Consultant Acute Physician
At Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Consultant Physician in Acute Medicine x 2 posts
The successful candidate will join a team of 6 WTEsubstantive Consultants based at Leighton Hospital, Crewe. We have an Acute Medical Unit (32 beds) and an Ambulatory Care Unit (20 places) for designated GP referrals which is open from 8am to 10pm and takes the majority of patients referred in to Medicine during daytime hours, Monday to Friday. The Acute Physician team is also responsible for a 32 bedded short stay ward co-located with AMU / ACU, to ensure continuity of acute care.
The main purpose of the role is to manage acute medical admissisions, particularly during the first 24-72 hours of admission and to ensure that interventions and investigations are initiated in a timely manner as soon as possible after the patient’s arrival.
The post-holder will participate in the General Medical Consultant on-call rota which is currently on a 1:12 basis.
The successful candidate will act as a member of the relevant Divisional, Trust and Regional Committees. They will also be expected to take part in management functions and strategic planning in respect of the Division and the Trust.
The Trust’s new recruitment premium means that individuals choosing to come and work at MCHFT in the role of Consultant Acute Physician will benefit from an additional £23,958 pro rata on appointment, in addition to their basic salary, with an additional £23,958 pro rata paid at the completion of four years’ service. The premiums are calculated based on 10 PA’s and are in addition to relocation packages of up to £8,000 being offered by the Trust to successful candidates.
The department is working with the Acute Frailty Network to develop strategies and new ways of working to manage the frail older person presenting to Acute Medicine and the Emergency department. If you are interested in getting involved with grass roots change and integrated working with community teams then we would encourage you to apply.
There are many exciting possibilities for other developmental opportunities within the department including opportunities to incorporate sub specialty interests outside of Acute Medicine.
Applicants must have full registration with the GMC including a License to Practice, and be on the Specialist Register (or be within six months of obtaining their Certificate of Completion of Training).
The posts are offered on a full-time basis; however, the Trust would welcome discussion with individuals looking for a more flexible working pattern to support a different work life balance.
Nestled in the heart of Cheshire, with green fields bordering the site on every side, Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust staff benefit from great work, home, education and leisure opportunities. The Trust has three sites, including its headquarters at Leighton Hospital in Crewe - 35 minutes from Manchester or Liverpool and less than an hour away from Birmingham, yet only half an hour away from the Peak District. There are some excellent day nurseries and schools in the local area, including 22 Ofsted “Outstanding Providers”.
The Trust has a formal clinical partnership with its nearby University Hospital, benefits from local universities in Crewe (Manchester Metropolitan University) and in Chester.
The Trust was rated as ‘Good’ by the CQC from its October 2014 full inspection, has a good reputation for research and benefits from some of the very latest clinical facilities; these include Critical Care, neonatal intensive care, a new suite of state-of-the-art theatres and a dedicated day case Treatment Centre. The Trust has invested significantly in recent years in clinical expansion and hospital mortality is ‘As Expected’ across a range of indicators.