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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 16/06/2020.

Consultant in Acute Medicine

Job Reference: 421-MS-0988K

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
Acute Medicine
£79,860 to £107,668 pa

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust cares for the population in Harrogate and the local area as well as across North Yorkshire and Leeds. We also provide children’s services in the North East in County Durham, Darlington, Middlesbrough, Stockton-on-Tees, Gateshead and Sunderland.

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust is one of only two trusts in Yorkshire and Humber to be awarded HSJ’s Top 100 Best Places to Work. We believe that You Matter Most, and this is reflected in our values of Responsible, Respectful and Passionate. So if you’re looking for an interesting and rewarding career in the NHS, where you can make a real difference to patients’ lives, Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust is the place for you.

Harrogate & District NHS Foundation Trust

Full time Consultant Post

Acute Medicine

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust is seeking to appoint a new Acute Consultant to help take forward our vision for non-elective care.

This is part of a wider investment to support the transformation of non-elective care for residents of Harrogate and Rural District. It is our intention to greatly enhance our acute medical model which delivers inpatient (Medical Admission Unit) and ambulatory (SDEC) services. This includes a significant investment in both our facilities, consultant staffing and support roles such as Advance Clinical Practitioners.

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust is a fantastic place to work and we pride ourselves on our passion for delivering the highest quality care and our commitment to living our values of being passionate, responsible, respectful and kind.

We are only one of two Trusts in the Yorkshire and Humber region to be awarded ‘Top 100 places to Work; in the Health Service Journal and achieved a CQC “Good” rating for our acute service and “Outstanding” for our community service.

Applicants must hold, or expect to hold within six months of the date of interview, an appropriate CCT (or equivalent) and be listed on the General Medical Council’s Specialist Register.

These posts will attract a retention premium of £10,000 upon completion of one year’s service, £15,000 upon completion of two years’ service and a further £15,000 payment upon completion of three years’ service.

For further information on this post or to arrange an informal visit please contact Operational Director, Mike Forster at or 01423 88 5959 or General Manager, Helen Siewruk-Barnes at or 01423 88 5959

For further information about the Trust and local area please access the HDFT website.

If you have any questions regarding the application process please contact Kate Considine on 01423 554435.

Closing Date: 16th June

Interview Date: TBC


We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and are signatories of the Mindful Employer Charter which underlines our commitment to enhancing the emotional wellbeing of all staff. This commitment begins when you apply to work at our organisation. We will support individuals through reasonable adjustments both at interview and during ongoing employment. In line with the principles of flexible working and improving work life balance, all advertised full time posts will be considered for job share or part time.

We welcome applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, physical or mental health condition, addiction or other healthcare need.

We take pride in being a partner organisation in the Yorkshire and Humber Clinical Research Network and are committed to supporting research activity as part of the services we provide. We have research projects running across all specialties which are providing evidence and informing local and national practice.

Applicants who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK are welcome, but such candidates will not be appointed to the post if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates, as the employing body will, in those circumstances, be unable to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test requirements, as required by UKVI. All applicants must state their current immigration status, including expiry dates, on their application.

All job offers are subject to Agenda for Change T&C’s, excluding medical posts. Offers may also be subject to a Standard or Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service certificate, dependent on the position.

HDFT takes its responsibility for the Safeguarding of Children & Vulnerable Adults seriously. Each member of staff must comply with the HDFT policy, procedures and strategies relating to Safeguarding.

In submitting an application form, you automatically authorise the Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the ESR IAT process, should you be appointed.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current 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 current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration 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, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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