Consultant Physician in Acute Medicine

Posted 21 September by NHS Business Services Authority

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust

Post: Consultant Physician in Acute Medicine with or Without a Specialist Interest

Directorate: Adult Medicine

Contract: Permanent

Applications are invited to apply for a full time Consultant post in Acute Medicine as part of the Medicine Division here at Darent Valley Hospital. With an innovative, committed team of six Acute Physicians, making positive changes, we are seeking to appoint a highly motivated Consultant Physician in Acute Medicine with or without a specialist interest in Acute Medicine.

Candidates that are dual trained in General Internal Medicine and Specialty Medicine would be welcome to apply and specialty sessions would be considered and accommodated where possible. Applicants should hold a CCT in Acute Medicine or General Internal Medicine or be within 3 months of CCT at the interview date.


Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust has its headquarters at Darent Valley Hospital (DVH) in Dartford, Kent. DVH is a relatively new purpose built Hospital, which opened in August 2000 and was the first Private Finance Initiative hospital to be completed. The Trust offers a comprehensive range of acute services, with a bed-base of 544, to around 400,000 people in North Kent and South East London.

As an ambitious organisation we are continuously looking for ways to enhance and improve the services that we offer patients. We have been successful in developing an acute care collaborative with Guys and St Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust, allowing us greater service development opportunities under the new ‘Vanguard’ partnership programme. In 2017 we are further develop services at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup, focusing on planned care.


As a Consultant Physician in Acute Medicine you will play a crucial role in ensuring the success of Acute Medicine, which comprises an Ambulatory Emergency Care Unit and an Acute Medical Assessment Unit. The service model is strongly supported by the Trust, and in this role you be pivotal to the delivery and expansion of high-quality care at Darent Valley Hospital.

The job offers the opportunity to contribute to the process of molding and developing the delivery of acute medical care with established and dynamic team of colleagues.

The successful applicant will be expected to participate in the delivery of an excellent teaching programme to King College undergraduate medical students and help deliver postgraduate teaching to trainee doctors.

Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

The closing date for applications is Monday 12th October 2020.

Interview (AAC) date: Monday 9th November 2020.

Informal Visits

Prospective candidates are invited to visit the Trust by arrangement with:

Dr Jonathan Kwan, Divisional Medical Director via

Reference: 40938057

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