Consultant in Acute Medicine (10PAs) - 2 Posts
Applications are invited for Consultant posts in Acute Medicine at Croydon University Hospital.
The acute medical unit at Croydon University Hospital has revolutionised the delivery of Acute and Ambulatory care across the borough in recent years.
The 42 bedded acute medical unit caters to acutely unwell medical patients admitted either directly from their GP’s care, or the Emergency Department. The patients are assessed and have their initial treatment provided, before being smoothly and rapidly transferred to appropriate specialist areas. It has designated monitored section within the unit to provide care for more unwell patients.
In addition to this “assess, treat and route” function, the AMU has an ambulatory unit for patients with conditions such that they can be managed as a day case without the need for an overnight hospital admission.
Management of the AMU is provided at consultant level, by a group of 9 Consultant Acute Physicians (7 existing substantive Acute Physicians and 2 locums’ currently). The trainee grades supporting AMU consist of 2FY1, 5 SHO grades and 2 Trust Registrars supporting the unit. The post holder has also got an opportunity to continue practicing their specialty of interest based on our consultant rota.
This dedicated AMU team will be responsible for the initial assessment and management of acute medical patients from 0800 until 1700 while on the ward, the ambulatory care duties are between 0900 and 1800 and the on call is from 0830 till 2030 during the working week depending on the rota. The appointed post holders will be expected to lead the team of junior doctors within the unit, provide consultant level decision making into the management of acutely unwell patients, aid with streaming of such patients to appropriate specialist zoned beds, and facilitate the early discharge of patients not requiring in-patient care. As part of the latter function, consultant delivered discharge clinics will be held within the ambulatory unit.
Outside normal working hours cover for the AMU is provided by the current body of Acute Physicians from 0800 to 1400 on Saturdays and Sundays, and it is anticipated that the post holders will participate in the General Medical Consultant rota at weekends (12-hours each Saturday and Sunday), which will be approximately 1 in 48 basis.
Croydon University Hospital is a large urban DGH serving a diverse population of 340,000 in South London and has the second busiest A&E Department in London. The hospital has affiliated teaching status with St. George’s Hospital Medical School and Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas School of Medicine. Croydon is situated to the South of London and has easy access to both central London and the south coast. It also offers a huge range of social, leisure and shopping options, with transport links to both Gatwick and Heathrow Airport.
We are a progressive Trust with emphasis on innovation.
Applicants must be on GMC specialist register or within 6 months of attaining Specialist registration at the time of interview in acute medicine/General Internal Medicine. The trust will encourage and support successful candidates to develop an area of their specialist interest.
For Informal enquiries, please contact:
Dr Sri Akunuri, Clinical lead for acute medicine at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr Reza Motazed, Clinical Director for medicine at Reza.email@example.com . They can also be contacted via Judy Hurton, secretary to acute physicians on 02084013175
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Closing date: 16 April 2019