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Associate Specialist in Proactive Care of Older People Undergoing Surgery (POPS)


A Foundation Trust in the South West of England are looking to appoint an Associate Specialist in Geriatric Medicine to provide a Proactive care of Older People undergoing Surgery (POPS) to older surgical patients. This is a new appointment with the exciting opportunity for further service development and integrated working with the surgical teams.

With an already established POPS team comprising a Consultant Geriatrician and a POPS Advance Nurse Practitioner (band 8a) the POPS team are an essential part of the team on the surgical unit.  Review frail, older adults admitted as an emergency under the care of the colorectal and upper gastrointestinal teams there is already the infrastructure in place to fulfill the National Emergency Laparotomy Audit criteria demonstrating MDT working with geriatrician support

Successful candidates will have the choice to work full time or completely flexible hours to fit in with any outside commitments and this is a great opportunity to help develop the POPS service to deliver the highest quality care.

Fully supporting international applicants the trust will offer full support for Tier 2 visa applications.

  • MRCP or equivalent
  • SCE or Diploma in Geriatric Medicine is desirable 
  • IELTS or OET
  • Experience with the teaching of junior doctors
  • Experience and participation in clinical audit and governance

Specialists in Geriatric Medicine with experience in POPS are encouraged to apply today.

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