Consultant Physician in Ambulatory Emergency Care

Northampton, Northamptonshire
05 May 2017
31 May 2017
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

(General Medicine)
Department Of Medicine

Applications are invited for a new whole time (10 PA) Consultant Physician in Ambulatory Emergency Care based at Northampton General Hospital. All applications will be considered from whole time to part time and flexible working arrangements.

This is an exciting time for Northampton General Hospital as we look to expand our Ambulatory Emergency Care based in our Ambulatory Care Centre (ACC). The ACC in its original location was opened in September 2013. Since then it has grown and now receives up to 750 patients per month (DVTs are not seen in ACC as they are filtered directly to a dedicated DVT service). It is currently open 5 days per week between 0800 and 2100 and at the weekend between 0900 and 1700. It is staffed by one band 7 senior nurses, two band 6 nurses, reception staff and 2 health care assistant. The consultant in ACC is supported by a middle grade, SHO and a Physician’s Associate. With future appointments, as with the rest of the hospital, we will be looking to the requirements for 7-day working. The evening session (from 1700-2100) will continue to be covered by the acute medical consultant on-call. 

The new ACC co-located adjacent to the Emergency Department opened in 2015 and includes:

  • 4 dedicated clinic rooms (one of which will is available for procedures e.g. ascitic drainage, lumbar punctures, pleural drainage)
  • 2 trolley recovery and assessment area
  • Reception area with office
  • Seated observable waiting area
  • Management office
  • Doctors office.

We are now in the process of finalising designs for new 60 bedded assessment unit. This will integrate with the ACC and there will be excellent new facilities including locker rooms, meeting rooms, interview rooms etc.

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust is a member of the second wave of the national Ambulatory Care Network. As such, we are involved quarterly training sessions, webinars and workshops to improve the service. 

The post will not include participation in the acute medical take (although this can be incorporated according to the requirements of successful applicant). We will also consider applications from physicians with a CCT in a medical specialty and for the successfully applicant will aim to incorporate that specialty interest into their job plan.

The Division of Medicine and Emergency care has 3 clinical directorates and there are opportunities for candidates with clinical management experience to take a leadership role within this new structure to provide Best Possible care at Northampton General Hospital

Possession of MRCP or equivalent qualification is essential and applicants must be holders of a CCT in acute medicine and/or general internal medicine and geriatric or be within 6 months of obtaining such a CCT.

Further information can be obtained from  Dr Jonathan Timperley, Consultant Cardiologist and Clinical Lead for Acute Medicine (01604) 523592, Dr Tristan Dyer, ED Consultant and Clinical Director for Urgent Care (01604 545605) or Dr Lyndsey Brawn, Consultant Stroke Physician and Divisional Director for Medicine and Emergency Care (01604) 545965. Candidates are welcome to visit the department.

Please apply by clicking the apply button quoting reference 265-058-17.

Closing date 31.05.17.

Interview Date 10th August