Consultant Orthogeriatrician

Location
Liverpool, Merseyside
Posted
24 Sep 2018
Closes
19 Oct 2018
Ref
287-DOC-169-18
Sector
Hospital
Specialty
Geriatric medicine
Career Level
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The Royal Liverpool University Hospital was opened in 1978 and is the main teaching hospital in the Mersey Region for the University of Liverpool and merged with Broadgreen Hospital in 1995.

Currently the Trust contains over 700 beds and provides a comprehensive variety of clinical services in most of the main medical and surgical specialties. The trust is due to open a new Royal Liverpool University Hospital, located next to the existing building, which will be the future central hub for specialist and complex care in the region and planned to form part of a new biomedical campus, with numerous future partnerships and potential in the future of which Clinical Gerontology plays a significant role in.

Clinical Gerontology is the largest bed-holding Directorate within the Trust and has beds on both the Royal Liverpool Hospital and the Broadgreen Hospital site. In addition to this, the directorate provides a plethora of sub speciality services.

This consultant post is to support and deliver an Orthogeriatric service in lines with best practice, to support in particular Fractured Neck of Femur patients, by delivering Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment in the surgical setting. The Royal h as a dedicated Neck of Femur fracture unit and an
acute Orthopaedic ward.

The post holder will be an active member of an integrated team supporting this patient group, working with numerous team members with the shared goal to: enhance the quality of life of older patients following fragility fracture, helping patients recover from illness and frailty and to allow patients to maintain as much independence as possible. The post holder would also have the opportunity to help develop a future city wide vision to enhancing Orthogeriatric care and would be instrumental in its success.

The appointment in its sessional allocation recognises commitment to the: Acute Geriatric ward, Geriatric Medicine Outpatients and Orthogeriatric patient reviews and any future developments within the directorate. The appointee will join a team of 13 Consultant Geriatricians.

For further details please see the job description.

It is a requirement for the successful candidate to have completed specialist training in Geriatric and General Internal Medicine (or equivalent training) and to be entered onto the GMC Specialist
Registrar for Geriatric Medicine and General Medicine or be eligible to be listed within six months of
interview.

For further information about this post please contact:

Dr Mark Johnston
Speciality Lead for Clinical Gerontology
Tel: 0151 706 3625
Email: Mark.johnston@rlbuht.nhs.uk

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