SHO in Elderly Care

Winchester, Hampshire
16 Aug 2019
06 Sep 2019
Geriatric medicine
Contract Type
Full Time

Frailty Clinical Fellow – Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Location: Winchester Hospital

Role Description: The successful candidate with will working within the Frailty Team covering the Acute Frailty Unit and Acute Elderly Wards. The role of the junior doctor is to facilitate timely investigations and treatment for older, frail patients with the aim of ensuring a safe and effective discharge. We are open to tailoring this medical role to different aspects of the frailty pathway, depending on your interests

What we look for:

  • An interest in Geriatric and Frailty Medicine
  • Good team working skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Previous General and Acute Medicine experience in the NHS

What we Offer:

  • We offer weekly teaching in Geriatric Medicine and Acute medicine, which the candidate will be encouraged to attend and participate in.
  • Comprehensive multidisciplinary working in a supportive environment, linking closely with the Acute Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Community Frailty teams.
  • The opportunity to develop a holistic approach to patient care, with senior Nursing, Therapy and Medical support and supervision.
  • Opportunities to participate and lead on quality improvement projects in Frailty.
  • We offer flexibility in working hours and training opportunities and offer support with other aspects to aid career progression within medicine. Due to our strong relationships with other specialties we are able to offer experience outside of Frailty for those interested in careers within medical specialties.

Who we are:

The Frailty Team consists of nursing, therapy and medical professionals who work together to provide a person-centred assessment of patients attending Winchester Hospital Emergency Department and Acute Frailty Unit. The service aims to assess patients and, where possible, facilitate same day discharges to enable patients to return to familiar surroundings as soon as possible. We use the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment process to provide a holistic approach to patient care and to aid communication with other services both in the hospital and the community. We are also developing our work within the downstream wards in the hospital for those patients who require a longer admission to hospital.

About the trust:

The vision at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is to provide outstanding care for every patient. We serve a population of nearly 600,000 people across Hampshire and West Berkshire as well as some people who access our specialist services from across the country.

Created in January 2012 the Foundation Trust prioritises the provision of exceptional, compassionate, care delivered by the valued staff working in a culture of collaboration and mutual respect. HHFT employs circa 6,000 people and had a turnover of £382m in 17/18

Four core values (CARE) Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Encourage. These are in place to support of four clear objectives, provide outstanding care of patients, empowering all members of staff, sustainable growth and innovating for the future.

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