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Consultant Geriatrician

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

Main area
Geriatrics
Grade
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 10 sessions per week
Job ref
320-MDQ-3846185-COE
Site
Queens Hospital Burton
Town
Burton upon Trent
Salary
£88,364 - £119,133 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
21/02/2023 23:59

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together.

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

With over 13,000 members of staff you can expect huge variety and new opportunities every day! Our staff go above and beyond and take pride in caring for our patients.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

As a Trust we promote an inclusive environment and welcome applications from a diverse pool of talent and backgrounds.  All individuals are valued and given every opportunity to succeed based on merit.

The Trust actively encourages applications from members of our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. These groups are under-represented in our organisation, and it’s important to us that our workforce reflects the diversity of our communities as much as possible.

The Trust is a Disability Confident Employer and committed to both employing and retaining people with disabilities.

Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for; 

Job overview

The University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust (UHDB) are looking to recruit a  Consultant Geriatrician to join our existing Department for Medicine of the Elderly (DME) team as we look to build on our recent expansion and successes.

The organisation was formed on 1st July 2018 to bring together our five hospitals in Derby, Burton, Lichfield and Tamworth to provide the highest quality care to patients across southern Derbyshire and south east Staffordshire.

The post holders’ base will be at Queen’s Hospital in Burton upon Trent.

DME at UHDB has developed and expanded considerably over the past 5 years. At the Royal Derby Hospital site there are 12 Consultants and 4 acute inpatient geriatric wards and at Queen’s Hospital, Burton we have 4 Consultants and 2 acute inpatient geriatric wards.

Main duties of the job

The Burton based team provide specialist clinics in falls, fracture prevention, syncope and orthogeriatrics. We also provide the award nominated Staying Well Frailty clinics in the community in conjunctions with partner agencies; these provide holistic care to patients and their carers to support patients to stay well and at home.

The Parkinson's Team was awarded a National Parkinson Foundation Centre of Excellence status by the NPF in 2011 and following 4 yearly reviews is accredited until 2026 and is one of only two such centres in the UK. Our nationally recognized multidisciplinary movement disorder clinic is led by Dr Skelly and we are seeking to develop the service at Burton.

The department’s academic lead is Professor Adam Gordon. Professor Gordon’s appointment has enhanced the varied research options within the department and allowed us to establish a Geriatric Liaison service to provide in reach services throughout the Trust and provide specific support to general surgery and their emergency laparotomy patients in line with the NELA guidance. The department is looking to enhance these services across sites over the next few years.

Working for our organisation

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:

  • Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes.

Key Facts about our Trust:

  • Our hospitals see more than 4,000 outpatients daily
  • We see more Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients than any other Trust – over 3,300 per week
  • An average 860 patients are seen in A&E every day – 6th largest in the country
  • Our hospitals admit more than 220 emergency patients daily.
  • We carry out more planned surgical operations than any other Trust in England with almost 50,000 operations taking place in our 52 operating theatres
  • We are one of only 5 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres
  • We carry out more than 300 elective procedures each working day.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The department has recently expanded into the community providing support to General Practice surgeries and selected care homes a part of pilot into future community models; this work has commenced at Derby and is planned to include Burton. We have input into a number of community hospital rehabilitation beds at Sir Robert Peel Community Hospital and Samuel Johnson Community Hospital.

The department is active in teaching both medical students and at postgraduate level. There is also a developing research program, alongside regular audits and a developing set of KPI’s. We are enthusiastic educators and enjoy supervising our junior colleagues and helping them to achieve their goals and guiding them successfully through their specialist training.

We are looking for a candidate who can build on the success of our services and help develop them further in the future as we strive to make care for the frail older patients better than ever.

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Full GMC Registration with a licence to practice
  • MBBS/MBCH and possess MRCP
  • Eligible for entry on GMC Specialist Register or within 6 months of receipt of Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) or CESR in Medicine for the Elderly at time of interview
Desirable criteria
  • Postgraduate thesis

Clinical Experience

Essential criteria
  • 5 year supervised training in an appropriate SpR equivalent training programme, together with a high standard of clinical skill and expertise in Medicine for the Elderly
  • Comprehensive technical competence in Medicine for the Elderly
  • Evidence of ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team and share clinical responsibilities

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Armed Forces CovenantNo smoking policyMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Disability confident employerStep into healthArmed Forces Covenant Gold Award

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Dr Barry Evans
Job title
Acting Assistant Clinical Director
Email address
Barry.Evans@nhs.net
Telephone number
01332 785347