Consultant in Acute Medicine

Medical & Dental

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Acute Medicine
Medical & Dental
10 PAs
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King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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£78,923 - £105,652 per annum inc London weighting
31/05/2018 23:59

Consultant Physicians in Acute Medicine

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

The Princess Royal University Hospital Site

2 Posts

The Department of Acute Medicine at the Princess Royal University Hospital, a division of Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, is looking for enthusiastic and committed Acute Medicine Physicians.

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust puts patients first. Across our five sites, we deliver high quality healthcare services to the people of south London, the UK and globally.

Our ambition is to be an outstanding local hospital for the local community and a world—class centre of specialist clinical and research excellence. We are globally renowned for our specialist work in stroke and major trauma, liver disease and transplantation, cardiac, neurosciences, haemato-oncology and foetal medicine. Additionally, we work with King’s College London to offer training, education and clinical placements for medical, nursing and dental students.

Partnership is central to providing the very best patient care. Working closely with GPs, commissioners and health care providers, we aim to create a sustainable eco healthcare system.

We are also proud to be a founding member of King’s Health Partners, a collaboration to deliver bench to bedside solutions to improve patient health and wellbeing.

The Princess Royal University Hospital Campus

The Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH), at Farnborough Common, Orpington, Kent is an acute district general hospital. It has 525 funded beds, and approximately 80,000 emergency attendances per annum. It serves a population of about 500,000 from Bromley and Bexley. The services currently provided include: Urgent Care, Emergency Medicine, Acute and General medicine with sub-specialities including Cardiology, Respiratory, Gastroenterology, Acute Frailty Unit, Elderly Care , Intensive Care, Oncology, Surgery, Trauma & Orthopaedics, Urology, ENT, Ophthalmology, , Maternity and Paediatrics, Hyper acute and Acute Stroke services for provided for the South East Sector of London. The PRUH is a Level 2 Trauma Unit and a member of the TARN.

The Acute Medicine Service is supported by a comprehensive pathology service and there is a radiology department offering a range of services including CT, MR, Ultrasound and interventional radiology.

Tertiary Specialities and services are supported from our Denmark Hill Campus

The hospital is based in outer South East London in the London Borough of Bromley. The area provides fast public transport links into central London via mainline railway connections. The borough is a highly sought after area due to it many well-regarded primary and secondary schools .Bromley is a key leisure and retail destination within South London and regularly appears in the list of the annual top 50 places to live in the UK. It is also on the borders of the North Kent Downs and Sevenoaks Weald – areas of outstanding natural beauty. Road links are particularly strong to Surrey and Kent. There is access to the M25 via the A21 and the national motorway network onwards from Junction 5.Therefore city living or country retreats are all accessible for you and your family.

The Post

The appointed physicians will join a join a friendly, supportive and enthusiastic team that works collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team across the Acute Medicine services at the Princess Royal University Hospital.

The expanded team will progress the development of Acute Medicine within the PRUH and South Sites Division, including the further development of ambulatory emergency care and acute assessment unit, robust seven-day working and the realisation of significant improvements in patient safety, experience and operational performance. The appointee will work primarily across the AMU and Ambulatory Unit and at the interface with the Emergency Department; they will work closely with colleagues from other medical specialities.

The Acute Medical Unit is based on two purpose-designed wards in very close proximity to the ED and consists of 56 beds including 8 monitored beds. Patients are admitted to AMU 1 for medical and multidisciplinary assessment and are either discharged, transferred to AMU 2 for acute short stay care up to 72 hours or transferred to a post-acute medical ward for ongoing care

Our Ambulatory Unit opened in June 2014 The Consultant led service is open 7 days a week and accepts referrals directly from GPs, Urgent Care and the Emergency Department.The unit also sees hot clinic patients that require rapid follow or further treatment following discharge from hospital. Further development of this service is expected to continue with extended access and widening referral criteria.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

Dr Joble Joseph (Clinical Director) on 01689 865880 or Nick Yard (Service Manager) 01689 865878.