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General Medicine Junior Doctor

Working as a General Medicine Junior Doctor

Do you have the ability to accurately diagnose patients, deal with complex medical problems and recognise when the opinion and intervention of another specialist is required? Do you thrive in a diverse, fast-changing environment? Then a job in General Medicine within a large and varied NHS foundation trust where you could continue your training may be just what you’re looking for.

As a Junior or Middle Grade Doctor in General Medicine (GM), your skills, knowledge and experience are critical to the provision of patient care services, especially for those with complex medical problems involving multiple symptoms and conditions.

You will spend the majority of your time working between an acute medical unit, medical admissions unit and a medical ward, managing patients with a wide range of clinical problems. Your tasks will involve reviewing newly admitted patients, as well as providing care for patients awaiting an operation but who have an acute illness.


As a Junior or Middle Grade General Medicine Doctor, your main duties will include:

  • Actively supporting patients and their families, communicating clinical information to explain a diagnosis and treatment options
  • Coordinating treatment plans and prescribing various types of treatments
  • Providing constant monitoring and care for patients
  • Communicating with patients and the wider multidisciplinary team on shared patient decision making
  • Assessing and prioritising patient/client requirements, delegating effectively to others
  • Recognising, reviewing and reporting a patient’s condition and any changes to the patient and the multidisciplinary team
  • Performing basic administrative and clerical tasks, such as keeping records of test results, writing prescriptions and monitoring treatment plans
  • Conducting research to help develop and test surgical techniques and equipment that can improve operating procedures and outcomes

Qualifications and experience needed for General Medicine jobs

  • MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) or equivalent
  • A two-year foundation programme of general training
  • 6 months NHS experience within the last 3 years

Key skills required

In addition to your qualifications, as a Junior or Middle Grade General Medicine Doctor, you will have:

  • The ability to think quickly
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • A systematic approach to tasks and delegation
  • Excellent timekeeping
  • A pro-active approach to research and academia
  • Empathy and understanding
  • A flexible attitude
  • A dedication to improving and developing knowledge and skills
  • Active listening skills

Gain access to some of the most advanced medical equipment in the country as a Junior or Middle Grade General Medicine Doctor

Working flexible shifts at York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, you’ll have access to some of the most advanced medical equipment in the country and unparalleled opportunities to fully immerse yourself and gain training in a specialism.

Medacs Healthcare has lots of locum shifts available for Junior and Middle Grade GM Doctors at York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. At Medacs, we receive over 1,000 new jobs in medicine every day, so whatever your specialism, experience and ambition, there are plenty of opportunities for you. You’ll also have a dedicated placement officer who will help you negotiate the best pay, gain flexibility on when and where you work, and provide specialist support to help you with revalidation.


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