Consultant in Geriatric Medicine 3 x Posts at Ealing Hospital
We are looking for 3 new colleagues to join our friendly, supportive department. The posts will be based at Ealing Hospital.
This job involves day-to-day care of patients living with frailty on the Geriatric medicine wards, acute floors, Older Persons Rapid Access Clinic (OPRAC) and within other specialist roles such as dementia care, Parkinson's care or surgical liaison.
This is an exciting opportunity to join our growing department, as we undergo an exciting period of expansion and service development. Dynamic, enthusiastic and team-oriented candidates with a passion for our specialty, who are keen to take an active role in service development, are invited to apply for this position.
We are an enthusiastic and supportive team which is passionate about delivering high quality care to our patients, excellent educational opportunities for trainees, and in working collaboratively with the wider healthcare system.
This post attracts a 'Golden Hello' payment applicable to new applicants only taking a substantive post. Details are below:
- 7,000 golden hello paymentfor new recruits to be paid in 12 equal instalments
- 12k recruitment and retention fee year 1, 2 & 3(paid in equal monthly instalments) (new recruits)
- Successful candidates will be also eligible for a relocation allowance of 12,000(if required)
JD Pending RCP Approval
Main duties of the job
Our department's aim is to enhance the health and wellbeing of our older population. We deliver a comprehensive range of services across intermediate and secondary care with particular focus on early comprehensive geriatric assessment in the acute setting. Our services include:
- Specialist multidisciplinary care on our wards for older people.
- Comprehensive orthogeriatric service
- An Emergency Department Frailty Service
- OPRAC/SDEC outpatient clinics
- Surgical liaison service
- Parkinson's service
London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust (LNWH) cares for the people of Brent, Ealing, Harrow and beyond.
Our team of more than 8,200 clinical and support staff serve a diverse population of almost one million people.
We run major acute services at:
- Northwick Park Hospital: home to one of the busiest emergency departments (A& E) in the country. The hospital provides a full range of services including the country's top-rated hyper-acute stroke unit and one of only three hyper-acute rehabilitation units in the UK
- St Mark's Hospital: an internationally renowned specialist centre for bowel disease
- Ealing Hospital: a busy district general hospital providing a range of clinical services, as well as 24/7 emergency department and urgent care centre, and specialist care at Meadow House Hospice
- Central Middlesex Hospital: our planned care site, hosting a range of surgical and outpatient services and collocated with an urgent care centre.
We are a university teaching NHS trust, in recognition of the important role we play in training clinicians of the future and bringing the benefits of research to the public.
We would welcome other subspecialty interests that could enhance our service. We will work with successful candidates to incorporate these into their job plans alongside inpatient geriatric medicine.
We are a friendly department working within the Integrated Medicine Division. New Consultants will be supported to develop their own sub-specialty interest and mentoring will be provided. Consultants will be offered the opportunity to participate in the unselected medical take as part of their on-call duties to keep up GIM skills and accreditation.Applications are welcomed from Doctors within 6 months of their CCT, or CESR in Geriatric medicine, and existing consultants looking to relocate. The posts are full time, 10PA (7.5 DCC, 2.5 SPA) however applicants looking to work less than full time are also invited to apply.
- Experience in the management of older people
Knowledge & Expertise
- Clinical training and experience equivalent to that required for gaining (UK) CCST in General Medicine and Geriatric Medicine
- Ability to take full and independent responsibility for the care of patients.
- IT skills and computer literacy
- NHS experience within the last 3 years
- Entry on Specialist Register in Geriatric Medicine and General Medicine via CCT (within 6 months of interview), CESR or European Community Rights
- Experience of teaching and training undergraduates, postgraduates and junior medical staff
- MD or PhD
- Evidence of ongoing interest and achievement in research
Management & Audit
- Understanding the principles of clinical governance and its implications
- Leadership skills
- Knowledge of finance/budgets
- Ability to organise and prioritise workload effectively
- Ability to plan strategically and to exercise sound judgements when faced with conflicting pressures
- Ability to motivate and develop the MDT, balancing departmental and personal objectives
- Evidence of service audit or change management
- able to speak and write English to the appropriate standard necessary to fulfil the job requirements
- Energy and enthusiasm and the ability to work under pressure
- Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, patients, relatives, GPs, nurses and other staff and agencies