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Lancashire NHS Consultant Post CCT ST7+ Acute Medicine Physician United Kingdom

Lancashire NHS Consultant Post CCT ST7+ Acute Medicine Physician United Kingdom via Workplace Doctors on a fixed term/ permanent basis.

***Location: Lancashire – United Kingdom
***Speciality: Medicine – Acute Physician
*** Role: Consultant / ST 7+ / Post CCT / CESR
***Duration: Fixed Term / Permanent (NOT Locum Basis)
***Pay rate: £NEGOTIABLE (dependent on experience £79,860 to £110,465 a year)
***Start date: ASAP
*** GMC Registration Required ( General Medical Council) Essential
*** Specialist Register entry on the GMC Register
***CESR / CCT or Post CCT (within 6 month of job offer) or equivalent overseas qualification.

Overview

Our Lancashire NHS client prides itself on being a friendly and caring place to work where the aim to combine our patient first approach with innovative and creativity against a backdrop of holistic team working, as encapsulated in their vision and values.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the post of Acute Consultant in the newly developed Same Day Emergency Care Unit at our client hospital. The new unit has been developed after £1.9 million of investment which has been utilised to design and build a full new clinical area which the service will operate within. There has also been a further £2.5 million of workforce investment made which will create a fully established Same Day Emergency Care team.

The Acute Medical teams have recently developed robust clinical pathways which will underpin the Same Day Emergency Care unit. All patients attending the Emergency Department will be assessed utilizing the pathways and exclusion criteria to ensure patient pathways are effective and efficient.

The Same Day Emergency Care Unit has 2 treatment rooms, 8 trolley spaces, 4 reclining chairs and a waiting room. The unit will be absolutely key in ensuring the success in the Acute Medical Clinical Business Unit but will also play an integral part in securing the sustained success of the Division of Medicine.

This is an exciting new venture for the hospital and are now looking to build a substantial team that share the vision they have. The individuals must be enthusiastic and motivated, who has excellent leadership skills and the ability to problem solve, effectively communicate with patients and all members of the multi-disciplinary team. The team will be extremely fast paced and proactive.

As a Consultant you will have the ability to support the department in providing a team approach to ensure high standards of safe care and constant support for junior staff and students in practice.

You must have experience of working in Acute Medicine and be able to demonstrate clinical knowledge and skills in caring for medical patients. You will be a clinical role model and have a willingness to develop the team as well as your own professional growth.

Lancashire is an attractive area to live and has many facilities available locally. The cities of Manchester and Liverpool are within easy reach. Recreational facilities are many and varied, with the Lake District, Ribble Valley, Yorkshire Dales and Fylde Coast nearby.

Department

Our clients clinical services are structured into three divisions, the divisions of Medicine, Surgery and Diagnostic and clinical support. Within each division sits a number of clinical specialties.

Each division is headed by a divisional director, and each has its own divisional medical director and head of nursing, a number of clinical directors, matrons and other manager’s support the delivery of services within each division and each clinical specialty.

Department of Acute Medicine at our clients hospital currently comprises Medical admissions unit, Medical ambulatory care (MAC), Medical Assessment Unit (MAU) and Ambulatory care unit (ACU).

As a result of recent quality improvement programme, Acute Medicine now benefits from in-reach services from many specialties including Nephrology, Neurology, Palliative Care, Cardiology, Respiratory, Acute Oncology and Elderly Care.

With a team of dedicated consultants, trainee doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists and allied health professionals, we are proud of our commitment to provide high quality care to the patients admitted with acute medical conditions.

The hospital share our organisation’s aim to provide excellent clinical care with compassion. Their passionate staff members work in partnership with patients and their families in order to deliver timely, safe and effective care in a friendly environment.

Medical Ambulatory clinic:
MAC is an ambulatory care unit located on the ground floor next to the Emergency Department. With the main objective of delivering rapid specialist care and urgent access to investigations, this unit serves as a central hub for early assessment of patients referred to acute medical service. This unit utilises ambulatory care pathways to reduce the length of stay and to divert patients into appropriate care streams.

Medical admissions unit:
This is a dedicated 32 bedded unit that provides assessment area patients admitted from ED, who need a brief period of in-hospital stay with an early planned discharge. With a daily consultant review for every patient, this unit also benefits from daily in-reach services from a number of specialties

MAU:
Medical Assessment Unit is a dedicated 24 bedded unit providing early specialist assessment for acute medical patients. MAU also has two GP lounges that accommodate ambulatory patients referred from GPs. With easy access to a dedicated senior medical team and in-house programme of education, the unit is well liked by trainees and medical students.

Ambulatory care unit:
Ambulatory care unit is next to the Emergency Department. This unit accepts referrals from GPs in Lancashire and uses ambulatory pathways to manage referrals.

SDEC – Same Day Emergency Unit:
The new unit has been developed after £1.9 million of investment which has been utilised to design and build a full new clinical area which the service will operate within. There has also been a further £2.5 million of workforce investment made which will create a fully established Same Day Emergency Care team.

The Acute Medical teams have developed robust clinical pathways which will underpin the Same Day Emergency Care unit. All patients attending the Emergency Department will be assessed utilizing these pathways and exclusion criteria to ensure patient pathways are effective and efficient. The unit is aimed to provide acute services in an innovative way and to reduce length of stay and improve patient experience like virtual ward.

The Same Day Emergency Care Unit has 2 treatment rooms, 8 trolley spaces, 4 reclining chairs and a waiting room. The unit will be an absolutely key in ensuring the success in the Acute Medical Clinical Business Unit but will also play an integral part in securing the sustained success of the Division of Medicine. This is an exciting new venture for at the hospital and are now looking to build a substantial team that share the vision they have.

