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Permanent Consultant in Orthogeriatrics

Employer
James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Gorleston
Salary
Depending on experience per annum
Closing date
23 Mar 2024

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Job Details

This new special post aims on providing service to the Orthogeriatric group of patients in the Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic with some cover to the speciality of Medicine.

The successful candidate in this post will be responsible in providing Consultant level support for medical needs of the Orthopaedic patients on a regular basis.

The Consultant will be based largely on the Orthopaedic wards providing support to the Orthopaedic juniors and nursing staff. Clinical duties will include performing

regular Orthogeriatric Consultant ward rounds. They will be expected to train and teach during their ward round and deliver teaching sessions as and when required. The Consultant will be expected to liaise with other members of the team and contact patient's family members when required.

Subject to the timetable, the doctor will be available for advice and help with medical assessment of the admitted elective Orthopaedic patients.

There is no formal on call commitment however a general medical on call could be negotiated if the candidate is willing to participate.

The job role includes no on calls in Orthopaedics.

Main duties of the job

The Orthopaedic department comprises two wards currently ward 6 (trauma) & ward 22 (elective). There is Day Surgery Unit and 3 Orthopaedic theatres (currently 1,3& 4) and 2 shared theatre for emergency and an outpatient department. In addition there is access to wards for children and day cases. The Orthopaedic theatres have vertical laminar flow. Daily, three of the theatre sessions are utilised for elective Orthopaedics and one afternoon session is dedicated to Trauma. A dedicated trauma list exists for emergency cover over the weekend. A daytime trauma co-ordinator is available on weekdays.

The Orthopaedic and fracture clinic comprises 6 cubicles and 3 offices. There is a fully equipped plaster room staffed by 2 experienced technicians. The Orthotics department is also attached to the outpatient unit.

The department is staffed by 10 full time consultants and 9 middle grades with support in paediatric and spinal Orthopaedics from visiting consultants based at Norfolk and Norwich Hospital.

There is dedicated Orthogeriatric support for fracture neck of femur patients and physiotherapy support for post-operative rehabilitation.

A broad range of Orthopaedic activity is undertaken here including lower limb surgery and joint replacements, upper limb surgery and trauma. Pelvic and acetabular surgery and more complex spine surgery are done at Norwich.

About us

The Trust provides comprehensive acute care for the population of Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft and the South Waveney area and for many visitors to the area. This acute care provided from the James Paget University Hospital site at Gorleston is supported by other community services at the Newberry Centre, Kirkley Rise North Lowestoft and outreach clinics.

The Trust serves a population of approximately 230,000. We are a University Hospital with a medical school, training the next generation of health professionals and developing research.

The James Paget University Hospital is a high performing hospital with a history of strong performance both financially and in terms of achieving national and local targets. There is a close working relationship between staff and management with a strong culture of team working which contributes to a friendly working environment. The Trust has successfully undertaken several national pilots.

The Hospital has a strong reputation for Education and Training. It has a close working relationship with the Norwich Medical School and contributes approximately a third of the medical school's secondary care teaching. There is also an established multidisciplinary research culture within the Trust, with a growing body of applied healthcare research and evaluation.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Main Duties

The successful candidate in this post will be responsible in providing Consultant level support for medical needs of the Orthopaedic patients on a regular basis.

The Consultant will be based largely on the Orthopaedic wards providing support to the Orthopaedic juniors and nursing staff. Clinical duties will include performing

regular Orthogeriatric Consultant ward rounds. They will be expected to train and teach during their ward round and deliver teaching sessions as and when required. The Consultant will be expected to liaise with other members of the team and contact patients family members when required.

Subject to the timetable, the doctor will be available for advice and help with medical assessment of the admitted elective Orthopaedic patients.

There is no formal on call commitment however a general medical on call could be negotiated if the candidate is willing to participate.

The job role includes no on calls in Orthopaedics.

Tenure

Permanent

Other Responsibilities

Subject to the provisions of the Terms and Conditions of Service to observe the Trusts agreed policies and procedures drawn up in consultation with the profession on clinical matters and to follow the standing orders and financial instructions of the Trust.

To abide by the clinical and Corporate governance policies and follow the GMC guidance on good clinical practice

To observe local and national employment and personnel policies and procedures, and to comply with Regional and Trust Health and Safety policies.

To assume responsibility for and facilitate contact from members of staff with delegated duties for personally accountable patient care.

Person Specification
Education and Qualifications
Essential

  • MBBS
  • Full GMC Registration
  • Hold a certificate or being within 6 months of completion of training or being on or eligible for the UK Specialist Register at the date of interview.
  • MRCP or equivalent

Desirable

  • ALS/MD/PhD

Academic Achievements
Essential

  • Ability to provide complete details of employment history

Experience & Knowledge
Essential

  • Ability to provide expert clinical opinion across a wide range of problems with a wide experience in Acute and General Medicine
  • Knowledge & understanding of UK Hospital systems & practises and value: awareness of current issues in the NHS.
  • Evidence of training progression
  • Understands the principles of patient confidentiality and data protection. Understands principles of clinical governance in clinical practise
  • Ability to prioritise clinical needs with awareness of own limitations and the ability to know when to consult senior advice.
  • An understanding of the principles of research
  • Clinical Knowledge & Expertise: appropriate knowledge base and ability to apply sound clinical judgement to problems.

Key Skills
Essential

  • Knowledge of using evidence base medicine to support decision making
  • Computer literate
  • Able to establish good working relations with patients, carers and multidisciplinary colleagues
  • Motivated, trustworthy and well organised
  • Motivated, trustworthy and well organised
  • Ability to communicate clearly with colleagues, laboratory staff and other staff and agencies

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