An exceptional opportunity awaits geriatricians looking to join the dynamic and forward-thinking Older Person's Unit (OPU) at a prominent district general hospital plays a pivotal role in the healthcare landscape of the town it is located in and its surrounding areas, consistently achieving an impressive Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating, which underscores its commitment to maintaining exceptional standards of patient care, safety, and service quality.
The department within the OPU covers a wide spectrum of specialized interests, including falls, movement disorders, dementia, surgical liaison, ortho-geriatrics, palliative care, and advanced care planning. One of the department's significant strengths is its emphasis on acute geriatric assessment, supported by several specialized wards within the 'Older Persons' Unit' (OPU). These include the Older Persons Assessment Unit (OPAU) for acute frailty, Combe ward focused on dementia management, Waterhouse ward dedicated to Parkinson's disease patients, Midford-Older Persons Unit Short Stay (Midford-OPUSS), Cheselden ward for medically stable patients awaiting social care, and a robust orthogeriatric service on the Hip Fracture Unit.
The hospital enjoys strong academic affiliations with Universities, fostering opportunities for research and collaboration across various medical disciplines. Many consultants hold honorary appointments at these universities, and several staff members occupy honorary chairs, contributing to a rich tradition of research and education. A dedicated Research and Development Department plays a pivotal role in promoting and facilitating research, ensuring that the hospital remains at the forefront of medical advancements.
Beyond the professional sphere, it's location is a city steeped in history, offers a unique blend of urban and rural living. Educational opportunities are plentiful, thanks to institutions, enhancing the quality of life for families. The town's robust transportation links connect it to major cities such as Bristol and London, as well as nearby airports. Housing options vary from historic townhouses to modern developments. The town offers a well-rounded lifestyle, combining culture, nature, education, and convenience, making it an attractive place to call home while pursuing a rewarding career in geriatric medicine!
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