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Consultant General Medicine

Job Reference: 249-MED9990163

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
General Medicine
£79,860 - £107,668

The Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in Swindon is proud to have a team of highly skilled, kind and compassionate staff that deliver high quality care for our patients. The Trust provides acute services from the Great Western Hospital and community healthcare services across Swindon. We are an ambitious and progressive Foundation Trust, committed to continuing our quality journey so that we can exceed our patient’s expectations.

We have recently been successful in our bid for £30 million of national funding to develop an Integrated Front Door, expand our Emergency Department, purchase land for potential expansion and to help us develop new models of care, such as an intensive rehabilitation offer. And we have many more ambitious plans. This is a great and exciting milestone which will help us to maintain quality and safety for people in Swindon and the surrounding areas over the coming years.

Consultant in General Medicine (up to 3 posts)

Great Western Hospital – Swindon

Salary £79,860 - £107,668

Applications are invited for candidates interested in being part of an innovative new general medical team that forms a key component of the Trust strategy to expand the number and availability of experienced Physicians in our Department. The team will consist of 3 senior Physicians in General Medicine including Consultants and Associate Specialists.The Consultant roles cannot be offered permanently at this stage due to the required recruitment process, however, it is anticipated that these roles would become substantive and would be advertised within 6 months of the appointed candidates starting.The Associate Specialist roles will be substantive on from the date the appointed candidates commence.The Trust has already been successful in appointing 1 Associate Specialist to the team.

This Consultant role is therefore advertised as a fixed term role initially for a period of 6-12 months with the potential to be considered for the substantive role advertised in due course.

The new General Medicine team will cover between them half of a set ward (Neptune) and Medical outlying patients as required. The cover of the different areas will be split between the appointed Physicians on a rotational basis.

The new team will be developing this service and as such they would have input in planning how the Junior Doctors are allocated, it might be possible for example to alter the makeup of the current team swapping in Registrar or F1 roles. In addition, we would encourage development of education programmes for the junior staff within the department.

Within the standard job plan there will be 1 Flexible PA which can be used to undertake a variety of work of the candidates choosing (subject to approval on appointment). Examples of what this time could be used for include Quality Improvement projects, Educational Roles, Clinics in a sub-specialty, Developmental work or time work towards CESR application.

Applications from people working less than full time are welcome. There is opportunity to negotiate a flexible working pattern to ensure a longer term and sustainable career in the Specialty.

The Great Western Hospital also encourages development of Medical Staff, it might therefore be possible to undertake sponsored development opportunities such as Diplomas or other qualifications.

Great Western Hospital is proud to support many varied NIHR Portfolio and Commercially funded Research Studies. We have an active Research & Innovation Department in place to support you with both the Multi-Specialty Clinical Delivery and Research Management & Governance elements.

The Great Western Hospital is a modern building set in beautiful surroundings on the outskirts of Swindon. Swindon has brilliant travel links and is less than 1 hour way from London and Bristol.

Eligible candidates can claim up to £8,000 in relocation expenses.

To discuss the post/arrange a visit, please contact Dr Tobenna Onyirioha or 01793 646303.

Closing date for applications: 19th April 2020

All correspondence in relation to your application is via NHS jobs; any emails may default to your Junk inbox. Check your Junk file for any updates on your application.


Working in healthcare is rewarding and we will work with you to maximize your potential. All we ask in return is that you live by our STAR values - Service, Teamwork, Ambition and Respect.

  • We invest in your training and development to pursue a successful and fulfilling career in healthcare.
  • As an NHS employer we offer one of the most competitive and flexible benefits packages offered in the UK.
  • Permanent staff receive at least 27 days' holiday each year, a generous pension, plus other benefits including flexible working options and exclusive discounts.
  • Bank workers receive one extra hours pay for every 12 hours worked in place of annual leave entitlement, plus other benefits including pension.
  • We offer an onsite Nursery

Application information:

The vacancy will close as soon as sufficient applications are received.

All new starters with the Trust will be subject to a six month probationary period, with the exception of medical and dental candidates.

Current employees should be aware that this position is advertised as a GWH position and appointment ends any TUPE protection.

All candidates are required to pay for their own DBS check where applicable. Standard DBS check costs £26 and will be recovered from your first pay; Enhanced DBS check costs £44 and will be split and recovered over the first 2 pay.

Bank posts requiring a DBS check; payment must be made prior to commencing.

Apprentices are exempt from payment.

GWH NHS Foundation Trust is a safeguarding employer committed to safer recruitment practices to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults. As part of the organisation's commitment to Safer Recruitment, candidates may request copies of relevant policies and procedures by contacting the Recruitment Team.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.

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