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Consultant Geriatrician (Acute)

Employer
Barts Health NHS Trust
Location
London
Salary
£93,666 to £119,133 Per Annum
Closing date
12 Mar 2024

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(Substantive)

Whipps Cross University Hospital, part of the Barts Health NHS Trust Group is looking for a full time Substantive Consultant Geriatrician to join our Older People's Services (OPS) team based predominantly on the Whipps Cross Hospital site.

The posts offer an exciting opportunity to join a growing team and to develop new models of working and services that support all older people attending the hospital and within the local community. Whipps Cross Hospital serves a local population with a high degree of frailty and within the Barts Health Group is being developed to be a centre for Geriatric Medicine.

Main duties of the job

Whipps Cross University Hospital, part of the Barts Health NHS Trust Group is looking for a full time Consultant Geriatrician to join our Older People's Services (OPS) team based predominantly on the Whipps Cross Hospital site

The posts offer an exciting opportunity to join a growing team and to develop new models of working and services that support all older people attending the hospital and within the local community. Whipps Cross Hospital serves a local population with a high degree of frailty and within the Barts Health Group is being developed to be a centre for Geriatric Medicine.

The post-holder is expected to be based in an acute geriatric medicine ward providing care for patients with multimorbidity and frailty.

About us

Barts Health was established in 2012 and our group of hospitals now provide a huge range of clinical services to people in east London and beyond.

We operate from four major hospital sites (The Royal London, St Bartholomew's, Whipps Cross and Newham) and a number of community locations, including Mile End hospital. Around 2.5 million people living in east London look to our services to provide them with the healthcare they need.

The Royal London in Whitechapel is a major teaching hospital providing local and specialist services in state-of-the-art facilities. Whipps Cross in Leytonstone is a large general hospital with a range of local services. Newham in Plaistow is a busy district hospital with innovative facilities such as its orthopaedic centre. Mile End hospital is a shared facility in Mile End for a range of inpatient, rehabilitation, mental health and community services. And St Bartholomew's in the City, London's oldest hospital, is a regional and national centre of excellence for cardiac and cancer care.

As well as district general hospital facilities for three London boroughs, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest and Newham, we have the largest cardiovascular centre in the UK, the second largest cancer centre in London, an internationally-renowned trauma team, and the home of the London Air Ambulance. The Royal London also houses one of the largest children's hospitals in the UK, a major dental hospital, and leading stroke and renal units.

Job description
Job responsibilities

General responsibilities

The appointee will be expected to cover the following main areas of work:

  • To have and maintain full registration with a license to practice from the General Medical Council. Medical Staff are advised to continue membership of one of the medical defence organizations
  • To have regard at all times to the clinical and quality standards set out within Trust guidelines, to participate in clinical governance working closely with other professionals to provide comprehensive care of older patients in and out of hospital. This will include liaison with general practice and community services with regard to management of patient with chronic conditions
  • Daily attendance of the ward multidisciplinary board round to review flow and discharge planning
  • The appointee will be expected to participate fully as a leader and member of the multi-disciplinary team
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues in the Trust to develop a service model in keeping with best practice
  • Continuing responsibility for the care of patients in their charge, including all administrative duties associated with patient care
  • Leadership, development, and organization of the service(s) in their charge in line with the Trusts business plans. Liaison and communication with the Lead Clinician for Older Peoples Services, as well as the General Manager and Clinical Director as needed

Person Specification
Qualifications
Essential

  • MRCP or Equivalent Specialist qualification
  • Full GMC Registration with license to practice
  • Entry on the GMC Specialist Register (or eligibility for entry within 6 months of date of Advisory Appointments Committee) for either Geriatric Medicine or G(I)Medicine by CCT or CESR

Desirable

  • Evidence of participation in research (peer reviewed publications etc.)
  • Appropriate higher degree (e.g. MD, PhD or equivalent)

Experience
Essential

  • Higher specialist training in Geriatrics and G(I)Medicine
  • Broad experience in Geriatrics and G(I)M
  • Experience in Acute Frailty Services

Desirable

  • Ability to organize and deliver a teaching programme
  • Experience in service development
  • Current ALS certificate

Knowledge
Essential

  • Detailed knowledge of Geriatrics and G(I)M and of the specialist skills required for this post
  • Knowledge of multidisciplinary clinical audit and demonstrable commitment to improving quality of care to patients
  • Understanding of modern medical curricula and commitment to life-long learning

Skills
Essential

  • Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience of supervising medical staff
  • Ability to teach medical students and junior medical and nursing staff.
  • Ability to manage staff and resources effectively
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, patients, relatives, GPs nurses and other agencies
  • IT skills

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