent locations including Delamere Forest and the Sandstone Trail, with the roads of Cheshire are very popular for cyclists. Golfers will discover a wide range of courses many running events are held locally there are a number of beautiful fishing spots. There are several local BHS approved riding schools, and many open water venues for water sports.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Personal development

To support your own personal development and learning there are exciting opportunities for clinicians to expand their interests and take on additional roles in areas such as:

  • Leadership and Management
  • Continuous improvement
  • Education and training
  • Service transformation and re-design including the delivery of an electronic patient record as well as patient safety roles.

There is also a research team on-site with opportunities to be involved in local and national research studies.

As well as this, a mentoring programme is in place to provide newly appointed Consultants a confidential source of knowledge, advice and support.

Please refer to the job description for further details regarding the role and responsibilities

Person Specification

  • GMC registration


  • CCT (proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of interview) CESR or European Community Rights


  • MRCP or equivalent

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We put you first:  Involving you in decisions which affect you and making time to learn from what you tell us to get it right for patients and staff every time.

We strive for more:  Setting ourselves high standards, encouraging innovation and sharing best practice to be the best we can be and deliver great quality, safe care.

We respect you:  Embracing diversity and treating
everyone with understanding, dignity and compassion to support and care for the people we work with and for.

We work together:  With colleagues and partners to go beyond traditional boundaries and deliver care which truly benefits our patients and meets their individual needs and wants.

About Us

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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