Consultant Physician in Geriatric Medicine with interest in Frality Services

Location
Ayrshire and Arran
Salary
£80,653.00 to £107,170.00
Posted
21 Jan 2019
Closes
15 Feb 2019
Ref
MD/780/18
Sector
Hospital
Specialty
Geriatric medicine
Career Level
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

This whole time post offers an exciting opportunity for ambitious and committed individuals to help develop innovative, holistic, multidisciplinary services for older people in Ayrshire based on frailty assessment and early intervention. 

The post will continue to build on hugely successful pilot work within in NHS Ayrshire & Arran involving the Frail and Older People multi-disciplinary team and redesign of the patient journey, focusing on early assessment and intervention that is centred on the patient and based around acute comprehensive geriatric assessment in the emergency setting.

The post will be based at University Hospital Crosshouse, working within our Combined Assessment Unit, Ambulatory Care Unit, Emergency Department and Ward 5D. Close working with Community Services within our Health and Social Care Partnership frameworks to support our new Acute Frailty Pathway development will be an integral component of the roles to support early discharge and avoidance of unnecessary acute admissions,

Close operational and governance links with Acute Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Community & Primary Care will be essential in this role that has been developed in response to changing demographics and patient need.

Accredited in Geriatric Medicine, you will have the necessary training and expertise to provide the range of medical and rehabilitation expertise for older patients in Ayrshire to meet the needs of these new roles.

For further information please contact Dr P Korsah, Directorate AMD, University Hospital Crosshouse tel: 01563 827750.

Please see our main advertisement to view further information, including a Job Pack, by clicking the apply button. Closing date: 15 February 2019 (noon). 

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