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Consultant Acute Physician - HH

North West Anglia NHS Foundation 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

Do you have a passion for delivering high standard Acute Medicine services in a team of forward-thinking and innovative Physicians?

This is the perfect opportunity to join our team of consultants and become part of the North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust. You will have the chance to develop your skills and confidence under the guidance of an inspiring team.

Located in the western part of Cambridgeshire, the historic town of Huntingdon has been transformed by town development schemes bringing improvements in housing, education, and employment opportunities. The hospital is accessible by road or train within easy commute distance from London, Cambridge, Leicester or Birmingham.

We are seeking dedicated Consultant Acute Physicians to join our well-established team in the delivery of acute medical care across Acute Medicine department on the Medical or Acute Assessment Unit, the Short Stay Unit and the Ambulatory Care Unit.

We will encourage and support you to develop further your specialist interest by participating in clinical research, as well as to develop a clinical leadership role. We will offer appropriate office accommodation, secretarial and IT support to help with your research projects.

We are welcoming applications from specialists in Acute Internal Medicine or General Internal Medicine recognised by the EEC.

Flexibility is the key to a happy team who is able provide better patient care. All our roles are offered fulltime and/or part-time with cross-site services.

Main duties of the job

The MAU/AAU sees, assesses, and treats patients in our acute unselected medical take. The ambulatory care is overseen by a consultant and staffed by specialty doctors and by advanced nurse practitioners. The Short Stay Ward receives medical patients likely to be discharged within 72 hours of admission and achieves a high turnover of patients per day.

The sessional commitment are 10 PAs (8.5 DCC+ 1.5 SPA) where additional SPAs can be considered depending on additional roles undertaken. Additional SPAs are routinely allocated for additional responsibilities, such as educational supervision.

The on-call commitment is of 1:6.

You will provide a high quality, safe and compassionate care to the acutely ill medical patients admitted to our hospital and provide them the best possible experience during their admission.

You will be actively involved in teaching, training and supervising the doctors, nurses, and students in order to promote a positive and supportive atmosphere.

Clinical governance activities such as audits, mortality review and appraisal processes are key to your responsibilities, ensuring that the clinical guidelines are developed and adhered to in line with evidence-based best practice.

We are strongly encouraging you to seek more information and organise an informal visit by contacting Dr David Ward - Associate Divisional Director on 01480 428993.

About us

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust provides acute care to our local communities via two District General Hospitals in Peterborough and Huntingdon, and a community hospital in Stamford.

We are promoting flexible working and a health work/home life balance. Agile working options are automatically considered for all roles within the Trust.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and candidates from our local communities.

Your package with us includes a lot more than just your pay and here are a few of the additional benefits that are available to you as an employee:

  • Relocation allowance in line with the Trust policy
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme
  • Generous Holiday Entitlement, starting at 27 days a year (for full time workers) plus bank/public holidays
  • Free staff car parking on all our hospital sites during this financial year
  • In-house Physiotherapy Services
  • Career development and training opportunities
  • Emotional Wellbeing Service covering a range of online support, access to mobile apps and 24/7 counselling services
  • Subsidised meals at our hospital restaurants
  • Access to exclusive discounts, cashback and vouchers via NHS Discounts and Blue Light Card

If you share our values and vision and are passionate about working with people on what matters to them, you could be a real asset to Team North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust.

Job description
Job responsibilities

  • Provide a high quality, safe and compassionate care, to the acutely ill medical patients admitted to our hospital and provide them the best possible experience during their admission.
  • Active participation in Trust Clinical Governance activities, including audit, mortality review, and appraisal process. The appointee will ensure data collection and processing undertaken is consistently accurate and timely and complies with the Trust Data Quality Policy and Information Governance procedures.
  • Teaching and training and supervision of doctors, nurses, and students to promote a positive and supportive atmosphere.
  • Responsible to keep a record of Continuous professional development (CPD), including Trust Mandatory training process.
  • Will be responsible to engage in regular appraisal process for revalidation purposes
  • Undertake activities, defined, and agreed in Job plan, using the adequate leadership skills to contribute for the achievement of the Trust and Department goals.
  • Develop and promote departmental clinical guidelines with colleagues, in line with evidence-based best practice.

Person Specification
Education and Qualifications

  • MBBS (or equivalent)
  • MRCP
  • CCT and/or eligibility for inclusion on the Specialist Register of GMC Acute Medicine or specialist medicine with general medicine accreditation or within six months at the time of the Appointments Advisory Committee


  • Higher qualification (e.g. MD, PhD

Experience and Knowledge

  • Completed training programme in General or Acute Medicine
  • Ability to offer expert clinical opinion on the full range of problems in adult acute general medicine
  • Ability to remain calm and work effectively, under pressure environment
  • Able to organize and prioritize workload

Communication Skills

  • Effective written (including record keeping) and verbal communication skills
  • Fluent in verbal and written English
  • Awareness and respect for colleagues, patients and relatives dignity, privacy, integrity, cultural and religious beliefs

Clinical Governance

  • Able to demonstrate successful participation in clinical governance activities


  • Participation in relevant national Audits
  • Recent published clinical research in peer reviewed journal


  • Evidence of management experience and/or training
  • Good IT Skills
  • Evidence of knowledge of NHS structure, and current NHS 5 year forward plan


  • Attendance on Management course
  • Experience in service development


  • Knowledge and Ability to teach all grades of doctors and medical students


  • Educational and Clinical Supervisor Course




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