Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

Consultant Geriatrician (Acute and Community) - Four Posts

Location
Taunton, Somerset
Salary
£84,559 - £114,003 Per Annum
Posted
21 Oct 2021
Closes
21 Nov 2021
Ref
184-1CONS1143-A
Career Level
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Contact Details

We are building a dynamic and innovative programme for care of older people with frailty in Somerset one that spans our communities and hospitals. We're dedicated to delivering care that works for our patients and is in line with what they want: we know that usually means staying out of hospital, and at home for longer. We need your help! We're looking for four forward thinking new colleagues to join our existing 17-consultant team.

For the right candidates this is an opportunity to design a job that works for you and for our patients. We will work flexibly with new colleagues to deliver imaginative effective projects that improve patient care. Whether you want to join our hospital teams caring for inpatients across a wide range of geriatric subspecialties, or prefer community work in beautiful rural Somerset, or would like a job plan that spans both, wed like to hear from you.

Were starting in a strong place. Frailty is a flagship project for our Trust. We have board-level support for innovation, and a prize-winning Quality Improvement squad. We have strong multidisciplinary hospital teams and good relationships with our Primary Care Networks, care homes and third sector organisations. Our training programmes for medical students and junior doctors are consistently applauded. We have outstanding services led by the therapists, social workers, carers and advanced practitioners who constitute our rapid response, discharge to assess, and integrated rehabilitation teams.

We want to consolidate this work, so that our health community and the frail older people of Somerset have access to the best specialist geriatric expertise, wherever they are.

If you feel you could contribute to this ambition, and would like to be part of a welcoming, imaginative, supportive team working in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK, please apply.

Roles:

  • To lead and develop integrated care working with CCG, acute trusts and community partners
  • Be an advocate for people living with frailty
  • Help to develop and lead interface frailty services for relevant clinical areas: front door frailty, community hospitals and rehab settings, care homes, patients homes, acute hospitals
  • Support and mentor junior staff (medical and allied health professionals) within the department and ensure training requirements are met
  • Undertake clinical work within a relevant area of interest.
  • Be part of a Somerset team building a strong reputation for truly patient-centred care for our frail population

About us

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust is the first NHS trust on the English mainland to provide community, mental health and acute hospital services. We work with health and social care partners in Somerset to ensure that we deliver outstanding services that meet the needs of our population.

Our trust was formed on 1 April 2020 when Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust merged.

Location

Come and experience life in the West Country, one of the UKs most desirable locations. From the beaches of North Devon and Dorset and the idyllic rolling hills of Exmoor, the Quantocks and the Blackdowns, to the cosmopolitan centres of Bristol, Bath, and Exeter, Somerset offers an outstanding quality of life yet is within 2 hours of London. We have great schools, an abundance of music festivals and local traditions, and towns like Glastonbury, Taunton and Yeovil offer a diverse range of shopping, restaurants, theatres and sporting arenas.

For further details / informal visits contact Lucy Pollock, Consultant Care of the Elderly on lucy.pollock@somersetft.nhs.uk and 07745602631.

If you would like to discuss the application process for this role please contact Jordan Pollard, Medical Recruitment Consultant on 07765898212 or Jordan.Pollard@somersetft.nhs.uk.

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