An excellent NHS job opportunity for an experienced Consultant or Specialist in Geriatric Medicine to join a team of dedicated and passionate doctors. The NHS Trust moved to a state-of-the-art new hospital Building in May 2014, where the Older People's services are being prioritised to provide a full range of services from acute frailty assessment, a complex care bed-base through to 'transitional' post- acute care. The post is suitable for overseas geriatrician, including candidates who are pursuing CESR. Specialists in Geriatric Medicine, holding a specialist certification would be suitable for this post, based on experience entering at either Specialty Doctor, Specialist Grade (Associate Specialist) or Consultant grade.
Overseas applications from experienced Specialty Doctors and Consultants are welcomed.
WHAT IS THE NHS TRUST LIKE?
The NHS Trust is a centre of excellence for healthcare in the South-West in a number of fields and is also one of the largest hospital trusts in the UK. They have links to three universities in the area. Their annual turnover is £532 million, and they employ over 8,000 staff delivering healthcare across their three main sites, and within the local community of two towns. They aim to deliver excellent clinical outcomes and a great experience for everyone who uses their services: exceptional healthcare, personally delivered.
The NHS Trust treat some of the most difficult medical conditions, in an increasingly complex patient population. Their vision is to realise the great potential of their organisation by empowering their skilled and caring staff to deliver high-quality, financially sustainable services in state of-the-art facilities. Clinical outcomes will be excellent and with a spirit of openness and candour we will ensure an outstanding experience for the Trust's patients. The NHS Trust is rated "Good" overall by the CQC.
The NHS Trust has an active appraisal and development programme, and all Consultant staff will take part in the process. The Trust has a list of identified mentors which is used to allocate a suitable support to new Consultants during the first year in post.
WHAT IS THE DEPARTMENT & TEAM LIKE?
The department holds a weekly staff educational meeting, a Consultant-led Radiology meeting, and regular departmental consultant meetings, with two monthly clinical governance sessions. Consultants do not work in isolation, and are partnered in pairs in each base ward area at any one time, allowing opportunity for collaborative working and mutual support. The department takes part in regular presentations at the Grand Round and has a well-established postgraduate and undergraduate medical training programme.
The department provides undergraduate teaching for third/fourth/fifth year medical students and contributes to medical school examinations. The specialty currently manage patients across a number of inpatient services. These include the review of acute admissions in the Emergency Zone, a newly created Acute Frailty Unit with 32 beds, with post-admission short stay capacity. There are two complex care wards that has 32 beds on each ward, with a further short stay bed base (c.16 beds). Transitional post- acute care beds are located in a nearby ward, which includes 70 beds.
The post holder will be responsible for the clinical management of patients under their care, and, in liaison with consultant colleagues, continuity of care when the post holder is absent. Diagnosis and management of older patients presenting to the Trust with a wide range of conditions. Continuing responsibility for the care of patients in liaison with Consultant colleagues.
WHAT IS LIFE LIKE IN THE AREA?
This is a great opportunity for you to live and work in or around the historic port city of the area: gateway to the South West England. The area has its own thriving art, music and cultural scene hosting several exciting annual festivals such as the an International Balloon Fiesta and the Harbour Festival. The area is also ideally located for the outdoors, being within easy range of the 4 outdoor parks. The area is one of Britain’s most beautiful cities, with its distinctive combination of beautiful historical architecture, waterfront views, and awe-inspiring landmarks.
The area's harbour was once a bustling dock at the heart of a global trading network, and it is now an attractive modern neighbourhood filled with independent retailers, bars, restaurants, museums and galleries, and world-class attractions. The area has one of the most interesting and diverse local arts and culture scenes in Britain. With a reputation for its many cutting edge underground music and street art scenes, as well the strong links between local art and political activism.
Located in the heart of the city, all apartments are pet-friendly, professionally managed, and come with access to outdoor space. Resident also gain access to a host of exclusive amenities.
WHAT OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE TO YOU AT THIS NHS TRUST?
With an extremely active education/teaching programme supported by the consultant team, there is opportunity to work towards and complete CESR, RCPsych exams, get involved in active research and many aspects of CPD.
Participation in research and educational activities will be encouraged.
ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR THIS ROLE?
UK based applicants