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Consultant in Acute Medicine

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
12 Apr 2024

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Specialist doctor, Acute internal medicine
Contract Type
Full Time

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust as a substantive Consultant in Acute Medicine.

We are seeking to appoint a Consultant Physicians in Acute Medicine to join our supportive, friendly and forward thinking team making a total of 19 Acute Medicine consultants across 3 acute care hospitals. This posts aims to support the expansion of the Acute Medicine Department in line with the Trust strategy to provide outstanding care, personally delivered in the urgent care stream. The successful candidates will be part of a dynamic and diverse team, based in one of our three acute hospitals and collaborating to implement best practice and achieve the best possible outcomes for our patients and the best possible work experience for our teams.

Successful candidate must be on the Specialist Register or within 6 months of CCT at the stage of interview.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be responsible for the provision of treatment of medical patients and for referring such patients to specialist colleagues as required. The appointee will have continuing responsibility for the care of patients in their charge and for the proper functioning of the department. When the site is facing pressures, the consultant will also review medical patients still in ED awaiting transfer. Out-of-hours, the medical responsibility of patients is the responsibility of the on-call Physician. A team working approach is required, both with medical and nursing colleagues. Furthermore, the successful candidate will be expected to have a key role in shaping the service locally, to collaborate with stakeholders and to provide leadership on the shop floor.

About us

You can expect a warm welcome at our United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours. We appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits package including a fantastic benefits package with competitive pay rates with annual increases, annual leave of 27 days increasing to 29 days after 5 years and 33 after 10 years, access to the NHS Pension Scheme to which you and the Trust contribute. Alongside this there are extensive training development opportunities. We promote a healthy work life balance, provide an Occupational Health Service to support you at work and have a number of NHS discounts available either directly through ourselves or online through NHS Discounts. As part of our recruitment process we can tell you more about our benefits package and you will see that we offer everything you would expect and more!

Job description
Job responsibilities

What is required of the successful candidate:

  • Provide strong local clinical leadership in the shop floor by collaborating, supporting, and delegating appropriately to all members of the MDT. This is of paramount importance in order to achieve the Trust vision of outstanding care, personally delivered.
  • Undertake such other duties as may be identified to meet the needs of the service
  • Take part in the Consultant on-call rota at Lincoln County Hospital or Pilgrim Hospital, Boston for emergency duties and provide, on a reciprocal basis, emergency cover for colleagues during periods of absence
  • On-call duties include timely Senior Review of new admissions
  • Carry out teaching duties as required and take an active part in the Postgraduate Medical Education programme and in the teaching and assessment of junior medical staff and be involved in the education of nursing staff, General Practitioners and other clinical professions
  • Attend department team meetings
  • Have continuing responsibility for patients in their care and for the proper functioning of the department
  • Take part in team, department, regional and national audits
  • Be involved in research where appropriate
  • Participate in the management of the Acute Medicine Service
  • Continue their professional development to support annual appraisal and 5 yearly revalidation

Person Specification
Qualifications/ Clinical Skills

  • Do you have a current valid Full GMC registration with licence to practice
  • Have you got your CCT or submitted your CESR
  • Do you have full MRCP (UK) or equivalent
  • Do you have a Medical degree (MBBS, MChB or equivalent)
  • Do you have Advanced Life Support

Clinical Experience

  • Do you have a minimum 7 years postgraduate experience including higher medical training
  • Do you have 5 years as a specialist registrar. Part of this period may be in a post of equivalent responsibility and training potential.
  • Have you got recent experience in Acute Medicine & Respiratory Medicine experience
  • Do you have major management training
  • Do you have proven research and audit skills

Teaching and Training

  • Experience of teaching and training junior doctors and other professional staff




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