Consultant in Geriatric Medicine

Brighton, East Sussex
12 Dec 2018
04 Jan 2019
Geriatric medicine
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

We are looking for a new colleague to join our friendly, supportive department. The post will be predominantly based in Brighton. You will be involved in acute and community geriatric medicine with flexibility around subspecialty work.

We are rapidly developing the care of frailer patients within the hospital. We feel we can be most effective maintaining a strong presence at the “front door” while also overseeing community care for patients following discharge and avoiding inappropriate admission.

You will be joining the team on one of our award winning units for treating medical problems in patents with dementia. There is the possibility of having sessions of community Geriatrics, providing support to an intermediate care unit and running a community clinic. Perhaps you have your own specialist interest - we are all flexible and will accommodate this wherever possible. Specialist areas supported by geriatricians include osteoporosis, Parkinson’s disease, falls, surgical liaison and dementia.

We are open to innovation and have the support of the Trust to improve services for frail patients. There are many opportunities for leadership. One of our successful innovations is Shared Leadership, where we have no single departmental lead, rather we all share the leadership responsibilities and decisions for the service. This has led to reduced stress levels and increased engagement. We are happy to support part-time working.

At RSCH, you will be doing a needs-related on call, with a weekend frequency of 1 in 8. You will cover evening and overnight GIM on calls (including elderly medicine) on approximately a 1 in 20 basis.

You will benefit from our close ties to Brighton and Sussex Medical School. There are opportunities to join geriatricians leading on both undergraduate education at BSMS and postgraduate education through HE KSS. We have a strong research base through the Academic department, led by Professor Rajkumar and 2 senior lecturers. We will do our best to support and develop any research interests.

Please refer to the person specification in the job description with regards to CCT requirements.

When completing the application form please ensure you complete the section relating to your CCT date. If you have already have your CCT please confirm when you will be on the GMC Specialist Register. Please be aware you only have 12 months from your CCT to join the specialist registrar otherwise you will have to go thorugh the CESR Route.

In addition to supplying us with your referee details for the last 3 years please also provide us with the contact details of your Responsible Officer for Appraisial and Revalidation.

In the interest of equal opportunities, we want to make sure that information about candidates is provided in the same format so all applicants should fill in the standard application form on the NHS Jobs website and attach their cv.

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Closing date: 4 January 2019


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