Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Consultant in Acute General Medicine


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Acute Medicine
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Acute Medicine Med Staff A53200
£76,761 to £103,490 per annum
04/02/2018 23:59

The Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

Many of our recruitment programmes use values-based interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significance difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit  http://www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values/default.aspx




Applications are invited for two consultant posts in Acute General Medicine (AGM) at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUHFT). The OUHFT comprises four hospitals:  John Radcliffe, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Churchill Hospital and the Horton General Hospital.

This is an exciting time to join Acute General Medicine at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and become part of a consultant workforce with a reputation for excellence. We are seeking enthusiastic colleagues who are skilled in the delivery of acute medical care and the interface with the Emergency Department and other hospital specialties.

Acute General Medicine is organised in such a way as to promote continuity with up to 70% of patients being admitted and discharged under the care of the same consultant. Junior doctor rotas are engineered to support this continuity and maintain a team structure. Feedback from the juniors as a result is universally positive. We are an energetic department which is evolving in response to local and national demands in urgent care.

We work in a flexible and modular way that allows the opportunity for ongoing consultant career development. Those with other specialty and subspecialty interests are welcomed and job plans can be tailored to pursue these interests. The Trust is looking to expand its base of consultants to support developments in ambulatory care, point of care ultrasound and perioperative care.

We will support new colleagues in developing teaching and leadership roles. The Trust is a clinically led organisation and AGM consultants play key senior management roles. Research activities are developing and new appointments would hopefully support this.

The Trust has recently been awarded £10 million from NHS Digital as one of 12 Trusts on a fast track to becoming paperless. AGM has been at the forefront of this change having led the e-prescribing rollout. New colleagues are expected to support this ongoing work; training will be provided.

The appointment is on a full-time basis. Applications are welcome from those who wish to job share or from those looking to combine clinical work with a research career or educational interest. Those with academic and subspecialty interests are encouraged to discuss the opportunities that are available.

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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

Candidates are highly recommended to visit the department and hospital and are invited to contact Dr Matthew Giles, Clinical Lead for AGM (01865 223394) and Dr Sudhir Singh, Clinical Director (01865 234848)

If you have problems applying, contact

01865 228709