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Consultant Geriatrician (Special Interest in Major Trauma)

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£84,559 to £114,003 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
20 Jul 2022

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Hospital, Geriatric medicine
Contract Type
Full Time
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Applications are invited for an enthusiastic, motivated and dynamic colleague to join our friendly and well established Care of the Elderly team at the Royal Preston Hospital, part of Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The Elderly-Frailty Department provides acute elderly medicine services and a dedicated Acute Frailty Unit. Our Surgical Liaison (POPS) services provide proactive in-reach into GI surgery, Vascular and Major Trauma areas. There is an established specialist outpatient falls service. The development and expansion of the Elderly Medicine and Major Trauma services is high on the Trust's agenda.

This post has Royal College approval (Dec 2021). The post has 10 PA's as set out in the attached job description. This is illustrative and will be discussed and agreed in conjunction with the successful candidate.

Main duties of the job

You will also be expected to contribute towards future departmental developments and 7-day working. There will be opportunity to develop a sub-specialty interest of your choice to support our Elderly-Frailty strategy.

You will contribute to the general medical rota on a pro-rate basis. There will be opportunity to grow as a clinical teacher supervising various grades of trainee. You will be supported to join our accredited consultant leadership and management training programmes.

You will join the GIM consultant on-call rota (currently 1 in 18). The on-call consultant undertakes a 'post-take' ward round, reviewing patients between 17.00hrs and 21.00hrs. They will typically see between 10 and 15 new patients. Weekend post-take ward rounds take place in the morning and evening to review new medical patients and any other in-patients as necessary. We are working towards 7-day working in the medical specialties and you will be expected to contribute towards this (with consideration for time-off in lieu for weekend working).

The job plan involves a rotation system: two-months on, followed by two months off, the acute elderly care ward. Cross cover with other colleagues for Annual Leave is built into this system.

It is anticipated that the 'special interest' sessions will be used to further develop the surgical in-reach service into another surgical area, but this is flexible and open to negotiation.

About us

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust is a large and high profile teaching Centre with a range of tertiary services including Neurosciences, Renal, Oncology, Vascular and Major Trauma services.

Lancashire is an attractive area to live and has many facilities available locally with easy access to the beauty of the Lake District and excellent road & rail links with the rest of the mainland UK including Manchester and Liverpool airports.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job description, Person specification and Specialty/ Trust Brochure for further details on:
  • What we can offer
  • Job Plan/On-call Requirements
  • The Team

As you may know the Government passed legislation requiring vaccination as a condition of deployment which was due to come in from 1 April 2022. However on the 31 Jan 2022 the Secretary of State has announced that this is being reconsidered. However, whilst we wait for further guidance, as a Trust we have made the decision to continue to gather vaccine status during our pre-employment stages should you be made an offer, no offer would be conditional upon you having a vaccine but we need to make you aware that if the decision is taken by the government to implement mandated covid vaccines in the future then your employment may be at risk if you do not have these.

Vaccination against is the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and, of course, your patients from the virus. NHS England and NHS Improvement have always been clear that staff have a professional duty to be vaccinated

Person Specification
  • Full GMC Registration and Licence to Practice.
  • MBBS/MBChB or equivalent.
  • MRCP or equivalent.
  • On the GMC specialist register (geriatric medicine) or within six months of being admitted to the register if currently in a training programme within the UK, i.e. within six months of expected CCT date at the date of AAC.
  • Evidence of ongoing personal and professional development
  • MSc or PhD
Experience & Skills
  • Wide experience in Acute and General Medicine.
  • Experience in medical education.
  • Experience in surgical liaison / perioperative medicine services.
  • IT skills.
  • Knowledge of research and audit methodologies.
  • Evidence of clinical leadership.
  • Evidence of commitment to audit and improving clinical practice, patient outcome and service development.
  • Proven organisational skills.
  • Evidence of training in leadership.
Research & Development
  • Evidence of interest in personal development e.g. through research and/or publications

BMJRef: BMJ-82801/438-C9438-22-4832
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