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Consultant for Care of the Elderly - Frailty

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Job Description

An excellent opportunity for an experienced Consultant in Care of the Elderly - Geriatric Medicine to join a Health Board in North Wales that promotes equality and diversity. If you love a challenge, have a passion to help others or simple fancy a fresh start, then this Health Board has all the ingredients. The post if suitable for overseas consultants, including candidates who are pursuing CESR. Specialists in Care of the Elderly - 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. 

The Health Board is largest health organisation in Wales, that are developing an integrated health service which provides excellent care delivered in partnership with the public and other statutory and third sector organisations.

The Health Board have a budget of £1.3 billion and a workforce of over 17,000 staff. Providing primary, community, mental health and acute hospital services for the population of around 700,000 across of North Wales. They continuously develop their workforce so that it has the right skills and operates in a research-rich learning culture.

Besides their three main hospital sites, they are also responsible for community hospitals, health centres, clinics, mental health units, community teams, GP practices and other NHS services provided by dentists, opticians and pharmacists. They plan to improve the health of the population, with particular focus upon the most vulnerable in our society.

The department services in the hospital is based on two 24-bedded COTE wards (Wards 1 & 2). Combined acute and rehabilitation stroke beds are available on a specialist Stroke Unit that offers all elements of stroke care, including 24/7 out-of- hours stroke thrombolysis and a newly commenced thrombectomy service. has an average annual attendance of 58,000 patients of whom 22% are above 75 years of age. 70% of the attendees are discharged directly from the ED. 

The Department has a newly established Frailty Intervention Team (FIT), and it is at the hospital’s front door, expecting to provide the opportunity to bring Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) in the Emergency Quadrant (EQ) to prevent hospital admission and facilitate patient flow and early discharge of a proportion of frail older people. The Frailty Team will have access to 4-6 beds in the Emergency Department Observation Unit (EDOU). The team will also work in liaison with the Assessment and Discharge Team (ADT) to provide Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) and interventions on appropriately selected patients.

The post holder will be required to provide consultant input to the Frailty Intervention Team and advice to the Community Resource Teams to help admission avoidance where appropriate. The post holder is expected to contribute to discharge, D2RA (Discharge to Recover and Assess), flow and transfer planning in conjunction with the MDT, as well as participate in daily board rounds and MDT discussions.

North Wales has a vast national park, purpose built mountain biking trails, a breath taking coastal path, soaring zip wire, food festivals and world class sport and adventure around every corner. The North Wales is equipped with sport and leisure centres that provide opportunities for a wide variety of sporting, fitness and recreational activities. Not only does it have lots of activities for you, it also has a wide selection of private housing is available, both traditional and modern in towns, villages and rural settings.

For doctors with family, the educational standards are consistently high in both the primary and secondary sectors. There are several well established independent schools within North Wales and the surrounding area that cater for both day pupils and boarders. The regional University with its excellent scholastic reputation has a thriving student community.

You can say goodbye to heavy inner city commuter traffic, and enjoy a breath-taking commute across North Wales.

With an extremely active education/teaching programme supported by the consultant team, there is opportunity to work towards and complete CESR, exams, get involved in active research and many aspects of CPD. 

Participation in research and educational activities will be encouraged.

EEA Candidates:

  • Experience of working in Care of the Elderly - Geriatric Medicine
  • Board Certified Specialist in Care of the Elderly - Geriatric Medicine

Non-EEA Candidates:

  • Experience of working in Care of the Elderly - Geriatric Medicine

UK based applicants

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

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