Locum Consultant in Care of the Elderly
George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
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Job Title-Locum Consultant in Care of the Elderly
Hours per week-10.00 sessions per week
Fixed term Contract
Salary - £93,666 - £126,281 per annum
Closing Date- 19th December 2023
The Trust is looking to appoint a consultant physician who has a strong background in and a passion for Geriatric medicine.
This post may close early due to high numbers of applicationsso you are advised to apply promptly.
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A great and friendly place to work, so bring your passion, commitment and expertise and enjoy the opportunities to make a difference every day.
Main duties of the job
The GEH Elderly Care team is an innovative, enthusiastic and multidisciplinary team consisting of:
5.0 wte consultants; Dr James Egbuji, Dr R Mapplilakkandy, Dr M Alamgir, Dr Abdin, Dr Mukundan,2.0 wte Specialist Registrar /Trust middle grade doctors,3.0 wte rotational FY1s,2.0 wte rotational SHOs,4.0 wte ACPs,3.0 wte Physician Associates
In addition the team is well supported by therapies in all of the services provided.Inpatient care is provided on Bob Jakin (18 beds), Victoria (22 beds) and on AMU as part of the frailty service. In addition from early 2020 the team will operate from a state of the art frailty assessment unit (FAU) which allows planning to commence upon admission (if the admission can't be avoided) to mitigate the effects of decomposition by an extended length of stay. This post will further enhance that care and provide opportunities to extend the service and remit. Within the service it is anticipated that the consultant for this new role will have a caseload of 14 patients during ward rounds.
Here at George Eliot our vision to 'excel at patient care' takes centre stage. An ever evolving clinically-led acute service provider we are on a journey to continually provide high quality, safe and responsive services delivered by inspiring, friendly and compassionate staff who share our corporate values which underpin everything we do. Our values are not just words on a piece of paper, they bond us together, reflect our ambition and shape who we are:
Effective Open Communication
excellence and safety in everything we do
Challenge but support
Expect respect and dignity
Local health that inspires confidence
Benefits:On-site nursery, 27 days minimum annual leave plus bank holidays, cycle to work scheme, flexible working, extensive in-house course learning directory, buying and selling of annual leave, subsidised restaurant, tranquillity garden and generous subsidised on-site parking.
Duties of this post
Function as an essential member of the Elderly Care team with an inpatient caseload.
Provide clinical leadership and support for the Elderly Care team.
Provide expert advice and support to health care professionals caring for frail and elderly patients.
Support the 7 day working of the acute frailty service.
Provide expert advice and support regarding complex ethical and clinical decision making.
Undertake administrative duties associated with the care of patients (including activity data as required) in line with Trust Policy.
On Call Duties
Contribute to the GIM on call rota 1:10.
The post-holder is expected to take part in the general medical on call rota which is currently 1 in 10. This includes a mid-take (5-8pm) and a morning post take ward round. The majority of the post take ward round is conducted by the acute medical and ward based teams.
Experience and Knowledge
Qualifications and Professional Training
Skills and Abilities
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).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).