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Speciality Doctor - Acute Medicine

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

Role Summary

Acute Medicine at the Royal Devon University Hospital Trust is ambitious with a clear focus of delivering quality care. We are constantly looking to develop our service and adapt to the evolving challenges of a growing population. 

We are a forward thinking unit in a well-managed hospital.  There are great non-clinical opportunities here. We are keen that every acute physician has the opportunity to develop a diverse portfolio that represents their special interests and career goals.

The Speciality Doctors’ role will be varied and is a great option for those who enjoy the diagnostic process, managing acutely unwell patients, performing practical procedures and teaching others these skills.  There will be ample opportunity to be involved in teaching undergraduates, junior doctors and nurses. There will be the opportunity to work with a wide variety of specialties to develop your skills in various disciplines. We are especially keen to support people on or considering the CESR route.

About the Role

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

More detail about the role

In Acute Medicine the role will include working clinically in 3 distinct environments including:

Same Day Emergency Care – Here you will manage patients acutely that can have their care completed in the same day this includes procedures and investigations

Acute Medical Unit – You will have the take divided with another registrar to provide zones of care and mutual support. There is direct consultant presence from 8am to 10pm.

Ambulatory Care – This is where patient follow ups and ongoing procedures occur. It is an ideal environment to develop outpatient and practical skills.

For further information please contact Dr Simon Patten, Clinical Lead for Acute Medicine and SDEC on 01392 402785 or


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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