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Consultant in Acute Medicine *With Recruitment and Retention Premium*

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£99,532 to £131,964 a year pa pro rata plus £20k RRP
Closing date
29 Jul 2024

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Specialist doctor, Acute internal medicine
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Acute Medicine is an exciting and essential pillar of urgent care at UHBW. We have ambitious plans to grow the service at the BRI. Key milestones aim to include the expansion and development of our Acute Medical Unit, Same Day Emergency Care Unit and optimising clinical pathways.

What's in it for you?

As well as joining a welcoming, talented team in the beautiful city of Bristol, we offer:

**Recruitment and retention premium up to £20,000 including an initial welcome bonus.**

**Relocation allowance and support up to £8,000.**

Negotiable job plans up to a maximum of 12PAs

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

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, delivering an exemplary service. This is also an exciting time as we have recently announced the 'Joint Clinical Strategy' which will enable greater collaboration with North Bristol Trust (NBT) to provide sustainable and equitable acute care for patients across the region.

Acute Medicine is within the Division of Medicine, working closely with colleagues in the Emergency Department, Care of the Elderly, Respiratory Medicine, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

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 on our Acute Medical Unit, Same Day Emergency Care Unit and Medical Take. 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 South Westoffers. 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 aworkforce 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 in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

It is important that you are aware that you may need to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, for all patient facing roles and roles within patient facing areas (unless there is a clear medical reason or where there are other exceptional circumstances such as no requirement for occasional patient contact).

Job description
Job responsibilities

Acute Medicine is comprised of the following:

The post is advertised as a 10PA job plan with options to increase or negotiate time for specialist interest. We are also supportive of less than full time working as well as flexible working requests.

  • 39 inpatient bedded Acute Medical Unit on Ward A400. 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.
  • Medical 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 11:00 to 19:00 on weekdays to facilitate rapid and early senior review of the patients.
  • Acute Medicine provides leadership of the Acute Medical Take with Acute Medicine consultant managing referrals and our on-call junior team from 08:00 -20:00 on weekdays
  • We welcome applications from candidates on the CESR pathway.

Our Trust includes leading tertiary specialist services including the Bristol Heart Institute, St Michaels Maternity Hospital, Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre. We actively encourage our consultants to explore opportunities for cross-specialty collaboration.

For a full and detailed job description please refer to the document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification
Qualifications & Training

  • Full and specialist registration in either AIM or GIM with the General Medical Council (GMC) or
  • Eligible for specialist registration within six months of interview


  • Higher academic qualification e.g. MD, PhD or equivalent


  • Evidence of thorough and broad training and experience in acute medicine
  • Able to take responsibility for delivering service without direct supervision


  • Evidence of a special interest and expertise that complements those of other consultants in the department and is consistent with the Trust's service strategy

Clinical Knowledge and skills

  • Up-to-date knowledge and experience of relevant specialty
  • Knowledge of NHS priorities with reference to specialty


  • Broad range of IT skills

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
  • Demonstrates the 4 Trust values


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


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





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