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Senior Clinical Fellow (ST3+) in Acute Medicine

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£55,329 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
28 Feb 2024

Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh NHS Foundation Trust (WWL) are looking to recruit a forward-thinking and motivated doctor to join our team delivering Acute Medicine services. These posts present an excellent opportunity for an experienced clinician with a good understanding of acute medicine to join our dynamic team committed to the delivery of the highest standard of care.

The Acute Medicine service is an integral part of the Trust's Medicine Division, providing care for a range of acutely unwell patients across our Short Stay Unit, Acute Assessment Units and Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC) unit at the Royal Albert Edward Infirmary in Wigan.

The successful applicants will join colleagues to continue the exciting developments improving the delivery of emergency care to these acutely unwell medical patients within the settings of the Emergency Floor.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to join and support our Acute Medicine department at the Royal Albert Edward Infirmary. The advertised position is full time and may require on-call commitments .

The successful applicant will undertake independent ward rounds and assist in the direct management of acutely unwell adult patients within A& E/Bryn Ward North.

The successful candidate will be encouraged to get involved in QIP/Audits and Teaching programme.

Candidate will have same educational and clinical supervision as in place for trainees.

The ideal candidate will have some experience working at middle grade level in Acute Medicine and is looking to improve their knowledge, skills and considering a career in Acute Medicine.

Full GMC registration with a licence to practice is essential for this role.

The role will require you to work across all areas of the Trust which includes those that are designated as positive, asymptomatic and negative COVID wards.

Please note, candidates will be required to present original certificates at interview.

For overseas candidates wishing to apply for the job role and require immigration sponsorship, you can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining aCoS for the post on the GOV.UK website.

About us

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are the proud providers of acute hospital and community services to the people of the Wigan Borough and surrounding areas. At WWL, we value our staff believing that 'happy staff, makes for happy patients'. We have a recognised track record in staff engagement, and living our values 'the WWL Way'.

WWL are committed to placing the patient at the heart of everything we do, and in the provision of safe, effective care that acknowledges and ensures dignity. With this in mind we are seeking to recruit people who share our values and beliefs.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment at this time, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. We will be checking the vaccination status of all new starters so that we can manage individual and environmental risks, and so that we can support those who may be undecided about vaccination. If you are unvaccinated there is helpful advice and information available by contacting where you can also find out more about how to access vaccinations. There is a current Government consultation underway which will determine whether some new starters may need to be vaccinated.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The candidate will be based entirely at Royal Albert Edward Infirmary.

The candidate will be supported by 8 Consultants in Acute Medicine, 2 Trust Middle Grades as well as good junior doctor support from FY1, FY2, GP, VTS and ACCS trainee.

The candidate will work across the Acute Medical areas A& E, MAU (25 beds) Lowton Ward/MAU 2 (28 beds), Clinical Decision Ward (11 beds) and the Same Day Emergency Care area.

Planning and Organisational Duties

Undertake senior reviews as part of the daytime working rota with the Consultants and current Middle Grade doctors to ensure that ALL medical patients in the above areas receive a daily senior review in the morning.

Provide senior medical assessment and management in the Same Day Emergency Care area.

We will support the doctor in this role. Initially, following an induction / settling in period, they would be expected to be take part in on-call rota (Days, Nights and Weekends) but this would be reviewed after an initial settling in period at the discretion of the Clinical Director for Unscheduled Care

Support the junior doctors on the acute areas with ward jobs, discharges and practical procedures.

Undertake CPD activity in line with requirements for revalidation by the GMC.

Person Specification

  • Understanding of management structure in NHS
  • Knowledge of governance structure


  • Competent in independent clinical assessment of acutely unwell adult patients
  • Medical procedures including: Lumbar puncture, Chest drain and ascitic drain insertion.


  • Experience working in Acute Medicine/General Medicine at ST3 grade or above


  • Medical Qualification - MB BS or equivalent
  • Completed Medical training programme in UK or approved training abroad
  • MRCP Part2 and working towards full MRCP or equivalent
  • Full GMC registration with a licence to practice
  • ALS or equivalent




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