Consultant with special interest in Orthogeriatrics
This is an exciting opportunity to work and engage in new services with Geriatric Medicine and the Orthopaedic service. Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board is the largest health board in Wales employing over 16,500 staff, has a budget of £1.3 billion. We operate from three district general hospitals, 22 other acute and community hospitals and a network of more than 90 health centres, clinics, community health team bases and mental health units.
Come and join us in the Geriatric Medicine Department in the Central Area that spans across Glan Clwyd Hospital and Llandudno General Hospital along with four other community hospitals and comprehensive community services including Community Resource Teams.
Successful applicants can expect:
- To work as part of an established friendly, cohesive and enthusiastic team
- To work in an environment committed to excellence in patient care and continuing service improvement
- The option to live in a beautiful location with excellent access to extensive outdoor leisure pursuits
- Excellent road and rail links, with close proximity to Chester, Liverpool and Manchester
- Access to excellent state and private schools
The Geriatric Medicine department has 8 consultants, 6 based in Glan Clwyd Hospital and 2 in Llandudno Hospital along with a team of junior doctors. The Orthopaedic department has 9 consultants, along with a team of junior doctors, Advanced Nurse Practitioners and Allied Health Professionals.
The main objectives of the post include:
- Leading the orthogeriatric service at Glan Clwyd Hospital
- Develop the orthogeriatric service within the hospital to include assessment of people with a hip fracture within 72 hours, pre operative optimisation, post operative assessments and guide multi-professional rehabilitation
- Provide orthogeriatric input to the 24-bedded orthopaedic ward
- Active engagement in teaching and medical education and opportunities to participate in research activities related to orthogeriatrics and other aspects of geriatric medicine
The Geriatric Medicine department in Central Area is also actively engaged in undergraduate teaching and consistently obtains very positive feedback in Wales from the Cardiff University medical students. The department is also extremely proactive with medical education and higher specialist training in Geriatric Medicine. Glan Clwyd Hospital is a host centre for MRCP PACES examinations and many consultant geriatricians are MRCP examiners nationally and internationally.
North Wales offers a myriad of opportunities for outside leisure interests such as sailing, climbing and walking in Snowdonia or mountain biking. It offers excellent recreational facilities for families, access to higher and further education and you can talk to us if your partner is also a Healthcare Professional and we can consider how we might support their career too.
Application is by clicking the apply button and following the instructions for on-line applications.
The Health Board website is www.bcu.wales.nhs.uk
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