Consultant Physician - Special Interest in ED Interface and Frailty

Whiston, Prescot
16 May 2018
10 Jun 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Whiston Hospital

St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the leading acute Trusts in the North West of England. We provide a full range of acute adult services to our local population of circa 350,000 and provide tertiary services across a much wider area in the North West, North Wales and Isle of Man. We are a Major Trauma Unit and the Mersey Regional Burns Unit. 

Our '5 Star Patient Care' strategy is at the heart of all that we do; supporting our vision to provide world class services for all our patients by getting it right for every patient, every time.

This is a new post to join the department of medicine for older people that has a total of 16 consultant colleagues (including this post) with further expansion being discussed.

The successful appointee will be part of a happy and friendly team that is forward looking with a lot of support from the executive board for the department. We are in the process of expanding our frailty services, liaison working and community services as part of our departmental vision. The department has consecutively won the hospital awards in the last four years with Frailty, Orthogeriatrics, stroke and Intermediate care unit in Duffy emerging as winners in the recent Trust annual awards in April 2018.
The Trust is one of the most sought after teaching venues for students from the University of Liverpool and attracts high quality, enthusiastic trainees. The department has a high profile within the Medical Care Group with an established and very successful Stroke service, Orthogeriatrics and Frailty service. There will be an opportunity to develop the strand of ED interface and liaison working. 

The DMOP provides 7 day services with 1 in 8 weekend rota for consultants to provide ward rounds into the Frailty unit on 1A and 2 existing core DMOP ward/Board rounds to facilitate prompt senior medical input and to maintain flow. 

The stroke consultants run a separate 1 in 8 rota for stroke services. The successful appointee will not be required to provide services to the stroke team.

This is an 11.5 PA job plan and will be reviewed annually. The interview date will be confirmed after the closing date of applications.

Closing date: 10th June 2018
Shortlisting date: week commencing: 11th June 2018
Interview date: Friday 6th July

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Please refer to the full job description and for more information please contact us. Applicants can contact Dr Sanjeevikumar Meenakshisundaram, (Clinical Director for Stroke Services & Department of Medicine for Older People) or Dr Mike Horner (Clinical Lead for Frailty) on telephone 0151426 1600 Ext 5309.