FY1 (2 of 2 Respiratory Medicine)

Barts Health NHS Trust
£33,790 to £44,705 a year per annum
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Job summary

We are looking for an enthusiastic colleague to join our dynamic team providing acute and inpatient general internal medicine, to the residents on Newham. This full time locum FY1 post will be available from 8th May 2023 - 3rd August 2023. The successful applicant will be affiliated with the Respiratory Medicine department offering inpatient medical care on a ward based system. The team contributes to the acute on call for the hospital which serves London Borough of Newham with a catchment population of 260,000.

Main duties of the job

The doctor will generally be based on the wards delivering the daily care of medical inpatients under the team, with the support of the Speciality consultant, Specialist Registrar and Foundation trainees. They will also be expected to contribute to the hospital on call rota where they will be responsible for the clerking, assessment and management of patients referred to Acute Medicine, as well as providing continuing care for patients on the wards. If desired, there is an opportunity to attend Speciality clinics.

There are a variety of educational meetings within the department and within the hospital which the successful candidate would be expected to attend.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Take a history and examine a patient
  • Identify and appropriately manage clinical problems
  • Prescribe safely
  • Keep an accurate and relevant medical record
  • Manage time and clinical priorities effectively
  • Communicate effectively with patients, relatives and colleagues
  • Use evidence, guidelines and audit to benefit patient care
  • Act in a professional manner at all times
  • Manage ethical and legal issues which occur during the management of patients with general medical problems
  • Educate patients effectively
  • Become life-long learners and teachers.

Person Specification



  • Experience of working in the UK NHS system within a secondary care Hospital
  • General medicine experience



  • Skilled at basic practical procedures
  • Recognition of the sick patient and early management


  • Skilled at practical procedures eg central line, amniotic / pleural tap



  • Good basic General Medical Knowledge



  • MBBS or equivalent



  • Ability to work effectively within a team
  • Evidence of participation in continuing professional development and appraisal
  • Flexible approach to working environment


  • Audit, Quality improvement projects

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