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Consultant Geriatrician

Mersey and West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust - Southport and Ormskirk
£88,364 to £119,133 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
3 Jul 2023

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Hospital, Geriatric medicine
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time
The Trust is keen to develop an outstanding geriatric service and is looking for a highly motivated and innovative physician to support the development of specialist services for older people.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and innovative professional to join this developing frailty service with varying interests and skills to enhance and develop our current service provision. Including the option of general medical on calls, geriatric ward base activity, outpatients geriatric care plus educational and leadership roles to support the development of this forward thinking service.
Main duties of the job

The post holder will
  • Carry out inpatient elderly care ward and board rounds
  • Provide support/sessions on the Frailty Assessment Hub
  • Be encouraged to be involved in the Frailty Improvement programme committed to delivering change and improvements within the service
  • Ensure that Estimated Discharge Dates are set on admission for inpatients
  • Take an active role in the development and implementation of the local integrated frailty pathway
  • Support delivery of national targets (18 weeks, new to follow up ratios, length of stay)
  • Provide training and supervision to junior doctors
  • Provide training and support to specialist frailty practitioners
  • Participate in rolling teaching programme
  • Engage fully in consultant appraisal with a view to achieving revalidation
  • Participate in the adherence to inhouse Frailty KPIs including CGA completion, reduced LOS, reduced readmittance.
  • Opportunity for Frailty or condition specific out patient clinics including a HOT Frailty clinic.

Applicants must already be on the GMC register or within 6 months of the interview date and have a certificate of completion of specialist training.
About us

Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust are pleased to offer this exciting opportunity as we develop our frailty service following the successful approval of an ambitious and exciting business case. This will include the development of a Frailty Assessment Hub and develop an innovative, person-centred model of care for older people.

Successful post holders will have the ability to lead and influence the development of the frailty model both internally and collaboratively with system partners. Applicants should bring passion, commitment and will be instrumental in driving forward this change.

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in Undergraduate and Postgraduate teaching and clinical audit.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for further details regarding the main responsibilities.

As this post is regulated by the Protection of Children Act 1999, The Criminal Justice Courts Act 2000 and the Care Standards Act 2000 an enhanced DBS will be requested by the Trust in the event of a successful application.

Advertising Date: 9 June 2023

Closing Date: 30 June 2023

Shortlisting Date: w/c 3 July 2023

Interview Date: TBC

Person Specification
  • Basic Medical Qualification, M.R.C.P. or equivalent, GMC Registration and Licence to Practice
  • MSc, MD or PhD
Higher Qualification
  • On the specialist register with a CCT in General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics or within 6 months of achieving this.
  • Knowledge and experience of General Medicine and Care of the Elderly
Training Expected:
  • Extensive training and experience in General Medicine and Care of the Elderly in an accredited training programme.
  • Participation in Clinical Audit
  • Evidence of service development

Employer details
Employer name

Southport And Ormskirk NHS Trust


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