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Consultant - Eldercare / Geriatric Medicine - Parkinson's Interest

Employer
Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
Location
Truro
Salary
£88,364 to £119,133 a year N/A
Closing date
10 Jan 2023

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Sector
Hospital, Geriatric medicine
Career Level
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Job Details

Applications are invited for the post of Consultant Geriatrician (with an interest on Parkinson's Disease) on behalf of the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust, Cornwall.

Cornwall Older People's Services and Frailty Pathway are in the process of rapid transformation with significant investment. Applications are invited from enthusiastic and dynamic individuals who are interested in assisting with the expansion of the Older People's Services, Parkinson's Disease Service and Frailty in Cornwall. Inpatient care for people with Parkinson's Disease is provided by the Eldercare consultants supported by 2 Acute PD specialist nursesand a Specialist Pharmacist. Outpatient care is based in community hospitals clinics and supported by a Countywide MDT (Nurse Consultant, x 4 Community PD Nurse Specialists, Specialist Physiotherapist and MDT, funded by Cornwall Foundation Trust). The whole countywide team meet regularly to discuss clinical and service issues. There are strong links with the Research and Development team and a number of ongoing studies in PD. The team are actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. Tertiary care is mainly provided by North Bristol NHS Trust with whom we have close links. There are 2 active local branches of Parkinson's UK who provide considerable support to local patients who we have strong working relationships with.

Main duties of the job

We would be able to offer candidates roles in general geriatrics with an interest in orthogeriatrics, dementia, Parkinson's / movement disorders, community geriatrics, stroke, or a mixture of all; with the prospect of developing their particular areas of interest further through innovation and service improvement i.e. surgical liaison. We welcome applications from existing and newly trained Consultants with options for flexible working. For new consultants the job plan will include 2.5 SPAs for the first year.

An additional PA is available if the successful candidate would like to participate in a research project

The Eldercare team is dedicated to providing a first-class service where the patient and relatives come first. The Eldercare team take a proactive approach to teaching and innovation as well as collaboration with partners in the community and primary care - your chance to take a lead in forging pioneering new approaches in care of older people. The posts are already supported by a large, friendly, progressive Older People's Service who is forward thinking, passionate and caring. The consultant team work alongside our exceptional team of nurses, allied health professionals, community partners and old age psychiatrists to deliver the very best multi-disciplinary care to our community.

Applications are welcomed from those unable to work full time or those wishing to job-share.

About us

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust is the biggest provider of healthcare services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Our three main sites are Royal Cornwall Hospital Truro, St Michael's Hospital Hayle and West Cornwall Hospital Penzance, our staff and services are available across the region.

The Trust employs 5,000+ staff, has a budget of around 380 million and 750 beds

We work with health and social care organisations including NHS Kernow and NHS England to ensure local healthcare needs are met. We provide acute medical, surgical and specialist services to around 500,000 which can increase significantly during busy holiday periods.

The Trust has teaching hospitals status as part of the University of Exeter Medical School. Keeping at the forefront of medical advances, we continually developing clinical services and are committed to maximising the range of specialist care offered locally.

We can offer you a rewarding career in a supportive working environment. We have extensive educational links to help you realise your full potential and develop skills to provide outstanding healthcare to the local community.

Enjoy an outstanding quality of life in a place that offers surfing beaches and fishing harbours to beautiful countryside and historic towns. With clean air, plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities and excellent schools, colleges and universities (including adult education) it is the ideal place for families and for you to develop your own career

Job description
Job responsibilities

PLEASE NOTE: To view the full Job Description and Person Specification, please click view the supporting information.

We are offering you not just the opportunity to work with us but also the benefits of working in the beautiful county of Cornwall for you and your family:

  • The surrounding countryside is renowned for its spectacular rural and coastal scenery. Cornwall offers an outstanding quality of life and many opportunities for outdoor pursuits, with its sailing waters, surfing beaches and rugged coastal country routes for walking and cycling and equestrian activities.
  • Cornwall is a food haven with an unprecedented growth in high quality restaurants and family orientated leisure facilities.
  • The pace of life is gentle and community spirit is abundant with many villages having their own identity and take pride in caring for their surroundings.
  • Schools are of high quality often comprising of small class sizes where children thrive.

Do you have a partner and family who would relocate with you? If so, then please contact us as we have a variety of employment opportunities within the hospital and would be happy to discuss this with you.

To be an employee of the NHS you need to successfully complete the following:

  • Identity Checks
  • Professional registration and qualification checks
  • Employment history and reference checks
  • Work health assessments
  • Criminal record check standards
  • Right to work checks

For further information please visit:
https://www.nhsemployers.org/topics-networks/employment-standards-and-regulation

Person Specification
Qualifications
Essential

  • GMC Registration with a Licence to Practice. GMC Specialist Register or within six months of obtaining CCT (or equivalent) at time of interview.

