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Consultant in acute medicine

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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Acute Medicine (AMU)
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Full time: 10 PA's per week
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Southampton General Hospital
£79,860 -£107,668 per annum
10/06/2020 23:59

Online applications are invited to apply for a full time Consultant posts in Acute Medicine within Emergency Medicine/Care (AMU).

We are welcoming applications from candidates keen to work within a forward thinking and innovative team here at Southampton General Hospital. The Trust would welcome applications from physicians with a sub specialty interest. 


University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is a major teaching centre for the University of Southampton offering opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and excellent facilities for research and clinical care

This is an opportunity to join a team of Acute Physicians who are expanding to 10.  The unit serves a population of 330,000 and is a teaching department of the University of Southampton. The Acute Medical Unit is a purpose built 54-bedded unit. We have a Same Day Emergency Care facility which has 5 trolley spaces and chairs for assessment of both expected patients and those patients on an ambulatory pathway. In December 2018, we opened a co-located clinical area with a further 6 trolleys providing additional assessment facilities.  The department has a reputation for clinical excellence and innovation.  We are looking for a dynamic consultant who has the ambition and drive to further develop our services. We are particularly keen on a Consultant who has basic Echocardiogram skills to develop and evolve our unit.

The expansion of physicians is to provide improved daytime and weekend cover within the acute medical unit and supports an acute physician presence within the Emergency Department, 7 days per week. The weekend rota will be shared with 2 other medical consultants.


Jointly lead the organisation and development of Acute Medicine in the division including arrangements for the associated junior medical staff

Work in close collaboration with the Emergency Department consultants to improve the management of medical emergencies, to achieve the 4 hr emergency access target and support development of ambulatory pathways

Maintain and implement guidelines for emergency management

Assist in triaging and arranging rapid investigations  to reduce the length of stay

Offer immediate support to junior medical staff involved in the management of emergency medicine

Teach students and junior medical staff in the recognition and management of acutely unwell medical patients


Applicants should have a CCT /CESR in General Internal Medicine, or be on the GMC’s Specialist Register.  Applicants who are within six months of obtaining their CCT on the date of the interview may also apply. Applicants who have dual accreditation in another medical speciality, including Acute Internal Medicine, are encouraged to apply for the post.

Applicants will be expected to demonstrate their competence to communicate in spoken and written English.

Where equivalent qualifications or experience are being offered, it is essential that candidates should provide confirmation of this from the relevant College or Faculty in the United Kingdom and attach the confirmation to your application.

When applying please remember to include your CCT date in the Membership of Professional Bodies section of the online application form, which is where you must also record your GMC number.


As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.

As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.

UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.


UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care. 

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.


Interviews will be held on TBC


If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application.


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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 Jaswin Bhullar, Clinical Lead AMU 
023 8120 4716

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