Locum Consultant - Care of Older People

East Cheshire NHS Trust

The closing date is 21 August 2022

Job summary

East Cheshire NHS Trust is looking to appoint a locum geriatrician to join their dynamic Care of the Elderly department.

This post, which is based at Macclesfield District General Hospital, comprises 10 PAs with a specific emphasis on working with the front door frailty service alongside looking after 12-14 patients on the care of the elderly ward. The post includes an outpatient clinic, with the opportunity to tailor this to the successful applicant's interest. We would welcome applications from candidates who may wish to work flexibly. There is an expectation that the job holder will participate in the general medical consultant on call rota (1 in 10) which will be discussed with any potential candidates.

East Cheshire NHS Trust has a real sense of energy and enthusiasm for developing its care of the elderly department. Although the department is small, there have been several recent consultant appointments, which have resulted in a championing of a frailty approach to care and transformation of its older people's services. It has a truly multi-professional acute frailty team that has evolved and transformed over the last 18 months. They work alongside colleagues in the emergency department and on the Medical Admissions Unit to initiate and perform holistic geriatric assessments and to ensure patients are cared for in the right place at the right time, avoiding unnecessary acute admissions where at all possible.

This post is Fixed Term for 6 months, 10 PAs.

Main duties of the job

The post holder would be expected to champion a frailty approach to care and use comprehensive geriatric assessment to achieve the best care possible outcomes for older adults living with frailty in the trust.

They would be responsible for the care of 12-14 patients on a 25 bedded, acute delirium and dementia ward. This ward is staffed with a variety of trainee doctors, and it is expected that clinical supervision would be provided to some of these trainees. It is expected they would lead the ward-based MDT.

The successful applicant would spend some clinical sessions with the acute frailty team providing clinical supervision to the MDT and the advanced clinical practitioners. They are expected to work with the team in ED and on the MAU to complete acute comprehensive geriatric assessment for older adult's presenting with frailty crises and provide senior level reviews.

There will be the opportunity to develop a weekly clinic, which will be tailored to the successful candidates' interests.

They are expected to participate in the unselected acute medical take rota.

The post holder would be expected to lead the ward-based MDT and carry out comprehensive geriatric assessment for those under their inpatient care. The ward has a particular emphasis on caring for those with advanced frailty and dementia.

About us

Whether you are just starting out in your career or are looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, East Cheshire NHS Trust is the right employer for you. An organisation with a real sense of community we actively support and develop our staff to ensure our patients receive the best quality care, delivering the right care first time, every time.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment at this time, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. We will be checking the vaccination status of all new starters so that we can manage individual and environmental risks, and so that we can support those who may be undecided about vaccination. If you are unvaccinated there is helpful advice and information at https://www.eastcheshirehrdirect.nhs.uk . There is a current Government consultation underway which will determine whether some new starters may need to be vaccinated.

Please be aware that this post requires an Enhanced with Barred list Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, the cost of which is payable by the successful candidate. If you have lived or worked abroad for 6 months or more in the last 5 years you will need to obtain an overseas police clearance. Further information can be found on the additional information links at the bottom of the advert.

Date posted

19 July 2022

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Band

Consultant

Salary

£84,559 to £114,003 a year

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

6 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

209-A-22-4255677

Job locations

Macclesfield District

General Hospital

Victoria Road, Macclesfield

SK10 3BL


Job description

Job responsibilities

Please download a copy of the Job Description and Person Specification located under the Supporting documents heading to read more about the advertised role.

Please read the attached Applicant Pack prior to completing your application form to find out more information.

As part of making your application we encourage you to review the Trusts Careers webpage www.careersateastcheshire.nhs.uk for more information about working for East Cheshire NHS Trust.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. The Trust is a Disability Confident Leader and as such, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification).

Applicants are advised to apply early as we reserve the right to close the advert prior to the advertised closing date should we receive a large number of applications.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please download a copy of the Job Description and Person Specification located under the Supporting documents heading to read more about the advertised role.

Please read the attached Applicant Pack prior to completing your application form to find out more information.

As part of making your application we encourage you to review the Trusts Careers webpage www.careersateastcheshire.nhs.uk for more information about working for East Cheshire NHS Trust.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. The Trust is a Disability Confident Leader and as such, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification).

Applicants are advised to apply early as we reserve the right to close the advert prior to the advertised closing date should we receive a large number of applications.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Entry on the General Medical Council (GMC)
  • MBBS or equivalent
  • Membership or Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians or equivalent

Desirable

  • Higher Degree in geriatric medicine.
  • Participation in a management training course.
  • Teaching Qualification

Clinical Knowledge & Expertise

Essential

  • Wide experience in all aspects of Care of Older People including dementia care / falls/ acute frailty care and frailty crises
  • Wide range of experience in the care of acutely unwell older adults
  • Evidence of continuing personal and professional development and up to date with medical advances.
  • Knowledge and appreciation of the core legal, ethical and political issues which govern medical practice
  • Experience of recent and current research/relevant publications.
  • Experience of teaching/training

Desirable

  • Wide experience in all aspects of General (Internal) Medicine
  • Completion of other courses relevant to the care of older people
  • Attendance and leadership and management courses
  • Ability to lead clinical research project
  • Attendance at teaching courses

Other role requirements

Essential

  • Please refer to the person specification for further details regarding the role requirements.
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Entry on the General Medical Council (GMC)
  • MBBS or equivalent
  • Membership or Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians or equivalent

Desirable

  • Higher Degree in geriatric medicine.
  • Participation in a management training course.
  • Teaching Qualification

Clinical Knowledge & Expertise

Essential

  • Wide experience in all aspects of Care of Older People including dementia care / falls/ acute frailty care and frailty crises
  • Wide range of experience in the care of acutely unwell older adults
  • Evidence of continuing personal and professional development and up to date with medical advances.
  • Knowledge and appreciation of the core legal, ethical and political issues which govern medical practice
  • Experience of recent and current research/relevant publications.
  • Experience of teaching/training

Desirable

  • Wide experience in all aspects of General (Internal) Medicine
  • Completion of other courses relevant to the care of older people
  • Attendance and leadership and management courses
  • Ability to lead clinical research project
  • Attendance at teaching courses

Other role requirements

Essential

  • Please refer to the person specification for further details regarding the role requirements.

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

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).

Employer details

Employer name

East Cheshire NHS Trust

Address

Macclesfield District

General Hospital

Victoria Road, Macclesfield

SK10 3BL


Employer's website

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


Employer details

Employer name

East Cheshire NHS Trust

Address

Macclesfield District

General Hospital

Victoria Road, Macclesfield

SK10 3BL


Employer's website

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


For questions about the job, contact:

Dr Katherine White

katherine.white20@nhs.net

01625663097

Date posted

19 July 2022

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Band

Consultant

Salary

£84,559 to £114,003 a year

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

6 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

209-A-22-4255677

Job locations

Macclesfield District

General Hospital

Victoria Road, Macclesfield

SK10 3BL


Supporting documents