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Consultant in Acute Medicine

Job Reference: 253-A-17-35537

Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust
Various Specialties
£76,761 - £103,490

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We want to appoint exceptional individuals with energy and passion to deliver high quality clinical services in substantive consultant posts in acute internal medicine, diabetes and endocrinology, geriatric medicine and critical care (level 2). The posts based at Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley are for ambitious candidates who share our values of care, respect and responsibility and who are committed to our ambition of confirming our position as leaders.

The successful candidate will start in post as soon as possible and will be either a full-time acute physician with or without other specialty interest or be based in their own speciality with acute internal medicine sessions.

These are 10 PA posts with additional sessions available depending on the individual consultants’ needs. The appointees will be joining eight substantive consultants to provide senior cover to the Acute Medical Unit (AMU) and their parent specialty.

The AMU has 40 assessment spaces and 42 short stay beds. There is a vibrant Ambulatory Emergency Care Unit which also serves patients attending our five weekly immediate access outpatient clinics and a consultant-led Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy Service. The AMU sees approximately 24,000 new patients per year. The new appointees will cover all areas and services of the AMU with their consultant colleagues on a rotational basis. The Trust is striving to have a 12 hour target time for discharge or transfer to an inpatient bed from the assessment area of the AMU.

The Trust has a six bedded Medical High Dependency Unit which caters for level 2 patients, with daily input from various specialties. Our ambition is to have a consultant-delivered seven service on the unit. We have recently introduced a Frailty Assessment Unit; the team includes a frailty nurse practitioner, therapists and a discharge coordinator. Our geriatric service is expanding, in addition to the existing services; we aim to deliver per-operative care and community outreach.

The Diabetes and Endocrinology Department runs specialist endocrine services from purpose-built outpatient centre. It has won national awards for its innovation in inpatient ThinkGlucose and antenatal diabetes services. We are looking for dynamic consultant colleagues to support service expansion.

Applicants must be fully registered with GMC and be on the GMC specialist register or be within six months of obtaining specialist registration in acute internal medicine at the date of interview. The new consultant contract will be offered based on 10 programmed activities per week. The current on-call commitment is one in fifteen shared with other physicians. Candidates with other specialty interests are encouraged to apply.

Further information is available from:

Dr Hassan Paraiso, Clinical Director, Urgent care Tel: 01384 456111 ext. 2654

INTERVIEW DATE: 5 January 2018

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We are committed to equal opportunities. To ensure our workforce is representative of the population we serve we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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The Trust is committed to employing people with disabilities. It is the Trust’s policy to interview all candidates with a disability who meet the minimum ‘essential’ criteria as identified on the attached person specification. To ensure we know you have a disability, please inform us under the appropriate section of the application form.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

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. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

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