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Acute Medicine Consultant


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Acute Medicine
Full Time 10 PAs per week
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King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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£78,923 - £105,650 per annum inc London Weighting
07/01/2019 23:59

Consultant Physicians in Acute Medicine (specialty time negotiable upon application)

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

The Princess Royal University Hospital

3 Whole Time posts 

The Post 

Situated in Greater London, just 20 minutes from Central London and 30 minutes from the beautiful Kent countryside, the Department of Acute Medicine at the Princess Royal University Hospital (part of Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust) is seeking friendly, committed physicians who really want to make a difference.

We are currently undergoing a re-design to our service to ensure the best continuity of care, work/life balance, specialty in-reach, patient flow and the best experience for our patients and their families.

We would be very interested in receiving applications from colleagues who wish to pursue a career in Acute Medicine, perhaps with a sub-specialty interest or equally colleagues committed to Acute Medicine but who are dually accredited in another specialty for example gerontology, cardiology, gastroenterology or another medical specialty. We are very open to informal discussion before a formal application, depending on the aspiration of potential candidates. 

You would be joining a friendly engaged team who would be willing to welcome and support you.  

The Acute Medical Unit (AMU) 

The Acute Medical Unit is based on two modern purpose-designed wards in very close proximity to the Emergency Department and consists of 56 beds including 8 monitored beds. Consultant ward rounds are conducted every morning with a second round in the afternoon in line with acute medicine standards. Multi-disciplinary board rounds take place twice a day with specialty in-reach for advice. Successful candidates would also participate in the on call medical take rota. 

Ambulatory Emergency Care (AEC)

This 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. We are currently expanding this service to take more patients from the acute medical take and are constantly developing our referral pathways. 

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.

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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 Sarah Frankton, Clinical Director for Acute and Emergency Medicine or 01689 863000 WiFi phone 65444 or Anastasia Ustinova, Assistant Service Manager t: 01689 863840