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Consultant in Acute Medicine

£76,001 - £102,465 /Year

Job Description

If we receive a high volume of applications we reserve the right to close any vacancies from further applications. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.

Important Information:

Please note the University Hospital of North Midlands (NHS) Trust, do not pay travel expenses for candidates attending interviews.

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Acute Medicine Consultants

There has never been a more exciting time to join our acute medicine teams. We are substantially expanding our current services through a 2 million pound investment over the next 3 years. We have recently opened a dedicated state of the art Ambulatory Emergency Care (AEC) unit at our Royal Stoke University Hospital (RSUH) site. An additional 5 million pounds are being invested into the reconfiguration and refurbishment of emergency and acute medicine services across our sites as part of a dedicated capital investment scheme.

Our AMU department is a dynamic and well performing unit known for its high standards of care. Our current services include a 46 bed AMU and 25 bed SSU at RSUH and a 31 bed AMU at our County site admitting on average 50 – 60 patients in a 24 hour period. Members of the Acute Medicine department have a team approach which is enhanced by the excellent quality of our nursing colleagues. The University Hospitals of North Midlands provide a wide range of specialty services as a regional tertiary centre benefitting patients across our sites. There are established pathways in place streaming select acute patient groups directly into specialised services inc. primary PCI for STEMI’s, a frail elderly assessment unit, direct renal, neurology and haematology/oncology admissions and an acute stroke unit providing 24/7 thrombolysis and vascular interventions. The unit has a strong focus on critical care and enjoys strong links with the local Intensive Care department.

Consultants in Acute Medicine with or without specialty interest

The University Hospital of North Midlands is currently offering an enhanced salary package to suitable candidates.

We welcome applicants with a specialty interest which could be easily accommodated into the job plan.

You will become part of a team of 10 consultants at our RSUH site and 4 consultants at our County site. We are aiming to increase our total consultant numbers to 24 over the next 3 years. We offer an innovative and sustainable Consultant work pattern that has gained national acclaim. This system balances OOH cover with compensatory time off factored into the job plan including time off before and after a weekend duty. You will be well supported by a large group of nurse practitioners, resident junior doctors and middle grades. 5 Acute Medicine ST3-7 trainees and four trust grades/specialty doctors are currently attached to our department. We have plans to further significantly expand our middle grade numbers through dedicated posts supporting the achievement of a CCT via the CESR route.

The Region

The University hospital of North Midlands is based in Stoke on-Trent, Staffordshire and is in close proximity to the beautiful countryside of the peak district. It has excellent road links being situated on the M6 motorway and is within easy travelling distance to the thriving cities of Manchester and Birmingham.

Staffordshire adjoins Cheshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire, the West Midlands and Shropshire, and is part of the National Forest and Peak District National Park. Cannock Chase is within the County an area of outstanding Natural Beauty. There are 2 local universities and a number of high performing schools and colleges (including a number of independent and grammar schools such as the Yarlet School/ NULS and Denstone College). The area boasts affordable housing within easy commute to either of the main hospitals.

The University Hospital of North Midlands is currently offering a recruitment and retention premium salary package to suitable candidates

Application Details

Applications can be made via the NHS jobs website.

For further information contact:

Dr Sven Lehm, Consultant in Acute Medicine/Clinical Lead RSUH on direct line  ( Phone number removed )  or email ( Email address removed )

Dr Raghava Reddy, Consultant in Acute Medicine/Clinical Lead County Hospital on  ( Phone number removed )  or e mail( Email address removed )

We look forward to hearing from you!!

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If you would like support completing an application form contact the recruitment department on  ( Phone number removed )  where one of our trained assistant will be able to help.

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4. University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from everyone regardless of ethnicity, disability, gender, age, faith or sexual orientation. The Trust seeks to establish a workforce as diverse as the population it serves. We encourage applications from the local community to reflect a diverse workforce.

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