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Consultant Physician in Acute Medicine (x3 posts)

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Are you committed to delivering the best of care through the best of people?

Are you committed to delivering the best of care through the best of people?

Consultant Physicians in Acute Medicine (3 posts) – 10 PA’s

Medway NHS Foundation Trust is unique – undergoing transformational changes within the organisation that provides an extensive range of clinical services to a diverse population of approximately 400,000 across Medway and Swale. We are looking for a Consultant Dermatologist who shares our ambition and vision to deliver the Best of Care by the Best People and has the drive to take us forward, by ensuring the Trust continues to be the first choice for patients and our staff.

Consultant in Acute Medicine

This is an exciting opportunity to join a newly forming team of Acute Physicians, as we double our investment in Consultant-led services in this area.

With an innovative, committed team making positive changes happen daily, there has never been a better time to join Medway. We are seeking highly motivated, inspirational future leaders to drive our Acute Medicine areas forward. Your role as a Consultant Physician in Acute Medicine is dedicated to ensuring effective and high quality acute care, an essential part in contributing to our plans to transform Medway.

The applicant must have CCT in General Medicine or be within 6 months of obtaining it, with a good experience in acute medicine. We offer an attractive package with a programmed activity session each week for professional development in your specialty interest. Your sessions will be fully supported by the clinical lead of your specialty.

As a Consultant Physician you will be a clinical leader responsible for shaping service developments, improving quality and safety and directly managing junior doctors within the wider multi-disciplinary team. With a CCST/CCT in Acute / General Medicine and a good ability to make decisions at consultant level, you will demonstrate commitment to high quality service delivery, whilst remaining sympathetic to the understanding of patients and staff needs.

This is a unique opportunity to join our new and expanding Acute Medical division.

The Acute Medical Department has three important components. The Acute Admissions Ward (AAW), which consist of 50 beds (25 females and 25 male beds), Ambulatory Emergency Care (AEC) and the GP Assessment area:

In total there will be eight Consultant Physicians in Acute Medicine who will work on: shop floor weekdays from 08:00 until 17:00; look after the acute medical patients admitted during the daytime take by the APs on Acute Admission Unit (patients will not stay on AAW for more than 48hrs;.run the Emergency Ambulatory Care service 7 days a week. In addition you will have other acute medicine commitments such as hot clinics and facilitated discharge ambulatory care clinics.

You will be involved in post take in week-end on call rota and weekend review of all AP AAW patients under care. The AP and the GIM consultant will be available until 2000 in weekends, although only one needs be present after 1600.

As well as supporting acute medical take and admissions, you will develop the role of the acute medical consultant in avoiding acute admissions in the GP assessment area and Ambulatory care unit with appropriate assistance from our large number of junior medical staff and wider multi-disciplinary team.

There are 24 general medical consultants who manage the evening and night-time medical admissions from 1700 to 0800 and manage patients admitted overnight in the AAW. They undertake a post take ward round (PTWR) at 0800 the next morning

The elderly care clinicians provide a frailty service throughout the week and weekend They accept elderly frail patients over the age of 80 years old and other frail elderly as appropriate

Informal enquires are welcomed. Contact Mr Andrew Stradling, Clinical Director for Acute Medicine, Emergency Department & Elderly care on  ( Phone number removed )  and Dr Tzvetka Tencheva Clinical Lead for Acute Medicine on  ( Phone number removed ) .

Applicants must complete the on-line application form on NHS Jobs.

Medway Maritime Hospital is a smoke free site. This means that smoking is completely prohibited in all Trust buildings, grounds and car parks. This will ensure that the hospital is a better place to work and for our patients to be treated.

This post will close before the intended closing date should sufficient number of suitable applications be received. Therefore, if you are interested in applying for this role, we suggest that you do so at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment.

If you have not heard from us within 21 days of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. We wish to stress that no discourtesy is intended in following such a procedure, and you should not let this deter you from future applications.

Successful applicants will be notified of interview arrangements via e-mail, sms text or telephone from our resoricing team or a link via trac.job

We are committed to Equality of Opportunity for everyone and will guarantee an interview to any disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria.

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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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