The post involves working at Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr site and providing active medical input to patients. The post holder will be trained in the assessment and management of medical, psychological and social health of frail older patients.
The post holder will be expected to participate in the 1:19 on call rota.
There is an active postgraduate teaching programme and clinical audit is a priority for the department/unit.
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is an integrated organisation providing acute, community and mental health services across 5 unitary authorities. It serves a population in excess of 600,000, with additional services delivered to the neighbouring county of Powys.
Main duties of the job
The main responsibilities of the post are effective and appropriate medical care of inpatients including acute assessment, participation in acute medical and frailty take, monitor and manage in-patients as well as contributing to outpatient and multidisciplinary meetings. The post holder will be part of a large medical and multidisciplinary team working under direct consultant supervision; who are well established RCP trainers.
The post holder will also be required to provide prospective cover for colleagues during their Annual & Study Leave for on-calls and day time cover.
All clinical staff are accountable and responsible for their own clinical competence and should limit their actions to those for which are deemed competent. Clinical staff are also required to comply with the requirements of their professional organisations regarding supervision.
All qualified staff have a responsibility to supervise unqualified/more junior staff and students on a day to day basis to ensure that patients receive appropriate care and that any untoward action is addressed.
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your specialty or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.
We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.
Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. This includes the Grange University Hospital which provides specialist and critical care and is the newest addition to the clinical futures strategy opening in November 2020. Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.
Responsibility for inpatient admission, day to day management, co-ordination of inpatient management under the supervision of the consultant and/or in close liaison with General Practitioners
Key role in discharge planning and co-ordinating approaches to relatives and other agencies
Liaison with patients and relatives/carers and members of the multi-disciplinary team to ensure the patients receive a high quality service and are all kept informed of progress as appropriate
Responsibility for contemporaneous record keeping, identifying progress and plans in patients case notes
Participation in consultant ward rounds and facilitating multidisciplinary meetings
Complete accurate and timely discharge summaries, progress reports and ensure General
Practitioners are informed of any impending discharges, changes of medication and death.
Assist consultants in the development of inpatient, outpatient and community based services
Actively participate in multi-disciplinary audit, clinical effectiveness/health gain initiatives and Clinical Governance, taking a lead in local clinical audit/quality improvement activities and developing research projects, as appropriate.
This position involves Regulated Activity with children and/or adults as defined by the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (amended by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012) and the following checks will be undertaken following any conditional offer:
- Enhanced check with barred list information, including
- an adults barred list check
Applicants must hold or be eligible to hold full registration and a licence to practice with the GMC
Free parking is available across all Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Sites.
- Personal Attributes
- Skills and Abilities
- Clinical skills as per person specification
- Further relevant degree/diploma/ teaching qualification
- Up to date with current practices in Geriatrics
- Working as part of the management team
- Liaison with other agencies
- Teaching and training of post/undergraduate medical staff
- Previous experience of working with NHS working practices and systems or equivalent experience.
- Teaching Skill
- Ability to speak Welsh or willingness to learn