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Consultant Acute Physician

Job Description

Based in Guildford, the Royal Surrey County Hospital (RSCH) is a leading general hospital with 507 beds and specialist centre for cancer services and treatment. The RSCH serves a population of 320,000 for emergency and general hospital services and 12 million people for cancer services. The hospital has an annual income of £330 million. We employ over 3500 staff.

Our mission is to deliver the best patient care - ANYWHERE

Every year the RSCH sees around 280,000 outpatients, admits 61,000 patients for treatment and 70,000 patients attend our A&E department. The Trust is also a centre of excellence and training for minimal access surgery.

Join us… We are one of the top 40 hospitals in the country and amongst top 100 Employers in the country


Applications are invited for Consultants in Acute Medicine, to join the existing team of acute physicians and general medicine consultants who provide acute and emergency care for medical patients accessing the Trust. We are looking for enthusiastic colleagues to join the department of acute medicine and drive service improvements in this department. We welcome applicants who wish to concentrate only on acute medicine but would consider applicants accredited in an additional medical speciality who would spend up to 30% of their time in this area.

Our vision is to provide excellent consultant led care for our patients from the moment they arrive, and to ensure rapid access to the right service at the right time, as well as maximising opportunities for ambulatory care and early discharge.

The Trust Board is committed to significant investment in urgent care, including medical pathways. Acute medical admissions are managed in a 32 bedded purpose built emergency assessment unit accommodating emergency medical and surgical admissions which includes a hot lab for urgent investigations. During the next six months considerable reconfiguration is planned with the relocation of surgical admissions to a dedicated SAU providing the platform to develop the medical admissions unit to incorporate a dedicated short stay facility.

Acute medicine is supported by formal subspeciality rotas for cardiology, acute stroke (including thrombolysis) and a 24/7 GI haemorrhage rota. The Foundation programme expanded in August 2013 with eleven dedicated EAU FY1 doctors working across medicine and surgery, and it is anticipated that the successful applicant(s) will have a pivotal role in junior doctor education and training.

Possession of MRCP or equivalent qualification is essential and applicants must be holders of a CCT in acute medicine and/or general internal medicine with a sub specialty or be within six months of obtaining such a CCT.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Michelle Gallagher, Clinical Director Medicine  ( Phone number removed )  x 4846, Dr Kath McCullough lead for acute medicine or Mr John Coleman Deputy Director of Operations  ( Phone number removed )  x 4162.

If you are interested in applying for this post please use the links below to access the full job description and apply online.

In order to streamline recruitment within our Trust some of our vacancies may expire prior to the advertised closing date. This is in line with the Department of Health's policy.


Unfortunately we are not always able to acknowledge each application. If you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date, please consider that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion.

The Royal Surrey Hospital NHS Foundation Trust aims to ensure that no job applicant or employee is unfairly disadvantaged on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status/civil partnership, religion/belief or trade union status. The Trust is committed to the employment and career development of people with disabilities. To demonstrate our commitment we use the Disability Symbol which is awarded by the Employment Service. As a symbol user, we guarantee an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the job they are applying for.

The trust aims to treat all applicants fairly in regards to any disclosure of conviction revealed at the application stage. Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us. This will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances and background of your offences. If you currently reside outside of the UK we will require documentary proof of security/police clearance, in English.

The Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has a safeguarding policy for both adults and children and is committed to all safeguarding legislation and current standards.

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.

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