Consultant Geriatrician (Frailty & Surgical Liaison)
Isle of Man Government
We are looking to appoint a knowledgeable, driven and forward-thinking Consultant Geriatrician specialising in Frailty & Surgical Liaison to join our team at Noble’s Hospital in the Isle of Man.
Our aim at Noble’s Hospital is to play a key part in achieving the Isle of Man DHSC’s vision of the Isle of Man becoming the best small island based health and care system. This is an exciting opportunity where you can make a difference and be a part of shaping the Islands’ future health services.
The Isle of Man, our hospital and healthcare system
Our National Health Service is separate to the UK NHS and is provided by a system based on that in the UK, but is independently financed and
administered within the Isle of Man. This means that many of the changes brought about to the UK National Health Service, as a consequence of the
extensive reorganisations of recent years have not been adopted in the Isle of Man.
Working here provides a fantastic opportunity to step away from NHS pressures and demands and work within a friendly and supportive working environment just a stone's throw away from the UK itself.
The island has a lot to offer and those living here benefit from:
- A great work-life balance
- A relaxed way of life in a safe environment with low crime
- Fantastic lifestyle opportunities - You could enjoy an outdoor lifestyle - walking, diving, sailing, mountain biking and great beaches
- Low income tax rates, maximum rate being 20%
At Noble's hospital, we also take pride in being able to offer a workplace that:
- Is equipped to the latest standards
- Offers brilliant training and development opportunities - we have an Education and Training Centre with a simulation suite and library situated in the grounds
- Supports staff - we recognise the need for all medical staff on the Island to maintain connections with medicine in the United Kingdom, and we provide generous study Leave with pay and expenses to attend approved conferences and workshops.
- Has a great working environment - we're a close knit team who are driven to ensure we provide high quality healthcare services to the people on the island
If you would like to achieve a fantastic work-life balance with a professionally satisfying job whilst living in one of the most beautiful parts of the British Isles then this is the job for you!
Relocation expenses and the Isle of Man NI scheme
For this post we also offer interview expenses and a relocation package of up to £7,000 based on receipts. Housing Assistance is also available where the Department will pay the difference between your current mortgage/rent bill, and that of your new accommodation on the Isle of Man, up to a
maximum of £250 per month.
The Isle of Man is also offering a National Insurance Holiday Scheme which allows newly employed, relocated or returning residents to apply for a refund on their National Insurance contributions for their first year of living or returning to the Isle of Man, with refunds capped at £4,000. To see how this scheme could benefit you and more about living on the Island visit www.locate.im
About the Post
Newly opened in 2003 Noble’s Hospital is the Islands’ only District General Hospital. It is equipped to the very latest standards with a total complement of 317 beds; the site also houses a combined education and training centre equipped with a comprehensive library, study rooms, lecture theatre and a state of the art simulation suite.
In this post, you would be involved in providing a high quality service (together with consultant colleagues) in general and Geriatric Medicine and you would also take the lead clinical role in the development of a Frailty Assessment Unit, with 1 SPA allocated for this responsibility.
Despite our small size, we provide most specialist medical services, delivered by our dedicated team. We are currently undergoing a significant medical services transformation programme at the moment, with front line acute medical care being delivered through a more generalised model rather than a specialised model, thereby ensuring all patients receive holistic medical care, where appropriate, with specialists able to take over with complex treatments where necessary. This transformation will include improvements in the management of elderly and frail patients and an increase in the numbers of consultants in geriatrics and acute medicine.
The Isle of Man has an ageing population and as a result a large proportion of the acute medical take have age related presentations - to ensure we continue to deliver high quality care, our geriatric service is currently undergoing significant expansion. As one part of this expansion, we hope to develop a Frailty Unit with improved community resources to ensure patients can be transferred home following treatment of any acute medical problems, with wrap around support from therapy staff and home care workers.
To find out more about the hospital and this position, view the Job Pack available to download below.
How to find out more and our application process
For further information out the post, please see the Job Pack; alternatively contact Oliver Radford, Divisional Manager for Un-scheduled care on 01624 650141.
A provisional interview date of 19th July 2019 has been set for shortlisted applicants, however this is subject to change.
Following your application and assessment of suitability, we strongly encourage you and any immediate family to visit us and find out more about the island, hospital and to meet our team, prior to an interview being arranged. We will pay reasonable expenses for your visit and can assist in arranging travel to the island and accommodation. If you would like to discuss this in more detail prior to your application please e-mail Oliver Radford at Oliver.Radford@nobles.dhss.gov.im
Applications for this post will be accepted up to midnight of the closing date specified.
Find out more about where a career in the Isle of Man Public Service could take you at hr.gov.im/careers.
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