At Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust we value our staff and are committed to their development.
We are one of the largest Trusts in the country, with a turnover of £480 million. We employ more than 8,000 staff, and provide specialist, personalised care to a population of more than 600,000 people.
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Trust Registrars (ST3+) in Acute Medicine and Ambulatory Emergency Care (AEC)
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust was formed in 2002 and became a Foundation Trust in 2004. Over recent years, a Trust-wide change programme has been implemented to further improve the quality and safety of acute emergency care. The unscheduled Care Service line provides excellent working relationships between the Emergency Department and Acute Medical Teams. The Ambulatory Emergency Care Service (AEC) supplements this service by providing a same day emergency care to patients traditionally treated as inpatients within an urgent outpatient environment. The service provides patients assessments, diagnosis and treatment within an ambulatory environment rather than the traditional route with admitted overnight. The service has rapid access to diagnostics traditionally not available in the outpatient, ambulatory sector.
With rapid expansion of Acute Medicine Services in the last few years, currently 9 Acute Physicians offer an extended-hours consultant-delivered service across the 2 sites and 63 acute care beds. We are a very dynamic group with active involvement in National and Regional safety initiatives and a member of the national network for acute emergency care services.
Our Ambulatory Emergency Centre (AEC), located on both sites, opened in our current form in 2014. We currently operate a 5 day a week with plans to expand the opening hours of the service. This radically transforming service enhances the management of acute referrals providing efficient pathways to safely and sufficiently manage patients who would traditionally have been admitted. We have access to hot clinics in a variety of specialities to support patient pathways.
These advertised posts are looking at expanding the service to extend hours on both sites to support the provision of care for emergency admissions / emergency admission avoidance. You will be part of a team of middle grade doctors who cover AEC together with a team of ANP. Further expansion of the ANP team is also in progress. These posts can either be fashioned as a rotation through the Acute Care Units or Emergency Department or remain in sole appointment to the AECs (depending on interests and qualifications)
The Acute Medical department with its busy units provide an excellent environment for learning and development. It is a popular middle grade training centre within the South-West with support from 3 ST3+, 2 Chief Registrars, 4 ACCS and 2 CMT trainees and a number of Foundation doctors.
Consultant supported cover is provided to the AECs from 0900 to 1800
You must have sufficient wide experience in General (Internal) Medicine and be comfortable in the initial assessment and on-going treatment of acutely ill adult medical patients with a wide variety of pathology. Teaching and training is provided and attendance of our in-house teaching is encouraged and supported. The Department has a high commitment to the training and development of its entire staff.
Nestled between the Cotswolds and the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire is a highly desirable place to live and work. Our catchment area offers a wealth of living environments, whether you enjoy the hustle and bustle of large towns or the tranquillity of picturesque Cotswold villages. There is excellent access to the railway network and motorways within easy access to international airports (Birmingham International - 45min and Heathrow - 1½ hours).Nearby there are opportunities for recreation including horse racing, sailing and our multiple Cheltenham Town festivals (Jazz, Science, Literature, Food and Music festivals to name some). Excellent shopping, superb housing and some of the best public and comprehensive schools in the country make it an ideal place to live and work.
In order to be considered applicants must have FULL GMC Registration, Advanced Life Support and have previous experience of working in the NHS.
These posts are non-banded posts but the Department would support staff to participate in the Medical or Emergency Department rotas. This can be discussed during a pre-visit or during interview in further detail. For informal enquiries please contact Dr Markus Hauser, Clinical Lead for Acute Medicine on ( Phone number removed ) or ( Phone number removed )
For further information regarding this post please contact
Dr Markus Hauser, Acute Medicine Physician on 0300 422 ext 3841 or ext 8406.
Closing date: 27th October 2016
Please note that this vacancy may close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, so please apply as soon as possible if you are 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.
The 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 Trust 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 at ( Email address removed )
As part of our commitment to support Service Personnel, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, in collaboration with the Career Transition Partnership, offer a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for all qualifying Service and Ex-Service Personnel. To qualify for a guaranteed interview, candidates must meet the essential criteria for the post and be either a current member of the Armed Forces, or be within the two year period of resettlement. If this applies to you please email the job reference number and your AR number to the Recruitment Team at ( Email address removed )
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