Acute Medicine Locum Consultant Croydon Health Services NHS Trust job in Glasgow at Croydon Health Services

Acute Medicine Locum Consultant Croydon Health Services NHS Trust

Company: Croydon Health Services

Location: Croydon UK

Date Posted:Apr 24, 2018

Locum Consultant in Acute Medicine (10PAs) - 1 Posts Applications are invited for a Fixed Term (6 months) Locum Consultant posts in Acute Medicine at Croydon University Hospital. The post will become substantive following Royal College of Physicians approval.The AMU at Croydon University Hospital has a vision to develop and revolutionize the delivery of Acute Care Services and Ambulatory Services.In order to enhance existing services, the Trust has a 42 bedded ACUTE MEDICAL UNIT (AMU), where acutely unwell medical patients admitted either directly from their GP’s care, or from the Emergency Department, are assessed and have their initial treatment provided, before being smoothly and rapidly transferred to a specialist medical “zoned” ward elsewhere in the hospital for appropriate specialist medical care.In addition to this “assess, treat and route” function, the AMU has an ambulatory unit for patients with conditions such that they can be managed as a day case without the need for an overnight hospital admission.Management of the AMU is provided at consultant level, by a group of 9 Consultant Acute Physicians with their own sub-speciality. The trainee grades supporting AMU consist of 2FY1, 5 SHO grades and 1-2 Trust Registrars supporting the running of the unit. In addition we have 4 Physician Associates rotating within the Acute Services. The post holder has also got an opportunity to continue practicing their specialty of interest based on our consultant Rota.This dedicated AMU team will be responsible for the initial assessment and management of acute medical patients from 0800 until 1700 during the working week. The appointed post holders will be expected to lead the team of junior doctors within the unit, provide consultant level decision making into the management of acutely unwell patients, aid with streaming of such patients to appropriate specialist zoned beds, and facilitate the early discharge of patients not requiring in-patient care. The post holder will also participate in Ambulatory Clinic from 0900 until 1800 and on call from 0830 until 2030 as per rota.Outside normal working hours cover for the AMU is provided by the current body of Acute Physicians from 0800 to 1400 on Saturdays and Sundays, and it is anticipated that the post holders will participate in the General Medical Consultant rota at weekends (12-hours each Saturday and Sunday), which will be approximately 1 in 48 basis. Croydon University Hospital is a large urban DGH serving a diverse population of 340,000 in South London and has the second busiest A&E Department in London. The hospital has affiliated teaching status with St. George’s Hospital Medical School and King’s College Hospital. Croydon is situated to the South of London and has easy access to both central London and the south coast. It also offers a huge range of social, leisure and shopping options, with transport links to both Gatwick and Heathrow Airport.Our promise to the people of Croydon whether in hospital, in the community or at home, is that we will do our best to ensure:You feel cared for by helpful and welcoming staffs, who respect you as an individualYou feel in safe hands with highly professional staff who work well together in clean clinics and hospitalsYou feel confident in your treatment from skilled teams of compassionate clinicians who listen to you and keep you informedYou feel we value your time with convenient appointments, minimal waiting and care closer to home.You feel it’s getting better all the time, as we continue to improve our services.For Informal enquiries, please contact:  The AMU Consultants via the secretary Judy Hurton, 0208 401 3175 or Clinical Director, Dr Reza Motazed, 0208 4013175 or This advert closes on Monday 7 May 2018 View full job description
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