Consultant Physician General and Geriatric Medicine with specialist interest in Frailty

St Helens, Merseyside
£77,913 - £105,042 per annum
10 Dec 2018
10 Jan 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Department of Medicine for Older People (DMOP)

Medical Care Group

Whiston Hospital

11 PA's

St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is the BEST acute Trusts in England for the second year running! 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 (DMOP) that has a total of 16 consultant colleagues (including this post) working alongside specialist practitioners from nursing and therapy backgrounds as well as a large group of allied health professionals.

You will be part of a happy and friendly team that is forward looking and receives lots of support from the trusts executive board. The frailty service currently comprises of a 16 bedded acute frailty unit, ED interface 5 days per week and community frailty service for St Helens providing comprehensive geriatric assessment and hospital avoidance to patients both in their own home and residential care. The successful applicant will work with the existing specialist team to provide these services and participate in future developments and expansion in both the acute and community settings.

The DMOP has regularly been recognised by the trust for its exemplary contribution to excellent patient care, most recently receiving awards for Frailty Services, Orthogeriatrics, Stroke and intermediate care.

St Helens and Knowsley Hospital NHS Trust is a busy and popular hospital, serving a population of 350,000. St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has a reputation for providing high quality, patient centred care. This has been acknowledged by the CQC in 2016 who awarded the Trust a rating of Good and the Patient Environment Action Team (PEAT) who rated the Trust as Excellent for 7 consecutive years.

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 high standards of education and is actively involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. The trust supports development and training in the roles of educational and clinical supervisor.

The DMOP provides 7 day service 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. 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.

You must have full GMC Registration and be on the CCT register at the point of application or must be in receipt of their CCT within 6 months of date of interview.

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure including Adults and Children’s Barred lists.

Please refer to the full job description and for more information please contact us. Applicants can contact, Dr. Mike Horner on telephone 0151426 1600 Ext 5878.

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Shortlisting Date: Week Commencing -14 January 2019

Interview Date: Monday 25 February 2019

Closing Date: Thursday 10 January 2019

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