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SAS/Specialty Doctor General Medicine & Care of the Elderly

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust
Southport, Merseyside
Closing date
26 May 2022

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Hospital, Geriatric medicine
Career Level
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are excited to invite you to apply for the role of Specialty / SAS doctor within Care of the Elderly department, part of the General Medicine Directorate at Southport Hospital

The post holder will undertake supervised work and participate in the Registrar on-call rota including nights and weekends (not longer than 12.5 hrs at a time).

The North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre at Southport Hospital provides specialist care for spinal patients from across the North West, North Wales and the Isle of Man.

The Trust also provides sexual health services for the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton.

We are in the process of increasing the number of junior doctors in the department of Medicine at Southport Hospital.

This is a fantastic opportunity to gain valuable experience and achieve competences at these levels, whilst working in a forwarding thinking hospital environment.

This is an exciting time to join Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust. We have recently expanded our A&E department which has improved the experience for patients and the environment in which they are treated.

We pride ourselves in providing safe, clean and friendly care, and recruit to our SCOPE values. We also offer a range of family friendly options to staff.

The Trust is committed to Equal Opportunities in Employment.

Southport Hospital is a friendly organisation committed to it's patients and staff. There are ample opportunities to work across and gain valuable experience in General Medicine, Care of the Elderly (including a new Frailty Unit), Gastroenterology, Respiratory, Cardiology, Stroke Medicine, Clinical Haematology, Acute Medicine, Cardiology, Rheumatology. 

This post will be ideal for Doctors planning a career in general medicine or Care of the Elderly, for those taking a break from their training to explore different specialties or overseas doctors who want to work in the UK in a supportive environment.

While this is a non-training post, the post holder will be supervised by their clinical supervisor, be able to attend teaching sessions in the Trust, have an electronic learning portfolio (for a fee) and have access to a well-equipped library with IT facilities.

Complete MRCP(UK) is desirable with GMC registration however candidates who have completed MRCP Part one and two with GMC registration would also be considered.

Key Tasks
- To work as part of the multi-disciplinary team in order to support and help to deliver first class patient care.
- Maintenance of the highest clinical standards in the management of patients.
- Assisting with teaching, training and assessment of junior staff and medical students, nursing staff and other members of the multi-disciplinary team
- To actively participate in both departmental and Trust matters concerning Clinical Governance and audit.
- To have responsibility for ensuring active participation in continuing medical education  (CME).
- Deputise from time to time for absent colleagues, and exceptionally to perform additional duties in occasional emergencies and unforeseen circumstances to ensure the safe running of the Department.
- When required, cover other areas within the hospital.

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