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Specialty Doctor Geriatrics (CESR Support)

Job Description

An excellent opportunity for a Speciality Doctor in Geriatric Medicine to join a team that prides themselves in providing outstanding care to patients. This NHS Trust is rated "Good" overall by the CQC. The NHS Trust cares for their staff, and will help you fulfil your ambitions with a varied and flexible training program. They offer an attractive work-life balance, and will help you get the most out of your career, including supporting CESR.

This is a great opportunity for overseas specialists in Geriatric Medicine who want to establish themselves in the NHS, and grow their consultant career. Applications from overseas doctors are welcomed - the post is suitable for candidates holding specialisation in the EEA, or for experienced IMGs looking to complete CESR.

WHAT IS THE  NHS TRUST LIKE?

The NHS trust provides services for people of all ages, across a range of settings, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions across the region They are the main providers of mental health and learning disability services in both counties, and also deliver community hospitals, neighbourhood teams and community nursing services for a population of 750,000.

The NHS Trust has an open and supportive culture, recognised by the CQC and other external regulators. An NHS Trust that wants their staff to thrive, offering them every opportunity to develop. They provide their staff with direct access to a wealth of resources to support their wellbeing, from their Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, to wellbeing festivals or access to free online exercise classes.

At the core of the NHS Trust's values, they are committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights. They take every opportunity to strengthen their approach to equality and diversity in delivering best patient care and the employment of their staff.

WHAT IS THE GERIATRIC  DEPARTMENT & TEAM LIKE? 

You will be working along with 4 consultant in the department along with specialists registrars, trust grade doctors, IMT’s and Foundation year students in the department.

The facilities in the department include a 24 bedded Frailty/Dementia along with a othro-geriatric unit admitting 15 new patients per week.  The department also has an active Geriatric Emergency Medicine Service (GEMS) that run a 7/7 rota admitting 8-12 patients a day for a full MDT comprehensive assessment. Additionally, the team is responsible for a 26 - bedded community wards

The team in involved in 3 clinics - Fall clinics for Speciality MDT clinics seeing 4 patients per clinics, Hot Clinics (post GEMS review) according to the demand and Parkinson’s clinics, a 1 PA per clinics mixture of new and follow up’s.

WHAT IS LIFE LIKE IN THE REGION?

The city has a total population of 595,786 people in the region situated in the South west of England’s second biggest city, Birmingham. The city holds a consistency ranks highly in surveys for happiness and safety, a testament to its good infrastructure, beautiful landscapes, historic architecture and low crime.

The vast majority of primary schools in the area receive ‘good’ Ofsted ratings and commutable to places like London and Birmingham with excellent transport links in the city. The city is a city with an abundance of walks on its doorstep with places like Malvern Hills, Cotswolds and Forest of Dean.

WHAT OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE TO YOU?

Research is a key activity for the NHS Trust, and we recently launched an ambitious research strategy to double our activity in three years, believing this will enable patients to access the highest quality services and retain health professionals. Post-holders have access to a strong R&D department including a research nursing team and support to conceive, design and conduct innovative research projects using state-ofthe-art technology

The Trust is also the host Research Consortium, a collaboration with  all the nearby hospitals situated in the area along with academic affiliation with the University of the City. 

Am I eligible for this role?

To be eligible for this vacancy you will need the following: 

EEA candidates: 

  • Experience of working in geriatric medicine
  • Specialist Qualification in Medicine - desirable

Non-EEA candidates: 

  • MRCP (UK)
  • or GMC Recognised Qualification
  • Experience of working in geriatric medicine
This is a great opportunity for any experienced physicians interested in Geriatric Medicine looking to work in the NHS and work towards CESR. 


 

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