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Trust Doctor (ST1/2) in Geriatric Medicine

Employer
Barts Health NHS Trust
Location
London
Salary
£37,068 to £57,570 Per Annum
Closing date
3 Jun 2024

Job Details

Whipps Cross Hospital

Trust Doctor (ST1/2) in Geriatric Medicine

Fixed Term 12 months

Our OPS (Older People's Services) team is growing, and we would like you to be a part of our fantastic workforce. We are advertising for a 12-month fixed term Trust Doctor (ST1-2equivalent) post to cover the older peoples' assessment unit (OPAU), the virtual ward, and older peoples ward as soon as possible.

This post will sit within the department of Older People's Services and does not include General Medicine on-call work. However, prospective applicants wishing to partake in the acute unselected medical on-call are encouraged to register with the staff bank.

The successful applicant will be able to develop individualised educational goals including a focus within the specialty of your choice. This post presents excellent opportunities to develop clinical skills and has a high level of consultant supervision. This provides a good educational opportunity and if the postholder is interested they will be able to gain audit, research, or teaching experience. Our people value the opportunity to work in a supportive culture and we ensure our teams are well-rewarded for their contribution.

You must hold a current full registration with the General Medical Council and have experience across a broad range of Medical Subspecialties. MRCP part is essential for this post.

Main duties of the job

You must hold a current full registration with the General Medical Council and have experience across a broad range of Medical Subspecialties.

Whipps Cross Hospital serves a local population with a high degree of frailty and within the Barts Health Group is being re-developed to be a centre of excellence for Geriatric Medicine.The department provides for a broad spectrum of sub-specialtyareas including Frailty, Acute Geriatrics, Ortho-Geriatrics, Surgical Liaison, virtual ward, Psychiatry Liaison, outpatients and Comprehensive GeriatricAssessment Clinics.The department regularly sees a rich mixture of pathology and complex psycho-social issues. The local population contains a significant level of frailty with high rates of dementia and associated delirium.

Informal discussions are encouraged, and you are invited to contact Dr Rowlandson Pratt, Consultant Geriatrician and Clinical Lead on 0208 539 5522 x4086 or via email: rowlandson.pratt1@nhs.net

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

Whipps Cross Hospital serves a local population with a high degree of frailty and within the Barts Health Group is being re-developed to be a centre of excellence for Geriatric Medicine. The department provides for a broad spectrum of sub-specialty areas including Frailty, Acute Geriatrics, Ortho-Geriatrics, Surgical Liaison, Psychiatry Liaison, outpatients, and Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment Clinics and rehabilitation medicine. The department regularly sees a rich mixture of pathology and complex psycho-social issues. The local population contains a significant level of frailty with high rates of dementia and associated delirium.

Person Specification
Qualifications
Essential

  • Progression towards MRCP or Equivalent Specialist qualification
  • Full GMC Registration with license to practice

Desirable

  • Evidence of participation in research (peer reviewed publications etc.)

Experience
Essential

  • Broad experience in G(I)M
  • Current ALS certificate

Desirable

  • Experience in Geriatrics

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 multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to teach medical students and junior medical and nursing staff.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, patients, relatives, GPs nurses and other agencies.
  • IT skills

Other
Essential

  • Flexible and co-operative approach to colleagues
  • Good leadership skills
  • Self-motivated with an enquiring, critical approach to work
  • Enthusiasm and ability to work under pressure

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