It is an exciting time to join the General Medicine Department at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals, which is looking to appoint two new Consultants in General Medicine & Cardiology.
The trust has recently approved the development of a dedicated DGH cardiology service. There is scope for the successful candidates to develop their own area of sub-specialisation and would welcome applications from any candidates, who would like to join our team to help us develop our services for all our patients across Blackpool and the Fylde Coast.
Main duties of the job
The successful candidate will join a multi-professional team at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. The envisaged working pattern will be working in a pair with 2 weeks on the ward, followed by 2 weeks off the wards pattern, however this could be adjusted as required.
There is also a general medical on-call commitment with 1 in 24 weekdays and 1 in 10 weekend's on-call cover. An on-call intensity supplement is payable.
Our Division was formed in 2021 following a Trust restructure. We provide high quality emergency medical care through our Emergency Department, Acute Medical Unit and Ambulatory Emergency Care Unit. In addition, the division is responsible for inpatient and outpatient care of patients falling under the following medical specialties: general medicine, diabetes and endocrinology, geriatric medicine, stroke medicine, respiratory medicine, rheumatology and dermatology. We also run Clifton hospital, a rehabilitation hospital in Lytham St Annes, and our award willing Community Frailty Team. The division is currently undergoing a period of transformation spearheaded by the construction of an Emergency Village on our Blackpool Victoria Hospital site. This should transform patient care, including through the development of our new Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC) service.
The new post will allow new development and expansion of the DGH cardiology Services. The clinical commitments of this post will include responsibility for inpatient and outpatient care at Blackpool Victoria Hospital (BVH). The main thrust of the post holders work will be directed towards DGH cardiology medicine, although there will be a general medical component.
The post holder will have inpatient beds at BVH.
Outpatient work will be conducted at BVH in a dedicated out-patient clinic suite.
The post holder will participate with colleagues from Acute and General Medicine on an on-call rota, currently on a 1 in 24 weekday basis and 1 in 8 weekends. During weekdays, the on-call consultant will carry out an evening ward round on AMU, 5pm9pm. AMU is managed during normal working hours in the week by Acute Physicians.
Job planning occurs annually with the Head of Department/Divisional Director and Directorate Manager. Adjustments to the current job plan are negotiable at the job planning meeting.
Education and Qualification
- Full registration with the General Medical Council. Primary Medical qualification. MRCP, or equivalent.
- MD, PhD or other relevant qualifications Entry on Specialist Register or within six months of receipt of certificate of completion of training (CCT) in general (internal) medicine by the date of the interview. Considerations of applicants who are significantly progressing through CESR process
- Management training
Experience and Knowledge
- Broad exposure to General Medicine and Associated Specialty
- Interest in any other specialty area
Research / Audit / Publications
- Ability to supervise audit projects. Understanding of principles of research and audit. Regular attendance at audit meetings.
- Evidence of recent research activity and publications. Recent personal involvement in audit
Skills and Ability
- Ability to work well as a member of a team. Ability to work as team leader when required. Possess good organisational and teaching skills. Possess good verbal and written communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively in English
- Awareness of Management issues in the NHS
- Fit to fulfil all aspects of the post with considerations of any reasonable adjustments