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Acute Medicine Consultant

Job Reference: 205-711288-C

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust
Acute Medicine
Royal Stoke and County, Stoke on Trent
£76,761 - £103,490 + 30%

If we receive a high volume of applications we reserve the right to close any vacancies from further applications. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.

Important Information:

Please note the University Hospital of North Midlands (NHS) Trust, do not pay travel expenses for candidates attending interviews.

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University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust
Consultants in Acute Medicine
Full time – up to 12 PA’s

Incentivised starting salary of up to 30%. Specialty interests welcome

There has never been a more exciting time to join our pioneering and expanding acute medicine department.

Applications are invited for enthusiastic Acute Medicine Consultants to join our expanding 9 WTE team. We can offer job plans of up to 12 PA’s and an Enhanced Salary Package is also available. We welcome applicants with a specialty interest and we have a successful track record of incorporating specialty sessions into our job planning. We offer an innovative and sustainable consultant work pattern that has gained national acclaim. This system balances out of hours work with ample and flexible compensatory time off factored into the job plan.

Educational and research activities will be strongly encouraged and we are proud to be affiliated with Keele Medical School which has achieved one of the highest student satisfaction scores in the country in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
We have substantially expanded our current services through multi million pound investments and we are aiming to increase our total consultant WTE numbers to 22 over the next 3 years. You will be well supported by a large group of advanced nurse practitioners, more than 30 resident junior doctors and a large and further expanding middle grade body. 5 Acute Medicine ST3-7 trainees and 7 trust middle grade/specialty doctors are currently attached to our department with plans for further recruitment through our established successful CESR programme supporting the achievement of a CCT via this route.

Our current services include a state of the art and well performing Ambulatory Emergency Care (AEC) unit, 46 bed AMU and 25 bed SSU at RSUH and a 31 bed AMU at our County site. Our modern AMU’s feature higher monitoring units as well as ultrasound facilities

You will be working in a well supported tertiary centre environment benefitting patients across our sites. There are established pathways in place streaming select acute patient groups directly into specialised services inc. primary PCI for STEMI’s, a frail elderly assessment unit, direct renal, neurology and haematology/oncology admissions and an acute stroke unit providing 24/7 thrombolysis and invasive vascular interventions. We operate a pioneering level of 7 day Consultant cover across all medical subspecialty departments.

The University Hospitals of North Midlands are based in Stoke on-Trent, Staffordshire. There are excellent rail and road links being situated on the M6 motorway. Birmingham and Manchester are within easy travelling distance.
Staffordshire adjoins Cheshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire, the West Midlands and Shropshire, and is part of the National Forest and Peak District National Park. Cannock Chase is within the County an area of outstanding Natural Beauty. There are 2 local universities and a number of high performing schools and colleges (including a number of independent and grammar schools). The area boasts affordable housing within easy commute to either of the main hospitals.

Successful applicants will benefit from our enhanced package of £30% of their annual salary payable at the end of years 1, 2 and 3, and a generous relocation package of up to £8,000 plus travel expenses to attend interview and pre-interview visits of up to £1000.

Closing Date: 23rd March 2018

We look forward to hearing from you!!

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Sven Lehm, Clinical Lead Acute Medicine
Dr Sven Lehm, Consultant in Acute Medicine/Clinical Lead RSUH on direct line 01782 674411 or email, Dr Raghava Reddy, Consultant in Acute Medicine/Clinical Lead County Hospital on 01785 257731 or e mail or Dr Ann Marie Morris, Clinical Director—Emergency Medicine on direct line 01782 674410 or email

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If you would like support completing an application form contact the recruitment department on 01782 675533 where one of our trained assistant will be able to help.

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