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Consultant Acute Physician

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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Acute Medicine
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
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Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£77,913 - £105,042 per annum
25/10/2018 23:59

Outstanding Care, Outstanding Careers


Outstanding Hospital

We are the largest and most diverse employer in West Dorset with over 3,000 staff providing an acute hospital service to a population of over 250,000.

Our Mission is to provide outstanding care for people in ways which matter to them and to achieve this we ensure our values of Integrity, Respect, Teamwork and Excellence is at the core of everything we do.

Outstanding Location

West Dorset with its outstanding scenery and rugged coastline is characterised by a number of small towns, each with a distinct identity. The coastline is protected by World Heritage as a site of outstanding natural beauty.

Dorchester is an intriguing mix of historic and the modern, with the new Brewery Square development offering a vibrant and sophisticated leisure and shopping complex.

The local schools are amongst the best in the country with a mix of public and private education.

The hospital is close to the town centre of Dorchester, and has excellent bus and rail networks, making the major centres of Bournemouth, Bath, Southampton, Exeter and Bristol easily accessible

Outstanding Rewards

NHS Discount Scheme – free to join and a huge range of discounts for NHS staff

Childcare Support – our staff receive discounted rates at Sunny Days Nurseries and we also provide a childcare voucher scheme.

Cycle to Work Scheme – we run a Cycle to Work Scheme, offering savings on the cost of a new bike plus cycling equipment

Pension – the NHS offers one of the UK’s best pension schemes with an excellent package of benefits

Flexible working – a range options including compressed hours, term-time contracts and part-time working

Staff Recognition – as well as regular appraisals, local and corporate inductions, we recognise the great work of our staff through the Monthly Hospital Heroes Award and the Annual Gem Awards

Employee Support and Wellbeing– A free, confidential counselling service for both work and non-work related matters. A physiotherapy service is also available.

Outstanding Career

Applications are invited for the post of Consultant Acute Physician at Dorset County Hospital.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a forward-thinking and high performing Trust, with a strong track record of achievement and innovation in Acute Medicine.

The Acute Medicine service works closely with the Emergency Department, ensuring seamless flow from the front door.  This contributes significantly to the Trust’s consistently strong performance against the ED access standards, with the Acute and Emergency Medicine teams working closely together at all times.

The Trust has a well-established Ambulatory Emergency Care service and the nationally recognised Acute Hospital at Home service, both of which benefit from Consultant Acute Physician leadership. The Acute Physicians also work closely with the Care of the Elderly team, with exciting developments underway to revitalise the Trust’s Frailty pathways. This multi-specialty approach to service improvement and delivery ensures that the role is dynamic and well-supported with a  commitment to improvement.

So, if you are an Acute Physician who would like to be a part of a successful, high performing, and collaborative team in a Trust committed to system-wide innovation, we would like to speak with you.


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For more information or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Dr Toby Graves, Clinical Lead/Acute Physician via email ( ) or Jennifer Frampton, Service Manager (01305 255802).

If you have problems applying, contact

01305 255874