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Consultant Physcian in Acute Medicine

Please Note: The application deadline for this vacancy has now passed.

Role Summary

We are looking for a new consultant colleague to join our team in Acute Medicine at the Royal Devon University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (RDUH).  You will be joining a team of forward-thinking doctors in a dynamic trust, able to effect changes in our service.

As a consultant group we mostly have young families and so promote part time working and diverse portfolios to make our jobs balanced and sustainable.

The role is focussed around clinical and non-clinical expansion. As a Department we are especially looking to increase our offering in Research, Quality Improvement, Digital Health and Ultrasound. These activities would be supported in job plans. Clinically we welcome a wide range of special interests, in particular we are looking to strategically develop in Enhanced Care (HDU); Acute Palliative Care; and Hospital at home (hospital outreach).

About the Role

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role

Exeter AMU is constantly improving and has seen significant investment over the last few years. It is a medium sized Acute Medical Unit (AMU) of 50 beds plus 2 trolley spaces, 44 of which are monitored. Our newly developed SDEC includes 6 rooms and 4 ambulatory cardiac bays for advanced interventions along with a dedicated triage area of 3 trolleys for all referrals. We also have a separate ambulatory clinic area for elective procedures and returns. Our Acute Hospital at Home team support discharges and allow outreach into the community.

We are currently developing our AMU further with a dedicated x-ray recently installed in the department. We are currently reviewing options around the expansion of bed base to 70 beds and an Enhanced Care Area. We offer point of care ultrasound with rapid access to diagnostics and procedures and have developed innovative ways of remote home monitoring having been awarded several Digital Health grants.  There are 6 dedicated registrars and a developing ACP/ PA workforce of 7.  As you can see we are not a department or trust that likes to stay still.

We are committed to offering genuinely workable job plans, recognising that Acute Medicine is a challenging specialty.  The RD&E offers many non-clinical opportunities to make this a reality which we would be keen to discuss should you wish to apply.

For further details/informal visits contact:

Dr Simon Patten - Clinical Lead of Acute Medicine

01392 402785

Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

About Us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do, click here to find out more

It has never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you will help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.


Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you are starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 34 days plus bank holidays depending on grade and years of service.

You will benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we will help you get there.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You will have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:

  • National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
  • Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
  • Car lease schemes.
  • The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
  • Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we would love to hear from you.

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