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Consultant General Internal Medicine and Community Services

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 Per annum excluding London Zone Area
Closing date
20 May 2024

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The successful candidate will join an existing team of Acute Medicine Consultants working across the Acute Medicine services at the Princess Royal University Hospital. There is also the potential for prospective candidates to develop their speciality interest as part of their acute job role. This is dependent on informal agreement before formal application. The expanded team will progress the development of Acute Medicine and Same day emergency care service within the PRUH and South Sites Division. This include the ongoing development of Ambulatory Emergency Care and Acute Medical Unit re-design, seven-day acute medical model to improve patient safety, continuity of care experience and good clinical outcome. The successful candidate will work across the acute floor and Ambulatory Unit with close interface with the Emergency Department. The Medicine Care Group encourages and supports prospective candidates with speciality interest to complement the level of expertise within the team.

Main duties of the job

The post will be based at the Princess Royal University Hospital and the proposed Job Plan (up to 10 PAs) is attached. This is subject to review within 3 months of the postholder commencing in post.

The On-Call commitment is for a 1:9 rota, which is classed as Category A. There is a commitment to undertake routine job planned work on Saturdays or Sundays as part of the total job planned PAs.

All employees are expected to undertake work on any of the Trust's sites as required by the service. As a senior employee of the Trust, you will work in close co-operation with, and support other clinical, medical professional and managerial colleagues in providing high quality healthcare to the Trust's patients. Integral to these responsibilities are the following:

  • The provision of a first-class clinical service
  • Effective leadership to all staff engaged in the specialty
  • Sustaining and developing teaching and research in conjunction with King's College London / KHP
  • Undertaking all work in accordance with the Trust's procedures and operating policies
  • Conducting clinical practice in accordance with contractual requirements and within the parameters of the Trust's service plans
  • Maintaining the confidence of business plans and development strategies formulated for the specialty, the Care Group or the Trust

About us

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of c£1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 15,000 staff based across South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local and specialist services across its five sites. The Trust-wide strategy of Strong Roots, Global Reachis our Vision to be BOLD Brilliant people, Outstanding care, Leaders in Research, Innovation and Education, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do. By being person-centred, digitally-enabled, and focused on sustainability, we aim to take Team King's to another level.

We are at a pivotal point in our history and we require individuals who are ready to join a highly professional team and make a real, lasting difference to our patients and our people.

At King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust we are proud of our diverse workforce and the strength that gives us to provide compassionate care to all of our patients. We are fortunate to employ a workforce that represents the population we care for, and we celebrate the value of differences in age, disability, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, sex, sexual orientation and religion or belief.

Job description
Job responsibilities


  1. Together with other colleagues, to provide a high quality care service to patients. This includes all aspects of treatment and relevant management duties for the proper functioning of the Care Group.
  2. Shared responsibility with other colleagues for providing 24 hours, 7 days a week cover for the Unit on a rota basis. Responsible also for covering colleagues periods of annual leave and short-term sickness as detailed in your contract.
  3. Provide clinical supervision of junior medical/dental practitioners as a shared responsibility with other consultant colleagues.
  4. Responsible for carrying out teaching, examination and accreditation duties as required and contributing to CPD and clinical governance initiatives.
  5. Responsible for outpatient clinic commitments in peripheral hospitals as agreed with the Care Groups management team where part of the service structure.
  6. Contribute to the Care Groups research interests in accordance with the Trusts R& D framework.
  7. Contribute to the audit programmes, Morbidity and Mortality, Clinical Governance programmes and Learning from Deaths.
  8. Take an active role in the formulation, implementation and monitoring of the Care Groups Business Plan. This may include assisting with discussions regarding service plans and developments with internal and external agencies.
  9. Conduct all activities within the contracted level of service and operating plan for service(s).
  10. Exercise professional leadership for all staff working in the specialty. This will include fostering and developing projects focused towards these ends and ensuring that the momentum of post-qualification professional education and other appropriate training is maintained.
  11. Work in conjunction with clinical and other professional colleagues to ensure that the productivity of staff within the specialty is maintained and their job satisfaction is enhanced. This may include involvement in the appraisal process for peers and/or junior colleagues.
  12. Undertake Care Group management duties as agreed with the Care Group/Departmental Manager/Clinical Director.
  13. Be aware of, and comply with, all Trust infection prevention and control policies, to include hand hygiene, personal hygiene, environmental and food hygiene.
  14. Prepare for and undertake the protective interventions that you are responsible for in a manner that is consistent with evidence-based practice and maintaining patient safety.
  15. Kings is committed to providing Consultant led 7-day services and in the event of future developments the post holder would be expected to contribute equally with other Consultant colleagues.

Person Specification

  • Registerable medical qualification
  • Full MRCP


  • Other higher degree or diploma (e.g., MD)


  • Full Registration with GMC

Training and Experience

  • Applicants must be within 6 months of CCT or must have fully completed CESR application and be fully registered on the GMC general medicine/acute medicine Specialist Register. Any applications not meeting these criteria will not be considered.


  • Acute Medical experience

Management and Leadership

  • Able to demonstrate leadership capability within multi-disciplinary teams


  • Management course and/or qualification


  • Thorough understanding of principles of medical audit. Must have undertaken and completed audit projects.

Research and Publications

  • Experience of clinical research.
  • Publication of relevant review articles or case reports.


  • Relevant research experience


  • Experience of undergraduate and post-graduate teaching and exam preparation.


  • Teaching skills course/qualification

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