An excellent opportunity for a dynamic & motivated Consultants in Elderly Care Medicine to join a friendly and enthusiastic team. The large and dynamic department is focused in providing the highest quality care possible for older patients. The position provides an opportunity to negotiate job plans to fit specialist interests. They have a new Medical School at the centre of their community, a focus on research, clinical leadership and making their trust a rewarding and friendly place to work, there’s never been a better time to join them.
This is a great opportunity for overseas Consultants who want to establish themselves in the NHS, and grow their career. The post is suitable for candidates holding specialisation in the EEA, or for experienced IMGs looking to complete CESR.
WHAT IS THE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST LIKE?
The NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest hospital trusts in the country, serving a population of around 759,000 people. The trust operates several hospitals and healthcare facilities. They provide a comprehensive range of healthcare services, including specialist services in areas such as cancer care, cardiology, respiratory medicine, and neurology. The NHS Foundation Trust also works closely with local healthcare partners, such as primary care providers and community services, to ensure coordinated and integrated care for patients.
The NHS Foundation Trust has a strong interest in improving the health of the communities they serve through research and innovation. Their hospitals take part in many clinical research studies and recruit high numbers of patients into research trials. They are a teaching Trust, which play a vital role in the education and training of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals, working closely with local universities.
The NHS Foundation Trust's greatest asset is their hardworking, talented and dynamic workforce - they strive for excellence every day, providing quality care and support to those who use their service.
WHAT IS THE DEPARTMENT & TEAM LIKE?
The Acute Geriatric services are provided on all 3 main Trust sites. The department provides a multidisciplinary, multi-agency falls prevention service across acute sites. The service has been operating since 2002 and has grown considerably. The Geriatricians are responsible for providing emergency care of the older person from ED/ emergency floor through to discharge. The wards are supported by daily board rounds led by a Consultant Geriatrician and strong multidisciplinary team.
The sites operate an age-related take at admission, but are implementing frailty identification early in the emergency pathway to enable prompt CGA initiation, working closely with an established Integrated Discharge Team and their community partners. The frail patients with acute medical illnesses are admitted directly to a Frailty ward from A&E. The service provides a comprehensive osteoporosis service, and has a Dementia Team, comprising of a Matron and 2 Band 6 nurses supported by Clinicians.
The post holder is expected to communicate effectively with all other medical and service departments within the hospital, and with GPs and other hospitals, to ensure continuous care for each patient. The post holder is expected to undertake non-emergency work during premium time as required. The post holder will lead on Parkinson disease and movement disorders.
WHAT IS LIFE LIKE IN THE REGION?
Life in the area offers a mix of urban and rural environments, with a variety of attractions and amenities to enhance the quality of life for residents. The area is renowned for its stunning coastline, featuring picturesque beaches, cliffs and seaside towns, and a vibrant atmosphere during the summer months. The region has a rich historical and cultural heritage. The city also offers a wealth of history, with cobbled streets, medieval architecture, and a vibrant arts scene. The area boasts a diverse and picturesque countryside.
The area is home to several reputable educational institutions, and it has good transportation links. The area is served by rail connections, including the high-speed train service that connects Canterbury and Thanet to London. The place offers a range of recreational activities to cater to different interests. From visiting historical sites and museums to enjoying water sports, golfing, or exploring the countryside, there are numerous opportunities for leisure and relaxation.
WHAT OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE TO YOU?
The NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most research-active acute Trusts in the region and they encourage all newly appointed Consultants to take on the role of Principal Investigator, with full training and support. The successful candidate will play their part in teaching the next generation of doctors, nurses and other clinical staff. The NHS Foundation Trust will ask you to help recruit junior staff and supervise their education, including their educational contracts, regular appraisal, study leave, annual leave and rotas – and make sure you keep up-to-date on educational development.
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ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR THIS ROLE?
UK based applicants