It is an exciting opportunity to be a part of this new venture.

General Duties– guideline only

Expansion of Acute Medicine is very high on the Trust’s agenda to ensure delivery of effective and timely, seamless care to our patients. These posts form the first wave of recruitment in Acute Medicine with plans to expand consultant team further in order to have a team of 10 consultants to provide a seven day service.

The post holders will: –

  • Provide direct input into the care of patients referred to Acute Medicine from GPs and the Emergency Department.
  • Contribute to multidisciplinary teams and lead the co-ordination of patient care.
  • Assume a continuous commitment for the care of patients, even if employed less than fulltime and ensure that adequate arrangements are made for leave and off-duty periods.
  • Promote high professional standards of clinical care for patients, both through direct patient care and by the maintenance of continuing professional development.
  • Develop close links with General Practitioners operating in the area.
  • Exercise the freedom to develop the services to reflect perceived priorities within available resources.

The post holder would be expected to work on acute medical units and ambulatory care unit across both sites of the trust. The appointees will provide clinical and managerial leadership in running of the Acute Medicine service. The aim of these posts is to enhance the quality of the service provided, to support improvements to in-house medical education and training and lead changes and quality improvement projects in acute medicine.

The Trust strongly supports appropriate external CPD, both in terms of time as well as funding.

Job Plan

Regular job planning meetings will be undertaken with the post holder to ensure that the appointee is remunerated for any additional activities undertaken and that the job plan accurately reflects the overall workload undertaken by the post holder.

The supporting professional activities (SPAs) allocation within the provisional job plan is an illustrative guide and will be finalised following individual agreement with successful candidates.

Further discussion on supporting professional activities will depend on the Trust’s requirements and the individual’s particular expertise.

The job Plan will be reviewed and agreed with the post-holder at appointment.

Salary

This is as described in the Medical and Dental Terms and Conditions, in line with the Consultant Contract (2003). The current full time salary scale (as of July 2020) ranges from £79,860 to £110,465 a year with eight thresholds.

The on call supplement is Category A and attracts a supplement of 5% of basic salary.

Office Accommodation

Office accommodation will be provided for the appointee with secretarial support.

Management Responsibility

All Consultants are required to attend the monthly Directorate Meetings. Post holders will be expected to share in administrative duties allocated by mutual agreement within the Directorate. As part of the Consultant Team, the consultant  will offer mentoring support and lead the existing clinical team through, one-to-one support, individual case management and complex cases, identifying development needs and suggesting CPD (Continuous Professional Development) opportunities and responding to clinical enquiries via e-mail and telephone.

Teaching/Research

The consultant will be required to participate in programmes for teaching clinical students, training junior doctors and in clinical examinations. The post-holder’s contribution to teaching, training and research will be included in the regular job plan review. Teaching will take place during programmed activities and flexibly at other times.

  • To provide conditions for improved training opportunities in line with national and local recommendations arising out of GMC and related requirements
  • To supervise and manage the work of his/her junior medical staff and participate in the training and development of these staff to the standards required by the Royal Colleges.

Clinical Governance & Audit

The consultant will participate in clinical governance activities, including clinical audit, clinical effectiveness, risk management, quality improvement activities as required by the Trust, and external accrediting bodies. There are 6 half day clinical governance meetings per annum which substitute regular fixed sessions. There is a weekly consultant meeting before MDT on Friday to discuss any issues during the week and to plan for next week.

Personal & Professional Development

The post-holder will be required to keep himself/herself fully up-to-date with their relevant area of practice and be able to demonstrate this to the satisfaction of the Trust.

The Trust supports the requirements for continuing professional development as laid down by the Royal College of Physicians and is committed to providing time and financial support for these activities.

Medical revalidation is the process by which the General Medical Council (GMC) confirms the continuation of a doctor’s licence to practise in the UK, provides greater assurance to patients, the public, employers and other healthcare professionals that licensed doctors are up-to-date and fit to practise. It is a key component of a range of measures designed to improve the quality of care for patients.

The Trust supports Royal College guidance on provision of mentors for new consultants in line with GMC recommendations. All newly appointed consultant staff are provided with a list of locally trained mentors who are available for ongoing support as required.

Personal Responsibilities

Confidentiality

All confidential information, including patient records, individual staff records, details of contract prices and terms and any other confidential information, must under no circumstances be divulged or passed on to any unauthorised person or persons. The penalty for breach of confidentiality will normally be summary dismissal.

Workplace Doctors are looking for medical professionals with UK & Overseas experience: that possesses the following qualities:

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

*** Ability to act as part of a team
*** Ability to cope with a varying work load
*** GMC Registration Essential (General Medical Council) – We can provide guidance if needed
*** Specialist Register entry on the GMC Register
***Post CESR or CCT obtained (CCT – Certificate of Completion of Training) or (CESR- Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration)
****IELTS and PLAB Exam Part 1 & 2 (IELTS, overall score 7.5) – overseas doctors
****GMC Registration Essential (General Medical Council) – We can provide guidance if needed

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Note: The Trust operates a policy whereby all employment for staff that have access to children/vulnerable adults will be subject to a satisfactory DBS Disclosure (Disclosure and Barring Service) The Criminal Records Bureau ( CRB ) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority ( ISA ) have merged to become the Disclosure and Barring Service ( DBS ). CRB checks are now called DBS checks. Overseas candidates will require an international police check or character reference.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test.

At Workplace Doctors we welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion.  Candidates will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post.

Workplace Doctors is a recruitment agency that offers locum, fixed term, permanent & locum medical jobs to cover the NHS, HSE, public and private sectors for Doctors and Nurses, AHP medical professionals.

We look forward to helping you progress your career and find you the ideal position.

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