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Acute Medicine Trust Doctor

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£34,563 to £52,090 a year pro rata per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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We have opportunities for an Acute Medicine Trust Doctor within our Acute Medicine Department at Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital (NSECH). Our posts offer an exciting opportunity to further develop your skills and gain clinical experience together with protected Study Leave time tailored to your specific needs and offer development in leadership, management, audits and teaching. There will be access to a Study Leave budget and the ability to attend additional trainingcourses both internal and external.

It is envisaged you will gain a portfolio of competences and experiences that will enhance your future career, financial assistance will be given to allow you to obtain an extension to your E-portfolio access.

You will have a designated Educational Supervisor during your appointment and you will be able to arrange to attend the regional Acute Medicine regional teaching. This is a one-year post starting from August 2023 (or soon after depending on HR processes) until August 2024.

Main duties of the job

The type of work to expect and learning opportunities
  • Working on busy Acute Medicine inpatient unit (AMU) and our Medical Ambulatory Care (MAC) unit (which delivers same-day emergency care/ SDEC )
  • You will be working in AMU and MAC and could potentially contribute to registrar on calls shifts (to be discussed at interview).
  • You will support our new telemedicine clinic on MAC.
  • our team of Acute Medicine Consultant Physicians come from a diverse range of clinical backgrounds, including Clinical Infection, Elderly Medicine and Critical Care.

About us

We manage three major locality hospitals at North Tyneside, Wansbeck and Hexham, plus a number of smaller community hospitals and clinics stretching from Tynemouth to Berwick upon Tweed, across westwards towards Cumbria, covering one of the largest geographical areas of any NHS trust in the country. Leading in innovation and quality - we opened the state-of-the-art Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital in 2015, the first of its kind in England. Do you want to work in one of the best-performing NHS organisations in England? Come and work in an organisation that supports its staff and focuses on staff experience as much as it does the experience of its patients. Our area has some of the cleanest air, cost-effective living, great nightlife, some of the best schools and with a wealth of history available on your doorstep - this might all sound too good to be true? Well, if you work for Northumbria Healthcare FT, this is the Northumbria Way!
  • Our region around Northumbria (Northumberland, North Tyneside & Newcastle upon Tyne) includes areas of outstanding natural beauty, cultural and sporting heritage with an excellent cost of living.
  • For more information about our area:

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification for a comprehensive review of duties and responsibilities.

With so many Trust Doctor posts available around the country, why should you come and work in Northumbria?

Rated as 'outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission

Special Recognition Award in the Health Service Journal's National Patient Safety Award for long-term commitment to quality of care - the first Trust to achieve this.

Named a top hospital for the ninth year running in CHKS Top Hospitals programme 2019. 'Overall Best Trust' and awarded five other accolades at the Patient Experience Network national awards.

What our patients think: We are widely recognised as having one of the best patient experience programmes in the NHS. Listening to the views of patients allows us to design and deliver services that people really need. What our employees think: According to the latest annual NHS Staff Survey:
  • Our teams are amongst the happiest in England, with extremely high levels of satisfaction in their job and the quality of patients care they deliver.

The posts offer excellent experience and the successful candidates will be appointed in line with 2017 Terms and Conditions.

In order for your application to be successfully processed we will require references from your current and previous employer(s) which must cover a minimum period of three years.

Please ensure that the reference section of your application is completed appropriately giving the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current and previous line manager(s). If this section is not fully completed your application may not be processed.

Person Specification



  • MBBS or equivalent.
  • MRCP part 1 examination.
  • Full GMC registration - please do not apply if you do not have full GMC registration at the point of application.
  • Completion of two-year Core Medical (CMT) or Internal Medicine (IMT) or Acute Care Common Stem (ACCS) training programme or equivalence Foundation Programme or equivalent
  • Paid UK NHS experience
  • Advanced life support training from resuscitation council (ALS) or equivalent


  • evidence of continuing professional development (CPD) relevant to Acute General Medicine

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


The Northumbria

Northumbria Way


NE23 6NZ

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