Consultant Acute Medicine
At Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust
Having recently secured additional investment in our Acute medicine Department, we are looking to appoint exceptional individuals with energy and passion to deliver high quality clinical services in Acute Internal Medicine. The posts based at Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley are for ambitious candidates who share our values of care, respect and responsibility and who are committed to our ambition of confirming our position as leaders.
The posts are 10 PAs per week post with additional sessions available depending on individual consultant and service needs. The appointees will be joining 11 substantive consultants to provide senior cover to MHDU and the Acute Medical Unit (AMU).
The AMU has 12 rapid assessment spaces and 74 beds. There is a vibrant Ambulatory Emergency Care unit which also serves patients attending our ten weekly immediate access outpatient clinics and a consultant-led Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy Service. The AMU sees approximately 28,000 new patients per year. The new appointees will cover all areas and services of the AMU with their consultant colleagues on a rotational basis. The Trust is striving to have a 12 hour target time for discharge or transfer to an inpatient bed from the assessment area of the AMU.
Applicants must be fully registered with GMC and be on the GMC specialist register or be within six months of obtaining specialist registration in acute internal medicine at the date of interview. The new consultant contract will be offered based on 10 programmed activities per week. The current on-call commitment is one in sixteen shared with other physicians. Candidates with other specialty interests are encouraged to apply.
Based in the heart of the Black Country, The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust is the main provider of hospital and adult community services to the populations of Dudley, significant parts of the Sandwell borough and smaller, but growing, communities in South Staffordshire and Wyre Forest.
The first hospital trust in the area to be awarded coveted Foundation Trust status in 2008, we provide a wide range of medical, surgical and rehabilitation services.
Currently the Trust serves a population of around 450,000 people from three hospital sites at Russells Hall Hospital, Guest Outpatient Centre in Dudley and Corbett Outpatient Centre in Stourbridge. The Trust provides the full range of secondary care services and some specialist services for the wider populations of the Black Country and West Midlands region. The Trust also provides specialist adult community based care in patients’ homes and in more than 40 centres in the Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council community.
Our hospitals are among some of the most technologically advanced in the country, where state-of-the-art equipment and modern, purpose-built buildings combine to create the highest standards of patient care.