Consultant Physician in Community and Acute Geriatric Medicine

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

The closing date is 01 August 2024

Job summary

We are looking to appoint one new Consultant Geriatrician to join our dynamic and enthusiastic team. This job is a split rotational post predominantly involving work with the Urgent Community Response Service (hospital at home virtual ward and into care homes) and with some input into the acute elderly medicine department at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading. This is a 10 PA consultant post in Elderly Care Medicine. As a forward thinking and adaptable department, we would welcome applications from candidates wishing to work less than full time. The post will include participation in the Elderly Care Physician on call rota at approximately 1:16.

The post holder will work alongside another both in hospital teams while covering an acute medical ward and the multidisciplinary UCR team while covering the virtual ward. This job allows the applicant to work alongside all our consultants in both RBH and BHFT and alongside both inpatient and outpatient multidisciplinary teams.

The simulation date is the 6th September 2024 and the Interview date is 18th September 2024.

Main duties of the job

We post holder will be expected to:

To work with our Urgent Community Response Virtual Ward supporting the daily huddles, weekly ward rounds and reviewing patients in their own homes when needed.

Support and develop the UCR team; by supporting training of nurses & therapists as well as providing clinical supervision.

Provide, with colleagues, Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment service for frail older patients admitted under the care of the Elderly Care team.

Manage the patients on an acute Elderly Care ward, working closely with colleagues in the multidisciplinary team and providing consultant support to the medical team.

Provide on-call cover for the Elderly Care Physician (ECPOD) on call on a 1 in 16 rota. On-call is Category A with 3% on-call intensity supplement. Specific fixed weekday to be confirmed.

Prospective cover for each other's annual leave will be shared equally between the consultant team.

Active participation in monthly clinical governance meetings within the department.

Participation and involvement in meetings and other business in the elderly care service.

Responsibility for the educational supervision of one trainee and clinical supervision of one trainee.

Development of sub-specialty interests in community geriatrics with a focus on improving services within the virtual ward

About us

The Royal Berkshire Hospital achieved Foundation Trust status on 1st June 2006. It was the first Foundation Trust in the South Central Strategic Health Authority. The Trust has a successful track record of delivering high quality acute medical and surgical services for 500,000 patients across West Berkshire, an area extending from Newbury in the west to Henley-on-Thames in the east, and including Wokingham and parts of Hampshire to the south and parts of Oxfordshire to the north. The Trust is one of the largest general hospital Trusts in the country and is Reading's biggest employer:

The hospital provides all those services normally associated with a very large District General Hospital. The hospital provides services on a single site for all the major specialities including Accident and Emergency, Trauma and Orthopaedics, Intensive Care, Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Genitourinary Medicine, Ophthalmology, ENT, Maxillo-Facial surgery, paediatrics (including a NICU), general medicine (including all major medical specialities including CCU, Renal Unit, ITU and gastroenterology), radiotherapy and oncology, and all the general surgical specialities.

Date posted

01 July 2024

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Consultant

Salary

£99,532 to £131,964 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

193-CON217NCG

Job locations

Royal Berkshire NHS Trust

London Road

Reading

RG1 5AN


Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details, please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

If you would like to arrange a visit or discuss this post, please kindly contact Dr Paul Wearing paul.wearing@royalberkshire.nhs.uk 0118 3225474 or Dr Laila Salhani-Maat laila.salhanimaat@royalberkshire.nhs.uk

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details, please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

If you would like to arrange a visit or discuss this post, please kindly contact Dr Paul Wearing paul.wearing@royalberkshire.nhs.uk 0118 3225474 or Dr Laila Salhani-Maat laila.salhanimaat@royalberkshire.nhs.uk

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications

Essential

  • Full registration with the GMC/eligible for registration Within 6 months of CCST in (Speciality) at interview date
  • Membership of the Royal College of Geriatric Medicine of the United Kingdom or equivalent

