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Junior Clinical Fellow in Elderly Medicine

Employer
Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Rotherham
Salary
£40,257 a year
Closing date
9 Aug 2022

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Sector
Hospital, Geriatric medicine
Career Level
Fellow
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Hours
Full Time
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We are seeking to appoint vibrant and enthusiastic Junior Clinical Fellows to join the Division of Medicine. Applicants will have wide experience in medicine and have excellent team-working skills, with the abilities and professional skills to contribute to service developments throughout the Trust. This is a great opportunity to be involved in innovative service development and quality improvement within a forward thinking integrated care organisation.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will be fully supported by the consultants within their area and will work closely with the on call medical team. Friendly and dedicated nursing colleagues will also support new colleagues throughout their time at the Trust. The department offers the opportunity to gain excellent experience within the medical assessment unit, the management of a wide case mix of acute general medical admissions, complex geriatrics and other sub-specialty areas of medicine.

There will also be a chance to acquire skills in teaching and management and the wider development of colleagues is at the forefront of the divisional ethos. The department is an ideal environment for a driven clinician wanting to make a difference.

Prospective candidates are encouraged to visit the department for an informal tour and discussion.

For more information about the post or to arrange a visit, please contact: Dr Ahmed Abdel-Hafiz, Consultant in Elderly Medicine on 01709 424157 (Secretary) or Email: ahmed.hafiz@nhs.net or Sophie Steadman; Service Manager on 01709 427374 or Email: sophiesteadman@nhs.net

About us

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is a combined acute and community provider delivering a range of health care services to people in Rotherham and across South Yorkshire.

We are ambitious about our future and the part we will play in meeting the health and social care needs of the local community and the wider region. Our innovative and forward thinking approach means we are at the forefront of care delivery for people at home, in the community and in hospital.

At the heart of the Trust are more than 4,500 members of staff who are working out of the main Rotherham Hospital site and a number of community locations. A range of specialist services are delivered across the South Yorkshire region and nationally.

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is committed to diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from everyone. The Trust seeks to establish a workforce as diverse as the population it serves. We will consider applications to work flexibly. If you are disabled and require reasonable adjustments to the application process, please contact the Medical Recruitment Team to discuss.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The Department

Integrated Medicine Division

The Division of Medicine is home to 12 Clinical Support Units, including acute medicine, gastroenterology, stroke and cardiology. The division has >200 beds and 530 staff, within the acute division.

The Post

Job Purpose

Areas of work will include support for medical inpatients, liaison with ED, collaboration with social, psychiatric and discharge teams as well as developing relationships with community providers and general practitioners in the locality. MDT working is thoroughly encouraged and expected as part of this role.

We will also support you to attend relevant congresses/conferences and obtain journal, poster or guideline publication.

Where it will be helpful we will facilitate your attendance at relevant training courses.

Key Duties

Review of geriatric medical patients.

Assistance and supervision of the F1 doctors with the management of patients (where relevant, depending on experience).

Strengthening the delivery of a, high quality, service across the hospital and community.

Developing further links between these service areas and support services across the Trust

Developing innovative practices in clinical patient management, focusing on high quality patient centred care.

Participate in teaching and training

Quality assurance of the service and individual practice

Work collaboratively with consultants, doctors in training, nursing and allied health professional teams to help shape the future of their specialities.

Person Specification
Experience
Essential

  • At least 12 months experience as a doctor working in a UK Healthcare setting

Desirable

  • Experience in relevant related specialties

Ability and Skills
Essential

  • Capacity to apply sound clinical knowledge relevant to the role
  • Experience in making clinical decisions and managing risk
  • Knows when to seek help
  • Able to prioritise clinical need
  • Shows aptitude for practical skills required within the role
  • Proven ability to work effectively in different clinical settings required within the role

Other Criteria
Essential

  • Demonstrates a willingness to full engage in appraisal and revalidation
  • Displays honesty, integrity and awareness of confidentiality and ethical issues

Qualifications
Essential

  • Full registration and a licence to practise with the GMC
  • Current ALS certificate

Desirable

  • MRCP Part 1

Research and Audit
Essential

  • Understanding of principles of medical audit and undertaken audit projects
  • Understanding of the concept of research
  • Understanding of research governance and ethics

Desirable

  • Relevant research published in peer review journal

 


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