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Consultant Geriatrician

North Bristol NHS Trust
£84,559 to £114,003 a year per annum
Closing date
28 Jul 2022

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Hospital, Geriatric medicine
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Full Time, Part Time
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Consultant Geriatrician

Job reference: 339-MPAJL249

We are seeking a Consultant Geriatrician (10PAs), who would be dedicated and passionate in helping us to provide outstanding and exemplary care for frail older patients in the South West.

Following development of our Frailty strategy and the successful recruitment of six geriatricians within the last year, this is a very exciting time to work within a progressive, dynamic and rapidly expanding department.

We can support you to develop your subspecialty interests (for example, in orthogeriatrics, major trauma, acute frailty care, dementia, delirium, movement disorders, falls, continence care, rehabilitation or community geriatrics) and we fully support the development of skills in education, management and leadership. The post-holder will work with nineteen other Consultant Geriatricians in providing a range of services for older people with complex needs, so you will have a supportive and friendly team around you, providing plenty of scope for you to showcase your skills and to develop professionally.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate extensive experience in Medicine for Older People and must be in possession (or anticipated to shortly be in possession) of CCT in General Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine. Applicants are required to be on the Specialist Register for General Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine.  Full Registration with the GMC is essential.

The Medicine for Older Person’s team comprises 19 WTE consultants with support from junior medical teams, providing a range of services for older people with complex needs.

The specialty currently manage patients across a number of inpatient services. These include the review of acute admissions in the Emergency Zone on Level 0 of the Brunel Building, a newly created Acute Frailty Unit on level 1 (32 beds), with post-admission short stay capacity. Two complex care wards are located on level 5 (32 beds on each) with a further short stay bed base (c.16 beds). Transitional post- acute care beds are located in the nearby Elgar House wards, which includes 70 beds.

North Bristol Trust moved to a state-of-the art new hospital building in May 2014 and Older People’s services are being prioritised to provide a full range of services from acute frailty assessment, a complex care bed-base through to ‘transitional’ post- acute care. Substantial commitment is made within the trust to cross-divisional working and we provide liaison medical support to support the care of frail older patients admitted to trauma and surgical specialties, whilst also delivering rapid access and movement disorder outpatients services.

North Bristol NHS Trust has an active appraisal and development programme, all Consultant staff will take part in the process .The Trust has a list of identified mentors which is used to allocate a suitable support to new Consultants during the first year in post.

This is also a great opportunity for you to live and work in or around the historic port city of Bristol: gateway to the South West England. Bristol has its own thriving art, music and cultural scene hosting several exciting annual festivals such as the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta and the Bristol Harbour Festival. 

The post holder will be responsible for the clinical management of patients under their care, and in liaison with consultant colleagues, continuity of care when the post holder is absent.

Diagnosis and management of older patients presenting to the Trust with a wide range of conditions. Continuing responsibility for the care of patients in liaison with Consultant colleagues.

The post holder will based in a “base ward” (or service) (9a, 9b, 28b, 32a) based in Brunel Building), with a weekly commitment to acute medical admissions.

Additional speciality interest time as per candidate (subject to agreement with clinical lead after appointment, e.g. movement disorders, surgical liaison, orthogeriatrics, community, falls, dementia) amounting to approximately 2 clinical sessions.

Outpatient clinics: as per subspecialty interest, typically 1 week

For further details contact:
David Shipway
Specialty Lead in Medicine for Older People
0117 414 6440

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