Consultant in Elderly Medicine
Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital
Applications are invited for a Consultant Physician in Elderly Medicine with the Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust. Subspecialty Interests in Acute Frailty, Orthogeriatrics, Parkinsons disease or Community Medicine would be welcomed. This is a replacement post but comes at a time of exciting new developments within the department. The post will be offered as a substantive post. The appointee will join a team of 9 substantive and 4 locum geriatricians at Hull Royal Infirmary. The post holder would be joining the rota covering elderly medicine working a 1:12 frequency on weekends and 1:8.8 on weekdays.
A successful candidate would join a dynamic team of geriatricians in a department that has recently undergone exciting reconfiguration and transformation. The department has 4 base wards and a short stay Elderly Assessment Unit for frailty which works closely with community and social partnerships by daily MDT meetings to offer comprehensive and timely assessments of the older patient with facilities to support patients into the community in timely fashion.
The team have expanded this approach closer to the front door with the recent introduction of the Frailty Interventional Team (FIT) in the Emergency Department aiming to provide rapid access to Comprehensive Geriatric assessment for Older patients with Frailty. The EAU and FIT work closely alongside the Acute Medical Unit, Ambulatory Care Unit and the newly designed Emergency Department. This is an exciting time for frailty within the trust and there are multiple opportunities for the post holder to be involved in further developments within their particular subspeciality area.
All sub-speciality interests (particularly Orthogeriatrics, Parkinsons Disease Community Medicine and Acute Frailty) would be considered for the post if the interests were in keeping with the overall strategic vision of the elderly care department. We are also keen to develop a departmental academic
strength so would consider candidates with an interest in pursuing a combined academic/clinical post.
The Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust provides a comprehensive range of acute services from two hospital sites. We serve a local population of approximately 600,000 with some services aimed at an extended catchment area of 1.2 million people. The trust now forms part of the Hull York Medical School with both the NHS sites and Universities of Hull and York. With an annual budget of £481 million and employing around 7000 staff we are committed to the continuous development of services for the benefit of patients and to providing a comprehensive service of the highest possible quality.
Please include in the additional information section of the application form; the name of your current revalidation officer, their contact details and your date of revalidation.
Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr K Richards, Clinical Director for Elderly and Discharge, Hull Royal Infirmary, Telephone 01482 608732, or to Debbie Hamer, Business Manager, Medical Business Unit, Telephone 01482 675689.
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Closing date: 5 October 2017
Interview date: To be Confirm