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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 07/07/2022.

Infectious Diseases / GIM Consultant

Job Reference: 365-A-21-170290

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Infectious Diseases
Worcester Royal Hospital

Our purpose is simple - Putting Patients First. We are looking for exceptional colleagues who can help us achieve this.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is a large acute and specialised hospital trust that provides a range of local acute services to the residents of Worcestershire and more specialised services to a larger population in Herefordshire and beyond.

The Trust operates hospital-based services from three sites in Kidderminster, Redditch and Worcester

Our workforce is nearly 6,800 strong, and our caring staff are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred care. You could be one of them.

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us to achieve our Vision - working in partnership to provide the best healthcare for our communities, leading and supporting our teams to move 4ward. Our 4ward behaviours, which we ask all staff to demonstrate, underpin our everyday work and remain firmly at the heart of all we do.

Our objectives are simple:

  • Best services for local people
  • Best experience of care and best outcomes for our patients
  • Best use of resources
  • Best people

Better never stops, and our Clinical Services Strategy provides a clear future vision for our Trust, our hospitals, our services and our role in the wider health and care system. Key to making all of this happen, and making sure that our teams are empowered and equipped with have the skills, tools, techniques and mindset to drive continuous improvement in every part of our Trust is our single improvement methodology

If you can help us to achieve these; if your vision matches our vision; and you believe in Putting Patients First, we would love to hear from you!

In return, we commit to investing in our staff to ensure that we retain and develop the right people, with the right skills, who care about and take pride in, putting patients first.

Applications are invited for a full time (10 PA) Consultant in Infectious Diseases and General Internal Medicine to actively develop and enhance these services within Worcestershire. This is a new full time post and will complement the existing 2 Infectious Diseases consultants in the county.

It is envisaged that the post will provide an excellent opportunity to significantly build on the current service in Infectious Diseases with particular emphasis on providing a lead in the management of infections through our emergency departments of MAU/A&E and the further development of outpatient parenteral antibiotic services (supported by 1x nurse practitioner). There are well-developed outpatient services for HIV medicine (supported by 3x CNS), hepatitis (supported by 2x CNS), tuberculosis, bone and joint infections and travel medicine.

The Trust has three sites with in-patient Infectious diseases beds at Worcestershire Royal Hospital and clinics at Worcestershire Royal Hospital (WRH), Kidderminster Hospital Treatment Centre and the Alexandra Hospital (AH). This post will further facilitate a bacteraemia service and promote antibiotic stewardship on both acute sites (WRH and AH) through close liaison with our microbiologists.

General Internal Medicine for this post is based at WRH with a 1:6 consultant of the week rota.

The post holders will be offered a place on the on-call Consultant rota for the acute medical take.

There are close links with Birmingham and Warwick Universities with a regular cohort of medical students. The Three Counties Medical School at Worcester University opens in September 2022 which brings exciting teaching and academic opportunities. Should an appointee have a particularly strong pedigree in teaching or research then the Trust would be interested in modifying a job plan to take that into account. There are two ST3 trainees in Infection, one attached to Infectious Diseases and the other Microbiology.

Essential requirements include entry on the specialist register in Infectious Diseases and General Internal Medicine Medicine (or entry expected within 6 months from date of interview) and clinical training/experience equivalent to that required for gaining (UK) CCST in Infectious Diseases and General Internal Medicine.

For further information please contact Dr Mark Roberts (Consultant lead in Infectious Diseases and Director of Medical Education) or Dr Jasper Trevelyan (Divisional Medical Director), on 01562 513072.


**Job Description is Royal College Approved**


Important information about your application

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  • You must fulfil all of the essential criteria in the person specification
  • References from current and previous employers must cover at least three years
  • Due to the large number of applications we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
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  • If you have not been contacted within four weeks of the closing date, please assume you have not been shortlisted on this occasion
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Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is an equal opportunities employer and supports flexible working.

We offer excellent learning and development opportunities, career progression, and are part of the NHS pension scheme. All of our sites are completely smokefree.

We are proud to have achieved Timewise accreditation - this means we are committed to embedding flexible working within our organisation as a flex positive employer.

Guidelines on COVID Vaccinations

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust encourages and supports staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19. The Trust continue to support the COVID vaccination and believe that all staff should be fully vaccinated to protect themselves, their families, their colleagues and our patients.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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