Speciality Doctor in General Medicine (COTE)
East Cheshire NHS Trust
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East Cheshire NHS Trust is looking to appoint an enthusiastic specialty doctor to join their dynamic Care of the Elderly department.
East Cheshire NHS Trust has a real sense of energy and enthusiasm for developing its care of the elderly department. The Trust is committed to reducing the time people spend in hospital and strives to be a beacon of excellence in the care of older people. Although the Care of the Elderly 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. The trust is looking for a committed specialty doctor who shares these goals.
The post holder will be expected to work flexibly with consultant supervision alongside the acute frailty team and in a variety of inpatient ward settings. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will work within an MDT and use skills in comprehensive geriatric assessment to improve patient outcomes. There will be the opportunity to rotate through and gain experience in a variety of inpatient settings including a general care of the elderly ward, a dementia and delirium ward and an orthogeriatric service. The successful candidate would be expected to play an active role in teaching junior doctors and medical students about the specialty and there will be the opportunity to attend outpatient clinics. You will be required to participate in the middle grade general medical rota.
Main duties of the job
The role of Specialty Doctor in care of the elderly will include the following:
- Supporting the medical care on the elderly care wards or in the orthogeriatric service as required
- Supporting the frailty team MDT in both the ED and MAU settings.
- Delivering holistic geriatric assessments to improve patient care
- Attending and leading regular ward MDT meetings
- Participate in quality improvement, audit and service developments
- Assist with outpatient clinics as required
- Attend unit management and governance meetings
- Support implementation and achievement of targets set by the NHS long term plan and NHS England with regards to older people's care and frailty care.
- Work with colleagues to ensure effective management of inpatients, internal referrals, outpatient clinics and investigational sessions
- Work together with primary care colleagues to ensure effective management of community patients
- Participate in the education and training of medical students, doctors, and professions allied to medicine including those in primary care
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 .
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.
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.
Other Role Requirements
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