Consultant Orthogeriatrician (10 PAs)

West Sussex
23 Jul 2019
18 Aug 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for the above post of Consultant Orthogeriatrician based at Worthing Hospital, part of the Western Sussex NHS Foundation Trust. There is one substantive post from 5 July 2019 and a fixed term post commencing immediately to cover a career break until June 2020.

The successful candidate will join the innovative and forward-thinking Department of Medicine for Older People (DoME) at Worthing Hospital. DoME was the first department in the region to deliver care for older people with frailty via an Acute Frailty Unit in 2008. Sub-specialty interests include Orthogeriatrics, Stroke, Community Geriatrics and Acute Frailty.

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the only CQC-rated “Outstanding” hospital trust on the south coast and one of only seven in the country. We’re an ambitious organisation that champions our people, equipping them with new skills to continually improve services for patients.
The CQC recognised our leading approach continuous improvement which encourages and supports innovation at all levels. We are an acute trust with three hospitals; St Richard’s in Chichester and Worthing Hospital, where we provide emergency and inpatient care; and Southlands Hospital in Shoreham, where we provide out-patient care and day surgery. We are a forward looking and innovative trust whose purpose is to provide high quality emergency and elective care for the people of West Sussex. Foundation Trust Status was achieved in July 2013.

Our hospitals are all situated along the beautiful Sussex coast, nestled against the South Downs National Park, and close to vibrant towns that are richly endowed with excellent cultural and sporting facilities, offering good transport links to London and Europe.

All newly appointed Consultants are mentored, via the “WSHFT Mentorship scheme for senior medical staff”.

Applicants must be on the GMC Specialist Register or within 6 months of attaining Specialist Registration at the time of interview. Applications from candidates who, for personal reasons, are unable to work full-time will be eligible to be considered for this post. 

For further information please contact:

Dr David Hunt, Clinical Director – Ext 85784
Dr Amanda Wellesley, Chief of Medicine- Ext 84757
Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Tel: 01903 205111

To apply for this post please click the apply button.

All applicants are required to provide the names and contact details of four referees; three will be clinical referees including one from the current employer (or most recent employer if not currently working) and the final referee will your current Responsible Officer for revalidation.

Please note shortlisted applicants will be asked to provide an up to date CV for their interview.

Applications from Agencies will not be considered, therefore please do not send any directly to the department or Medical HR.

Closing date: 18 August 2019
Interview date: 30 September 2019

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