Specialty Doctor in Geriatric Medicine

NHS Highland
Raigmore, Inverness
£40,842 - £76,161
13 Sep 2019
10 Oct 2019
Career Level
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Full Time

FULL TIME POST 10 PA’s per week (40 hours)

Applications are invited for this new post in Geriatric medicine. This post has been created to support medical assessment on a recently opened post acute ward. This 24 bedded ward will has a strong focus on rehabilitation of adults who are otherwise medically stable. This ward aims to maximise the function and minimise the length of stay of these adults. 6 of these beds will be specifically ring fenced for frail adults with short expected length of stay and run as a frailty unit within the ward.
As an extension to this the post holder will also assist with front door frailty assessment and review of adults with longer predicted length of stay in Raigmore. This post will take part in the out of hours cover of the hospital. This will be evening shifts and weekend daytime cover of wards. This will depend on experience of applicant.
You will have the opportunity to develop clinical skills aligned with geriatric medicine and to practice them regularly. You will be expected to manage patients as a senior decision maker under the guidance of a consultant physician.
In addition to clinical management we would expect you to develop other roles in the department, such as quality improvement or teaching.
The post holder will be welcomed into a friendly and forward thinking team which values maintaining a supportive working environment.
Applicants must have full GMC registration with a licence to practice and at least four years full time postgraduate training (or equivalent gained on a part time or flexible basis) at least two of which will be in a specialty training programme in a relevant specialty or as a fixed term specialty trainee in a relevant specialty or shall have equivalent experience and competencies.
Informal enquiries will be welcomed by Dr M Wilson Consultant Physician in Geriatric Medicine (martinwilson2@nhs.net) 01463 705751 or Dr A Macdonald allan.macdonald@nhs.net , Consultant Physician in Geriatric Medicine (01463 705751)
Job Packs are available via https://jobs.scot.nhs.uk/ or by contacting laura.rodgers@nhs.net. Please quote reference MS15.19.49. Completed applications must be returned to laura.rodgers@nhs.net no later than the closing date shown.
Closing date for completed applications – Thursday 10 October 2019