Consultant in Infectious Diseases and Acute Medicine

Location
London (North), London (Greater)
Posted
05 Mar 2018
Closes
02 Apr 2018
Ref
337-MS-0226BK
Sector
Hospital
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust is one of the largest integrated NHS Trusts in the country employing more than 9,000 staff with a budget of more than £670 million a year. We are the first Trust of its kind to provide complete hospital-based and community healthcare services to a combined population of 930,000 in the boroughs of Brent, Harrow and Ealing. Our services include four major acute hospitals including the internationally renowned St Mark's Hospital and community services across Brent, Harrow and Ealing, including Clayponds Rehabilitation Hospital, Meadow House Hospice, Denham Unit and Willesden Centre. St Mark’s & LNWH has a major teaching commitment and we have recently been awarded University Hospital status after being granted membership of the Association of UK University Hospitals.

Our values - HEART

Our vision at London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust is to provide excellent clinical care in the right setting by being:

  • Compassionate

  • Responsive

  • Innovative

    We are clear that our vision can only be achieved by our staff, who are our most valuable asset.

    Our vision is driven by our HEART values and behaviours which were developed together with our staff.

  • H onesty

  • E quality

  • A ccountability

  • R espect

  • T eamwork

    These values describe how we interact with each other and our patients and must underpin everything we do to achieve our vision.

    London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust welcomes applications from people who wish to work part time or flexibly.

     

Post/peri CCT applications welcome for this substantive consultant post in Infectious diseases and Acute Medicine at Ealing and Northwick Hospitals.

London North West University Healthcare has one of the largest ID units in the UK, based at Ealing and Northwick Park Hospitals. Due to the size and diversity of the local population, the trust is the busiest TB unit in the UK, a regional referrals centre for Tropical/Imported infections, the North Outer West London (NOWNET) site for HIV inpatient care and a treatment centre for viral hepatitis and has a large and expanding ambulatory ID service including OPAT.

This post would join the team based at Ealing and would share in both inpatient and outpatient activities including a choice of speciality clinics (viral hepatitis, HIV, Tuberculosis) and would be tasked with developing a new ambulatory ID service (IDAR) so successful at Northwick Park. The post holder would join the cross site on call ID rota with the Northwick team, contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate training and would be encouraged to take part in our clinical research programme.

The acute GIM/assessment service at Northwick Park Hospital has seen an exponential rise in demand over the last two decades following the closure of emergency and general medical services at a number of neighbouring hospitals, including Mount Vernon Hospital, Edgware General Hospital and more recently Central Middlesex Hospital. Commensurate with this high demand for quality services, the Trust has generously supported a number of new consultant appointments along with appropriate junior medical, nursing, therapist and administrative staff to support.

This appointment will add to the current team of four acute medicine consultants (3 additional posts also in advert), nine acute/specialty consultants and twenty-nine specialty medical consultants who together are responsible for providing the AM service at Northwick Park Hospital. We provide direct hands-on consultant cover for the Assessment Service thirteen hours per day, seven days per week. We provide two on-call teams each 24 hours, along with separate teams to cover Short Stay and our award winning Emergency Ambulatory Care Unit.

Interview: 30th April 2018,

for further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Laurence John (laurence.john@nhs.net)

Dr Bill Lynn (william.lynn@nhs.net)

Dr Rachel Tennant (rachel.tennant@nhs.net)

Alternatively, please apply, by clicking the apply button.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We promote the wellbeing and safety of all our patients and carers by acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately, according to the standards determined by our policy and procedures. All posts working with vulnerable groups will be subject to an enhanced criminal records check upon appointment and staff will need to give their consent for the Trust to receive regular updates on their criminal records status throughout their employment.

Due to the high volumes of applications we receive for certain posts, we reserve the right to close any adverts before the published closing date once we have received a sufficient number of applications. After the closing date we strongly advise you check the email account which is registered with NHS Jobs regularly. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted

Our employment checking processes require that all shortlisted applicants provide the contact details of their current HR Department. If shortlisted you will be sent an email reminder to present the contact details of your HR Department at the interview.

Please note the Trust uses identity checking software for verifying the authenticity of identity documents provided by candidates.

Please note, as per updated UKVI guidelines, from April 2017 candidates appointed to any role that we are able to request sponsorship for a Tier 2 (general) visa will be required to provide an overseas criminal record certificate for themselves and any adult dependents from each country that they have lived in consecutively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Further information on obtaining the criminal record check for time spent abroad can be found on the gov.uk website.

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.

UK Registration

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

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