Specialty Doctor in General Medicine

East Cheshire NHS Trust

The closing date is 28 September 2021

Job summary

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic Specialty Doctor to join us at East Cheshire NHS Trust to work as part of our General Medicine Team.

The post will be based on the General Medicine Ward (11) to provide senior medical cover.

The Trust provides a comprehensive range of acute and community based services, including an emergency department, acute medicine and emergency surgery; elective surgery in many specialties; maternity services and cancer services. Our community health services include; district nursing, intermediate care, occupational and physiotherapy, community dental services, speech and language therapy and palliative care. We also provide a number of hospital services in partnership with other local trusts and private providers, including pathology, urology and renal dialysis services.

This post is PermanentHours per week: 10 PA'S

Closing date: 28th September 2021

**Previous applicants need not apply**

Main duties of the job

The role of Specialty Doctor will include the following:

  • Support acute assessment and intermediate care wards as required
  • Look after inpatients in general medical ward
  • Participate in audit programme, maintaining robust systems for effective clinical audit
  • Assist with outpatient clinics, including rapid access (depending on specialist interest)
  • Assist with service development
  • Attend unit management and governance meetings
  • Work with colleagues to ensure effective management of inpatients, internal referrals,outpatient clinics and investigational sessions
  • Participate in the education and training of medical students, doctors, and professionsallied to medicine including those in primary care

About us

Whether you are just starting out in your career or are looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, East Cheshire NHS Trust is the right employer for you. An organisation with a real sense of community we actively support and develop our staff to ensure our patients receive the best quality care. Join our team and support our vision of delivering the right care first time, every time.

Please read the attached Applicant Pack prior to completing your application form to find out more information.

Please be aware that this post requires an Enhanced with Barred list Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, the cost of which is payable by the successful candidate.

If you have lived or worked abroad for 6 months or more in the last 5 years you will need to obtain an overseas police clearance. Further information can be found on the additional information links at the bottom of the advert.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please download a copy of the Job Description and Person Specification located under the Supporting documents heading to read more about the advertised role.

As part of making your application we encourage you to review the Trusts Careers webpage www.careersateastcheshire.nhs.uk for more information about working for East Cheshire NHS Trust.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. The Trust is a Disability Confident Leader and as such, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification).

Applicants are advised to apply early as we reserve the right to close the advert prior to the advertised closing date should we receive a large number of applications.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Person Specification

Personal attributes


  • Able to demonstrate ability to work within a mulita-disciplinary team
  • Ability to manage changing situations


  • Team leadership

Other Requirements


  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a Medical team
  • To balance individual requirements against those of the service and Trust as a whole
  • Ability to gain the trust and confidence of colleagues and patients

Clinical Governance


  • Evidence of involvement in clinical governance e.g. handling a complaint, incident reporting
  • Can provide evidence of leading on clinical audit
  • Demonstrates understanding of the importance of patient safety


  • Can produce evidence of having lead on a patient safety issue
  • patient safety issue ? Can explain how a personal audit has led to change of practise

Communication & language skills


  • demonstrable skills in written and spoken English, adequate to enable effective communication about Application form Interview, ILETS or equivalent (if relevant) 9 medical topics with patients and colleagues. This can be assessed by IELTS examination or equivalent.
  • Evidence of the ability to communicate with patients, colleagues and staff at all levels
  • Ability to work constructively in a team environment

Continuous Professional Development (CPD)


  • Evidence of appropriate CPD with relevance to specialty of Emergency Medicine with annual CPD record


  • Extra-curricular activities and achievements relevant to Emergency Medicine

Life Support Courses


  • Valid Advanced Life Support (ALS)


  • Instructor or instructor candidate status

Clinical Experience


  • Be eligible for full registration with, and hold a current licence to practise from, the GMC at intended start date
  • Have evidence of achievement of foundation competences from a UKFPO affiliated Foundation Programme or equivalent any time of appointment in line with the GMC standards/Good Medical Practise
  • Appropriate level of clinical knowledge
  • Knowledge and application of up to date evidenced based practice
  • Experience in the management of patients within the Medical Division
  • Understanding of clinical risk management


  • Evidence of experience in specialties outside
  • specialist interest



  • Medical degree MRCP or equivalent
  • Applicants must hold full GMC registration


  • Any additional postgraduate examination
  • BSE accredited in transthoracic echo

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

East Cheshire NHS Trust


Macclesfield District

General Hospital

Victoria Road, Macclesfield

SK10 3BL

Employer's website


For help with your application, contact:

Dr Sanjeev Srivastava


Date posted

31 August 2021

Pay scheme

Hospital, medical and dental


Specialty Doctor


£45,124 to £77,519 a year



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Macclesfield District

General Hospital

Victoria Road, Macclesfield

SK10 3BL

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