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Consultant in Acute Medicine


Main area
Acute Medicine
Full time - 10 sessions per week (40 pw)
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£88,364 - £119,133 Per annum
Salary period
20/10/2022 23:59

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Job overview

Applications are invited for a full time (10PA) Consultant to join our senior clinical team in the Directorate of Medicine at North Bristol NHS Trust. Prospective appointees should have experience within this field, with a CCT in Acute Medicine, full registration with the GMC and listed on the Specialist Register for General Medicine or Acute Medicine.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will be joining a team of existing Acute Medicine physicians, along with a highly motivated multidisciplinary team at a challenging yet exciting time of transformational change in service delivery.

Opportunities are available if you wish to work as either a part time or job share member of the team. We also welcome overseas applicants. But more than anything, we are hoping to meet Consultants who aren’t afraid to do things differently and who will relish the opportunity to be part of the AMU team.

Working for our organisation

We are based in the North of this buzzing and culturally rich city – if you move here it won’t take you long to discover everything that it has to offer. Bristol City Centre is just 15 minutes away, and has a great array of shops, theatres and places to eat, drink and socialise. As a place to work, our Trust couldn’t be better placed to boost your career with its teaching status and strong links with the University of Bristol and University of the West of England.

There will be a supplement for out of hours working. 

Please note, North Bristol NHS Trust does not pay for interview expenses.

Committed to equal opportunities, job share applications welcome

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The post holder will be responsible for the diagnosis and clinical management of patients presenting to the Acute Medical Unit at Southmead Hospital.
The successful applicant will be responsible for; Initial assessment of patients attending AMU.
Providing regular ward rounds and advice for patients, supported by the junior medical team.
Ensuring the completion of appropriate electronic prescriptions during admission and discharge
Attending MDT meetings
Meeting with patients, families and carers when required
Continuing responsibility for the care of patients in liaison with Consultant colleagues.
Ensuring continuity of care when the post holder is absent.
Formulate a plan of action and liaise with relevant care providers, ensuring that all initial elements of the plan have been carried out and highlight any concerns Inc. safeguarding issues.
Reconcile multiple specialties and care providers to ensure cohesive plan.
Fully participating in the Acute Medicine rota to include early and late shifts, weekend on (1 in 8 for 1 W.T,E,) and shifts in the ambulatory emergency care unit. 
Promote the activity of the Acute Medical Unit, and also support the Trust’s priorities around patient flow when possible.
The post holder will be expected to be actively involved in the administrative, teaching, 
continuing medical education and audit activities of the Acute Medical Unit.
Fully participate in the Acute Medical Unit’s Governance meetings.

The post holder will be responsible for the professional supervision and management of junior medical staff, take part in audit and research and will be entitled to study leave. 

Person specification

Qualifications & Registrations

Essential criteria
  • MRCP or Equivalent
  • Full Registration with GMC Must have CCT in General Medicine or Acute Internal Medicine and have been entered on the Specialist Register. Specialist registrars that do not hold a CCT must be due to be awarded one within 6 months of the interview date.
Desirable criteria
  • MD.MSc, PhD
  • CCT in Acute (internal) Medicine


Essential criteria
  • Recent experience of UK hospital systems or equivalent

Training, Management & Audit

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of recent CME/ reasonable training progression at this stage of career.
  • Experience in audit projects
  • Knowledge of contemporary NHS management issues
  • Knowledge of political context within which we operate.
  • Able to demonstrate leadership capability within multi-disciplinary teams and across organisations.
Desirable criteria
  • Completion of a general management course or programme

Research Teaching & Publications

Essential criteria
  • Proven teaching ability.
  • Willingness to undertake teaching of medical under-graduates & postgraduates, and non-medical trainees.
  • Ability to gain the trust and confidence of colleagues and patients.
  • Ability to teach effectively.
Desirable criteria
  • Proven track record in research and willingness to undertake further research.
  • Evidence of relevant publications in peer reviewed journals.
  • Demonstration of involvement in clinical directorate management.

Other Requirements

Essential criteria
  • Ability to lead a team and form effective working relationships within a team.
  • Ability to inspire, motivate and develop junior medical staff.
  • Effective communicator, able to work in a close-knit team and co-operate with all medical and paramedical staff.
  • Flexible, able to cover colleagues’ absence.
  • Professional attitude towards work, reliability, good record of attendance and tidy personal appearance.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of the Medical Directorate. To balance individual requirements against those of the Trust.
Desirable criteria
  • Fully accredited educational supervisor.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Louise Powter
Job title
Specialty Lead Acute Medicine
Email address
Telephone number
0117 414 1141
Additional information

For further details / informal visits contact:

Louise Powter 0117 414 1141