Consultant Physician in Medicine for the Elderly

Location
Dumfries and Galloway Region
Salary
£78,304 - £105,570
Posted
11 May 2017
Closes
10 Jun 2017
Ref
902.16a
Sector
Hospital
Specialty
Geriatric medicine
Career Level
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

NHS Dumfries and Galloway are committed to developing and improving services for older people. As part of a redesign of services an opportunity has arisen for a Consultant Physician in Medicine for the Elderly within the Health Board based within both Acute and Community.

In Acute, the redesign of services at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary is currently underway, with our new District General which will open in December 2017.

In the Community we are developing “The One Team” that will provide enhanced care at home for DG1 and DG2 patients and there have been recent appointments for Care of the Elderly Specialist Nurses and trainee Advanced Nurse Practitioners for the Community.

In addition to the clinical commitment the successful candidate will have opportunity to contribute to appropriate facilities for Care of the Elderly in the community. This new post will form part of a wide multidisciplinary team. The post will be based at Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary, provide cover at the Community Hospitals and contribute to managing patients at the front door.

The successful candidate will also participate in the Frailty Pathway and acute medical on-call rota. Dual accreditation in General Medicine and Geriatric Medicine is essential. A further sub-speciality interest may be agreed depending on individual interests and service needs.

Applications for part-time or job share employment are also welcome.

For any further details, or arrangements to visit, please contact Dr Angus Cameron, Board Medical Director (0781 3939 277, anguscameron@nhs.net) or Dr Roger Holden, Consultant Physician (01387 241077, r.holden@nhs.net) or Carole Morton, Interim Deputy General Manager (01387 246246, carole.morton1@nhs.net).

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Closing date: 10th June 2017.