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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/10/2019.

Consultant Acute Physician

Job Reference: 347-1671811-B

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust
Acute Medicine
Southport, Southport
£77,913-£105,042 per annum

Working at Southport and Ormskirk means joining a team of 3,000 staff and professionals who local people look to keep them well and support their well-being.

We’re a friendly bunch who’ll give you the opportunities to grow your skills and make an impact that gets noticed.

We have a new and dynamic leadership team that’s starting to shape how we’ll care for patients in the years ahead. It’s an exciting time we want people like you to be part of.

So, whether you’re starting out, settling down or simply looking for the next step in your career, there’s a role for you at Southport and Ormskirk.

Consultant Acute Physician

Southport & Ormskirk NHS Trust Hospital

Acute Medicine


YC72 £77,913 - £105,042 per annum

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust provides healthcare in hospital and the community to 258,000 people across Southport, Formby and West Lancashire.

Acute care is provided at Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk and District General Hospital. This includes adults’ and children’s accident and emergency services, intensive care and a range of medical and surgical specialities. Women’s and children’s services, including maternity, are provided at Ormskirk hospital.

The North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre at Southport hospital provides specialist care for spinal patients from across the North West, North Wales and the Isle of Man.

The Trust also provides sexual health services for the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton.

Acute Medicine at Southport is one of the region’s fastest expanding Acute Medical Units with a number of Acute Physicians having complementary sub-specialty interests. The Acute team has responsibility for the running of the Emergency Assessment Unit (22 beds), the purpose built Ambulatory Care Unit (including 'hot' clinics), and the management of 14 beds on the Short Stay Unit.

A successful business case has been approved creating 5 additional consultant posts to join our dynamic and forward thinking team to expand our ambulatory service to meet the needs of our population. The clinical team are supported by Nurse Consultants, junior medics, and is currently in the process of expanding with ANPs and nursing support team.

There has been considerable investment in the emergency clinical areas with a brand new front door to ED, a Clinical Decisions Unit and a Surgical Assessment Unit all having been completed in 2018/19.

All clinical sessions will be worked on the Southport District General Hospital site. The Trust has been able to support candidates with a sub-specialty interest (including Rheumatology, Frailty and Diabetes).

All applicants must be either on the GMC Specialist Register or be within six months of obtaining their CCT award at the time of interview.

Advertising Date: 3rd September, 2019

Closing Date: 1st October, 2019

Shortlisting Date: 2nd/3rd October, 2019

AAC Panel/Interview Date: w/c 25th November, 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr D Snow - Associate Medical Director, Medicine, Tel 01704 704123

Dr A Ahmed - Clinical Director Medicine/ Acute Physician, Tel 01704 704159

Dr H Gibson - Clinical Lead Acute Medicine Tel 01704 704159

Any such visits would not form part of the selection process.

Please apply online and expect all future correspondence relating to your application via email. This includes Invitation to Interview. We do not pay interview expenses.

Should your application be successful we will require a reference/references covering a minimum period of three years from your current/most recent employer. Wherever possible provide an email address for your referees.

If you are shortlisted we are required to check your documents to establish both your identity and your right to work in this country at interview. We require at least one item of photographic documentation.

Non-EEA candidates will need immigration sponsorship. You can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post.

You must complete a Declaration of Fitness to Practice form if the post requires a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) assessment, and return it prior to interview. Trust policy is to charge successful applicants for DBS fees.

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

We reserve the right to close the job early should we receive a high volume of applications.

We are unable to respond to all applicants. If you are selected for interview you will be advised within maximum of four weeks.

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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