Doctors - Locum Consultant Acute Physician

  • Department Acute Medicine
  • Salary 82,096 - 110,683
  • Closing Date 10/05/2021
  • Location Shrewsbury
  • Grade Locum Consultant
  • Job ref 223 - MLC080
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Locum
  • Hours 40

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

Locum Consultant Acute Physicians

The role

We are looking for full time enthusiastic Locum Acute Physicians or Locum Speciality Physicians with GIM accreditation to work in our dynamic current team of 10 Acute Physicians. Full time and part time applications for these posts are welcomed. It is a very exciting time to join this department as the Trust has recently agreed an extensive business case to support a significant expansion of staffing and services of the team.

The current service is present over two sites (Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals) and includes Acute Medical units and Same Day Medical Emergency Care units (on both sites) and a short stay ward (on the Shrewsbury site). As a rapidly expanding service, we are open to discussions around candidate desires on their individual job plans and would be very keen to chat with applications who are interested in helping develop a service that we can all be proud of.

Candidates who have completed their MRCP or PLAB and are in the process of applying for GMC Registration are welcome to apply for these posts providing they have the suitable experience for the role.

These are 10 PA posts with clinical 7.5 DCCs and 2.5 SPAs including 1 which is for engagement in corporate activity. 1 PA of the clinical DCCs is available to support candidate’s areas of special interest. Additional speciality sessions are negotiable in discussion with the Director of Unscheduled Care. There is a further 1.5PAs available to join the Consultant Physician out of hour’s medical on-call rota.

We would be delighted to consider applicants who trained in other specialities and are interested in hybrid posts between Acute Medicine and other medical specialities (such as Nephrology/Respiratory Medicine and Endocrine to name a few).

Our Hospitals

Our Hospitals are located in Shrewsbury and Telford and are brimming with exemplary teams of hardworking individuals. Many Consultants employed here worked in the trust as registrars and have returned to an organisation and area in the country that they felt best supported them and their family life. It poses a unique opportunity to make a difference for patients and the wider community and we hope you will want to be a part of our journey.


Shropshire is a beautiful county located between the West Midlands and North Wales. Whilst rural and home to the Shropshire Hills, the county is bustling with idyllic towns including Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Bridgnorth and Ludlow, with plenty to appeal to your varied interests.  

We are ideally located between the north and the south making travelling around the UK extremely easy. As well as being only a short distance from major cities and busy transport links including train links to Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool airports and our county also borders with beautiful North Wales which is abundant in outdoor activities, brilliant beaches, and thrilling scenery.

We look forward to hearing from you.

For further information or to arrange an informal visit, interested applicants are invited to contact:  Dr Saskia Jones-Perrott, Divisional Medical Director for Medicine and Emergency Care (, 01743 261000 ext 1240 or Dr Aruna Maharaj, Clinical Director for Acute Medicine (, 01743 261000 ext 2598.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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