Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
Locum Consultant Acute Physicians
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.
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.
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).
Main Duties of the job
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.
Working for our Organisation
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.
Shropshire is a beautiful county 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 Birmingham airport, our county also borders with beautiful north Wales which is abundant in outdoor activities, brilliant beaches, and thrilling scenery.
Both hospitals are based in Shropshire, a short 20 minutes’ drive apart. Shrewsbury has recently been named in the ‘Sunday Times Best Places to Live Guide’ as one of the top places to live in the country. It is a wonderful bustling place, with affordable housing, fantastic schools and great out-of-work activities for everyone.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
Direct Clinical Care
7.5 PAS on average per week (clinical activity, clinically related activity – one) Clinical DCC encompasses – AMU/Short stay ward rounds, Post take of new patient in the SDEC/ED or AMU area. One DCC is allocated for clinical admin work.
Of this an average morning AMU ward round/Short stay ward round may have approximately 10-12 patients per ward round. In an acute medical take the average intake of patient per hospital site ranges from 40 to 60 patients per 24hr with approximately 10-12 patient requiring post take reviews per four hour shift and approximately 20 to 30 patients (new & follow up) will be expected to be managed per day when the new SDEC opens. These patient numbers managed with the support of an appropriate junior workforce.
Supporting Professional Activities
2.5 PA on average per week (includes CPD, audit, Teaching and research). Please note that 1.0 SPA will be corporate in nature and what this constitutes will be agreed at the time of appointment. The successful candidate is expected to participate in audit, quality improvement services, governance activities, team management and development of acute medical services.
1PA of a 10PA job plan is available for speciality interest or alternative sub-speciality work.
Out of Hours Activity
There is the opportunity to take part in an on call rota (1 in 13 PRH, 1 in 14 RSH). This consists of supporting consultant reviews in the week from 5pm to 9pm with overnight on call over the phone and a post take ward round the next day of patients not in the acute footprint. For weekends, this will require on site input on Saturday and Sunday mornings, as well as an on call from home for emergencies at other times. This activity constitutes 1.5 PAs.