Acute Medical Consultants (3 Posts)

Birmingham, West Midlands
10 Apr 2018
15 May 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Acute Medical Consultants ( 3 Posts)

“Right now we are building our future”

The Midland Met Hospital Opening soon and we need superheroes to join our team!

We are seeking to recruit a number of enthusiastic, innovative, driven Acute Physicians to join our team of 6 Acute Physicians. We are passionate about our ethos and philosophy and are driven to provide the best care for our acutely unwell patients. We are moving into our new Acute Hospital “The Midland Met” and Acute Medicine holds the largest footprint- including 14 Level 1 beds, 54 MAU beds, a 32 bedded Short Stay unit and a large independent Medical Ambulatory Area. The new state of the art acute hospital in Grove Lane, Smethwick will bring together all acute services onto one site.

Acute Medicine within the Trust has developed from scratch over a matter of years and now is the most fundamental critical speciality for the workings of the trust. Acute physicians are highly influential and involved heavily in management and strategy.

On average 60-65% of acute medical admissions are discharged within 24 hours, This has been credited to innovative services such as virtual clinics, daily walk in review, the ambulatory unit as well as our close relations with physiotherapy, OT, frail elderly and social teams. Despite our efficiencies we have many opportunities for quality and service improvement and seek candidate who can innovate, lead and contribute to this work.

The Acute Medicine department are renowned for being the most popular site for Acute medical trainees. We have the first dedicated AMU Clinical Skills Lab within the UK which houses a simulator, CVP, LP and Chest drain training equipment and a won National Award was in May 2017 for innovation. Trainees receive training in USS, Echo, leadership and are involved heavily in teaching and education. Courses run by the unit are IMPACT, “USS at the Front Door”, Golden Hour and the AMAN training day. Feedback from the Foundation trainees is the one of the best within the Trust. This has been credited to the teamwork “family” ethos that has been created and sustained. The department has been recognised with local, national and international awards/recognition of work, services and innovation.

The successful candidates will be within 6 months of CCT in Acute Internal Medicine. We would be keen to offer development for new Consultants especially within the fields of leadership, management, education as well as research. A specialty session outside acute medicine is guaranteed. We also are very keen to accommodate flexible working. All new consultants join the Trusts well established New Consultants Leadership Programme.

The single-site Acute Hospital will benefit from co-located specialist services which will support the new Emergency Department with dedicated imaging facility and Assessment Units. It will provide state-of-the-art treatment and care for patients from Sandwell and across the region and will become the civic heart of the area and a point of pride for the community.

The Trust is a key partner with the local commissioning group and the local authorities in the Right Care Right Here programme, which seeks to deliver a redevelopment of local health services. The programme includes one of the largest investments in the UK with new facilities in both the acute and community sectors. Included within this is the new Midland Metropolitan Hospital.

The Trust has a very good reputation for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching with strong links to the University of Birmingham and Health Education West Midlands. The Trust is home to a number of University departments and we are now looking to develop research capacity in a number of specialties in the Trust including Acute Medicine so there is likely to be opportunities to become involved in research activities.

Birmingham is a vibrant, multi-cultural city and it is a very exciting place to live and work. It has a population of 1.1 million, the youngest in Europe. Its residents speak over 140 languages and blend different cultures and nationalities with history that is rich in industrial heritage.

The area boasts affordable housing with popular residential districts such as Harborne and Sutton Coldfield an easy commute to either of the main hospital sites. There are a number of very good schools and colleges locally (including a number of independent and grammar schools such as the King Edwards Schools). Birmingham is a very green city with more than 8,000 acres of green space including impressive parks around the city. Due to our central location and good motorway connections we are in easy reach of a number of beautiful rural locations including the Peak District, Cannock Chase, the Lickey Hills and the Cotswolds. The Trust offers a competitive relocation package.

For an informal discussion please contact Dr Sarb Clare, Specialty Lead for Acute Medicine on 0121 507 6465 and/or Dr Nuhu Usman, Clinical Director – Emergency Care on 0121 507 3619.

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Closing date: 15th May 2018

Interview date: 5th June 2018

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The Midland Metropolitan Hospital is being built in Smethwick and will be open in Spring 2019. It will be the single acute hospital for Sandwell and West Birmingham, providing state of the art healthcare facilities for the population. The Midland Metropolitan will house the emergency department, maternity, acute inpatient wards and operating theatres. Sandwell Hospital remains the site for the Trust headquarters. As well as providing outpatient services, day case surgery and intermediate care beds, the Sandwell Treatment Centre will have a large urgent care centre. The City Hospital site will provide outpatient care and day case surgery from the Birmingham Treatment Centre. Intermediate care beds will remain on the City Hospital site along with the Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre.

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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.

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