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Consultant AMU

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'Be part of the team that delivers 'Excellent patient care in world class hospitals'

The Trust has 5 Values as defined by the Star Chart. Applicants are advised to familiarise themselves with these Values, which can be found by clicking on the 'Trust Objectives 2015-16' document via the link on the right of the screen.

Our latest achievements include:

  • St Helens Hospital rated outstanding (CQC 2016)
  • Whiston Hospital rated good with outstanding features (CQC 2016)
  • Best Patient Experience in the NHS (CHKS Top Hospitals Awards 2015)
  • Best in the NHS in the Patient Led Assessment of the Care Environment (PLACE 2014 and 2015)
  • Cancer services rated 4th best in the country by Macmillan Cancer Support 2014
  • Ranked one of the highest in the country for extremely positive feedback received from patients (Friends and Family Test, NHS England)
  • Ranked highest in Cheshire and Merseyside for staff recommending the hospitals for the care of their friends and relatives (Staff Friends and Family Test, NHS England)
  • Ranked in the top 100 places to work in the NHS (NHS Employers and Health Service Journal 2014 and 2015)
  • Top in the North West and 7th nationally for staff recommending the Trust as a place to work (Staff Friends and Family Test, NHS England 2014)

CONSULTANT IN ACUTE MEDICINE Be part of an ambitious and forward thinking Acute Medicine service This new appointment affords an exciting opportunity to join a rapidly developing and expanding Acute Medicine Team. There are plenty of good reasons to choose us: we are Top in the North West and 7th nationally for staff recommending our Trust as a place to work as well as ranked in the top 100 places to work by the HSJ. We are also proud to be awarded Best Patient Experience in the NHS by CHKS and more recently the CQC rated our care as Outstanding. You’ll be glad you chose to join our team. The Acute Medicine Service currently has eight Consultants supported a large junior medical team as well as a team of Advanced Nurse Practitioners. The posts offer 10 programmed activities with additional programmed activities available on agreement. The new appointees would be expected to complement the existing services which provide rapid and high quality senior assessment and management for patients referred to the Medical Team from the Emergency Department or by their GP. The Acute Medical Unit consists of 48 beds with a 4 bedded area for closer observation of patients, with an enhanced nurse-patient ratio. There is also a co-located 11 bedded and 4 trolley assessment area for GP-referred patients as well as provision of Ambulatory Emergency Care. We also provide follow up for patients in the AMU Outpatient Clinic. The Trust and Acute Medicine Team are committed to education and training. We are consistently highly rated in all domains of the GMC Annual Trainee Survey. There is a well-developed teaching/training programme with excellent postgraduate facilities. Whiston Hospital is a newly-built District General Hospital serving a population of about 350,000 covering St Helens and parts of South and East Liverpool and North Cheshire. The Hospital is situated close to the M62 motorway between Liverpool and Warrington. Applicants must hold or be within 6 months of receiving CCT in Acute or General Internal Medicine from the date of the interview. This post will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure with barred list for vulnerable adults. For further details / informal visits contact:
Dr Ragit Varia Clinical Director for Acute Medicine on  ( Phone number removed )  (extension 7739)

St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff to undertake this commitment.

The Trust is a non-smoking site. Failure to follow this rule could lead to disciplinary action.

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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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