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Specialty Doctor Acute Medicine

Job Reference: 249-MED9990188

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Acute Medicine
£39,060 - £72,840

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.

The Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - Swindon

Specialty Doctor in Acute Medicine

Applications are invited for the post of Specialty Doctor in Acute Medicine at the Great Western Hospital, Swindon. This post is available from as soon as possible for an initial period of 12 months.

Our Acute medical department consists of a 33 bedded Acute Medical Unit (AMU), a  Short Stay Unit (SSU) and a well-established Ambulatory Care unit (ACU). The ACU is currently open Monday to Friday and is a consultant led service with dedicated juniors doctors and nursing staff.

The Acute consultants are responsible for the running of AMU and SSU and start daily post take ward round at 0800 hours Monday to Friday. The Acute physicians supervise the acute take during the day. The successful candidate is required to have full registration with the General Medical Council (GMC).

The successful candidate will be expected to play an active part in the development of the AMU and ACU. Every support will be given through CPD and governance.

The acute medical unit is fully integrated within the Unscheduled Care directorate which includes all other main medical specialities.

The main trust hospital, The Great Western, is an attractive new building set on the outskirts of a busy and popular town of Swindon. The hospital has excellent travel links, 5 minutes by car to junction 15 of the M4. The town is on the main rail line between Bristol and London Paddington with travel time of less than an hour to both cities.

To apply please complete the online application form.

For further information please contact Dr Catherine Strait or 01793605271 (Secretary)

Closing date for applications: 7th April 2019

All correspondance in relation to your appliaction 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 and are one of the first employers in the country to offer 30 hours of free childcare a week subject to eligibility.

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.

UK Registration

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

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