Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Consultant Acute Medicine

Swindon, Wiltshire
£79,860 - £107,668 pa
19 Sep 2019
19 Oct 2019
Career Level
Contract Type

This is a great time to join our forward thinking Acute Medical team.

The Great Western Hospital has recently been awarded £30 million to restructure and redesign its front door services. To support this, we are looking to recruit substantive Consultants in Acute Medicine, both full time and part time applications will be considered. The successful applicants will be able to partake in the redesign of services and pathways to assist with increasing our Same Day Emergency Care offering as well as flow through Acute Medicine.

There is an opportunity for the successful candidates to pursue a special interest within other medical specialties with dedicated sessions offered as part of the role.

The department does aim to help strike a work life balance. The working week can be arranged for the successful applicant to have a non-working day each week.

The ideal applicants for these posts will be able to demonstrate the following attributes: strong knowledge and skills in acute medicine, positive response to the challenges of service development, resilience and flexibility in the face of rapid change, excellent interpersonal and communication skills. They will be able to work cooperatively and happily with colleagues both at consultant level and across the multidisciplinary team. They will have a strong commitment to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and an ability to demonstrate an understanding of the role of research in driving up clinical quality.

The successful applicants should possess MRCP (UK) from the Royal College of Physicians (or equivalent) and should be within 6 months of CCT at the time of interview or currently hold CCT or equivalent.

Successful applicants will be expected to participate in the medical on call rota including the weekends. The on call rota is currently 1 in 14 weekdays and 1 in 7 weekends, as two consultants provide weekend cover on both days

The main hospital, The Great Western Hospital, is an attractive modern building set on the outskirts of Swindon. The hospital has excellent travel links: 5 minutes by car to junction 15 of the M4. There is easy access to surrounding villages and the Cotswolds. The town is on the main rail line between Bristol and London Paddington with travel time of less than an hour to both cities. There is also an excellent recently refurbished nursery on the hospital site. Great Western Hospital benefits from excellent relationship between management teams and clinical staff.

Competitive relocation package of up to £8000.

To discuss the post and arrange an informal visit, please contact Dr Tobenna Onyirioha, Associate Medical Director or  01793607205 and Dr Catherine Strait on or 01793605271.

For more information and to apply please visit job reference 249-MED9990241 to complete the online application form and upload your CV. For any questions regarding the application process please contact

Closing date for applications: 20th October 2019