Locum Consultant in Care of the Elderly

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

The closing date is 13 May 2024

Job summary

Locum Consultant in Care of the Elderly

10.00 sessions per week

Fixed term Contract

Salary - £93,666 - £126,281 per annum

Closing Date- 13th April 2024

Interview Date-17th April 2024

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.

All correspondence for this vacancy will be sent by email; please check your account regularly including your Junk and SPAM areas.

A great and friendly place to work, so bring your passion, commitment and expertise and enjoy the opportunities to make a difference every day.

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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.

About us

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.

Date posted

13 March 2024

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Consultant

Salary

£93,666 to £126,281 a year per annum

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

12 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

230-30815741-MED-A

Job locations

George Eliot Hospital

College Street

Nuneaton

CV10 7DJ


Job description

Job responsibilities

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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.

Person Specification

Experience and Knowledge

Essential

  • oCompletion or near completion of a Specialist Training programme in Geriatric and General Medicine.
  • oBroad clinical experience in care of the elderly and General Internal Medicine.
  • oThorough and detailed knowledge of medical audit, medical education, current clinical and medical best practice
  • oUnderstanding of the Clinical Governance process

Desirable

  • oUnderstanding of the NHS. Experience outside the specialty.

Qualifications and Professional Training

Essential

  • oEligibility for inclusion on the Specialist Register in geriatric and general medicine within 6 months of AAC date.
  • oMRCP or equivalent.

Desirable

  • oHigher degree. Evidence of sub-specialty or other specific training

Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • oAbility to lead, communicate, liaise and negotiate with others
  • oAbility to advice on efficient and smooth running of specialist service.
  • oAbility to supervise, appraise, coach and mentor trainee and other doctors
  • oAbility to motivate, innovate and support staff of all disciplines
  • oAbility to manage and lead clinical team
  • oCompetent in basic information technology
  • oAwareness of health service reforms and issues across all healthcare economy
  • oUndertaken complete audit cycle
  • oAbility to demonstrate recent evidence of relevant and continued research
  • oParticipated in completed clinical research projects
  • oAbility to apply research outcomes to clinical practice
  • oPublished research in peer-reviewed journals
  • oHigher degree by research

Desirable

  • oKnowledge of clinical governance issues
  • oInterest and awareness of research methodology
  • oUnderstanding of the concepts of management
  • oExperience of service development
  • oEvidence of continuing research.

Personal Qualities

Essential

  • oAbility to form constructive and effective professional relationships with patients and staff. Ability to work in a team. Ability to delegate appropriately
  • oCaring attitude to patients
  • oEnquiring, critical approach to work
  • oExcellent inter-personal qualities
  • oCredible and persuasive presence both amongst clinical and management colleagues
  • oAbility to listen and communicate effectively (written, public speaking and presentational)
  • oAbility to work collaboratively with the Executive Team
  • oAbility to achieve objectives
  • oAbility to work within a multi-professional and multi-disciplinary framework
  • oGood organisational and leadership skills
  • oAbility to motivate and support staff of all disciplines
  • oExcellent personal time and management skills

Other

Essential

  • oRunning a service and participation in management process.
  • oAbility and willingness to work hours of the job, shifts, on-call with any reasonable adjustment to take account of any local requirement or disability.
  • oAbility to teach clinical and practical skills.
  • oAbility to design and deliver talks/lectures/workshops effectively
  • oExperienced in demonstrating clinical procedures/techniques to other healthcare professionals

Desirable

  • oCommitment to continuing medical education
  • oAbility to organise and participate in and evidence of teaching and training undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • oAppraisal, assessment and mentoring skills
  • oEvidence of interest and ability to educate e.g., teaching experience, supervision of projects, educational qualification
  • oEvidence of interest and ability of management.
Person Specification

Experience and Knowledge

Essential

  • oCompletion or near completion of a Specialist Training programme in Geriatric and General Medicine.
  • oBroad clinical experience in care of the elderly and General Internal Medicine.
  • oThorough and detailed knowledge of medical audit, medical education, current clinical and medical best practice
  • oUnderstanding of the Clinical Governance process

Desirable

  • oUnderstanding of the NHS. Experience outside the specialty.

Qualifications and Professional Training

Essential

  • oEligibility for inclusion on the Specialist Register in geriatric and general medicine within 6 months of AAC date.
  • oMRCP or equivalent.

Desirable

  • oHigher degree. Evidence of sub-specialty or other specific training

Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • oAbility to lead, communicate, liaise and negotiate with others
  • oAbility to advice on efficient and smooth running of specialist service.
  • oAbility to supervise, appraise, coach and mentor trainee and other doctors
  • oAbility to motivate, innovate and support staff of all disciplines
  • oAbility to manage and lead clinical team
  • oCompetent in basic information technology
  • oAwareness of health service reforms and issues across all healthcare economy
  • oUndertaken complete audit cycle
  • oAbility to demonstrate recent evidence of relevant and continued research
  • oParticipated in completed clinical research projects
  • oAbility to apply research outcomes to clinical practice
  • oPublished research in peer-reviewed journals
  • oHigher degree by research

Desirable

  • oKnowledge of clinical governance issues
  • oInterest and awareness of research methodology
  • oUnderstanding of the concepts of management
  • oExperience of service development
  • oEvidence of continuing research.

Personal Qualities

Essential

  • oAbility to form constructive and effective professional relationships with patients and staff. Ability to work in a team. Ability to delegate appropriately
  • oCaring attitude to patients
  • oEnquiring, critical approach to work
  • oExcellent inter-personal qualities
  • oCredible and persuasive presence both amongst clinical and management colleagues
  • oAbility to listen and communicate effectively (written, public speaking and presentational)
  • oAbility to work collaboratively with the Executive Team
  • oAbility to achieve objectives
  • oAbility to work within a multi-professional and multi-disciplinary framework
  • oGood organisational and leadership skills
  • oAbility to motivate and support staff of all disciplines
  • oExcellent personal time and management skills

Other

Essential

  • oRunning a service and participation in management process.
  • oAbility and willingness to work hours of the job, shifts, on-call with any reasonable adjustment to take account of any local requirement or disability.
  • oAbility to teach clinical and practical skills.
  • oAbility to design and deliver talks/lectures/workshops effectively
  • oExperienced in demonstrating clinical procedures/techniques to other healthcare professionals

Desirable

  • oCommitment to continuing medical education
  • oAbility to organise and participate in and evidence of teaching and training undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • oAppraisal, assessment and mentoring skills
  • oEvidence of interest and ability to educate e.g., teaching experience, supervision of projects, educational qualification
  • oEvidence of interest and ability of management.

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

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

Address

George Eliot Hospital

College Street

Nuneaton

CV10 7DJ


Employer's website

http://www.geh.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

Address

George Eliot Hospital

College Street

Nuneaton

CV10 7DJ


Employer's website

http://www.geh.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Care of the Elderly Consultant

Dr James Egbuji

james.ebuji@geh.nhs.uk

02476351351

Date posted

13 March 2024

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Consultant

Salary

£93,666 to £126,281 a year per annum

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

12 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

230-30815741-MED-A

Job locations

George Eliot Hospital

College Street

Nuneaton

CV10 7DJ


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