Consultant in Acute Medicine

Job Ref: MedacsAO22053
Occupation: Doctors
Specialty: MAU
Job Type: Permanent
Date Added: 22 May 2023
  • Bedfordshire, UK Bedfordshire GBR MK42 9DJ
  • Agnieszka Olbrys
  • £88,364 - £119,133 per Annum
Medacs Healthcare

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Medacs Healthcare is looking for a Locum Consultant Physician in Acute Medicine to join a large, university NHS Trust based in the East of England.

Salary scale: £84,559 to £114,003 per annum depending on experience - 10 PA's

Hours: Full Time, 10 Programmed

Contract type: Fixed term for 12 months (Locum Consultant)

The post-holders will work with five acute physicians and the AAU team to further develop and manage acute medical services (which comprise Acute Medicine Unit, Same Day Emergency Care Unit SDEC and Short Stay Unit) for an increasing number of emergency admissions and wide experience in Acute General Medicine is therefore essential.

The AAU is currently a 30 bedded unit which can accommodate an extra 4-6 patients in times of bed pressure.

The appointees will provide consultant cover in the acute medicine service and will share consultant responsibility for immediate review of medical admissions, closely supervising the junior medical staff admitting emergency patients.

The five acute physicians collaborate closely to provide cover for the AAU from 08:30 to 17:00h, from Monday to Friday. In order to provide 12 hour Consultant presence on the AAU, the evening (17:00 to 20:30) sessions and weekends (08.30 to 20:30) are supported by a combination of specialty, care of the elderly and acute physicians who have the responsibility for seeing all the new patients during this time and to review any unwell patients on the unit or on the wards. The Acute Physicians provide a morning daily post take round and review patients on AAU and Whitbread ward on an on-going basis.

The successful applicant will work with existing staff in other disciplines to provide multidisciplinary assessment for patients referred to the AAU/SDEC and will develop collaborative arrangements with primary care to facilitate both admission avoidance and early discharge. Another key relationship will be with colleagues in the Emergency Department to develop common pathways and avoid any duplication of work.

Outpatient duties will be flexible and due consideration will be given to applicant's specialist interest, if any. We expect the applicant to do 2 clinics a week which could be a mix of GIM and specialty clinics. The current clinic template is 30 minutes for new patients and 15 minutes for follow ups.

The current outlined job plan is as follows: 10 Programmed Activities, (7.5 DCC and 2 SPA, 0.5 admin).

  • Full GMC Registration with a License to Practice
  • MRCP (UK) or equivalent
  • MD, PhD or other equivalent higher degree
  • Comprehensive knowledge and Clinical expertise in Acute and General Internal Medicine

If you are interested and wish to receive more details about this post, please apply below and send your CV to Agnieszka Olbrys.

19/06/2023 11:56:43
GBP 88364 88364

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