Consultant in General Medicine

Salary - £88,364 - £119,133

Location – South East

Duration – Fixed Term 1 Year


As a Consultant in General Medicine in the NHS you’ll be working in an exciting, fast paced and fulfilling environment where no two days will ever be the same. You’ll spend the majority of your time working between an acute medical unit, medical admissions unit and a medical ward managing patients with a wide range of clinical problems. Vital to your success will be your ability to accurately diagnose patients, manage uncertainty, deal with co-morbidities (complex medical problems involving multiple symptoms and conditions) and recognise when the opinion and intervention of another specialist is required.  Every day you’ll:

  • diagnose and treat a wide range of medical disorders, referring for specialist opinion and care as appropriate
  • provide advice and care for patients admitted to hospital under other specialties (e.g. surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology) who have medical problems
  • diagnose and treat a variety of medical conditions that are referred to medical outpatient clinics
  • manage inpatients and outpatients with co-morbidities, including elderly patients with frailty and dementia
  • Treating people who are acutely ill and often in life-threatening circumstances is highly rewarding but very challenging.

If you’re an overseas Consultant, a newly qualified UK trained consultant, looking to complete your CESR as a Locum Consultant or an experienced Speciality Doctor who is ready to step up this Trust in the South East of England are looking to support and develop the next stage in your career.


The Job


Your clinical duties will be as an NHS Consultant in General Medicine supporting the team of Consultants and Juniors across the Integrated and Acute Medicine Division. Subspeciality interests are welcomed as you will have a broad exposure to a mixture of varied departments across the division. Experience of working with Elderly Care, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Respiratory or Stroke Medicine would all be welcomed. 

Clinical and operational management forms part of the role and you will be expected to be involved as a leader in your career working across a multidisciplinary team. Equally you should be ready and prepared to work independently when required. The job itself will be consist of:

  • 40-48 hours average working week spread across a 13 week rota
  • Regular On-Call commitment including evening and weekends
  • Partaking in regular MDT meetings, audits and SPAs
  • Leading a team of Junior Doctors and supporting in teaching a training
  • Undertaking all work in accordance with Trust policies and procedures


The Location


The South East of England is one of the most desirable areas of the UK. With close links to London and the added benefit of lower costs of living than the capital city, you will enjoy an excellent quality of life. You will also enjoy:

  • Access to excellent Schools for children – Grammar schools as well as excellent state schools too
  • A welcoming, diverse region with a family feel and multicultural demographics
  • Some of the best priced housing for both renting and purchasing properties
  • Amazing transport links directly to the capital city, surrounding airports and onward travel to the rest of the UK
  • History, Culture and Entertainment all accessible locally and with varied attractions across the region
  • A safe area with low crime rates


Cost of Living


The cost of living in the UK is changing with higher inflation than we have experienced in recent years. London and city centre locations remain the most expensive places to live however this post has easy access to city life for the weekends but balanced with much more reasonable costs of living and housing. Many people previously living in the UK’s capital and major city centres are relocating outwardly to these kind of location to escape the high costs.


The Hospital


A reasonably sized hospital with a thriving Acute Medicine Unit and well-equipped sub-speciality units. You will feel well supported as the Trust is well staffed and not too busy whilst still being able to see a wide range of cases to keep your skills up to date. The CQC recently reported this hospital as ‘Good’ and they see only positive things for the future of the Trust.

If you are making an international move, this Trust has an excellent reputation for onboarding and supporting international medical graduates with their move to the NHS. You’ll have a supportive welcome as well as a settling in period where there will be minimal expectation to perform out of hours duties until you are feeling ready and equipped with all policies and procedures.


The Requirements

In order to apply for this role you will need:

  • Full MRCP
  • IELTS or OET if you are coming from overseas
  • GMC Registration
  • Experience in a similar role whether in the NHS or elsewhere
  • Ability to work independently at Consultant level

As well as the above, the following are also desirable, though not necessarily essential:

  • Specialist Registration (or within 6 months of joining the specialist register)
  • Sub-specialist interests in Elderly, Respi, Diabetes or Stroke
  • Right to work in the UK (Skilled Worker Visa can be sponsored for overseas applicants)
  • SCE or other recognised senior qualifications


How BDI Resourcing can support


When choosing to apply for your next role with BDI Resourcing, you’ll have the full support of an expert recruitment team who will assist, as standard, with:

  • CV Preparation using our recognised bespoke guidance
  • Application support with expert knowledge of specialisms, NHS and local support
  • Video based Interview Preparation using specific example questions according to job role
  • Contract and offer negotiations for salary, relocation packages, tenure and more

Once you have accepted your new role, you’ll then be met by one of our dedicated relocation executives who will guide you through all the way to starting to your new role including:

  • Document gathering and checking
  • COS and Visa Application support if applicable
  • Short and long term accommodation sourcing
  • Travel Arrangements
  • Family support for finding schools and any other aspects of pastoral care


How to Apply


If you wish to apply for this vacancy or if you would like to discuss your search for work and seek advice on other available posts then please send a copy of your most recent CV to [email protected] and one of the team will be in touch to discuss your options.

We look forward to hearing from you and wish you all the best with your job search.

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