Acute Medicine Consultant Physician (With Optional Specialty Interest)
Whipps Cross University Hospital, part of the Barts Health NHS Trust Group is looking for a full time Consultant Physician in Acute and General Medicine to fulfil a 12-month fixed term post. You will be joining a department that currently has 10 Consultant Acute Physicians. The post holder will have the option of a specialty interest.
This post offers an exciting opportunity to join a growing team and to develop new models of care and services that support all patients attending the hospital and within the local community. We are developing a new hospital as part of the Government’s New Hospital Programme so this is an exciting opportunity to play a role in developing the services and department of the future.
You must hold full registration with the General Medical Council and be on the Specialist Registrar or within 6 months of obtaining CCST.
Main duties of the job
Barts Health will employ the successful candidate as a full time 10 PA consultant. It is anticipated that the typical split of duties would be DCC:SPA in the first instance. The appointee will have an on call commitment of once in every 27 week-day nights, to see acute take patients from 1700-2100 and then be on call from home until morning post-take ward round 0700-0900. There is a 1 in 20 weekend commitment to cover the General Medical On-Call. There is a 1% on call supplement (Category B, low frequency) for on call work out of hours from home.
We will consider candidates who wish to work less than full time and discussions are encouraged before applications are submitted.
The medical take numbers are variable at Whipps Cross, and can be between 40 to 70 patients over a 24-hour period. Around a third of these are older than 80 years of age, and are looked after by the consultant on-call for Older People’s Services.
Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain’s leading healthcare providers.
The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.
Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.
We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.
06 April 2023
Hospital medical and dental staff
£88,364 to £119,133 a year Per Annum
Acute Medicine Medical
Continuing responsibility for the care of patients in their charge, including all administrative duties associated with patient care.
Leadership, development and organisation of the services in their charge in line with the Trusts business plans. Liaison and communication with the Lead Clinician and Clinical Director for Acute Medicine and the General Manager for Medicine based at Whipps Cross.
Development of their own interests and sub-specialities within the specialty, including active participation in research programmes.
- MRCP or Equivalent Specialist qualification
- Full GMC Registration with license to practice
- Entry on the GMC Specialist register or eligibility for entry within 6 months of date of advisory appointments committee via one of the following: CCT or CESR
- Evidence of participation in research (peer reviewed publications etc.)
- A higher degree (MD,PhD)
- Higher specialist training in Speciality Interest and G(I)Medicine or Acute Medicine
- Broad experience in Speciality and G(I)M/Acute Medicine
- Current ALS certificate
- Ability to organise and deliver a teaching programme
- Experience in Ambulatory care
- Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
- Experience of supervising medical staff
- Ability to teach medical students and junior medical and nursing staff.
- Ability to manage staff and resources effectively Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, patients, relatives, GPs nurses and other agencies
- IT skills
- Ability to motivate busy clinicians to engage in teaching
- Ability to develop research projects and supervise trainees in their research
Certificate of Sponsorship
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