Consultant Physician in Respiratory Medicine

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Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust

Post:                      Consultant Physician in Respiratory Medicine & General Internal Medicine

Directorate:       Adult Medicine

Contract:             Permanent

Applications are invited for a Consultant Physician in Respiratory & Internal Medicine as part of the Medicine Division here at Darent Valley Hospital. We are delighted to offer a new and exciting opportunity for a Respiratory Consultant to join the Respiratory team at Dartford & Gravesham NHS Trust. The position has become available following the approval of a business case for the review and innovation of our current services.

ABOUT THE TEAM

Darent Valley Hospital has a busy acute medical unit taking admissions from both general practices and the Emergency Department with a daily average of ~40-50 emergency admissions.

The Respiratory Department is developing a dedicated Respiratory Outpatient Clinical Area with outpatient clinics, lung function lab, pleural procedure room and MDT/conference centre. Alongside this, we are creating a 6 bedded Respiratory Support Unit within the Respiratory Ward to provide Level 1 care to patients with Respiratory failure. We provide a multitude of specialist Respiratory Services and regularly review our services for ways to improve and offer the best care available to our patients.

Darent Valley Hospital has a busy acute medical unit taking admissions from both general practices and the Emergency Department with a daily average of ~40-50 emergency admissions.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

The post holder will be joining the Respiratory Team which currently consists of five Respiratory Consultants. 

General Medicine

The post holder will join the General Physician on-call rota (1 in 16) for non-selected acute take. This consists of post take ward rounds on the Acute Medical Unit (AMU) or outlier wards in the morning and then post take ward rounds in the evening. Mostly during the day admissions occur in the afternoon and evenings and patients admitted subsequent to the evening post take ward round are seen the next morning.  Those on AMU would be seen by the Acute Physician and those admitted to all other areas by the General Physician from the night before.  During the working day patients are effectively seen on a rolling basis with a Consultant Physician providing a review within a short period of admission or final clerking (usually by an SHO) until the end of the evening post take ward round.   

The successful applicant will have full GMC Registration with CCT in General/ Acute Internal Medicine or be eligible for CCT within 6 months of interview date.

Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

The closing date for applications is Sunday 25th October 2020.

Interview (AAC) date: Wednesday 9th December 2020.

 

Informal Visits

Prospective candidates are invited to visit the Trust by arrangement with:

Dr Jonathan Kwan, Divisional Medical Director via 01322 428411


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