Consultant in Older People's Medicine (OPM)
Applications are invited for a consultant post in the Older People's Medicine (OPM) directorate. This will be 1 of 2 replacement posts to primarily assist our increasing work in both Frailty Liaison and our core in-patient services.
The department has a wide range (or broad spectrum) of interests and responsibilities from a short stay unit, acute OPM wards encompassing an ortho-geriatric unit and rehabilitation within the local community hospitals. We have a dementia focussed ward and we have a dementia support team that provide holistic input into the care journeys of this patient group. Our OPED unit has had national press coverage for its innovative approach to care for frail elderly patients presenting to the ED.
There is the opportunity for flexible job plans and flexible working patterns, including job shares and part time work. Any specialist interest will be accommodated in particular short stay, frailty liaison and movement disorders.
We have close ties with the acute medical unit and can offer options for sessional work in these departments as part of a job plan if desired.
As a university teaching hospital we have developed our research and development strategy with the UEA and work with partners at the Norwich Research Park. There are numerous opportunities for the post holder to undertake teaching roles on sessional basis as well as research programmes.
The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the biggest hospitals in England with approximately 1000 beds, situated in the heart of Norfolk. Norwich is a picturesque, pleasant City in the heart of Norfolk, London (1.5 hours by car, and train access is also less than two hours (From London Liverpool Street, no changes).
We'd encourage anyone interested to come and visit. Informal enquiries please contact Dr James Edwards, Service Director on 01603 287954.
To learn more about the Trust, please visit our web site.
We welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion.
Closing date for application is 24th October 2021
The Advisory Appointment Committee will meet on 10th December 2021