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Consultant in Acute Medicine

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Acute Medicine is an essential pillar of urgent care at UHBW. We have ambitious plans to grow the service at Weston General Hospital with the expansion of our Acute Medical Unit, Same Day Emergency Care Unit, and optimising clinical pathways.

You will have a unique opportunity to lead and shape the future of the service. You will be joining an enthusiastic, collaborative multi-disciplinary team that is committed to driving forward the Trust vision for Acute Medicine.

Our service is comprised of a 28 bedded Acute Medical Unit (Sandford Ward), Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC) unit, Waterside 16 Bedded General Medicine and the Medical Take in Emergency Department. Part of the Weston General Hospital team, we work closely with colleagues in the Emergency Department, Care of the Elderly, Respiratory Medicine, Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Surgical and Trauma & Orthopaedics specialities. We work closely with colleagues within Bristol hospitals and would be happy to review cross site working arrangements.

As well as joining a welcoming, talented team in a beautiful town, we offer:

Competitive recruitment and retention incentives of up to £20K (pro-rata for fixed term posts)

Relocation allowance and support of up to £8K (in line with Trust Relocation policy)

Negotiable job plans up to a maximum of 12PAs

Ability to pursue specialist interests e.g., research, teaching, leadership, and cross-specialty working.

We welcome applications from candidates on the CESR pathway.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will provide clinical leadership and direction for the multi professional team in the management of the acute medical patients. It is expected that they will lead ward rounds, direct the management of patients, perform practical procedures, teach both junior medical and other staff, attend multidisciplinary meetings, take part in the governance activity of the department, participate in the management and administration of the service and liaise with other professionals both within and outside the Trust as required.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol & Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, with a workforce of over 13,000 staff and 100+ different clinical services across 10 sites, serving a population of over 500,000 people across Bristol and Weston. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to patients. As a forward-thinking multi-award-winning Trust, committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact.

Join us and you can enjoy city living, be in the countryside or by the seaside, with easy access to all the Southwest offers. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

As an equal opportunities' employer, actively working towards a diverse workforce, we aim to create a workforce that represents the diversity of our community and are committed to designing our services around the needs of patients and their loved ones. Anonymous information will be used from your application to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Acute Medicine is comprised of the following:

28 inpatient bedded Acute Medical Unit on Sandford Ward. Clinical leadership is provided by Two consultants based on the ward from 09:00-17:00 to complete ward rounds, oversee new admissions and manage referrals.

Same Day Emergency Unit runs 7 days a week 08:00 to 22:00 alongside the Emergency Department. The Acute Medicine Consultant is present from 09:00 to 17:00 on weekdays to facilitate rapid and early senior review of the patients. The team run a HOT/Bring back clinic within SDEC.

Waterside, 16 Bedded General Medicine Ward, Ward round take place 2-3 time a week but daily board round support.

Acute Medicine provides leadership of the Acute Medical Take with Acute Medicine consultant leading from 09:00 -17:00 on weekdays based within the Emergency Department.

GIM On-Call element on a 1:11 ratio. This would be on site from 17:00 -19:00 post taking new admissions and non-resident until 08:00.

Additionally, as a team we are committed to offering support with CESR training and Personal Development Plans as detailed within the main Job description. See page 6 & 7 for further information.

We are happy to support applications from individual who want a Less Than Full Time job plan. If you would like to discuss, please contact Dr Bhat for further discussions.

Person Specification
Qualifications & Training

  • MRCP / FRCP / MBBS (or equivalent)
  • Fully registered with the GMC.
  • Holder of Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in Acute or General Medicine or within six months of award of CCT by date of interview. (For permanent post)


  • Teaching or training qualifications.


  • Experience of leading acute admitting medical team.
  • Experience of working with allied professions
  • Experience of audit in acute or general medicine.
  • Experience of teaching both post and undergraduate students and professions allied to medicine.


  • Experience of educating support staff.

Clinical Knowledge and skills

  • Ability to take on full & independent responsibility for clinical care of patients.
  • Skills in teaching under & post graduate students.


  • Knowledge of research techniques in clinical medicine.
  • Knowledge of the use of patient databases and IT websites.

Clinical Governance and Audit

  • Understanding of clinical governance and the individual responsibilities it implies
  • Knowledge of the principles of clinical audit and evidence of participation
  • Positive approach to evidence-based practice
  • Participation in continuing professional development (CPD) scheme and, where relevant, evidence of participation


  • Knowledge of the principles involved in research
  • Evidence of involvement in research
  • Evidence of peer review research papers


  • Ability to increase the academic profile of the department.

Teaching and Training

  • Experience of teaching medical students.
  • Experience of supervising trainees.
  • Knowledge of teaching to a multidisciplinary team


  • Formal teaching qualification

Management & Leadership

  • Evidence of management training and evidence of learning from it
  • Ability to organise efficient and smooth running of a specialist service
  • Ability to cope with and effectively organise the workload of a consultant
  • Ability to practice independently as a consultant
  • Ability to take on responsibility and show evidence of leadership
  • Ability to work under pressure and cope with setbacks


  • Demonstration of knowledge of NHS management structures
  • Management experience

Interpersonal, communication and team working skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients, relatives, clinical colleagues, support staff and other colleagues.
  • Good knowledge of, and ability to use, spoken and written English.
  • Ability to present effectively to an audience, using a variety of methods, and to respond to questions and queries
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships on an individual and multi- professional basis with all levels of staff both within and across divisions
  • Ability to be a flexible team member

Any other Personal Abilities and Aptitudes

  • Ability to adapt and respond to changing circumstances
  • Awareness of personal limitations


  • Ability to undertake additional professional responsibilities at local, regional or national levels

Behaviours and Values

  • Demonstrates the 4 Trust values


  • Meets professional health requirements
  • Willingness to travel to and work in other sites necessitated by the role





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