Experience
Essential

  • Teaching (Medical students, peers, MDT). Experienced in Clinical Audit and Clinical Governance and the benefits of how this improves the quality of care provided to patients and ensuring this is embedded in clinical practice.

Practical and Intellectual Skills
Essential

  • Strong clinical and personal credibility, excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Flexible in approach and able to adapt

Additional Circumstances
Essential

  • Current and valid visa to allow work in the UK

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Company

Core Values:  Care & Compassion, Trust & Respect, Working Together, Inspiration & Innovation, Pride & Achievement

Specialties:   General Surgery & Cancer, • Specialist Surgery, • Clinical Support, • Women, Children & Sexual Health, • Anaesthetics, Critical Care & Theatres, • Specialist Medicine, Urgent, • Emergency & Trauma

Size:  5,000+ staff, and 750 beds.

Sites:  Our three main sites are Royal Cornwall Hospital Truro, St Michael’s Hospital Hayle and West Cornwall Hospital Penzance

About us

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust is the biggest provider of healthcare services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Our three main sites are Royal Cornwall Hospital Truro, St Michael’s Hospital Hayle and West Cornwall Hospital Penzance, our staff and services are available across the region.  The Trust employs 5,000+ staff, has a budget of £380 million and 750 beds  We work with health and social care organisations including ¬NHS Kernow and NHS England ¬to ensure local healthcare needs are met. We provide acute medical, surgical and specialist services to around 500,000 ¬ which can increase significantly during busy holiday periods. The Trust has teaching hospitals status as part of the University of Exeter Medical School. Keeping at the forefront of medical advances, we continually developing clinical services and are committed to maximising the range of specialist care offered locally. We can offer you a rewarding career in a supportive working environment. We have extensive educational links to help you realise your full potential and develop skills to provide outstanding healthcare to the local community. Enjoy an outstanding quality of life in a place that offers surfing beaches and fishing harbours to beautiful countryside and historic towns. With clean air, plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities and excellent schools, colleges and universities (including adult education) it is the ideal place for families and for you to develop your own career 

Why RCHT

  • We see the person in every patient, communicating with honesty and compassion. We listen and act on feedback to ensure outstanding care.
  • We respect and consider other people’s views and feelings. We seek consensus and respond to situations professionally and calmly.
  • We work to create a positive team spirit, recognise achievements and celebrate success. We are open, inclusive and want to continually improve.
  • We welcome new ideas and use our initiative to solve problems together. We value learning and research to improve services.
  • We take pride in our work and always go the extra mile. We lead by example and ensure quality is at the heart of all we do.

Our Environment is Our Health: Over the past eighteen months, Sustainable RCHT has been leading the way in its commitment to providing new sustainability measures and green initiatives to help protect the environment. Many of these initiatives have been successful enough to garner both local and even national media attention. the sustainability movement across the RCHT has flourished. Within six months of our climate emergency declaration, we had a Board-approved, system-wide Green Plan in place, which lays out our journey to net zero. We have recognised the importance of staff engagement in our work, which has directly led to a number of projects being implemented by colleagues across all areas of our hospitals and out into the wider community of Cornwall. One area where the RCHT has been widely recognized is in its role of both implementing reusable PPE, as well as repurposing single use PPE.Our clearest impact so far has been with face masks. Consumption of single use surgical masks at our hospitals reduced by 46% following the introduction of reusable masks for non-clinical areas. We have also diverted a large proportion of our single use masks away from incineration by installing a polypropylene plastic melting machine to start the recycling process. It’s been a practical example of what Sustainable RCHT can achieve, and a real model for what we hope to replicate in all other areas when creating sustainable change across our hospitals.

Why Cornwall

Cornwall, has been voted as one of the nation's favourite holiday destinations with many visitors making the journey throughout the year. Dubbed the Cornish Riviera, it is home to picturesque harbour villages such as Fowey and Falmouth. The north coast has towering cliffs and seaside resorts like Newquay. You could live here all year round in a small corner of the United Kingdom, surrounded by the sea. Famous for surfing, cream teas and Cornish pasties Cornwall has miles of sandy beaches where you can see schools of dolphins, basking sharks and seals sunbathing on the rocks it also has wide open spaces and many hidden treasures.With clean air, plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities and schools with smaller class numbers, excellent colleges and the University of Falmouth, it is the ideal place for families to put down roots away from the hustle and bustle of city life- but with never a dull moment as the county offers many attractions.  Just think after a day at work or school you can go down to the beach or walk the cliff paths with family and  friends or just  relax looking out over the sea

 https://www.visitcornwall.com/

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Find Us
Telephone
01872 250000
Location
Royal Cornwall Hospital
Truro
Cornwall
TR1 3LJ
United Kingdom
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