Consultant in Acute Medicine (+/- Sub specialty)

Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
£76,761 - £103,490
19 Feb 2018
31 Mar 2018
177- MDST-872
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

The James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of around 230,000 people in the Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft and Waveney areas. The Trust provides an integrated hospital and community children’s service. 

Patent and staff experience is important to us and these are the behaviours we live by: 

Putting patients first
Aiming to get it right 
Recognising that everybody counts
Doing everything openly and honestly

Consultant in Acute Medicine (+/- subspecialty)

  • Friendly and enthusiastic consultant team
  • Beautiful location on the Norfolk coast
  • One of HSJ “Best NHS Places to Work”
  • Recruitment bonus available

Come and join our successful team, located on the Norfolk coast within walking distance of long sandy beaches and close to the beautiful Norfolk Broads. The James Paget Hospital has been consistently ranked among the top 100 “Best NHS Providers to work for” in the Health Service Journal, due to its supportive atmosphere and positive management culture. CQC inspection in 2015 and 2016 rated the hospital “Good” overall, with outstanding leadership in urgent and emergency care.

This is a new post. We are happy to accommodate someone dedicated fulltime to Acute Medicine or someone who seeks a 50/50 or 70/30 split between another Medical Specialty, including but not exclusively Gastroenterology, Respiratory Medicine, Older Peoples Medicine and Cardiology.

The successful candidate would join a team of five enthusiastic acute medical consultants and three associated consultants to further develop and streamline the front-door pathway. We utilise point-of-care ultrasound and enjoy an excellent service from our radiology colleagues to fast-track outpatient management of conditions such as pulmonary embolism.

The Acute Medical Unit is a 34-bedded unit, including 8 level 1+ beds. We manage acute non-invasive ventilation within the unit in the initial 24-48 hours before transferring to the respiratory ward.

Our Ambulatory Care Unit has attracted international attention. Using a combination of point-of-care testing and rapid senior clinical assessment, we have achieved a mean length of stay for the unit of 120 minutes with 96% same-day discharges. The Ambulatory Unit is currently undergoing a state-of-the-art transformation, due for completion June 2018. There will be multiple consultation suites and procedure rooms to enable us to better manage our current patient demand of 25-40 patients per day as well as a future demand of up to 60 patients per day.

Since April 2017, we have incorporated the 16-bedded Short Stay Medical Unit within the Emergency Floor. It is managed by the Acute Medical Team and consultants work there on a fortnightly rotational basis. There are daily consultant ward rounds. The length of stay since the move has resulted in a drop of the average length of stay from 8 to 2.5 days.

The addition of this new consultant post will enable us to further support the Ambulatory Unit in particular and provide a dedicated consultant telephone service for our local General Practitioner colleagues.

The James Paget University Hospital is part of the University of East Anglia Joint Medical School and undergraduate medical students spend 30% of their clinical teaching time within the Trust. There is therefore ample opportunity to become more involved with assessment and course development for anyone with an interest in this area.

Prospective candidates should be within 6 months of obtaining a CCT, or be listed on or eligible for the UK Specialist Register at the date of interview.

There is a wide choice of good local schools and competitive house prices in this beautiful area of the country. The historic city of Norwich is only 30 minutes away and has an international airport; there are excellent rail links to London and easy access to the ports of Felixstowe and Harwich for access to Europe.

For an informal discussion or to arrange a visit please contact Dr Anna Blackburn, Clinical Director for Emergency Care on 01493 452154 or 

Dr Al Green, Clinical Lead for Acute Medicine on 01493 452154.

To learn more about the Trust, please visit our website.

To apply and for more details of the post, please click on the APPLY button.

Closing date is 31st March 2018, Interview date can be located on NHS Jobs.

The James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust recognises the requirement to promote health and reduce ill-health. The Trust is committed to the principles of improving working lives through a number of initiatives such as job share, flexible working and the development of a culture of openness and transparency. The Trust is committed to ensuring that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of their gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation or identity, and religion or belief.

Tier 2 Sponsorship – (not applicable for Apprenticeships): 

We are pleased to consider applicants who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK but it is unlikely that we would be able to appoint if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available.

It is important that your application meets the minimum requirements of the person specification, as the Trust will shortlist against these details. Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification before making your application to ensure that your application demonstrates that you meet the minimum requirements. 

Please check your account regularly under “My Applications” to view the progress of your applications. Applications which are successful will be invited to interview using the email address provided within your application. Please check your email account regularly. If you do not hear from us within 4 weeks, please assume your application has been unsuccessful. Please note that feedback on application may not always be possible, however, if you are interviewed and unsuccessful feedback will be given by the Recruiting Manager.

In submitting an application form, you authorise the Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

Please note that should we experience a high level of interest in this post, the vacancy may be closed prior to the stated closing date.

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.