Taunton, Somerset
£77,913 to £105,042 per annum
03 Jul 2019
17 Jul 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited from accomplished and enthusiastic individuals with an interest in Proactive Care of Older Persons undergoing Surgery (POPS) and with general geriatric medical experience (GMC Specialist Register or within 6 months of CCT) to join our highly regarded, growing geriatric service. The successful applicant will work within the Surgical and Care of the Older Persons department to provide a POPS model of service to older patients within the surgical specialties. In addition, the applicant is asked to be involved in the general medical on-call as we develop our 7-day services across the Trust. We currently have 11 consultants working in specialist services in POPS surgical liaison, orthogeriatrics and osteoporosis, Parkinson’s and movement disorders, and a front door OPAL service with an OPAL ward withinthe acute medical unit.

This is an exciting opportunity to work within our dynamic, innovative and rapidly evolving POPS service which has been delivering quality care to our older frail surgical patients since November 2016. We established a POPS service within colorectal and upper gastrointestinal surgery which has been hugely successful in improving patient outcomes and achieving the highest NELA Geriatrician input in the South West region. The team have presented their work nationally and internationally and the outcomes of the pilot study was published in April 2018. The POPS team currently includes a Consultant and a POPS Advance Care Nurse Practitioner. The successful applicant will contribute to expanding our current POPS service to include elective surgery and other surgical specialties.

Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton is a successful, progressive and award-winning Foundation Trust, affiliated to the Medical School of Bristol University, and serving a population of 550,000. Somerset is a great place to live and work. Taunton is a thriving county town with good schools. We are only minutes from spectacular areas of outstanding natural beauty, varied coastline and family friendly beaches. We know that a healthy work-life balance is important, and whatever your interests are, Somerset will have what you need. Please refer to the NHS Jobs website for further information, including the job description and person specification.

You should also submit a copy of your curriculum vitae under separate cover to vikky.morris@tst.nhs.uk Your curriculum vitae must include your number on the GMC's Specialist Register / proposed CCT date.

Interview date: 20th July 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information please telephone or email Dr Vikky Morris, Clinical Service Lead for Geriatric Medicine, on 07753627322 or vikky.morris@tst.nhs.uk . We would encourage visits to the hospital prior to shortlisting.