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Locum Consultant in Acute Medicine

Mersey and West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum pro rata (Grade YM 73)
Closing date
29 Feb 2024

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This post is for a Locum Consultant in Acute Medicine to join a dynamic Acute Medical Unit (AMU). This is a 10 PA post, offering an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated physician to join an award winning, forward thinking, education oriented, dynamic and multi-professional team. The post will enable the AMU to continue to enhance its early management of emergency medical admissions by strengthening arrangements for the assessment and early management of medical emergencies across the Emergency Department (ED) and AMU, managing medical patients in the early part of their hospital stay including via large embedded Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC) area and an Enhanced Care area. They will also make a vital contribution to teaching and training in acute medicine. The post holder will also contribute to the out of hours General Internal Medicine Physician of the Day (PoD) rota with a 3% on call supplement.

Applicants are required to be fully registered with the General Medical Council by time of appointment.

Main duties of the job

Key tasks:

  • To join the existing Acute Medical Consultants in providing a comprehensive and timely assessment of patients presenting to the Acute Medical Unit (AMU), including Same Day Emergency and Enhanced Care
  • To contribute to ED outreach work
  • To contribute to AMU Outpatient work
  • To participate in teaching and training of junior staff, medical students, and Advanced Nurse / Clinical Practitioners and Pharmacists based on the AMU
  • To participate actively in both Departmental and Trust Clinical Governance and Audit
  • To fulfil obligations relating to continuing medical education and professional development, appraisal and revalidation

About us

The Secretary of State has approved the partnership between St Helens & Knowsley and Southport & Ormskirk Hospitals.

From 1st July we have come together as a single organisation under the name Mersey & West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

The Trust delivers acute hospital care, intermediate care, community, and primary care services to a population of over 600,000 people with a combined workforce of around 9000 dedicated and skilled staff from 17 locations including Whiston, Southport & Formby, St Helens, Ormskirk and Newton hospitals.

The Trust provides regional services for burns, plastic surgery and spinal injuries to more than 4 million people across Mersey and West Lancashire, Cheshire, the Isle of Man and North Wales.

Our Vision is to deliver 5 Star Patient Care:

  • CAREthat is evidence based, high quality and compassionate
  • SAFETY that is of the highest standards
  • COMMUNICATION that is open, inclusive and respectful
  • SYSTEMS that are efficient, patient centred and reliable
  • PATHWAYS that are best practice and embedded, but also respect the individual needs of patients

Our achievements include:

  • Trust rated Outstanding by CQC Inspection August 2018
  • Top 100 places to work in the NHS (NHS Employers & Health Service Journal)
  • Awarded National Preceptorship Accreditation (2023) for our Nursing & AHP Preceptorship Programme

Please see our Wellbeing & Benefits booklet for more information on our staff benefits. Accessible version available upon request.

Job description
Job responsibilities

  • To observe the provisions of and adhere to all Trust policies and procedures.
  • To actively participate in annual performance review to identify personal development needs.
  • To attend Trust Statutory and Mandatory training sessions as required and any other training courses relevant to the post.
  • To fully comply with the relevant sections of the Health and Safety at Work Act. The post holder must also understand and implement Mersey and West Lancashire Hospitals NHS Hospitals Trusts Statement of Policy on Health and Safety at Work and the Trusts corporate Health and Safety Policies and Procedures. The post holder is required to follow all applicable rules and procedures relating to Health and Safety at Work and to take all responsible precautions.
  • To be aware of the confidential aspects of the post. To keep up to date with the requirements of information governance undertake mandatory training and follow Trust policies and procedures to ensure that trust information is dealt with legally, securely, efficiently and effectively. Breaches of confidentiality will result in disciplinary action that may involve dismissal. You must maintain the confidentiality of information about service user staff and organisational business in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR) and Caldicott principles
  • To ensure that when creating, managing and sharing information records, it is done in an appropriate way, subject to statutory requirements and agreed security and confidentiality policies, procedures and guidelines. All employees are responsible for implementing and maintaining data quality, ensuring that records are legible and attributable and that their record keeping is contemporaneous.
  • To be aware of the confidential aspects of the post. Breaches of confidentiality will result in disciplinary action that may involve dismissal. The post holder should also be aware that, regardless of any action taken by the employing authority, breaches of confidentiality could result in civil action for damages.
  • All employees will be treated with respect by managers, colleagues, patients and visitors and equally employees will treat managers, colleagues, patients and visitors with the same level of respect. Employees will be supported to challenge any discriminatory behaviour that may be based on differences in race, disability, language, culture, religion, sexuality, age, and gender or employment status.
  • The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. All staff therefore who come into contact with children, young people and vulnerable adults have a responsibility to ensure they are trained and competent to be alert to potential indicators of abuse or neglect, and know how to act on their concerns in line with the policies and procedures of Mersey and West Lancashire Teaching Hospital NHS Trust.

Person Specification

  • Applicants must hold full registration with the GMC at the time of appointment
  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification
  • MRCP or equivalent medical qualification
  • Valid Advanced Life Support (ALS) Provider Status (as applicable)


  • Specialty Certificate Examination in Acute Medicine
  • An appropriate higher degree (e.g. MD/PHD) or equivalent medical qualification

Knowledge & Experience

  • Demonstrate excellent communication with patients and colleagues
  • Appropriate knowledge base and ability to apply sound clinical judgement to problems.
  • Demonstrates the necessary range, depth and breadth of competencies specified in the Acute Medicine curriculum and applying to this post.
  • Demonstrates ability to undertake robust audit and/or research within team structure
  • Evidence of appropriate teaching experience


  • Evidence of relevant academic achievements, e.g. degrees, awards
  • Evidence of relevant research e.g. presentations, publications in peer reviewed journals.


  • Capacity to use logical/lateral thinking to solve problems/make decisions
  • Able to work in multi-professional teams
  • Able to supervise junior medical staff
  • Capacity to manage/prioritise time and information effectively
  • Capacity to operate under pressure. Demonstrates initiative & resilience to cope with changing circumstances

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