Locum Consultant in Acute Medicine

£76,001 to £102,465 pa
05 Jun 2017
25 Jun 2017
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

10 PAs

Applications are invited for the above locum 10 PA post. The post will commence as soon as possible and is pending substantive appointment.

The post holder’s clinical responsibilities will be in Acute Medicine, with duties in General Medical wards and ambulatory care. It will be based on the Lewisham hospital site of Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust.

University Hospital Lewisham (UHL) is a busy Acute General Hospital in the South-East of London and as part of London University is one of the four campuses of Guy’s, King’s & St Thomas’ School of Medicine. We offer a well equipped Postgraduate Centre and library. Lewisham is close to the Kent countryside with excellent housing and schools in close proximity. We have good bus and train connections being close to Ladywell station and Lewisham Docklands light railway.

The hospital provides the services of an Acute General Hospital together with a multi-district ENT service and a dedicated Children’s Hospital. There are approximately 500 beds including a well-equipped 14 bedded ITU /HDU a 5 bedded Cardiac Care Unit, and a 46 bed Medical Admissions Unit with its own high-dependency beds. The bulk of acute medical and surgical inpatient services is housed in the Riverside Building which opened in 2006 – a state of the art 6 storey building. The emergency department and new urgent care centre opened in 2011, and the hospital is soon to open a new ambulatory care unit.

The general medical take is run by a team of acute medicine consultants 8am to 2pm Mon-Friday.

After 2pm the on-call consultant of the day takes over and is expected to conduct a mid-take ward-round between 1700-2000. A frailty service runs parallel to the medical take and is able to take-over patients immediately on admission.

The post holder will be on-take on a 1:20 basis overnight (non-resident) and a 1:10 basis for evenings between 5pm and 8pm. Friday, Saturday and Sunday will also be on a 1:21 basis. At weekends the post holder would be expected to carry out an on take round from 4-8pm and a post take round from 8-12am.

The post holder will have dedicated time to undertake specialist medical sub-specialty work, with all sub speciality interests considered. The trust has particular interest in appointing an individual with Respiratory sub speciality interest.

Research/audit would be strongly supported and there are extensive opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.

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Please complete the online application form, attaching a copy of your current CV to support your application, ensuring that you include the names, addresses, telephone/fax numbers and e-mail addresses of three referees covering the last 3 years (one of whom must be your current or most recent employer). Applicants must be on the Specialist Register of the General Medical Council in General (Internal) Medicine or have an appropriate CCT or equivalent or be within 6 months of obtaining CCT.

Interested candidates should contact Dr John Miell, Consultant in Endocrinology and Divisional Director of Acute and Emergency Medicine via the Divisional Coordinator: Laura McCay 020 3192 6099 (laura.mccay@nhs.net).

Closing Date is: 25th June 2017

The interview date is to be confirmed

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