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Specialist in Acute Medicine

Isle of Wight NHS Trust
£83,945 to £95,275 per annum
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Contract Type
Full Time
AAU Specialist Doctor

An exciting opportunity has opened up to join the dynamic Acute Medicine team at St Marys Hospital on the Isle of Wight. The team are actively seeking to review and develop the acute services in line with the changing demand. We are looking for an enthusiastic colleague who will join a team of 7 Consultants and specialist doctors in developing and delivering acute care provision. The team promote best practice in the management of emergency medical admissions, discharges, and admission avoidance.

The successful candidate will join an existing team of Acute Medicine Consultants and Specialist doctors working across the Acute Medicine services at St Marys Hospital. The expanded team will progress the development of Acute Medicine and Same day emergency care service (SDEC) across the emergency floor. This includes the ongoing development of SDEC and Acute Medical Unit re-design, seven-day acute medical model to improve patient safety, continuity of care experience and good clinical outcome. RCP approval pending

There is the potential for prospective candidates to take on a clinical leadership role or develop their speciality interest as part of their acute job role. These can be discussed further before formal application. We are also open to discussion regarding flexible working, annualised job plans and recruitment and retention arrangements.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be responsible for covering range of clinical duties and this will include patients care on Acute Medical Wards and in the SDEC

As an Acute Physician you will be providing consultant/specialist led care for patients based on the Acute Medical Unit. The Unit is a modern purpose-designed ward in very close proximity to the Emergency Department and consists of 24 beds including a number of monitored beds. Consultant ward rounds are conducted every morning with a second round in the afternoon in line with acute medicine standards. Multi-disciplinary board rounds take place twice a day with speciality in-reach for advice.

SDEC will be consultant led and is aiming to open 7 days a week and accepts referrals directly from GPs, Urgent Care, and the Emergency Department. The unit also sees step down patients from the Acute Medical Units that require rapid follow up or further treatment following discharge from hospital. We are currently looking at expanding this service to take more patients from the acute medical take and directly from the community.

About us

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust is the only integrated acute, community, mental health and ambulance health care provider in England. We serve a population of approximately 150,000 residents, making the services we offer variable and personalised with a flexible approach to our service users.

Working for our Trust brings a variety of benefits, including an onsite day nursery, cycle-to-work scheme, discounts at local businesses and gyms, and the opportunity to hire Trust's beach hut in Ryde. We offer many flexible working opportunities, speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement for you and if it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

The Isle of Wight is a unique and stunning gem located off the South Coast of England, a short ferry journey from Portsmouth and Southampton, with journey times taking from as little as 10 minutes. London can be reached in 90 minutes by rail from Southampton or Portsmouth. The island offers an amazing coastline with beautiful countryside, year-round events, festivals and award-winning attractions.

Our 2020-2025 strategy sets out to ensure that we continue to be a provider of excellent and compassionate care. As part of this strategy, we are proactively taking steps to ensure that we recruit and retain the highest quality of talent to provide CARE and we would welcome applications from under-represented groups to ensure our Trust is an inclusive and diverse employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We have a diverse MDT team, involving PT/OT team, pharmacy, and navigation team, involving social services. All care is given to try and maximise the potential for patients to return to their home environment. Patients are discussed in twice daily board rounds, at 1030 am and 1430 am.

This not only helps ensure the flow over patients in the hospital, but helps provide the greatest experience for patients, keeping up to date with the changing clinical picture. Therefore, the AMU can be very busy. Patients are admitted at all times of the day and night. All patients are seen in accordance to their symptoms and their clinical need.

This is a full-time position consisting of 12 Programmed Activities (PAs) per week, but candidates wishing to work part-time, flexibly or in a job-share are encouraged to apply. If a part-time or job-share person is appointed modification of the job plan will be discussed with the appointee on a personal basis.

Annualised job plans will be considered.

Person Specification

Qualifications, Professional values and behaviours, skills and knowledge


  • Full registration and a Licence to Practice with the General Medical Council
  • MRCP (UK)
  • Knowledge and application of up to date evidence based practice


  • Professional values and behaviours, skills and knowledge
  • FRCP



  • Minimum of 12 years' medical work (either continuous or aggregate) since obtaining a primary medical qualification of which a minimum of 6 years should have been in relevant specialty in the Specialty Doctor and/or closed SAS grades or equivalent years' experience in a relevant specialty from other medical grades including overseas.


  • Local NHS experience

Leadership and team working


  • Ability to lead diverse teams. Understands own leadership style and its impact on others.
  • Knowledge and understanding of current NHS issues
  • Ability to develop services
  • Demonstrates sound knowledge of current NHS and wider social care issues


  • Leadership and teamworking

Patient safety and quality improvement


  • Takes prompt action to ensure a high standard of safety and quality of patient care


  • Patient safety and quality improvement



  • Evaluates and instigates initial management of safeguarding concern

Education and training


  • Critically assesses learning requirements for self and others


  • Education and training

Personal skills


  • Energy and enthusiasm and the ability to work under pressure.
  • An enquiring and critical approach to work.
  • Caring attitude to patients.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, patients, relatives, GPs, nurses and other staff and agencies.
  • Commitment to Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development.

Employer details

Employer name

Isle of Wight NHS Trust


St Marys Hospital

Parkhurst Road


PO30 5TG

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