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Consultant in Acute Medicine

Mersey and West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
13 Apr 2024

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Specialist doctor, Acute internal medicine
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

This post is for a Consultant in Acute Medicine to join a dynamic Acute Medical Unit (AMU). This is a 10 PA post, offering an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated physician to join an award winning,forward thinking, education oriented, dynamic and multi-professional team.

The post will enable the AMU to continue to enhance its early management of emergency medical admissions by strengtheningarrangements for the assessment and early management of medical emergencies across the Emergency Department (ED) and AMU, managing medical patients in the early part of their hospital stay including via large embedded Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC) area and an Enhanced Care area. They will also make a vital contribution to teaching and training in acute medicine. The post holder will also contribute to the out of hours General Internal Medicine Physician of the Day (PoD) rota with a 3% on call supplement.

Main duties of the job

Key tasks:

  • To join the existing Acute Medical Consultants in providing a comprehensive and timely assessment of patients presenting to the Acute Medical Unit (AMU), including Same DayEmergency and Enhanced Care
  • To contribute to ED outreach work.
  • To contribute to AMU Outpatient work.
  • To participate in teaching and training of junior staff, medical students, and Advanced Nurse /Clinical Practitioners and Pharmacists based on the AMU
  • To participate actively in both Departmental and Trust Clinical Governance and Audit.
  • To fulfil obligations relating to

About us

The Secretary of State has approved the partnership between St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals and Southport & Ormskirk Hospitals.

From 1stJuly we have come together as a single organisation under the name Mersey & West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

The Trust delivers acute hospital care, intermediate care, community, and primary care services to a population of over 600,000 people with a combined workforce of around 9000 dedicated and skilled staff from 17 locations including Whiston, Southport & Formby, St Helens, Ormskirk and Newton hospitals.

The Trust provides regional services for burns, plastic surgery and spinal injuries to more than 4 million people across Mersey and West Lancashire, Cheshire, the Isle of Man and North Wales.

Our Vision is to deliver 5 Star Patient Care:

  • CARE that is evidence based, high quality and compassionate
  • SAFETY that is of the highest standards
  • COMMUNICATION that is open, inclusive and respectful
  • SYSTEMS that are efficient, patient centred and reliable
  • PATHWAYS that are best practice and embedded, but also respect the individual needs of patients

Our achievements include:

  • Trust rated Outstanding by CQC Inspection August 2018
  • Top 100 places to work in the NHS (NHS Employers & Health Service Journal)
  • Awarded National Preceptorship Accreditation (2023) for our Nursing & AHP Preceptorship Programme

Please see our Wellbeing & Benefits booklet for more information on our staff benefits.

Job description
Job responsibilities

For a full list of duties and responsibilities, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification, approved by the Royal College.

Advertising date: 11th April 2024

Closing date: 2nd May 2024

Shortlisting date: w/c 6th May 2024

AAC interview date: 24th July 2024

Person Specification

  • Full GMC registration and on Specialist Register or within six months of receipt of Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) at time of interview CESR candidates must have written GMC confirmation of successful application
  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification
  • MRCP or equivalent medical qualification
  • Valid Advanced Life Support (ALS) Provider Status (as applicable)


  • MD/PHD or equivalent medical qualification
  • Specialty Certificate Examination in Acute Medicine

Knowledge & Experience

  • Demonstrate excellent communication with patients and colleagues
  • Appropriate knowledge base and ability to apply sound clinical judgement to problems.
  • Demonstrates the necessary range, depth and breadth of competencies specified in the Acute Medicine curriculum and applying to this post.
  • Demonstrates ability to undertake robust audit and/or research within team structure
  • Ability to teach clinical and generic skills and have experience teaching undergraduates and postgraduates


  • Evidence of relevant research e.g. presentations, publications in peer reviewed journals.


  • Capacity to use logical/lateral thinking to solve problems/make decisions
  • Able to work in multi-professional teams
  • Able to supervise junior medical staff
  • Capacity to manage/prioritise time and information effectively
  • Capacity to operate under pressure. Demonstrates initiative & resilience to cope with changing circumstances





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