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Consultant Physician in Geriatric Medicine (CESR Support)

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Job Description

An excellent opportunity for highly specialised consultant in Geriatric Medicine looking for CESR Support and sub-speciality interest in Stroke medicine . This opportunity is best suited to those looking for a calm atmosphere, whilst the location offers a great mix of culture, countryside, and high quality schools. Equally, UK-based doctors who are looking to further careers in the UK will find themselves very happy here in these beautiful surroundings.

What is the Trust look like?

The NHS trust situated in the North West England consists of 4 main hospitals providing services for acute hospitals and also local GPs. All our hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery. The trust has won the Diverse Company Award in the National Diversity Awards (NDAs) in 2020 welcoming IMGs from different part of the world to join their team.

In July 2015 the trust was the first, and so far only, to get an increase in the NHS tariff for its services agreed by Monitor (NHS) because of its "increased costs associated with this trust running health services across multiple sites in rural locations" and this is expected to increase the trust's income by more than £20 million per year. The trust consists of Emergency Department, the Acute Medical Unit (AMU), the Acute Frailty Unit (AFU), Huggett Suite (Acute Stroke), Coronary Care Unit (CCU) and a Medical Same Day Emergency Care unit (SDEC). Currently, the trust sees approximately 350 Stroke admissions per year to one of the hospital

What does the geriatric department look like?

The department consists on 6 Substantive consultants and 2 Locum consultants in the senior medical team. The department also consists of junior teams (FY1 and 2, IMT and LED doctors) from general medicine along with speciality doctors in the department. The department is currently developing a multidisciplinary team that currently consists of a Consultant Geriatrician, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, a foundation year’s doctor / ST1 and REACT Community Assessor who provide a 7 day service assessing Frail & Older patients attending the emergency department. The Acute Frailty unit comprises of 15 acute beds that seems and manages around 12/15 patients per day.

Career Development & Opportunities Available

Career development opportunities are plenty at the trust. The Stroke Centre is one of the highest performing centres in the UK achieving all the required targets and supports the requirements for CME as recommended by the Royal College of Physicians and is committed to providing time and financial support for these activities. The trust also provides an opportunity for an optional Tele-stroke on call when required with active, innovative and handles virtually 100% of secondary general medical referrals for its area with respect to all subspecialties.

Life in North West England

North West has the Lake District, Pennines, and the Scottish and Welsh Borders, as well as some fabulous coastline. The largest natural lake in England (Windermere), the deepest lake in England (Wast Water), the highest lake in England, (Broad Craig Tarn), and the highest peak (Scafell Pike) in England are all in the North West. The area has some amazing countryside, culture events, history, and state of the art shopping facilities.
With excellent schools around the area with some of the best secondary school education in the county, the area is less crowded and with low of living. The city provided excellent amenities improving the quality of life. There are some pricey and exclusive areas for sure in the North West, but compared to the South of England, whether renting or buying a new home, you will definitely get a more spacious home for your money.

To be eligible for this vacancy you will need the following: 

EEA candidates: 

  • Recognised European Medical Degree or Specialist Qualification in [special
  • IELTS or OET 

Non-EEA candidates: 

  • MRCP (UK) or GMC recognised qualifications  
  • IELTS or OET 

UK-based candidates: 

  • Broad exposure to medical Diseases, especially affecting frail patients, and the management of these
  • Confident in the care of acutely ill frail patients, in CCU/HDU

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