Consultant Physician in Acute Internal Medicine with a special interest
The post will be based in the Acute Medicine facility consisting of 68
beds incorporating an Emergency Assessment Unit, two short-stay wards, an acute clinic and a new Ambulatory Care Centre.
The appointee will work on a rota to cover these areas, with the other six
consultants. Pursuit of a specialist interest is encouraged, subject to
mutually agreed timetabling, but most interests can be facilitated. In
addition there is at most a 1:12 rota to oversee the acute medical take,
with compensatory rest days.
The L&D’s future vision is to become a hyperacute centre including a stroke, PCI and pacing, and bleed service in the medical department provided by specialists. A £150 million development has just commenced which will rebuild all medical areas including a major expansion of the existing A&E, a new suite of operating theatres, an integrated critical care floor with isolation rooms and medical wards with a new Ambulatory Care Centre and acute medical areas.
Alongside this, the Hospital is undertaking a large and unique review of
service provision so as to move towards a patient needs based care
service that admits patients under the most appropriate specialty team
and will include seven day working.
The L&D has always been renowned for its friendly atmosphere and
good working relationships. The Hospital has an excellent track record
of financial and senior executive stability and in recognition of this
excellent performance, the L&D is one of only a small percentage of
hospitals in England to receive an overall rating of ‘good’ by CQC in their
recent report, with some areas such as Urgent and Emergency Care
rated as ‘outstanding’.
The Trust has University Hospital status which provides an academic
environment to the hospital. In addition to postgraduate training, we
welcome medical students from the UCL Medical School throughout the
year and by arrangement with the medical school provide a programme
of clinical placements to support their education. We have an excellent
reputation for junior staff training.
Within the Centre of Multi-Professional Education & Training (COMET) is
the Medical Education Department, the library including an IT suite, and
the Training & Development Department. The main aim of the Medical
Education Department is to promote postgraduate and continuing
medical education and training for all doctors and dentists. The Hospital
actively promotes career development and progression.
The Hospital has easy access to central London and the rural Chilterns.
Excellent schools are found nearby. There is also very good access to the
Midlands and London by road or by rail. London Luton Airport is within
fifteen minutes drive of the hospital. Residence is required within ten
miles by road or up to thirty minutes travelling time of the hospital.
Candidates unable for personal reasons to work full-time are invited to
Applicants must be fully registered on the UK General Medical Council’s
Specialist Register. Specialist Registrars may apply if within six months
of obtaining CCT at the date of interview.
An informal visit may be arranged by appointment with Dr Tim Chapman, Clinical Director for Acute Medicine on 01582 718468 or 497540, email: email@example.com and/or Dr Peter Albert, Lead Clinician for Acute Medicine on 01582 718366, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Closing Date: 24 February 2019
Interview Date: 5 April 2019