Desirable

  • Higher degree e.g. PhD/ MD submitted/awarded

Clinical Experience, Knowledge & Skills

Essential

  • Fully trained in Geriatric Medicine and General Internal Medicine
  • Previous responsibility for clinical governance and GMC Good Medical Practice
  • Sub-specialty experience in Community Geriatric Medicine
  • Ability to make appropriate assessments in the management of complex medical problems in older people and coordinate the completion of a comprehensive geriatric assessment
  • Ability to make decisions at consultant level

Desirable

  • Knowledge/experience of Care Home medicine services

Audit Management & IT

Essential

  • Ability to work within clinical governance guidelines
  • Undertake audits and present data as required
  • Good IT skills, use of patient and hospital database

Desirable

  • Evidence of clinical leadership role demonstrating accountability for quality of care, financial controls and efficient management of workforce

Research, Teaching Skill & Experience

Essential

  • Evidence or providing good teaching and supervision to trainees

Desirable

  • Track record of publications in peer reviewed Educational qualificationjournals
  • Educational qualification

Patient Experience

Essential

  • Contributes to improving patients experience
  • See patients as individuals and involve them in decisions about their care
  • Ability to work in partnership to deliver a patient centred service
  • Demonstrate an understanding and willingness to embrace user involvement

Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Able to abide by the Trust CARE Values; Compassionate, Aspirational, Respectful and Excellence
  • Ability to communicate with clarity and intelligence in both written and spoken English
  • Willingness to take responsibility, and exert appropriate authority
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Work collaboratively with multi-disciplinary team, understanding each other's unique role
Person Specification

Education and Qualifications

Essential

  • Full registration with the GMC/eligible for registration Within 6 months of CCST in (Speciality) at interview date
  • Membership of the Royal College of Geriatric Medicine of the United Kingdom or equivalent

Desirable

  • Higher degree e.g. PhD/ MD submitted/awarded

Clinical Experience, Knowledge & Skills

Essential

  • Fully trained in Geriatric Medicine and General Internal Medicine
  • Previous responsibility for clinical governance and GMC Good Medical Practice
  • Sub-specialty experience in Community Geriatric Medicine
  • Ability to make appropriate assessments in the management of complex medical problems in older people and coordinate the completion of a comprehensive geriatric assessment
  • Ability to make decisions at consultant level

Desirable

  • Knowledge/experience of Care Home medicine services

Audit Management & IT

Essential

  • Ability to work within clinical governance guidelines
  • Undertake audits and present data as required
  • Good IT skills, use of patient and hospital database

Desirable

  • Evidence of clinical leadership role demonstrating accountability for quality of care, financial controls and efficient management of workforce

Research, Teaching Skill & Experience

Essential

  • Evidence or providing good teaching and supervision to trainees

Desirable

  • Track record of publications in peer reviewed Educational qualificationjournals
  • Educational qualification

Patient Experience

Essential

  • Contributes to improving patients experience
  • See patients as individuals and involve them in decisions about their care
  • Ability to work in partnership to deliver a patient centred service
  • Demonstrate an understanding and willingness to embrace user involvement

Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Able to abide by the Trust CARE Values; Compassionate, Aspirational, Respectful and Excellence
  • Ability to communicate with clarity and intelligence in both written and spoken English
  • Willingness to take responsibility, and exert appropriate authority
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Work collaboratively with multi-disciplinary team, understanding each other's unique role

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal Berkshire NHS Trust

London Road

Reading

RG1 5AN


Employer's website

https://www.royalberkshire.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal Berkshire NHS Trust

London Road

Reading

RG1 5AN


Employer's website

https://www.royalberkshire.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

CL & C Director for Specialist Medicine

Paul Wearing

paul.wearing@royalberkshire.nhs.uk

01183225474

Date posted

01 July 2024

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Consultant

Salary

£99,532 to £131,964 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

193-CON217NCG

Job locations

Royal Berkshire NHS Trust

London Road

Reading

RG1 5AN


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