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Trust Grade SHO in General Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine

Barts Health NHS Trust
£32,398 to £37,303 Per annum
Closing date
27 Feb 2024

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated doctor to work with us in the Care of the Elderly Medicine department at Newham University Hospital for a period of 12 months, commencing February 2024. The successful candidate will work in a friendly and dynamic department, fully supported by consultants and specialist registrars.

The Care of the Elderly Department at Newham University Hospital is part of the Division of Medicine. It provides acute Care of the Elderly and Stroke services. The department has 3 Care of The Elderly Wards - Thistle (AAU < 24-72hr LOS), Silvertown (short stay < 72hr LOS) and Custom House (complex COE > 72hr LOS), and a 13 bedded acute stroke unit Heather ward.

Main duties of the job

The department manages all patients aged 75 and over with acute medical problems. These patients are located in the Emergency department, the Clinical Decision Unit, and within our COE bed base listed above. We also have responsibility for COE patients in outlying surgical beds.

The Care of the Elderly Consultants and all COE juniors are part of the General Medical on-call system. IMT/ GPVTS doctors contribute to a full shift pattern for day, night and weekend shifts for medicine. A copy of the rota is provided.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our We Care values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.We strive to live by our We Care values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.

Job description
Job responsibilities

This role provides good experience in the management of elderly and frail patientswith theopportunity to develop skills in comprehensive geriatric assessment, prescribing and de-prescribing, communication and MDT working. There are plentiful opportunities to participate in our departmental meetings, develop teaching skills and become involved in quality improvement across the department.

Person Specification

  • MBBS


  • Full MRCP, or MRCP including PACES


  • Good basic general Medical Knowledge
  • Skilled at practical procedures e.g. arterial blood gases, catheterisation
  • Experience of working in the UK NHS


  • Experience at SHO level
  • Previous Geriatric Medicine experience

Training Expected

  • Completion of FY1
  • Knowledge of process


  • SHO level experience

Personal Circumstances

  • Able travel to and from Newham University Hospital

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