About the Job


An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the innovative and established Acute Medical Unit (AMU) team within Emergency Care as a Locum AMU Consultant. This is a one-year locum post in the first instance to provide sabbatical cover, with a possibility of extension/permanent thereafter.

This is an opportunity to join a team of 10 Acute Medical Consultants. The unit serves a population of 350,000 and is a teaching department within this hospital. 

What’s on offer for you?

  • Salary scale between £ 93,666- £ 126, 286
  • Full comprehensive relocation package on offer.
  • Reasonable house prices and schools that are rated highly.
  • Market-leading annual leave allowance
  • Generously funded study leave is available
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Blue light discounts
  • Employee assistance programme



About the Trust:

  • The Acute Medical Unit is a purpose-built 54 bedded unit. It has a Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC)  facility that is expanding pathways and services.

  • SDEC currently host 5 trolley spaces and 10+ chairs for the assessment of both expected patients and those patients on an ambulatory pathway.

  • The department has a reputation for clinical excellence and innovation

  • One of only two major trauma centres in the South of England for both adults and children.

  • Consistently one of the UK’s highest recruiting trusts of patients to clinical trials.

  • The Trust is also a major centre for teaching and research

Main duties:

  • Lead on daily medical handovers and undertake Post Take Ward Rounds and review all non-speciality patients on AMU.
  • Jointly lead the organisation and development of Acute Medicine in the division including arrangements for the associated junior medical staff.
  • Work in close collaboration with the Emergency Department consultants to improve the management of medical emergencies, to achieve the 4-hour emergency access target and support the development of ambulatory pathways.
  • Offer immediate support to junior medical staff involved in the management of emergency medicine

Essential criteria

  • GMC Registered
  • Current or recent participation in audit and clinical governance
  • Experience of working in an Ambulatory Care unit

Desirable Criteria

  • Management skills and evidence of management leadership training
  • Awareness of changing structure of NHS

Please get in touch with a copy of your CV or simply email stuart@headmedical.com for more information. We would love to hear from you.

For a discussion about this role or
other opportunities contact Stuart today.

stuart@headmedical.com / 0131 357 1096

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