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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 12/10/2020.

Consultant Physician in Acute Medicine

Job Reference: 252-A-20-18148

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust
Adult Medicine
£79,860 to £107,668

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust

Post: Consultant Physician in Acute Medicine with or Without a Specialist Interest

Directorate: Adult Medicine

Contract: Permanent


Applications are invited to apply for a full time Consultant post in Acute Medicine as part of the Medicine Division here at Darent Valley Hospital. With an innovative, committed team of six Acute Physicians, making positive changes, we are seeking to appoint a highly motivated Consultant Physician in Acute Medicine with or without a specialist interest in Acute Medicine.

Candidates that are dual trained in General Internal Medicine and Specialty Medicine would be welcome to apply and specialty sessions would be considered and accommodated where possible. Applicants should hold a CCT in Acute Medicine or General Internal Medicine or be within 3 months of CCT at the interview date.


Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust has its headquarters at Darent Valley Hospital (DVH) in Dartford, Kent. DVH is a relatively new purpose built Hospital, which opened in August 2000 and was the first Private Finance Initiative hospital to be completed. The Trust offers a comprehensive range of acute services, with a bed-base of 544, to around 400,000 people in North Kent and South East London.

As an ambitious organisation we are continuously looking for ways to enhance and improve the services that we offer patients. We have been successful in developing an acute care collaborative with Guys and St Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust, allowing us greater service development opportunities under the new ‘Vanguard’ partnership programme. In 2017 we are further develop services at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup, focusing on planned care.


As a Consultant Physician in Acute Medicine you will play a crucial role in ensuring the success of Acute Medicine, which comprises an Ambulatory Emergency Care Unit and an Acute Medical Assessment Unit. The service model is strongly supported by the Trust, and in this role you be pivotal to the delivery and expansion of high-quality care at Darent Valley Hospital.

The job offers the opportunity to contribute to the process of molding and developing the delivery of acute medical care with established and dynamic team of colleagues.

The successful applicant will be expected to participate in the delivery of an excellent teaching programme to King College undergraduate medical students and help deliver postgraduate teaching to trainee doctors.

Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

The closing date for applications is Monday 12th October 2020.

Interview (AAC) date: Monday 9th November 2020.

Informal Visits

Prospective candidates are invited to visit the Trust by arrangement with:

Dr Jonathan Kwan, Divisional Medical Director via 01322 428411


Our staff are our most valuable asset. We are committed to making staff feel appreciated, supported and included in the Trust’s successes. Our mission is to be an outstanding place to work providing the very best care for our patients and excellent career opportunities for our staff. Everything we do is guided by our core values and behaviours, identified by our staff and embedded throughout the organisation.

We have the highest CQC rating of all Acute NHS Trusts in Kent and Medway (Good). The CQC highlighted that managers promoted a positive culture that supported, valued staff and created a sense of common purpose based upon shared values.

The Trust is a great place to work, stay, develop a career and enjoy a healthy work life balance. We have made and are delivering on a wide range of commitments to staff; health and wellbeing; equality; diversity and inclusion; access to education and career development. During 2020 we are setting up quality councils, driven by our staff to create a culture of shared governance and quality improvement.

We have a strong focus on innovation and improvement. Part of Guy’s and St Thomas’ (GSTT) ‘Healthcare Alliance’ we are introducing new models of care to improve clinical outcomes for patients. Our association with GSTT also gives staff wishing to develop their skills excellent opportunities to work across numerous specialities.

As our local population increases, our services and skills are expanding and adapting to meet demand. We are continuously looking at best practice models to enhance and improve the services we offer.

The Trust provides services at Darent Valley Hospital and Queen Mary’s Hospital, for a local population of over 500,000 people.

If you would like to be part of our innovative and forward thinking team putting patients at the centre of all we do, we invite you to #joinourfamily.

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

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