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Consultant in Acute Medicine - MAU

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
10 PA's
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Royal Derby Hospital
£77,913 - £105,042pa
23/05/2019 23:59

There has never been a better time to come and work at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust.  The Trust was formed on 1 July 2018 to bring together our five hospitals – in Derby, Burton, Lichfield and Tamworth – to provide the highest quality care to patients across southern Derbyshire and south east Staffordshire. 

With over 12,000 members of staff you can expect huge variety and new opportunities every day! Our staff go above and beyond and take pride in caring for our patients.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

As a Trust we promote an inclusive environment and welcome applications from a diverse pool of talent and backgrounds. All individuals are valued and given every opportunity to succeed based on merit.

Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for; 

The post holder will join a successful and dynamic team that have helped transform Acute Medical Care at Royal Derby Hospital. Our vision is ‘to be a pinnacle for best practice and patient care across our emergency and urgent care pathways. We will integrate our services with the wider urgent care network to ensure patients receive the best care possible at the right time and in the right place’.

The Royal Derby Hospital has secured significant funding to reconfigure and redesign our Emergency, Urgent and Acute Care Services to ensure we have the facilities and pathways to meet the changing needs of our patients. We are expanding and redesigning our emergency department, collocating ambulatory specialist care, urgent care and primary care services. Our assessment units will be expanded and we will provide focus to frailty and mental health pathways. In this context we continue to aim to add further Consultants to our team.

You will have the option of an annualised job plan of 273 PAs of direct clinical care, primarily working in the Medical Assessment Unit (MAU) with opportunities to work in the Ambulatory Care Centre (ACC) and our a Short-Stay General Medical Wards at Royal Derby. You will work 1:6 weekends in MAU.

MAU is a 54 bedded unit. When working in MAU for the day you will be one of a team of 5-7 Acute Medicine Consultants contributing direct clinical care to patients alongside the Junior doctor workforce and ward MDT. We also work closely with all our medical specialities who provide Speciality Consultant Inreach/Ward rounds 1-2 times per day, 7 days per week.

Our improved Ambulatory Care Centre (ACC) was relaunched at a new on-site location during 2018 and has a dedicated nursing team and a junior doctor workforce. As part of rota commitments you will contribute to Consultant shifts in ACC.

Each Short-Stay ward is supported by a team of experienced nurses, three junior doctors per day (Mon - Sun, covering 0730-2000), therapists and prescribing pharmacists. On each working day, you will deliver a Consultant-led ward round at 0830 and lead a MDT-board round at 1530. Our short stay staffing model allows focus on both quality of care and operational performance.

We are looking for an ambitious physician, who wants to transform clinical services, provide stimulating teaching, develop shop-floor research and deliver high quality care within the field of urgent care.

You will be given support by working with dedicated ward-based multidisciplinary support teams, all based in our modern hospital facilities. Our Trust is committed to "Getting it Right, First Time" as shown with the expansion of our medical teams, which have helped the Trust to gain national recognition for urgent care services.

The post will be based at The Royal Derby Hospital, Derby but as a newly merged organisation, we expect flexibility to be able to work across all sites of University Hospitals of Derby and Burton Foundation Trust should the need arise.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust will consider relocation expenses and enhanced Terms and Conditions on appointment, depending on previous experience.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further details please contact Dr Roger Stanworth, Clinical Director for Acute Medicine via Mrs Angela Tedcastle on 01332 787606.

Informal visits are very welcome and we would be delighted to show you around our unit.

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Medical Staffing
Level 5, Corporate Services
Royal Derby Hospital
Uttoxeter Road
DE22 3NE
01332 789965