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Geriatrician with interest in Frailty (CESR supported)

84,559 - £114,003

Job Description

An excellent opportunity has risen for Consultant in Geriatricians to be a part of an NHS Trust that is developing a new model of care living with frailty. The NHS Trust aims to continue to build strong links and establish great service for urgent and emergency care services. The post if suitable for overseas psychiatrists, 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 or Consultant grade.

Overseas applications from experienced Specialty Doctors and Consultants are welcomed. 

WHAT IS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST LIKE?

The NHS Foundation Trust teaching hospital full of hard working and dedicated staff providing community and hospital services across the area that covers a thousand square miles. The NHS Foundation Trust currently has 6,000 employees, and and provides services for some 350,000. They operate three main hospitals, as well as a number of community healthcare premises. Two of their main hospitals have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services. 

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across their area. The community services for adults are provided in people's homes, community centres, clinics, GP Practices, community hospitals and their main hospitals. They aim to work with people to help them remain independent, improve their health and manage their conditions through high quality care, advise and support.

They are absolutely committed to making the Trust a great place to be cared for and a great place to work through the delivery of the highest possible standards of compassionate care, as well as their research and education strategy to provide the very best patient and staff experience.

WHAT IS THE DEPARTMENT & TEAM LIKE? 

The Department & Team is a developing 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 is comprised of a 15 Acute beds that sees and manages around 12/15 patients per day. 

The department aims to provide an effective 7 day service, within national and local standards. This would mean each consultant would be doing a 1:5 weekend shift in our Frailty Intervention Team service. The successful appointee will be expected to:
  • Undertake patient assessments for Frail & Older patients attending the emergency department to help patients return to their normal place of residency at the earliest opportunity

  • Provide care for acutely unwell, frail patients on the AFU

  • Review appropriate patients classed as Outliers

  • Contribute to service development and quality improvement

  • Provide leadership and work as part of and develop our team


WHAT IS LIFE LIKE IN LANCASTER? 

Lancashire is a wonderful county in the North West of England. Beautiful rural countryside, award winning beaches, unique market towns and a wealth of social activities are just some of the coastal county. It is home to the Lancashire Coastline which represent some of the country’s most cherished landscapes, and across the region, you’ll find vibrant cities, historic market towns and some of the most beautiful villages.

Period properties are the name of the game in Lancaster, with Victorian and Georgian townhouses proving the most popular type of home with residents. There is also riverside living available, as well as properties built from the 1960s onwards. Lancaster was named one of the happiest places to live and work in the UK, so it’s safe to say that life in the city is good. From restaurants and shops to historic buildings and landmarks, there’s plenty to see and do in Lancaster. 

Lancashire is one of the safest areas in the country with crime and other community safety issues, such as anti-social behaviour and road accidents at their lowest level for years. Around nine out of ten respondents to a recent Living in Lancashire survey consider their local area to be safe. There are so many outdoor activities available! From Go- Ape climbing centres, mountain biking, rafting, canoeing, tothe popular Brockhole Activity Centre with treetop nets and trampolining, there is plenty to explore.

WHAT OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE TO YOU AT SABP?

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?
EEA Candidates:

  • Experience of working in Geriatric Medicine
  • Board Certified Specialist in Geriatric Medicine

Non-EEA Candidates:

  • Experience of working in Geriatric Medicine

UK based applicants

  • Experience of working in Geriatric Medicine
  • Within 6 - 12 months of completing CCT

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