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Consultant Acute Physician

Job Description

Applications are invited for full time Acute Physician to join our current team. These posts offer an exciting career opportunity for clinicians with imagination, drive and commitment to work with the team to further develop Acute Medical services for the local population. We would be happy to support and facilitate special interests and professional development within the team and elsewhere within our specialty services.

The Acute Medical department has grown over the last two years and now provides a modern service including a 19 bed Acute Medical Unit (AMU), a joint medical and surgical Ambulatory Care Unit (ACU), and regular Acute Medicine Clinics in the out-patient department. The AMU has excellent in-reach services from many specialities and facilitates one-stop ward rounds and daily multi-disciplinary board rounds.

Furness General Hospital has recently been given the prestigious Vanguard Status to develop care in an integrated model across primary and secondary care in our local area. We have a strong focus upon team working and the development of excellent working relationships across all our departments. We believe that we provide a friendly, supportive and effective working environment.

The Trust has a keen interest and deep involvement in medical and dental education at both undergraduate and post graduate levels. Medical Students from Lancaster Medical School receive the whole of their education, academic and clinical, in Cumbria and North Lancashire following the Liverpool undergraduate medical curriculum. UHMBT is the lead NHS organisation and takes responsibility throughout the five years of the degree for the provision of acute practice placements.

Cross bay working with the Royal Lancaster Infirmary and links with Lancaster University are encouraged. Lancaster University has a rapidly developing medical school and academic opportunities are common.

You must be fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practice and be eligible for inclusion on the Specialist Register or be within 6 months of obtaining your CCT at the time of interview.

Interview expenses will be paid from point of entry to the UK

For further information or an informal visit please contact:
Dr Richard Lea, Clinical Lead emial: ( Email address removed )


The Trust promotes flexible working opportunities where ever possible to enable staff to balance their work and home life. We are committed to Equal Opportunities and operate a No Smoking Policy.

Only those applicants who demonstrate clearly how they meet our Person Specification will be shortlisted for Interview.

We reserve the right to close a job advert early where sufficient applications have been received.

The Trust does not offer interview expenses to shortlisted candidates unless indicated in the advert

If the post is subject to Disclosure & Barring Service checking, (formerly CRB) a charge of £44 for Enhanced and £26 for Standard clearance for will be made to the successful candidate(s).

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 (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require 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 Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department 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.

UK Registration

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

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