Acute Physician with Recruitment and Retainer Incentive

£77,913 - £105,042
05 Nov 2018
03 Dec 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Emergency Assessment Unit
Royal Surrey County Hospital

Applications are invited for Acute Physicians, to join the existing team in our Emergency Assessment Unit at the Royal Surrey County Hospital, who provide acute and emergency care for medical patients accessing the Trust.

We are looking for enthusiastic colleagues to join the department of acute medicine and drive service improvements in this department. This post is one of two new substantive consultant positions due to the expansion of services at the front door.

There is recognition of the importance and value of having appropriately
 trained acute physicians to lead these services and address the increasing challenges facing the NHS and emergency services. As such we are offering a financial Recruitment and Retainer incentive which is in addition to the consultant salary scale and in proportion to the number of DCCs worked in EAU.

We actively encourage special interests and flexible working patterns to support services within acute medicine, education and leadership projects.

This is an exciting opportunity to develop new services and pathways within a dynamic and vibrant environment.

Our vision is to provide excellent consultant led care for our patients from the moment they arrive, and to ensure rapid access to the right service at the right time, as well as maximising opportunities for ambulatory care and
early discharge. In addition, the successful candidate(s) will have a pivotal role in junior doctor education and training. The Trust Board is committed to significant investment in urgent care, including medical pathways. Acute
medical admissions are managed in a 36 bedded purpose built emergency assessment unit accommodating emergency medical and surgical admissions which includes a hot lab for urgent investigations.

Possession of MRCP or equivalent qualification is essential and applicants must be holders of a CCT in acute medicine with a sub specialty or be within six months of obtaining such a CCT. Applicants with a CCT in G(I)M or
related specialty will also be considered.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Katherine McCullough, Clinical Director Acute Medicine (, tel: 01483 464049.

Interview Date: 18.12.2018