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Consultant in Acute Medicine

Job Description

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest acute hospital trusts in the country. We provide a full range of services to more than 650,000 people across Portsmouth, South East Hampshire and West Sussex. Most services are provided at Queen Alexandra Hospital but we also offer a range of outpatient and diagnostic facilities closer to patients’ homes. We handle around 130,000 Emergency Department admissions a year and have the busiest maternity department on the South Coast. The Trust employs around 6,000 staff and is the second largest employer in Portsmouth.

The Trust’s vision is to be the best hospital, provide the best care by employing the best people and to ensure our patients are the centre of all that we do. If you share the same values as Portsmouth Hospitals; Respect & Dignity, Quality of Care, Working Together and Efficiency we want you to work for us.

Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, is looking for a colleague to join an award winning and innovative team of physicians in the largest Acute Medical Units on the South Coast.

The Role

This appointment is being made in order to improve patient flow and enhance the patient experience and as such is expected to contribute to the innovative rota providing senior presence into the evening and during both days at weekends.

It is envisaged that this new appointment will further consolidate our teaching reputation, strengthen our highly motivated multidisciplinary team, and enable further development of this busy, dynamic department.

We’re looking for;

  • Candidates who are fully registered with the GMC and on GMC specialist registrar via CCT (proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of interview), CESR or European Community Rights.
  • Training in and wide experience of general (internal) medicine and management of acute unselected take.

The Department

The 58-bedded Acute Medical Unit sees upwards of 100 patients a day with a medical take of about 65 patients daily.

We work very closely with Primary care and Emergency Department colleagues to adopt an innovative, problem solving approach. This includes piloting the use of technology in health care, and the use of shared pathways and processes across the Health Care Economy.

Our Ambulatory Care service; sees over 30 patients daily and offers an alternative to admission, facilitates supported discharge and utilises the skills of AMU physicians and local GP’s in a model recognised as good practice by the National Ambulatory Care Network.

The department lays heavy emphasis on education and training. Members of the senior team pioneered and run the Portsmouth medical emergency simulator course and deliver the highly popular AIMS course. Medical Student feedback is consistently high.

What we can offer you;

Financial assistance if you need to move your main domestic residence as a result of your appointment.

Flexible working so you can balance personal interests, family life and work more effectively. We believe that our ability to attract high calibre staff will be enhanced by the fact that we can offer terms and conditions of employment best suited to individual circumstances and priorities. Therefore, those who wish to work part-time/job share are welcome to apply.

Encouragement and support will be given so that you can continue your professional development.

Staff benefits which include childcare vouchers, onsite gym / swimming pool, cycle to work scheme, access to our Beach Hut and many more!

Contact us today!

To discuss the role in more detail please contact Dr Howard Buchan, Clinical Director on  ( Phone number removed )  extension 5139.

NB: The closing date for this post is Sunday 20th November 2016.

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