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Consultant in Acute Medicine ** Welcome Bonus £20,000 **

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Now is a particularly great time to be joining us. With several exciting new developments on the horizon, including a new Emergency Department set to open in Summer 2024, become an integral part of an organisation committed to continuous improvement, professional growth, and high-quality patient care.

We are seeking enthusiastic Acute Medical Consultants to join our dynamic Acute Medical department and support the developing service within our new Integrated Front Door. This is an exciting opportunity to shape and enhance our Same Day Emergency Care offerings and facilitate smooth patient flow through Acute Medicine. Both full time and part time applications will be considered.

As a service, we pride ourselves on the excellent relationships between our clinical, nursing, and management teams. We also have a fantastic working relationship with our supporting services, which includes the 'Front Door Team' (Physio/OT), Frailty Team, Specialty HOT clinics and input from associated clinical specialties.

We recognise the importance of our team maintaining specialist interests in other medical specialties. To support this, there is an opportunity for the successful candidate to receive a dedicated session offered as part of the role (1 PA). We are also keen to support professional skills and development, this could be through attendance at conferences, being an education supervisor or opportunities to lead improvement projects.

Main duties of the job

The Duties outlined below are not definitive and may be changed in accordance with the needs of the service.

Clinical Duties:
  • Multidisciplinary team working is a key component of working within the Trust and involves regular MDT discussions with colleagues
  • Providing evidence-based care for patients in a multidisciplinary setting
  • Continuing responsibility for the care of patients in your charge, including all administrative duties associated with patient care (with secretarial support)
  • Development of subspecialty interests that fit in with division needs and the strategic direction of the Trust
  • Responsibilities for carrying out teaching, examination and accreditation duties are required, and for contributing to undergraduate and post-graduate and continuing medical education activities
  • Provision of cover for Consultant colleagues' periods of leave in accordance with arrangements agreed within Trust policy
  • Participation in clinical audit and in continuing medical education
  • Conducting suitable duties in cases of emergencies and unforeseen circumstances
  • The post holder will participate in an out of hours consultant rota, detailed within the job plan section
  • Consultants allocated daily to each area as above
  • Principle responsibility Post Take WR in all areas
  • PTWR in Emergency Department for Medically referred patients
  • Consultants rotate senior support - Physician of Day.

About us

Our STAR values are at the heart of everything we do. You can expect to see them in the way we act and the way we treat each other. Our values make us who we are. We will expect your values and behaviours to reflect the STAR Values of the organisation:

ServiceWe will put our patients first

TeamworkWe will work together

Ambition We will aspire to provide the best service

RespectWe will act with integrity

The hospital is conveniently placed on the outskirts of Swindon with excellent travel links, it is just 5 minutes from junction 15 of the M4, 75 miles from London and 35 miles from Bristol. It is in the midst of beautiful countryside, sitting at the foot of the Marlborough Downs and just south of the Cotswolds.

Enjoy a £20,000 bonus recruitment premium and a competitive relocation package of up to £8,000.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Management and Leadership Responsibilities:

All staff in each Division are managerially accountable through their Lead Clinician to the Associate Medical Director, who has overall responsibility for the services within the Division. Consultants are key members of the Division and are accountable and responsible for leading changes to service that will improve the patient experience.
  • To support the Clinical Lead in policy and strategy development as a senior member of the Divisional Management Team.
  • To contribute to the leadership and development of Services under the direction of the Clinical Lead and Associate Medical Director and in line with the Trusts business plans.
  • The post holder will ensure effective communication and involvement of staff across the Division including support to the Divisional Director to achieve their objectives.
  • Work in partnership with colleagues in other Divisions within the Trust.
  • As part of the Division Management Team, assist in the cost-effective utilisation of resources, including pay and non-pay items such as equipment and drugs, within budgets.
  • Work within the Trusts framework for Clinical Governance and Risk, including the development of clinical policies and adherence to standing orders, standing financial instructions and financial procedures.
  • Undertake direct supervision of junior colleagues and participate in departmental/trust wide teaching programmes.
  • Undertake investigations and report writing for incidents and participate in clinical risk management
  • Appointed candidates will embody the STAR values and use the principles of the NHS Constitution for England to guide decisions.

Clinical Governance and Audit

All consultants are expected to participate in clinical effectiveness activities. They are expected to maintain and foster improvements in the quality and standards of clinical services. Consultants lead the safeguarding of high standards of care by participating in the creation of environment in which excellence in clinical care will flourish.

Consultants are expected to support the Clinical/Medical Leadership teams within their division to achieve the following:
  • Production of a Division annual clinical governance plan.
  • Production of a Division quality strategy.
  • Production of a Division quarterly report to the Trusts Clinical Governance and Risk Committee.
  • Ensuring targets within the plan are met, including:
    • Adoption of evidence-based practice including compliance with government guidance, e.g., NICE
    • Establishment and implementation of a Division clinical audit programme
    • Completion of risk assessments as required and compliance with the Trusts risk management policies and strategies including controls assurance standards
    • Encouraging research and development
    • Ensuring, through the Divisional Director, in association with the Division of Workforce and Education, that Division staff meet the education and training targets agreed within the Trusts annual plan.
    • Ensuring through the Divisional Director that complaints management is timely and effective including implementing action plans relating to individual complaints.
    • Contributing to work force planning to ensure timely availability of appropriate clinical skills to maintain excellence in patient care.
    • The department aims to help support and maintain a work life balance. We offer an innovative and sustainable Consultant work pattern. This system balances out of hours work with ample and flexible compensatory time off factored into the job plan. The working week can be arranged for the successful applicant to have a non-working day each week. We can offer job plans of up to 12 PAs on a negotiable basis

Further details can be found on the attached Job Description

Person Specification
  • Fully registered with the GMC
  • Entry on the Specialist Register or within 6 months of CCT at interview
  • Clinical training/experience equivalent to that required for gaining UK CCT
  • Expertise in full range of medical conditions
  • Ability to lead a multi-professional team and take full and independent responsibility for clinical care of patients
Teaching and Research
  • Ability to teach clinical skills to trainees and multi-disciplinary teams
  • Interest in leading multi-professional education
  • Publications in peer reviewed journals
  • Ability to supervise post-graduate research

Employer details
Employer name

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


The Great Western Hospital

Marlborough Road



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