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Locum Consultant in Acute Medicine

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Acute Medicine
NHS Locum
40 hours per week
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University Hospital, Coventry
£76,761 - £103,490 per annum
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University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire is located in the West Midlands and is home to one of the largest teaching hospitals in England. Our mission to Care, Achieve and Innovate is demonstrated in our reputation for innovation, teaching and research and high quality patient care. University Hospital in Coventry is one of the most modern healthcare facilities in Western Europe with £200 million of new medical and research equipment and a hospital that is at the forefront of digital imaging and technology.

We provide general acute hospital services to approximately 500,000 people from Coventry and Rugby and specialist hospital services to over one million people from Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond. The Trust has a revenue budget of approximately £473 million, we employ 5,639 staff, manage 1,380 beds and 32 operating theatres.

The Trust is made up of the following hospitals:
University Hospital Coventry 
Hospital of St Cross – Rugby 

Locum Consultant in Acute Internal Medicine

We are excited to announce this opportunity for enthusiastic and committed individuals to join our renovated Department of Acute Medicine at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust. When appointed, you will become part of new innovative developments in the provision of a first class service for the population of Coventry and Warwickshire.

The Department of Acute Medicine has recently undergone a major reconfiguration following the introduction of a new Urgent Care Model.

This has provided an opportunity for the Department of Acute Medicine to expand and develop its new identity as a leading service in the Trust. You will be able to join another 13 full time and part time consultants who have other specialty interests.

The department works in conjunction with a widely known tertiary centres in trauma, neurosurgery, cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery. We are affiliated to Warwick Medical School which is one of the top 10 universities in England.

You will have the opportunity to lead in management, education, research, audit or various other aspects of the department. We are now looking for committed and enthusiastic clinicians to join the department in the acute medicine unit (AMU), short stay unit, medical decision unit (MDU) and ambulatory emergency clinic (AEC) to improve the services and increase engagement with other specialties. In 2017 we plan to develop a new extended care unit (medical HDU) which will provide further challenge to people interested in intensive care medicine.

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire Trust requires further recruitment of Consultant Physicians in Acute Internal Medicine to continue to deliver this rapidly developing programme of medical care. The service is closely integrated with both Emergency Medicine and Medical Specialties and there is a great deal of flexibility as a result of these relationships.

Candidates should have affiliation with the General Medical Council and hold CCST in General Internal Medicine or be eligible for CCST within six months or have alternative certification at the time of the interview.

There will be superb and extensive opportunities for teaching and academic collaboration through our partnership with Warwick Medical School.

Coventry and Rugby are pleasant locations situated in the West Midlands and within easy travelling distance of many major cities. The area has excellent transport links.

We are an hour from London by train. Birmingham International Airport is less than half an hour away by car and East Midlands Airport is a 40 minute drive north of Coventry. There are opportunities for a wide variety of lifestyle and interests and the area is renowned for good housing and schools. Consultants working with us live in Coventry, Rugby, Leicester, Solihull, Kenilworth, Warwick, Birmingham and surrounding villages.

All correspondence will be sent by email; please check your account regularly including your Junk/SPAM folders

If you are invited to attend interview you will be asked to set up an account with the Trac recruitment system in order to confirm your interview time

Recruiting to Values
To ensure that we provide world-class patient care, UHCW recruits people that can demonstrate the Trust’s Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment, which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trust’s Values and Behaviours Framework and Values Based Recruitment Factsheet which can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trust’s Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

No smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleImproving working livesAge positive

Applicant requirements

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Dr Jim Davidson, Associate Medical Director for Acute and Emergency Care on extension 024 76966170 or email; james.davidson@uhcw.nhs.uk


Mrs Helen Pickard Deputy Clinical Director on extension 024 76966248 or email; helen.pickard@uhcw.nhs.uk for an informal discussion.

To arrange visits please contact Suki Sidhu via suki.sidhu@uhcw.nhs.uk or 02476 966248

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