Consultant Physician in Acute Medicine

Medway NHS Foundation Trust - More jobs by this advertiser

(Associated University Hospital, University of London)
Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ School of Medicine, King’s College, London
Medway Maritime Hospital, Gillingham, Kent, UK


(2 Posts – Specialist Interests encouraged)

This is an exciting opportunity to join a newly forming team of Acute Physicians, as we double our investment in Consultant-led services in this area.

With an innovative, committed team making positive changes happen daily, there has never been a better time to join Medway. We are seeking highly motivated, inspirational future leaders to drive our Acute Medicine areas forward. Your role as a Consultant Physician in Acute Medicine is dedicated to ensuring effective and high quality acute care, an essential part in contributing to our plans to transform Medway.

The applicant must have CCT in General Medicine or be within 6 months of obtaining it, with a good experience in acute medicine. We offer an attractive package with a programmed activity session each week for professional development in your specialty interest. Your sessions will be fully supported by the clinical lead of your specialty.

As a Consultant Physician you will be a clinical leader responsible for shaping service developments, improving quality and safety and directly managing junior doctors within the wider multi-disciplinary team. With a CCST/CCT in Acute / General Medicine and a good ability to make decisions at consultant level, you will demonstrate commitment to high quality service delivery, whilst remaining sympathetic to the understanding of patients and staff needs.


This is a unique opportunity to join our new and expanding Acute Medical division.

The Acute Medical Department has three important components. The Acute Admissions Ward (AAW), which consist of 50 beds (25 females and 25 male beds), Ambulatory Emergency Care (AEC) and the GP Assessment area:

In total there will be twelve Consultant Physicians in Acute Medicine who will work on: shop floor weekdays from 08:00 until 22:00; PTWR, look after the acute medical patients in Short Stay; run the Emergency Ambulatory Care service 7 days a week. In addition you will have other acute medicine commitments such as hot clinics and facilitated discharge ambulatory care clinics.

Consultant acute physician will be available in ambulatory care until 20.00 in weekends 1:8.

As well as supporting acute medical take and admissions, you will develop the role of the acute medical consultant in avoiding acute admissions in the GP assessment area and Ambulatory care unit with appropriate assistance from our large number of junior medical staff and wider multi-disciplinary team.

The elderly care clinicians provide a frailty service throughout the week and weekend They accept other frail elderly as appropriate


For further details / informal visits contact:

Informal enquires are welcomed. Contact Mr Andrew Stradling, Clinical Director for Acute Medicine, Emergency Department & Elderly care on 01634 830000 and Dr Tzvetka Tencheva Clinical Lead for Acute Medicine on 01634830000.

This post will close before the intended closing date should sufficient number of suitable applications be received. Therefore, if you are interested in applying for this role, we suggest that you do so at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment.

If you have not heard from us within 21 days of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. We wish to stress that no discourtesy is intended in following such a procedure, and you should not let this deter you from future applications.

Please note any correspondence following the application will be sent via and/or the Trust's Resourcing Team.

We are committed to Equality of Opportunity for everyone and will guarantee an interview to any disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria.

Medway NHS Foundation Trust is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of vulnerable adults and children.

Medway Maritime Hospital is a smoke free site. Smoking is completely prohibited in all Trust buildings, grounds and car parks for patients, visitors, staff and contractors. This will ensure that the hospital is a better place to work and a better place for our patients to be treated

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship


Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

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Medway NHS Foundation Trust

Gillingham, Kent (United Kingdom)

Phone: +44 1634 830000

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Company Profile

26 May 2019
Location: United Kingdom Kent Gillingham
Salary: £77913 - £105042 GBP per year
Work type:
Full time
Healthcare and Medical
Medical Practitioner
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

Only direct applications will be considered.

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