Consultant Acute Medicine - Wandsworth

St George’s University Hospitals
02 Dec 2017
13 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Main area
Acute MedicineGrade
NHS Medical & Dental: ConsultantContract
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St Georges Hospital NHS TrustTown
17/12/2017 23:59

St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the regional specialist care provider for south west London, Surrey and beyond. The trust provides a high quality, comprehensive range of health services from leading edge tertiary and trauma care to community services.
With national and regional referrals added to our local 3.5m catchment, we serve a population of around 5m.
Co-located with St George’s, University of London and with both organisations now in a formal strategic alliance with King’s Health Partners, the trust delivers with its partners high quality research and education both of which contribute to the healthcare provision of tomorrow.
Acute and tertiary health services are delivered from over 1,000 beds across two sites, by around 8,000 staff.
St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a major acute hospital that offers very specialist care for complex injuries and illnesses, including trauma, neurology, cardiac care, renal transplantation, cancer care and stroke. It has a helipad which opened in spring 2014 and the work of its emergency department can currently be seen on Channel 4’s ‘24 Hours in A&E’ programme. The hospital also provides all the usual care you would expect from a local NHS district general hospital.
We also provide services at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Roehampton. These include outpatient rapid diagnostic and treatment facilities, a minor injuries unit, limb fitting services and 70 elderly, intermediate care and rehabilitation beds.
As well as hospital services, we provide a wide variety of specialist, maternity and community services to children, adults, older people and people with learning disabilities. These services are provided from St John’s Therapy Centre, 11 health centres and clinics, schools, nursing homes and people’s own homes. The trust also manages the healthcare service at HMP Wandsworth.

We are seeking to appoint to this substantive Consultant post to start asap. The appointee will join the existing team of 12 acute physicians, who have a variety of specialist backgrounds, including; respiratory medicine, diabetes and endocrinology, infectious diseases, clinical pharmacology, renal medicine and medical education who all work together as a team. These posts offer an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and progressive unit with a passion for acute medicine and the delivery of high quality care at the front door. We are fortunate in having the benefit of a strong multidisciplinary team. We have a dedicated and bespoke therapies service, dedicated pharmacy support on the unit 24/7 and excellent management support.
We constantly strive to improve our service and it is therefore expected that the successful candidate will have a strong commitment to service improvement. The unit has a dedicated ambulatory care and high dependency unit, both of which are evolving in line with the needs of the service.

Applications are invited for a consultant in acute medicine with or without specialty. There is the opportunity to pursue a complimentary specialist interest of choice at the discretion of the care group leads for both acute and specialist medicine. There will also be the opportunity for the successful candidate to hold an honorary senior lecturer post within St George's University of London (SGUL) if they contribute to the undergraduate training programme.
Candidates should already be on the specialist register or be within six months obtaining their certificate of completion of training (CCT) in acute medicine or general internal medicine +/- a complimentary specialty and hold full GMC registration. Please note that the job plan is still subject to RCP approval.

We expect all our staff to share the values that are important to the trust – being excellent, kind, responsible and respectful – and behave in a way that reflects these. More information on the vision and values of St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is attached below. Please note that this vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient applicants are received. Please check your email regularly as all candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted and informed by email or via NHS Jobs.If you are appointed to the post, as part of your pre-employment check we will be required to verify your identity. The document/s you present for this purpose will be checked for their authenticity by scanning all known security features. These features will include:- The machine readable zone - An ultra violet image - An infra red imageAs part of you pre-employment checks, we will also be required to obtain satisfactory, written references. Please ensure that the referee details which you provide on your application form are correct. We require atleast one written reference from your current or most recent line manager. We are only able to accept references from a professional work email address.