Specialty Doctor in Acute Medicine

Yeovil, Somerset
£39,060 to £72,840 per annum
30 May 2019
25 Jun 2019
386- CG1734431
Career Level
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

We are excited to offer a full time (12 PA) maternity leave Specialty Doctor cover in Acute Medicine.  The post is available for at least 6 months and will include on-call responsibilities. 

We are a modern Foundation Trust, with a friendly supportive working environment; we have been repeatedly rated as one of the top-10 healthcare employers in the country. We are one of only a handful of Trusts in the country to consistently achieve the 4 hour standard, and for 2017, achieved more than 95% for a full 12 months.  This was achieved by integrated working with the Patient Flow team and extensive work within the Trust to develop robust pathways for patients requiring support and rehabilitation, meaning they do not stay in hospital as long as they used to.

The successful candidate will need to have obtained full MRCP by the time of appointment. It is also desirable that candidates have experience and familiarity with the UK hospital system and practices or equivalent.

There is a high level of Consultant supervision, and support, with regular Clinical Governance meetings and bite size teaching sessions. CME; audit and research interests will be encouraged. Although not a formal training post, the post holder will participate in the teaching programme, and will be encouraged to attend appropriate courses to further their career.

It is an extremely exciting time to join Yeovil District Hospital. We have already made good progress in developing an Ambulatory Emergency Care (AEC) Unit, supported by Advanced Nurse Practitioners, which is co-located with the ED. We also have a dedicated Frail Older Persons Assessment Unit, which has strong links with the Emergency Department. Within the department there is a Clinical Decisions Unit and a Paediatric Assessment Unit. The Trust has also developed a Symphony Programme as a vanguard site, which has created closer working with local GP’s with the aim of supporting patients in the community to avoid them coming to hospital. The support and engagement of the Trust management, at all levels, enables creative and rewarding leadership of the service; innovative thinking is encouraged.

There is a purpose built education and clinical skills centre within the hospital, available for use by all health professionals.

Yeovil District Hospital is located within pleasant countryside, only two hours from London and less than one hour from the coast. Brand new single and family staff accommodation is located a few minutes away from the hospital.

Whether you are an established Specialty Doctor looking for a challenging new role, or you think that life in a rural ED in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK might suit you, we’d like to hear from you for a no-obligation chat.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For any inquiries please call Dr Jonathan Tipping, Clinical Director on 01935 384388 or 07751 663811.

For further information about working for Yeovil District Hospital, please refer to our website.