Consultant Acute Physician

Chichester, West Sussex
26 Feb 2018
15 Mar 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

St Richard's Hospital

(10 PAs - Negotiable)

(Relocation Package- Negotiable)

Applications are invited for the above post of Consultant in Acute Medicine based at St Richard’s Hospital - part of the Western Sussex NHS Foundation Trust. 

This is an innovative post for an individual looking to develop their role in a dynamic and well-equipped Acute Medical Unit. The service is delivered on the Emergency Floor – an RCP Future Hospitals Commission pilot project – with excellent opportunities for service developments – particularly for the Acute Frailty service.  We encourage applicants to discuss the model with our current team.

The successful candidate will join a dynamic team of committed Acute Physicians working in an exciting environment – which has been recoginsed by the Royal College of Physicians as a Future Hospital site, and nominated for an HSJ award in 2016 for ‘Innovation in Acute Care.’ Acute Medicine plays a central role in the delivery of non-elective care and the Emergency Floor forms the hub for all admissions to the Hospital including Medical, Surgical and Elderly Care patients. The multi-disciplinary team is fully committed to data-guided service improvement and creating a high-quality learning environement for training the doctors of the future.

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the only CQC-rated “Outstanding” hospital trust on the south coast and one of only four in the country.  We’re an ambitious organisation that champions our people, equipping them with new skills to continually improve services for patients.

The CQC recognised our leading approach continuous improvement that encourages and supports innovation at all levels.  We are an acute trust with three hospitals; St Richard’s in Chichester and Worthing Hospital, where we provide emergency and inpatient care; and Southlands Hospital in Shoreham, where we provide out-patient care and day surgery.  We are a forward looking and innovative trust whose purpose is to provide high quality emergency and elective care for the people of West Sussex.  Foundation Trust Status was achieved in July 2013. 

Our hospitals are all situated along the beautiful Sussex coast, nestled against the South Downs National Park, and close to vibrant towns that are richly endowed with excellent cultural and sporting facilities, offering good transport links to London and Europe.

All newly appointed Consultants are mentored, via the “WSHFT Mentorship scheme for senior medical staff”. 

Applicants must be on the GMC Specialist Register or within 6 months of attaining Specialist Registration at the time of interview. Applications from candidates who, for personal reasons, are unable to work full-time will be eligible to be considered for this post.

All applicants are required to provide the names and contact details of four referees; three will be clinical referees including one from the current employer (or most recent employer if not currently working) and the final referee will your current Responsible Officer for revalidation.

Please note shortlisted applicants will be asked to provide an up to date CV for their interview.

To apply, please click the apply button.

Applications from Agencies will NOT be considered, therefore please do not send any directly to the department or Medical HR

Interview Date:                     26 March 2018

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