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Specialty Doctor in Orthogeriatrics

Employer
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Crumpsall, Manchester
Salary
£52,530 to £82,400 per annum
Closing date
19 Apr 2024

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Profession
Specialist doctor, Geriatric medicine
Grade
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Setting
Hospital

We're proud to be one of the major academic research centres and education providers in England and Research and Innovation is the heart of all we do, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. We're also excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable and tackling climate change.

Candidates must be eligible for their own GMC registration: an active licence, ceased license or pending application with the GMC at the point of application. Candidates who do not fit this criteria will not progress through to the shortlisting stage.

This post is not suitable for doctors specialising in Orthopaedic Surgery.

PLEASE NOTE: This is not an orthopaedic surgical job hence surgical experience is not essential. (This is a medical registrar position in the field of orthogeriatric in trauma and orthopaedics)

Main duties of the job

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Orthogeriatric Team within the Directorate of Trauma and Orthopaedics at North Manchester General Hospital (NMGH). The team is led by the Consultant Ortho- geriatrician.

The post will be based on the Trauma ward at NMGH and will allow the successful candidate to develop a special interest. We currently provide a 5 day service with no on call commitments.

As well as providing clinical expertise on the ward, you will be working along side the Trauma and Orthopaedic Directorate to help and enhance our service.

You clinical duties will include:

  • Ensuring patients are seen by an Ortho-geriatrician within 72 hours of admission.
  • Seeing unwell adult patients as requested by the Orthopaedic Team.
  • Attending multidisciplinary team meetings and board rounds.
  • Working with the specialist nurse for inpatient osteoporosis to arrange investigations and treatments.
  • Supporting the consultant in bone health assessment clinic

Please note the post holder will attain the title of medical registrar expected to handle acute medical emergencies and proceed with comprehensive geriatric /medical assessment of the assessed patients.

About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of £2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we've launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description
Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience you'll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that you're even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, you'll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information you'll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at resourcing@mft.nhs.uk.

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification
Registration
Essential

  • Full registration with the General Medical Council with a valid License to practice

Medical Qualifications
Essential

  • Primary medical qualification (eg. MB ChB or equivalent)
  • Minimum of satisfactory 2-year clinical NHS working experience (at a medical SHO/medical registrar level) in general medicine
  • Demonstrable active engagement in acute medical rota

Desirable

  • MRCP(UK) or equivalent
  • Candidates with MRCP part 1/MRCP part 2 /PACES pending full completion
  • CCT Geriatric Medicine or equivalent

Skills & Knowledge
Essential

  • Broad Knowledge & Clinical Expertise in: a) Acute Medicine b) Geriatric Medicine
  • Ability to work well within a multidisciplinary team (e.g. surgeons, nurses, therapists)
  • Up to date knowledge of a) Osteoporosis b) Falls Prevention c) National Hip Fracture Database d) Best Practice Tariff e) Acute Medical Emergencies
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development

Experience
Essential

  • Working on an Acute Medical Ward caring for older patients.
  • Independently able to handle acute medical emergencies
  • Proof of engagement in acute medical rota handling medical acuity /acute medical emergencies in acute medical take at a senior medical SHO or medical registrar level
  • Comprehensive geriatric /medical assessment of the acutely medically unwell patients

Desirable

  • Working on a Rehabilitation Ward
  • Completed Quality Improvement / Audit Cycles
  • Clinical Governance including Incident Reporting

Academic, Research Skills, Teaching, Management
Essential

  • Use of evidence based practice
  • Information technology skills (e.g. e-mail, word processing & some spreadsheet skills)

Other
Essential

  • The applicant must demonstrate appropriate professional behaviour, i.e integrity, honesty, confidentiality, as set out in the GMC's Good Medical Practice (2013)
  • The applicant must have demonstrable skills in listening, reading, writing, and speaking in English language that enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues
  • Capacity to take responsibility for own actions and demonstrate a non-judgmental approach towards others
  • Willing & able to undertake training

Desirable

  • Able to attended conferences and courses out of the area.

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

349-NMGH-6187707*

 

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