12 Jun 2018

Permanent Consultant – Geriatrician

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust – Posted by University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation TrustLancaster, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

”A great place to be cared for; a great place to work”

Do you want to work for an organisation who has just received an overall rating of GOOD from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) with a rating of OUTSTANDING in care?

Do you want be part of a team delivering high quality care?

Consultant Physician with an interest in Acute Geriatric Medicine & Sub Specialty interests either Stroke or Orthopaedics.

The Department of Elderly Medicine has established a frailty team at Royal Lancaster Infirmary and seeks to recruit a Consultant Physician to join the team which currently consists of 2 consultants, 3 specialist nurses, junior medical staff, a discharge co-ordinator and rapid response assessors for Lancashire and Cumbria.

The team has responsibility for the comprehensive geriatric assessment of acute medical admissions who screen for frailty. This is usually between 15 and 20 patients per morning. The consultants and nursing staff conduct a daily ward round after which the full team holds an MDT meeting. The frailty consultants are also responsible for review of afternoon admissions until 6pm when an on call system resumes responsibility for review of all acute medical admissions.

A temporary frailty ward is attached to AMU and accommodates 15 patients. Further site developments are planned this year which will see a larger frailty unit in the main centenary building and in which we expect to care for frail patients from medical and orthopaedic/surgical specialties.

The University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust has a keen interest and extensive involvement in Medical and Dental Education at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. We work in partnership with Lancaster Medical School, North Western Deanery and Health Education North West to provide quality education and training which meets the requirements of these regulatory bodies as well as the Trust’s high standards of patient care. UHMBFT provides one of the main NHS settings for students from Lancaster Medical School as we co-ordinate, deliver and quality assure the clinical component of Lancaster Medical Schools MBChB degree programme.

You will be required to have appropriate experience and interest in general internal medicine and geriatrics.

In working with us, you will be rewarded with an interesting and stimulating job, and have the opportunity to live in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK.

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay are keen to attract enthusiastic committed individuals and in return, will offer an attractive relocation package of £30,000 and generous SPA allowance as part of the job plan for the right candidate.

Come and join our team!

You must hold full GMC with a licence to practice and be eligible for inclusion on the Specialist Register or be within 6 months of obtaining your CCT at the time of interview

Interview expenses will be paid from point of entry to the UK.

For further details/informal visits contact:

Dr Ian Chadwick, Consultant Physician – Tel: 01539715078

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Job Categories: medical. Job Types: Permanent. Salary: 80,000 - 100,000. Job expires in 25 days.

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