Consultant Geriatrician with Lead Commitments

Employer Location Harlow Salary £84,559 to £114,003 a year per annum pro rata Closing date 24 May 2023

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We welcome applications from existing or newly trained Consultants who have an interest in holistic elderly care.

The Elderly Medicine department has seen significant financial investment from the Trust in the last 2 years in way of a purpose built frailty unit and expansion of the Elderly Medicine multidisciplinary team to enable delivery of the best possible care to our frail, older population. We are looking for a successful applicant to join us on our journey to further develop the services already provided and introduce a passion for specialist services.

There are a number of benefits working as part of the Elderly Medicine team at The Princess Alexandra Hospital can offer:

Opportunities to lead on the provision of exceptional quality of life for our senior population, and to demonstrate geriatric expertise across different specialties and in the community

Encouragement and support to work as part of an established multidisciplinary team and will help develop new models of care within acute elderly pathways

Opportunity for consultants with a specialist interest and additional skills to promote and develop the service in order to improve diagnosis and management

Main duties of the job

To provide high quality inpatient and outpatient services which are coordinated and person-centred to the elderly population served by PAH. The Geriatric team are undergoing an exciting development of elective and specialist services provided including the introduction of a cancer frailty clinic to support the colorectal cancer pathway.

To lead and motivate the multidisciplinary team within his/her ward area in order to deliver effective patient-focused interventions and timely discharge planning.

To create and maintain excellent working relationships with their own team, management team and external agencies such as community providers and CCGs. This includes effective communication in line with the Trust values

To engage fully in development of services to meet the anticipated future challenges of the ageing population.

To lead on and drive forward innovations within service area.

To support consultant colleagues in the department in the delivery of their services where necessary.

About us

We are looking for a forward-thinking Consultant to complete an experienced and dynamic team at the Princess Alexandra Hospital.

We can offer:

Full induction process

Structured pay scheme with annual increments

Additional living supplement to your basic salary

Minimum 27days annual leave plus bank holidays ( pro rata for part time staff )

NHS Pension scheme

Flexible working patterns

Onsite creche facilities

Child care vouchers

Annual appraisals with career pathways

In-house training courses

Discounted hospital restaurant

Onsite accommodation subject to availability.

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People, and Vulnerable Adults. Offers of employment are subject to pre-employment NHS screening checks. We aim to represent the diversity of our local communities and positively encourage applications regardless of age, race or ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief.

Job description
Job responsibilities

This is an opportunity to join an organisation in which clinicians are at the forefront of management and service development. Princess Alexandra is a great place to work. It has an expanding population with growing healthcare needs which will be matched by service expansion and new ways of working. The Trust is heavily engaged with local providers and the ICBs to innovate with new models of integrated care.

Elderly care at the Princess Alexandra is designed to give the best, ethical, timely care, first time. Services include our front-door (same-day-emergency-care) service, short stay unit as well as ortho-geriatric ward services, community clinics, Parkinsons Disease clinics, cancer frailty clinic and general clinics, all designed to support our patients in their later years by meeting their changing needs seamlessly and avoiding crisis moments..

The job plan will include a minimum of 8.5 PA direct clinical care as well as supporting professional activities. Direct clinical care will include ward rounds and outpatient clinics based at either at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow or Herts and Essex, Bishops Stortford.

On initial appointment there may not be a requirement to participate in the on-call rota (frailty or general medical), however, there will be a future requirements to join the frailty or general medical rota with the option for additional PAs or the job plan can be suitably modified for a candidate wishing to work a total of 10 PAs.

Person Specification

  • Training and experience equivalent to that required for UK CCT (or within 6 months of CCT/CESR being issued) in geriatric medicine
  • Registration

  • Entry on GMC Specialist Register in geriatric medicine or eligibility for specialist registration in geriatric Medicine within 6 months from the time of the interview
  • Qualifications

  • MRCP
  • Desirable

  • Valid ALS or equivalent
  • Clinical experience

  • Broad knowledge and experience of Geriatric Medicine and UK Acute Medicine and Ambulatory Care in UK Evidence of personal practice in all areas described by the RCP curriculum Experience of guideline appraisals
  • BMJRef: BMJ-120128/292-4302520-RC-L

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