Consultant Geriatrician - OPAL & Community
Isle of Man Government
We are looking for a professional, driven and supportive Consultant Geriatrician to join our team at Noble's Hospital on the Isle of Man.
Our vision within the Department of Health & Social Care is to become the best small island based health and care system; so if you are passionate about delivering high quality care and would enjoy working with us to develop our services, this could be a great position for you.
Within this role, you would take the lead clinical role in the development of our nascent OPAL and Community Geriatric Service as part of the expansion of our geriatric 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 in the Isle of Man 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 safest, least congested and 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 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.
Within this post you would be responsible for providing a quality service (together with consultant colleagues) in General and Geriatric Medicine, along with taking the lead clinical role in the development of an OPAL and Community Geriatric Service.
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.
In conjunction with this wider transformation, our geriatric service is currently undergoing significant expansion. The Isle of Man has an ageing population and as a result a large proportion of the acute medical take have age related presentations. Our Acute Medical Unit admits over 7,000 patients per year, with 82% of these admissions being patients over 75. Our nascent OPAL service provides support across all inpatient wards around management of older people in hospital, and has established links with many support services available across the island, including adult social care, therapies, reablement as well as third sector services. The OPAL team also act as gatekeeper to our community hospital, ensuring that appropriate patients are transferred there to maintain patient safety and also flow through the system.
We are looking for someone with great organisational, communication and team working skills to work with us to drive forward this service and ensure we continue to provide quality care for older people within Noble's Hospital. To find out more about this opportunity, download the Job Pack, available at the bottom of this page.
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.
Interested applicants can apply and find out more via the apply button.