Consultant in Medicine for Older People

Chichester, West Sussex
£77,913 - £105,042 per annum
29 Apr 2019
27 May 2019
Geriatric medicine
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

(10 PAs)

Applications are invited for the above post of Consultant in Department of Medicine for Older People, based at St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester, part of the Western Sussex NHS Foundation Trust. 

The successful candidate will join a highly regarded Department with a regional reputation for excellence. This substantive appointment is to expand the Department of Medicine for the Elderly by developing its Acute Frailty services.

This will mean developing the assessment of older people with frailty presenting as emergencies by focusing the new Consultant at the front door in A&E, the Clinical Decision Unit and on the Emergency Floor. There is also potential for the setting up of an Acute Frailty Unit.

It is an opportunity following reconfiguration of our in-patient beds however, so it does therefore allow a diversity of sub-speciality interests by negotiation. It could assist in the further development of our dementia services, surgical liaison or onc-geriatrics. The job description has been designed to reflect the development of either of these services. 

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the only CQC-rated “Outstanding” hospital trust on the south coast and one of only seven in the country.  We’re an ambitious organisation that champions our people, equipping them with new skills to continually improve services for patients.

The CQC recognised our leading approach to continuous improvement which encourages and supports innovation at all levels.  We are an acute trust with three hospitals; St Richard’s in Chichester and Worthing Hospital, where we provide emergency and inpatient care; and Southlands Hospital in Shoreham, where we provide out-patient care and day surgery.

We are a forward looking and innovative trust whose purpose is to provide high quality emergency and elective care for the people of West Sussex.  Foundation Trust Status was achieved in July 2013. 

Our hospitals are all situated along the beautiful Sussex coast, nestled against the South Downs National Park, and close to vibrant towns that are richly endowed with excellent cultural and sporting facilities, offering good transport links to London and Europe.

All newly appointed Consultants are mentored, via the “WSHFT Mentorship scheme for senior medical staff”. 

Applicants must be on the GMC Specialist Register or within 6 months of attaining Specialist Registration at the time of interview. Applications from candidates who, for personal reasons, are unable to work full-time will be eligible to be considered for this post.

For further information please contact: Dr David Hunt, Clinical Director – Tel:  01903 205111 Ext 85784. Dr Amanda Wellesley, Chief of Medicine- Tel:  01903 205111 Ext 84757

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Attached below is further information which you can download regarding the post.

All applicants are required to provide the names and contact details of four referees; three will be clinical referees including one from the current employer (or most recent employer if not currently working) and the final referee will your current Responsible Officer for revalidation.

Please note shortlisted applicants will be asked to provide an up to date CV for their interview.

Applications from Agencies will NOT be considered, therefore please do not send any directly to the department or Medical HR

Closing date: 27 May 2019. Interview date: June/July 2019.

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