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Consultant Geriatrician

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
Margate, Kent
£88,364 - £119,133 per annum + £20,000 recruitment premium
Closing date
4 Mar 2023

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Hospital, Geriatric medicine
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time, Part Time

Job overview

Every one of our 9,000 staff at East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Teaching NHS Trust plays a vital role in providing quality care to thousands of people living across East Kent .

We’re proud to say that our hard working, talented and dynamic workforce is our greatest asset, which strives for excellence every day, providing quality care and support to those who use our services. If you are a dynamic, innovative, forward thinking clinician who would like to make a significant contribution to the Trust then you could become part of the team. Applications from people wishing to work flexible hours or less than full-time will be welcomed

Main duties of the job

We are looking for dynamic and motivated Elderly Care Consultants to join our friendly and enthusiastic team. The successful candidates will join other substantive Consultants in providing the highest quality care possible for older patients in Ashford, Canterbury and Thanet.

Our package of benefits includes an additional £20,000 payment* to thank you for choosing to work at our trust and help you get settled in.

Working for our organisation

The East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Teaching NHS Trust is a large multi-site Trust whose ambitious programme to reconfigure services in line with leading national and international care delivery models.

Kent & Medway medical school, the first in the county,  opened in 2020 The school, which offers 100 medical school places per year, is a game-changing opportunity and one which the two universities and Kent and Medway trusts have been working towards and hoping for over several years.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The posts will be a combination of acute inpatient care for patients coming from a distinct locality and ED liaison and Frailty service sessions. However, as a large and dynamic department, there is opportunity to negotiate job plans to fit specialist interests. There is also flexibility to work between Medicine for Older People and Acute Medicine if this balance of work is desired - we are developing a new acute medical model to be implemented across the Trust

Person specification
Skills & Experience

Essential criteria

Experience in Parkinson Disease and movement disorders

Qualifications & Training

Essential criteria

Professional qualifications
Full GMC Registration
Specialist Registration or will obtain within 6 months of interview date

Desirable criteria

Higher Degree (MD /PhD or equivalent) in Geriatric Medicine

Clinical Governance, Personal/Professional Attributes, Other Requirements

Essential criteria
Experience in Audit
Experience in service improvement
Adheres to GMC code of conduct
Upholds Trust Values
Candidates must be able to demonstrate the ability and willingness to travel effectively between sites

Staff and patients from across East Kent Hospitals are the feature of the biggest NHS recruitment drive in its 70 year history.

Filmed in William Harvey and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother hospitals, the ‘We are the NHS’ campaign highlights the extraordinary work that staff across EKHUFT do every single day. As one of the largest hospital trusts in England, with five hospitals and community clinics serving a population of over one million people, EKHUFT was perfectly placed to demonstrate the care, cutting-edge treatments, research, innovations and life-saving operations that the campaign needed.

There are lots of great opportunities at East Kent Hospitals, where staff are caring and put patients first, innovation flourishes and you can develop your career. We’re on an exciting journey of transformation. With a new Medical School at the centre of our community, a focus on research, clinical leadership and making our trust a rewarding and friendly place to work,
there’s never been a better time to join us. To find out more about east Kent visit our website at. The Trust fully supports the SAS Doctors Charter and is committed to their development through its CPD Framework.

We’ll close this job advert once we’ve received sufficient applications which may be before the closing date so please apply as soon as possible. We only accept online applications. If you have any difficulty with this please contact our Resourcing Team on 01227 866450 who are happy to help.

We have a relocation policy for eligible candidates, parking available at Trust sites but we encourage other options, like car sharing or public transport.

The Trust is committed to supporting flexible working to fulfil our pledge as part of The Trust’s People Strategy to help staff to achieve a healthy work/life balance. Please speak with your Recruiting Manager for further information on how this can be managed alongside department expectations and requirements.

The ability to converse easily and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for all customer facing roles.

Most positions require a Disclosure and Barring check and will be exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Posts working regularly or unsupervised with children or vulnerable adults require an enhanced check.

Applicants for eligible roles requiring Tier 2 sponsorship must meet UK Visas and Immigration eligibility criteria.

We operate a no-smoking policy on all our sites and grounds.

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