Consultant Physician in Acute Medicine

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We have been assigned by one of the UK's more prestigious NHS Trusts to help them recruit a Consultant Physician in Acute Medicine on either a Substantive or an NHS Fixed Term basis for 12 months to join their successful Medicine department.

Our client is the largest healthcare organisation in Wales, with responsibility for the health of nearly 700,000 people. The region also attracts some 8 million overnight visitors and 17 million day tourists each year. With a budget of approximately £1.2 billion, the Health Board employs over 16,000 people and provides acute, intermediate, mental health and community services, and also oversees primary care services to the population of North Wales. The Board also provides a number of services to the population of North Powys. As a University Health Board, they collaborate in research and development and offer joint academic posts with Bangor University and Glyndwr University respectively. The Health Board employs around 16,500 staff and has a budget of around £1.2 billion. It is responsible for the operation of three district general hospitals, as well as 22 other acute and community hospitals and a network of over 90 health centres, clinics, community health team bases and mental health units.

The successful appointee will be joining a department of will join six acute medicine consultants, fourteen acute/specialty consultants and thirty-three specialty medical consultants who together are responsible for providing the acute and general internal medicine service. The department will ask to appointee to fulfil various duties, these include: the appointee will provide a clinical service, with colleagues, which will include the responsibility for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illness, will be responsible for coordinating the emergency medical assessment service: Assessing & treating acutely ill medical patients including identifying and “pulling through” patients from A&E department, Supervising the on call junior medical team, Working closely with the A&E team to develop joint working practices to improve the emergency patient experience & Working with consultant physician colleagues to develop alternatives to hospital admission such as ambulatory care, hot clinics and specialty urgent care pathways. Furthermore, you'll also be asked to participate in the out of hour's service delivery of acute medical take during weekdays and weekends on a rota basis, Undertaking about 3 subspecialty sessions. These will be agreed with individual appointee as appropriate and will be regularly reviewed in job plan meeting, the appointee will be named in the contracts of junior staff as the person expected to act as Educational and Clinical Supervisor for junior medical staff; overseeing their training and being the initial source of advice for doctors regarding their careers & will be required to participate in the LHB's risk management process and in clinical audit and other healthcare governance activities within the department.

Our client is based in a very desirable part of Wales in a unique blend of rural and urban living. Whether it be a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline, or a variety of theatres and live music venues with transport and motorway links to big cities such as Bristol.

Additional Information
- Will consider full time or part time
- 10 P.A's
- Prestigious NHS Trust
- A well supported & friendly team
- Must have GMC Registration

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