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Consultant Acute Medicine

Employer
University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Lancaster
Salary
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
20 May 2024

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Profession
Specialist doctor, Acute internal medicine
Grade
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Setting
Hospital

The Acute Medicine Unit (& SDEC) at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary prides itself as a Centre of Diagnostic Excellence. Patients are managed effectively and efficiently. This is due to the ethos of the team and the presence of senior clinical decision makers throughout the day.

This post offers the successful candidate an opportunity to contribute to the further development of a well-established service. The post will suit candidates who are passionate about diagnostic accuracy, are motivated to partake in an acute service and can make sound clinical decisions.

We stream medical patients directly into our SDEC, from Primary Care, ambulance providers and the Emergency Department. The successful candidate will provide support/ advice and guidance to the Medical SDEC team, alongside their Acute Medical Unit duties.

Our SDEC provides a comprehensive service aided by our excellent relationship with general internal medicine specialties, pharmacy, and radiology. Complex medical diagnoses can be established and then referred to the relevant specialty for continuing care.

There is an emphasis on the ability of the team members to excel as General Internal Medicine Physicians.

Working hours: 10PAs divided into 8.5 PA DCC and 1.5 SPA. 1 additional PA will be provided for on call and supplement. Additional roles can be negotiated in addition to basic PA's.

Main duties of the job

The Acute Medicine team comprises of a Consultant led team covering 39 Acute Medical Unit beds (3 side rooms) and an adjoining Medical SDEC.

The team is assisted by the on-call consultant, ST3+ on call for medicine and intermediate grade doctors on call for medicine.

We have successfully reduced admissions and shortened length of stay. Our philosophy is one of ensuring safe good quality care in a friendly and supportive professional department.

The successful candidate will have completed a CCT/CESR in GIM/Specialty area and have the opportunity for a joint job plan designed with them to accommodate their continued practice in a sub-specialty interest, Acute Medicine and their parent specialty.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be dedicated to hands-on involvement with medical admissions to the Acute Medicine Unit focusing on timely assessment, management and discharge
  • Supervise junior doctors, ANPs & nurse consultants seeing patients in our medical SDEC & on AMU
  • Supervise & co-ordinate junior doctors on AMU
  • Teach & train undergraduate medical students & junior doctors
  • Provide leadership & work as part of our team
  • Be part of the on-call team

Part-time applicants will have their PAs adjusted pro rata and additional sessions/ on call to be discussed.

About us

The Acute Medicine Unit (& SDEC) at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary prides itself as a Centre of Diagnostic Excellence. Patients are managed effectively and efficiently. This is due to the ethos of the team and the presence of senior clinical decision makers throughout the day.

This post offers the successful candidate(s) an opportunity to contribute to the further development of a well-established service. The post will suit candidates who are passionate about diagnostic accuracy, are motivated to partake in an acute service and can make sound clinical decisions.

Our SDEC provides a comprehensive service aided by our excellent relationship with all general internal medicine specialties, pharmacy, and radiology. Complex medical diagnoses can be established and then referred to the relevant specialty for continuing care.

There is an emphasis on the ability of the team members to excel as General Internal Medicine Physicians. Our team of Acute Physicians is enriched by Acute Medicine Advanced Nurse Practitioners, and patient navigator. We have an active program to develop Advanced Nurse Practitioners who remain as part of the permanent staff and are embedded in the culture of the team.

Job description
Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website https://www.uhmb.nhs.uk/

Interview date 13-March-2024 (am)

Person Specification
Education and qualifications
Essential

  • Full registration with the General Medical Council (with a licence to practice)
  • Current MRCP(UK) qualification, or equivalent
  • Certificate of Completion in Specialist Training (CCT) or within 6 months of completion of training at the time of interview
  • O r Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR), or
  • or European Community Rights

Desirable

  • Substantial (5 years+) Acute internal Medical experience
  • Specialty Certificate Examinations in Acute Internal Medicine

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