Consultant in Acute Medicine

Manchester, Greater Manchester
£77,913 - £105,042
21 Nov 2018
29 Dec 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

North Manchester General, part of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group is recruiting Consultants in Acute Medicine to join our friendly, innovative team. This is your chance to be part of the huge investment that is occurring within the site in clinical teams. 

We are looking for talented individuals with the aim of developing into future leaders. We offer a fast track portfolio of opportunities for exceptional individuals with unrivalled career progression. 

Following multi-million pound investment across our sites within emergency medicine, acute medicine, general medicine, paediatrics, obstetrics & urology, there has never been a better time to join our progressive and ambitious team. 

This is your opportunity to practice what you have been trained for and develop into the best of the best. We have an excellent track record for supporting clinicians in career progression, as well as innovating service development. 

Our Acute Medical Service 

Our team provides senior medical support to our 50 bedded Medical Assessment Unit and Ambulatory Care Unit, as part of a well-staffed dedicated multi-disciplinary team. Our Consultant team is expanding to establish imaginative and innovative ways of addressing the demands in emergency medical care and to ensure our specialist care is provided seven days a week. We benchmark extremely well within the region for length of stay (LOS), with a reduction of two days in the last year. We have outstanding links with on-site social services and community discharge teams which have helped to contribute to our reduction LOS and mortality reduction of 14 points in the last year. You will be supported in integrating into this highly performing unit and achieving top quartile performance. 

Our new Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) unites five local hospitals bringing together over 17,000 staff and the services of The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust to deliver high quality care across the North East of Greater Manchester. 

The Northern Care Alliance provides the benefits of scale but delivers this locally through multiple hospital sites which make up four new Care Organisations – Bury/ Rochdale, North Manchester, Oldham and Salford. Using our mantra of ‘Saving lives, Improving lives’, the aim is for our Care Organisations to work closely with the communities they serve to deliver safe, high quality and reliable care, which are trusted, connected and pioneering. 

This is a really exciting time to join our new team. 

North Manchester has links with both the local teaching hospitals and universities, with the possibility of honorary lecturer status. 

Whilst these posts are offered at 10 PA’s as well as part-time, the service actively encourages a number of sessions in other specialities, including: 

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Respiratory Medicine
  • Care of the Elderly
  • Diabetes and Endocrine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Critical Care Medicine 

Our Opportunity 

We are keen to hear from clinicians who would like to develop their skills as part of their job plan. Our developmental opportunities are offered in the following areas: 

Medical Leadership – with scope to fast track your leadership skills, preparing your career towards Clinical Lead and Clinical Director level roles within this organisation and beyond. For the right candidate there may be the future opportunity to study for an MBA. 

Medical Education – develop as an educator, with a view towards being a programme director and the opportunity to progress to regional roles. We have team leads, specialty leads and track leads. We currently have a number of regional programme directors within the organisation. 

Service Improvement – champion innovation and change across our service, which impacts directly on patient care. This portfolio will help towards clinical leadership roles in the future. We have strong links with the Salford Royal service improvement team and leadership development programmes. 

Audit and guidelines – work with our clinical audit and service improvement teams to document improvement and service change. This role will contribute to the experience required to become an effective clinical leader. 

Incidents and Governance – work with our governance teams to investigate and manage incidents and serious complaints. This will be crucial for any clinical leader to have experience in. 

Mortality – build on our 14 point reduction in mortality over the previous year and gain an understanding of how good medical practice, leadership and multi-disciplinary working all contribute to improvement in patient care. You must be on the Specialist Register or within 6 months of achieving a CCT (or equivalent) at the date of interview. 

For further details / informal visits contact: Dr Anton Sinniah, Consultant in Respiratory & Acute Medicine, Divisional Clinical Director & Deputy Medical Director on 0161 604 5461. 

Applications can be submitted by visiting and clicking ‘working for us’, or by clicking the apply button and search via reference number 352-NMCO-CAM-18. 

Closing Date: Saturday 29 December 2018. 

We are an equal opportunities employer, positive about disabled people and a no smoking organisation.