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Specialist Doctor in Community Medicine.

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
Frimley, Camberley
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Hospital, General internal medicine
Career Level
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Full Time

This role is for a Specialist Doctor in Community Medicine.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the medical care of 20 patients receiving rehabilitation at Heathlands intermediate care unit, working alongside a junior doctor, advanced nurse practitioners and therapists.

With the NHS Long term plan, Ageing Well agenda and current transformation of community services, it is an exciting time to be working in frailty services and older people's medicine.

At Frimley Health we are an integrated acute and community services provider and with Ageing Well funding, will see expansion of our community services and older people's medicine directorate over the coming years. This new post has arisen due to the need for clinical input into a new intermediate care facility in Bracknell, called Heathlands, which is due to open in February 2022.


Main duties of the job


  • Work across our community services based at Farnham hospital and there is also the opportunity to undertake a clinic and work with our newly established hospital at home service.
  • Commit to appraisal, revalidation and personal development in line with statutory and Trust guidelines.
  • Assist in developing the service and participate in departmental audit and quality improvement projects.


About us


The successful candidate will be joining a team of eight geriatricians and cross cover will be provided for annual leave. There is flexibility in the job plan to work around the successful candidate's subspecialty interests


Job description

Job responsibilities


A full Job description and Person specification is attached to this vacancy. Please read carefully before applying, and ensure you give examples, to demonstrate, how you meet the essential criteria for the post.


Person Specification



  • MRCP
  • 10 years experience in relevant medical specialties
  • Full GMC
  • oAwareness of legal responsibilities eg safeguarding, mental capacity act, deprivation of liberty, data protection, equality and diversity


  • oHigher degree eg MSc, postgraduate diploma

Specific Competencies


  • Able to demonstrate innovative thinking
  • Demonstrate appropriate leadership behaviour, including the ability to organise and develop service provision
  • Demonstrates ability to work effectively in multidisciplinary and interprofessional teams.
  • Practises with the professional behaviours and values expected of all doctors as set out in GMC Good Medical Practice
  • Able to evaluate own clinical practice
  • Good written and oral communication skills


  • Computer literate - confident in using MS Office, Email and Internet

Professional Experience


  • oClinical experience of general management principles in community medicine and rehabilitation and interface with community services and social care
  • oAble to undertake comprehensive geriatric assessment.
  • oAble to independently manage an outpatient clinic
  • oAbility to lead MDT meeting and experience of effective discharge planning.
  • oPrevious experience in delivering interprofessional and post graduate teaching
  • oUnderstand principles and participated in audit activity and quality improvement
  • oUnderstand the principles of Clinical Governance and demonstrate experience of evidence based practice
  • Able to deal with complexity and uncertainty in the care of patients


  • oTo have completed a teaching or educational supervisors course
  • oPrevious participation in MRCP &/or student teaching
  • oSubspecialty experience eg movement disorders

Personal Qualities


  • oDemonstrate being a role model and effective team member
  • oAble to demonstrate leadership qualities
  • Ability to be proactive


  • oLeadership training

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).



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