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Consultant in Acute Internal Medicine

Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
12 Mar 2024

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Specialist doctor, Acute internal medicine
Contract Type
Full Time

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Consultant Acute Internal Medicine

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, innovative and progressive Consultant to join our Acute Medical Consultant team. The appointee will cover all areas of Acute Internal medicine which include the Acute Medical Units, Short Stay Units, Medical SDEC, Virtual Clinical and our Acute Hospital At Home service- EPICENTRE. We are looking for individuals who will lead, innovate, teach and be involved in research. In addition, a key aspect of the role would be to support our move to our acute hospital Midland Metropolitan University Hospital.

Applicants need to demonstrate a wide breadth of knowledge, experience and skills within AIM. This would include POCUS , leadership and QIP delivery. A specialty session outside acute medicine is guaranteed and we are willing to look at joint specialty job plans including frailty, intensive care medicine and toxicology. We are also very keen to accommodate flexible working.

This job is a substantive role.

Main duties of the job

The Acute Medicine department is renown for being the most popular site for Acute medical trainees and is a national centre for POCUS training and accreditation. We have the first dedicated AMU Clinical Skills Lab within the UK which houses a POCUS simulator, CVP, LP and Chest drain training equipment. Trainees receive training in POCUS, leadership, and are involved heavily in teaching and education. Feedback from the our trainees is this team provides one of the best training within the Trust. This has been credited to the teamwork family ethos that has been created and sustained. The department has been recognised with local, national and international awards/recognition of work, services and innovation including our Epicentre work by HSJ and the Parliamentary Awards.

The successful candidate will contribute to the acute medicine department in terms of service delivery within the acute medical take. They will work on the AMU, SSU, MSDEC, Virtual Clinical and our Acute Hospital At Home service- EPICENTRE. They will contribute to the teaching, education supervision of junior doctors and our wider MDT including our ACPs and trainee ACPs. We would expect the successful candidate to contribute to the development of our have 3 fellows - Research, POCUS and EPICNENTRE. The successful candidate will also lead on service innovation, QIP to research and contribute heavily to the governance and safe running of the department.

About us

Our new acute hospital, the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital (MMUH), opens in 2024 and will provide care to our local population from first class, purpose-built premises.As a result, the base of this role may change to MMUH from 2024 (or beyond). If this is applicable to your role, you will be informed during the recruitment process and continuing your application with this understanding.The development of the new hospital will play an important role in the regeneration of the wider area and in improving the lives of local people and reducing health inequalities.

We have three newly emerging strategic objectives:

  1. Our People - to cultivate and sustain happy, productive and engaged staff
  2. Our Patients - to be good or outstanding in everything we do
  3. Our Population - to work seamlessly with our partners to improve lives

Job description
Job responsibilities

Acute Medicine hosts 108 AMU beds (14 Enhanced Level Care Beds and 32 SSU beds) within the MMUH. In addition, it will host a large Medical SDEC with 24 trolley spaces and 30 plus chair spaces. The single-site Acute Hospital will benefit from co-located specialist services which will support the new Emergency Department with dedicated imaging facility and Assessment Units. It will provide state-of-the-art treatment and care for patients from Sandwell and across the region and will become the civic heart of the area and a point of pride for the community.

For more information on the job role and responsibilities, please refer to the Job Description attached.

This job is a substantive job.

Closing date: 10th March 2024

Interview date: 28th March 2024

For an informal discussion, please contact:

Group Director Medicine and Emergency Care and Consultant Cardiologist : Dr Chetan Varma, and Tel: 0121 507 6439

Deputy Chief Medical officer and Acute Medical Consultant: Dr Sarb Clare MBE and Tel - 0121 507 6465

Person Specification

  • Entry on the Specialist Register in Acute Internal Medicine (or CCT expected within 6 months from the date of interview)
  • MRCP
  • SCE Acute Internal Medicine


  • Higher Degree
  • POCUS Accredited
  • ES/CS Accredited

Clinical Experience:

  • Clinical training and experience equivalent to that required for gaining CCT in Acute Internal Medicine
  •  Ability to take full and independent responsibility for the management of acute medical emergencies


  • Special interest that complements the existing consultants

Management and Administrative Experience:

  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload effectively

Clinical Effectiveness

  • Experience of conducting clinical audit

Teaching and Training experience:

  • Ability to teach clinical skills to medical and nursing staff and other disciplines.


  • Formal training in teaching

Research, Innovation and Service Improvement Experience:

  • Ability to apply research outcomes to clinical problems


  • Evidence of having undertaken original research

Other Requirements:

  • Full GMC Registration with Licence to Practise

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