Consultant Acute Physician

Crewe, Cheshire
£76,761 to £103,490 pa
19 Feb 2018
25 Mar 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Nestled in the heart of Cheshire, with green fields bordering the site on every side, Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust staff benefit from great work, home, education and leisure opportunities. The Trust has three sites, including its headquarters at Leighton Hospital in Crewe - 35 minutes from Manchester or Liverpool and less than an hour away from Birmingham, yet only half an hour away from the Peak District. There are some excellent day nurseries and schools in the local area, including 22 Ofsted “Outstanding Providers”.

The Trust has a formal clinical partnership with its nearby University Hospital, benefits from local universities in Crewe (Manchester Metropolitan University) and in Chester.

The Trust was rated as ‘Good’ by the CQC from its October 2014 full inspection, has a good reputation for research and benefits from some of the very latest clinical facilities; these include Critical Care, neonatal intensive care, a new suite of state-of-the-art theatres and a dedicated day case Treatment Centre. The Trust has invested significantly in recent years in clinical expansion and has improved and maintained all aspects of clinical quality.

The Trust’s recruitment premium means that individuals choosing to come and work at MCHFT in the role of Consultant Acute Physician will benefit from an additional £22,800 on appointment, in addition to their basic salary, with an additional £22,800 paid at the completion of four years’ service. The premiums are in addition to relocation packages of up to £8,000 being offered by the Trust to successful candidates.

The successful candidate will join a team of 4.8 WTEsubstantive Consultants based at Leighton Hospital, Crewe. We have an Acute Medical Unit (32 beds) and an Ambulatory Care Unit (20 places) for designated GP referrals which is open from 8am to 10pm and takes the majority of patients referred in to Medicine during daytime hours, Monday to Friday. The Acute Physician team is also responsible for a 32 bedded short stay ward co-located with AMU / ACU, to ensure continuity of acute care.

The main purpose of the role is to manage acute medical admissisions, particularly during the first 24-72 hours of admission and to ensure that interventions and investigations are initiated in a timely manner as soon as possible after the patient’s arrival.

The post-holder will participate in the General Medical Consultant on-call rota which is on a 1:13 basis.

The successful candidate will act as a member of the relevant Divisional, Trust and Regional Committees. They will also be expected to take part in management functions and strategic planning in respect of the Division and the Trust.

Applicants must have full registration with the GMC including a License to Practice, and be on the Specialist Register (or be within six months of obtaining their Certificate of Completion of Training).

The posts are offered on a full-time basis; however, the Trust would welcome discussion with individuals looking for a more flexible working pattern to support a different work life balance.

The department is working with the Acute Frailty Network to develop strategies and new ways of working to manage the frail older person presenting to Acute Medicine and the Emergency department. If you are interested in getting involved with grass roots change and integrated working with community teams then we would encourage you to apply.

There are many exciting possibilities for other developmental opportunities within the department including opportunities to incorporate sub specialty interests outside of Acute Medicine. Please contact us for an informal discussion or further details:

Dr Shirley Hammersley
Consultant Acute Physician / Clinical Lead
Tel: 01270 612092 or email:

Mrs Verity Lockett
Service Manager
Tel: 01270 273038 or email:

To apply for this position, please click the Apply button.

Shortlisted candidates will be expected to visit the department prior to interview.

MCHFT is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC, had the best staff survey results of all acute trusts in England in 2016, consistently achieves Cancer and A&E waiting time targets and has an award winning Maternity Unit.

In recent years, we have invested in clinical expansion and now have cutting edge clinical facilities including Critical Care and state-of-the-art theatres.

The Trust has a ‘Stronger Together’ clinical partnership with University Hospital North Midlands and is part of Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership (CCICP) which aims transform, develop and deliver health care services in the community.

MCHFT supports Return to Practice programmes for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals. If you would like more information please ask your recruitment contact.


1 CORRESPONDENCE will be sent to the email address you registered with NHS Jobs. Check emails regularly (including Spam/Junk folders).
2 REFERENCES you must provide email addresses for all employers for your last 3 years of employment on your application.
3 VALUES AND BEHAVIOUR Recruitment is based on the Trust's values and behaviours which can be viewed on our website.
4 PROBATIONARY PERIOD Appointments are subject to a probationary period of 6 months.
5 DBS DISCLOSURE where a DBS is appropriate you will be required to pay for the disclosure
8 EXPENSES MCHFT does not reimburse travel to interview expenses.

Should you require a reasonable adjustment to our recruitment process, please contact a member of the Recruitment Team on 01270 273937 at the earliest opportunity and we'll be happy to discuss this with you.

MCHFT operates a Preferred Supplier List and agencies should refrain from making contact with colleagues in our organisation. Speculative approaches may reflect unfavourably on your agency.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.


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