Doctors - Locum Consultant Acute Physicians

  • Department Acute Medicine
  • Salary £88,364 - £119,133 per annum
  • Closing Date 06/02/2023
  • Location The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital
  • Grade Locum Consultant
  • Job ref 223-MLC080A-I
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts

Job overview

This is a very exciting time to join the team, the department that has recently been allocated a substantive investment for expansion and improvement and we are looking for highly motivated Consultants who are passionate about optimal front door medicine and want to work with us to grow and improve the department and Trust.

These are posts for Locum Consultants for up to 12 months initially in the Department of Acute Medicine. Successful applicants will join our expanding team of motivated Consultants working across both sites. Candidates with Acute Internal Medicine training and/or GIM training wishing to do hybrid posts are encouraged to apply. We are keen to support colleague’s professional clinical areas of interest (e.g., Rheumatology or Respiratory to name a few) and are open to negotiations on your individual job plan.

Main duties of the job

A brief overview of Clinical Duties include:

  • Supervising the medical admissions ensuring timely junior team assessment and Consultant post take review of ALL new patients referred to acute medicine in the acute footprint 
  • Supporting organisation of the acute medical TAKE including attendance of the patient handover
  • Ensuring national and hospital target of care and assessment of patients are complied with
  • Provide advice and when appropriate review of patients when requested by the medical and nursing staff of the acute medical and ED space
  • Support liaising with supporting subspecialties such as ITU/Cardiology/Renal (to name a few) in the care management of unwell acute medical admissions
  • Support prompt identification of patients who are medically fit and do not require admission to hospital

Please refer to the attached Job Pack for further details regarding the main duties and responsibilities of this role.

Working for our organisation

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) is the main provider of acute hospital services for around half a million people in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales.

Encompassing some of the most picturesque parts of England and Wales, the Trust’s catchment stretches from the Cambrian Mountains in the west, to Newport and the fringes of the Black Country in the east. The main towns include: Bridgnorth, Ludlow, Market Drayton, Oswestry, Shrewsbury and Whitchurch (in Shropshire); Newport, Telford and Wellington (in Telford & Wrekin); and Newtown and Welshpool (in Powys) – all beautiful and unique.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

A formal job plan will be agreed between the successful candidate and their Clinical Director and consultant colleagues, on behalf of the Medical Director within 3 months of starting in post. A full-time job plan is based on a 10 PA working week. The job plan will be reviewed annually and is a prospective agreement that sets out the consultant's duties, responsibilities, and objectives for the coming year.

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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