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Consultant in Acute Medical and Ambulatroy Emergency Care

Job Description

There are many good reasons to choose to come and work at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

1st September 2015 was a landmark date for Chelsea and Westminster and West Middlesex hospitals as we officially came together to form the enlarged Foundation Trust. This helps secure the future of both major acute hospitals and by combining into a single, unified trust there will be more scope to innovate and develop even better services for our patients.

We aim to be a hospital of choice for patients and an employer of choice for staff. In order to improve all aspects of the patient experience, we rely upon having a highly skilled, motivated, diverse, productive and patient focused workforce. Our vision is to be a first class hospital for our community and we will build a strong and sustainable foundation trust which provides high-quality, value-for-money services to meet the health needs of the local population. It' s a very exciting time to come and work for us.


Applicants are invited to apply for a post in Acute Medicine And Ambulatory Emergency Care, offering scope for specialist interests, at Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust. This post will be based at the West Middlesex university Hospital site, and have commitments on the Acute Medicine rota.

The Acute Medicine team is a progressive and dynamic department. The 42 bedded AAU/AMU sees 35-50 patients a day, working closely with Emergency Department and Surgical colleagues to adopt an innovative, problem solving approach. Our Ambulatory Care service sees over 20-30 patients daily and offers an alternative to admission, facilitates supported discharge and utilises the skills of AMU physicians in a model recognised as good practice by the National Ambulatory Care Network.

The Stroke Service is provided between across both the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital sites, with care provided for all acute stroke patients after they have been repatriated from the local Hyper-Acute Stroke Unit. In conjunction with this there are also daily TIA Services across the Trust, operating five days per week currently and stroke outpatient clinics. The successful candidate will be expected to participate both in TIA and stroke clinics, with a commitment to stroke inpatients.

The post holder will undertake fixed clinical and non-clinical sessions according to an agreed timetable as part of a Consultant Team. The post will be divided into a ratio 85 Direct Clinical Care (DCC) (65 Acute Medicine / 2 Stroke) / 2 Supporting Programmed Activities (SPA). The notional split of DCC/SPA time will be subject to annual Job Plan Review.

The Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all its employees as well as maintaining a workforce that broadly reflects the local communities we serve. In accordance with the Equality Act, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy, religion or belief or sexual orientation. Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can also be made for any candidates with a disability.

Please note:
The closing date given is a guide only. There may be some occasions where we have to close a vacancy once sufficient applications have been received. It is therefore advisable that you submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Interview arrangements will be communicated via your NHS Jobs account following the closing date. If you decide to apply for this post but have not heard from us within 3 weeks after the closing date, we regret that this usually means that your application was not successful on this occasion

**In submitting an application form, you authorise Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.**

***Please note that during the recruitment process your Identity Documentation (i.e. passport, driving licence, visa, etc.) will be scanned using a device which recognises UV, Infrared and Machine Readable Zone security features of the documents provided***

****Employment at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is offered subject to successful completion of a 6 month Probationary Period****

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.

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