Locum Consultant Acute Medicine
Locum Consultants in Acute Medicine
This is a great time to join our forward thinking Acute Medical Team.
The Great Western Hospital, Swindon
To support the development of our Acute Medical Unit we are looking to recruit Locum Consultants in Acute Medicine pending substantive appointments, both full time and part time applications will be considered. These appointments will be fixed term for 6 - 12 months. The successful applicants will help deliver continuity in the acute medical pathway, including working within our ambulatory care unit, to deliver an outstanding service dedicated to good quality patient care.
There is an opportunity for the successful candidates to pursue a special interest within other medical specialties with dedicated sessions offered as part of the role.
The department does aim to help strike a work life balance. The working week can be arranged for the successful applicant to have a non-working day each week.
The ideal applicants for these posts will be able to demonstrate the following attributes: strong knowledge and skills in acute medicine, positive response to the challenges of service development, resilience and flexibility in the face of rapid change, excellent interpersonal and communication skills. They will be able to work cooperatively and happily with colleagues both at consultant level and across the multidisciplinary team. They will have a strong commitment to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and an ability to demonstrate an understanding of the role of research in driving up clinical quality.
The successful applicants should possess MRCP (UK) from the Royal College of Physicians (or equivalent) and it is desirable for candidates to hold specialist registration with the GMC.
Successful applicants will be expected to participate in the medical on call rota including the weekends. The on call rota is currently 1 in 14 weekdays and 1 in 7 weekends, as two consultants provide weekend cover on both days
The main hospital, The Great Western Hospital, is an attractive new building set on the outskirts of Swindon. The hospital has excellent travel links: 5 minutes by car to junction 15 of the M4. There is easy access to surrounding villages and the Cotswolds. The town is on the main rail line between Bristol and London Paddington with travel time of less than an hour to both cities. The hospital has excellent on site facilities such as a nursery and purpose built accommodation. Great Western Hospital benefits from excellent relationship between management teams and clinical staff.
To apply please visit www.jobs.nhs.uk reference 249-MED999843