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Specialty Doctor in Frailty/Geriatric Emergency Medicine Service

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£50,373 to £78,759 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
7 Jun 2022

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Hospital, Emergency medicine
Contract Type
Full Time
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Weston General Hospital, part of University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust, is delighted to announce an exciting job opportunity within the award winning Geriatric Emergency Medicine Service (GEMS), the acute front door frailty service at Weston General Hospital.

The team are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and dedicated person to join GEMS at Weston General Hospital. This is a full time position, but we will consider candidates looking for a part time or job share contract.

This is an exciting time to join the GEMS team as we further develop frailty services within the hospital and within the locality.

Main duties of the job

The Geriatric Emergency Medicine Service consists of a frailty specialist Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) working from within the new GEMS Unit , within the Emergency Department, and supporting GEMS MDT members working on the Acute Medical Unit to deliver best care for older people living with frailty.

The post holder will be confident and have experience of being the first doctor to assess and initiate appropriate investigation and care for older aged patients arriving into hospital including presentations in the Emergency Department. They will be competent in assessing patients for injury and wound care including being competent at reviewing x-rays for bony injury and have the knowledge to apply national guidelines such as for CT head scan following head injury. The post holder should have experience of working within an MDT.

You will be working alongside other partners including Community, Ambulance, Acute and Voluntary Sector as we work together to create a seamless integrated proactive pathway for older patients living with Frailty.

We welcome applicants from a range of backgrounds including Medicine, Emergency Medicine and General Practice, who can demonstrate skill and experience of caring for older patients living with frailty in the acute setting.

Weston-super Mare is enjoying a period of investment and development but still remains an affordable place to live. As well as the usual attractions of a seaside town it is surrounded by picturesque countryside.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds; city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description
Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification
Knowledge and Experience
  • Experience in audit in general medicine
  • Experience of teaching both post and undergraduate students and professions allied to medicine
  • Knowledge of the role of clinical governance in current clinical practice
  • Experience of leading acute admitting medical team
  • Experience of clinical service management
  • Experience of educating support staff
  • Knowledge of research techniques in clinical medicine
  • Knowledge of the use of patient databases and IT websites
Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to take on full & independent responsibility for clinical care of patients
  • Ability to negotiate for services & funding with other relevant parties
  • Good leadership and organisational skills
  • Ability to work on call commitments
  • MRCP / MRCEM (or equivalent)
  • Evidence of achievement of Foundation competencies
  • Fully registered with the GMC
  • Evidence of achievement of at least 4 years postgraduate training in medical speciality competencies
  • Evidence of appropriate management training
BMJRef: BMJ-76047/387-WD-3176-LP-A
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