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Locum Consultant Acute Medicine

Job Description

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides acute hospital services and community health services across Wiltshire. We have approximately 5,200 staff who pride themselves in delivering an outstanding service to patients and users.

Locum Consultant Physician in Acute Medicine

Applications are invited for Locum Consultant Physicians in Acute Medicine at the Great Western Hospital, Swindon. These are full time 10 PA jobs whilst waiting for substantive appointments. This is an exciting opportunity for enthusiastic physicians with or without subspecialty interest. Sessions in the in sub-speciality will be accommodated with mutual agreement. The successful candidate will join four consultant Acute Physicians and one Associate specialist in very dynamic and forward looking team delivering high quality care.

These posts are available ASAP for 6 –12 months whilst awaiting appointments to substantive posts.

Our Acute Medical department consists of a 32 bedded Acute Medical Unit (AMU) including eight beds with cardiac monitors. There are 18 beds on the short stay unit (SSU) and a well established Ambulatory Care unit (ACU). The ACU is currently open Monday to Friday 10am till 8pm.It is a consultant led service with dedicated juniors doctors and nursing staff.

The Acute consultants are responsible for the running of AMU and SSU and start daily post take ward round at 0800 hours Monday to Friday. The Acute physicians supervise the acute take during the day. The successful candidate will be on the medical on call rota which also covers the weekends. The on call rota is 1:14 weekdays and 1: 7 weekends with two consultants providing weekend cover on both days. There are plans to expand the weekend cover with a third consultant covering the outlying wards during the day time.

The successful candidate will be expected to play an active part in the development of the AMU and ACU. Every support will be given through CPD and governance.

The acute medical unit is fully integrated within the proactive Unscheduled Care directorate which includes all other main medical specialities.

The main trust hospital, The Great Western, is an attractive new building set on the outskirts of a busy and popular town of Swindon. The hospital has excellent travel links: 5 minutes by car to junction 15 of the M4. The town is on the main rail line between Bristol and London Paddington with travel time of less than an hour to both cities. The hospital has excellent on site facilities such as nursery and purpose built accommodation. Great Western Hospital benefits from excellent relationship between management teams and clinical staff.

To discuss the post and arrange an informal visit, please contact Dr Ijas Ahmed, Consultant Physician on  ( Phone number removed )  or email ( Email address removed )

It is desirable for applicants are required to hold CCT in Acute medicine or G(I)M.

Please note this vacancy will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, so please apply as soon as possible if interested. We will endeavour to contact all applicants within four weeks, but if you do not hear from us, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful this time.

All new starters with the Trust will be subject to a six month probationary period. The probationary period works alongside the induction process to help create a positive and supportive working environment that allows new staff to learn the key elements of the role within a reasonable and realistic timescale.

Current employees should be aware that this position is advertised as a GWH position and appointment ends any TUPE protection.

All candidates that are offered a position after the 1st July 2016 will be required to pay for their own DBS checks if one is required for the post they are offered. For standard DBS checks the cost is £26 and will recovered from the first months pay; for enhanced DBS checks the cost is £44 and will be split over the first 2 months pay. (£22 each month)

If you are offered a bank post that requires a DBS you will need to pay for this prior to commencing.

GWH NHS Foundation Trust is a safeguarding employer committed to the safeguarding and promotion of welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The organization is committed to safe recruitment practices to protect children and vulnerable adults, and any appointment will be subject to satisfactory clearance. As part of the organisation's commitment to Safer Recruitment, candidates may request copies of relevant policies and procedures by contacting the Recruitment Team.

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.

UK Registration

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