Junior Clinical Fellow in Frailty
Applicants are invited to apply for the role of Clinical Fellow in Frailty/GIM.
The post is a fixed term contract with the post holder working 3 days per week (days will be negotiable with the Clinical Director and successful post holder). The post will provide applicants the opportunity to gain further experience in Frailty and Medicine for Older People. There will be opportunities for the successful applicant to develop appropriate clinical skills and undertake audit/quality improvement programs.
The Department of medicine for Older People (DMOP) delivers care in 2 inpatient geriatrics wards (5A and 5B), a frailty unit based on ward 1A, community frailty services for St. Helens and Knowsley, 2 intermediate care units (Duffy based at St. Helens hospital and Newton cottage hospital), as well as The Hyper acute and acute stroke units (5C and 5D). We also provide some inpatient general medical cover on 1 half of 3C. We provide in-patient and out-patient care for a range of conditions presenting on the older person and our consultants offer specialist interests and expertise in falls, orthogeriatrics, surgical liaison, frailty, dementia and delirium, movement disorder and stroke. We work closely with colleagues throughout the trust as the majority of inpatient work involves the frail older person. We have particular links with AMU and the AED providing in-reach frailty assessment.
The department has an active educational program with twice weekly meetings on a Wednesday and a Friday lunchtime, which everyone is encouraged to attend. We actively support involvement in audit and quality improvement initiatives. The Hospital has a clearly defined programme of clinical audit and clinical governance. All specialities spend the same session quarterly on audit allowing an exchange of views between specialities and encourage multi-disciplinary audit. A clinical audit information system has been installed. The Trust has recently revamped the research department and combined it with clinical audit.
The successful candidate will be expected to have certification in ALS and will be expected to have a full Registration with the GMC at the time of appointment. Candidates without GMC will progress if shortlisted for interview, though will be expected to have full GMC registration at the time of appointment.
St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is the BEST acute Trusts in England for the THIRD year running!
The Trust is currently the only acute Trust in Cheshire and Merseyside, and is one of nine in the entire country, to achieve the title of OUTSTANDING, rated by the Care Quality Commission.
We provide a full range of acute adult services to our local population of circa 350,000 and provide tertiary services across a much wider area in the North West, North Wales and Isle of Man. We are a Major Trauma Unit and the Mersey Regional Burns Unit.
Our '5 Star Patient Care' strategy is at the heart of all that we do; supporting our vision to provide world class services for all our patients by getting it right for every patient, every time.
Our latest achievements include:
- Trust rates Outstanding by the CQC – Inspection August 2018
- Best in the NHS, Patient Led Assessment of the Care Environment 2017 and 2018
- The Trust achieved top marks in the country for areas including; cleanliness, food, privacy and dignity, facilities for patients living with dementia and disabilities, conditions, appearance and maintenance of the hospital buildings.
- Top 100 places to work in the NHS (NHS Employers and Health Service Journal)
- Best acute Trust in England (NHS Staff Survey 2017 and 2018)
- Best Patient Experience in the NHS (CHKS Top Hospitals Awards 2015)
In the NHS Staff Survey 2018 the Trust scored the highest marks in the following areas;
- Positive organisation culture of safety
- Quality of care
- Staff engagement
- Staff morale
- Equality, diversity and inclusion
- Providing a safe environment for staff
Our staff rated our Trust as the best place to work and receive treatment. The Trust has also been recognised, for the third year running, as being the top acute Trust in the entire country for staff engagement, staff motivation, and pride in the quality of care we provide to patients.
Interview Date: To be Confirmed
For further details / informal visit contact:
Dr Mike Horner, Clinical Director and Clinical Lead for Frailty on 0151 676 5878.