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Consultant Physician with a specialty

Job Reference: 415-MP303-17

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust
General Medicine
£76,761 to £103,490 pa

Consultant physician with a specialty

Fancy a change of scenery?

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust is expanding its team of physicians to help us deliver 7-day services.

Our doctors have challenging careers and a work-life balance like nowhere else. At work, they’re part of a supportive team, in roles that deliver everything you would want from a medical career. In their spare time, they are out surfing, walking and cycling and enjoying the most amazing scenery that Devon has to offer, with beautiful beaches just a stone’s throw away from the hospital.

Our acute hospital is big enough to provide real opportunities for innovation and research, but small enough for your work to make a real impact. We have close-knit teams with quick lines of communication and that means we make things happen.

We perform highly against clinical standards, have a proven track record of staff satisfaction and meet our financial targets, so our doctors can focus on giving great care to patients.

We’re flexible about the career you want to have in North Devon and we would love to hear from you if you are trained in general internal medicine with one of the following specialities: cardiology, respiratory, gastroenterology, stroke/care of the elderly, acute medicine, diabetes/endocrinology or Palliative Care.

You can find out more about some of these specialties by downloading the relevant job pack from the ‘further links’ section at the side of this page. We would also welcome interest from applicants with another speciality. Please state which specialty you are applying for within your application.

We would love to hear from you to speak confidentially about how you can develop your career with us – please contact our medical director, George Thomson, on 01271 314109, or Byron Theron, lead clinician for medicine, on 07789 503553.

You will be part of a team of 18 physicians which offers a lighter medical take. You’ll have a varied role, with the opportunity to retain your skills in general medicine whilst also concentrating on your own specialty.

So if you would like to have a rewarding life as well as an amazing career, come and join us.

Our values guide everything we do. At all times, we aim to:

  • Demonstrate compassion
  • Strive for excellence
  • Respect diversity
  • Act with integrity
  • Listen and support others

Our teams of care professionals work with patients and their families to support peoples’ independence, health and wellbeing. We provide support to avoid hospital admissions, and if an admission is necessary, we try to make each patient’s stay in hospital as short and effective as possible before working with them on a safe discharge home.

According to many clinical targets, we rate as one of the best performing non-foundation trusts in England, because we treat patients in line with national waiting time standards, have very few hospital-acquired infections and meet our four-hour waiting times for urgent care. We have a huge range of clinical expertise that we share across professional spheres to ensure people get world-class care when they need it.

In our most recent staff survey, our staff voted us in the top 10% of NHS provider organisations to work for and we also came out as the top provider in the South West for our overall results. Our patients (through the Friends and Family Test) regularly report an average of over 95% satisfaction with our services.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information and to self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship, please visit the UK Border Agency website. Note: we will be unable to obtain Tier 2 sponsorship for Bank positions.

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applicants.

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