Consultant in Care of Elderly

Consultant

Main area
Elderly Medicine PRUH
Grade
Consultant
Contract
Permanent
Hours
10 Sessions/Week
Job ref
213-1080344-C-A
Employer
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Princess Royal University Hospital
Town
Farnborough, Bromley
Salary
£78,923 to £105,652 pa inc London weighting
Closing
31/05/2018 23:59

CONSULTANT PHYSICIANS IN CLINICAL GERONTOLOGY & FRAILTY (2 POSTS)

BASED AT

PRINCESS ROYAL UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL AND ORPINGTON HOSPITAL

The Department of Clinical Gerontology at the Princess Royal University Hospital, a division of Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, is looking for enthusiastic and committed physicians with a passion for patient centred, fully integrated Gerontology /Frailty care to join our friendly and progressive team.

The successful candidates will be on Specialist Register for Geriatric Medicine OR GIM with evidence of broad experience in all aspects of geriatric medicine and interest in obtaining further qualifications in post. As such, candidates with other subspecialty areas of expertise are encouraged to apply.

The Princess Royal University Hospital has 525 beds with further beds at Orpington Hospital, serving the local population of the London Borough of Bromley and surrounding areas. The hospitals are based in in leafy suburban town of Orpington, a highly sought after location due to its close proximity to many well-regarded primary, secondary and Grammar schools in addition to restaurants, cafes and bars. It is minutes away from Bromley town centre which has extensive retail and leisure facilities and regularly appears in the list of the annual top 50 places to live in the UK.The Kent Countryside is in close proximity offering peace and quiet and recreational activities.Many staff live in the local area, enhancing the community spirit within the hospitals.For those who live further afield, the area is served by fast rail links to central London and a good local bus service in addition to being 20 minutes’ drive from the M25.

The post provides an exciting range of opportunities from Acute Frailty to community outreach and liaison. This includes working on an annual rotational basis across the Acute Frailty Unit on the PRUH site and the new Community Facing Frailty Wards at Orpington Hospital.There will be many opportunities to help develop clinical pathways, GP liaison systems and MDT working in the community to provide excellent patient centred care and experience to the frail local population, including those in Care Homes.We have forged strong links with the three GP-led Integrated Care Networks in Bromley, and post holders attend weekly Multidisciplinary Team Meetings within one of the networks. The post holders will work closely with colleagues in ED, Acute Medicine and OPAL service to ensure the frailest patients are managed appropriately to ensure safe admission avoidance or admission within the frailty bed base.

The post holders will work closely with colleagues in ED, Acute Medicine and OPAL service to ensure the frailest patients are managed appropriately to ensure safe admission avoidance or admission within the frailty bed base.

There will be many opportunities to help develop clinical pathways, GP liaison systems and MDT working in the community to provide excellent patient centred care and experience to the frail local population, including those in Care Homes. We have forged strong links with the three GP-led Integrated Care Networks in Bromley, and the post holders will attend weekly Multidisciplinary Team Meetings within one of the networks.

The 10 PA post includes 8.5 PAs for DCC, 1 SPA for revalidation and 0.5 PA for specialist interests/ responsibilities with additional SPA time for educational supervision that can be agreed at job planning. The job plan includes the out-of-hours on call rota for general medicine.

Those wishing to work part-time or as a job-share are invited to apply.

We encourage potential candidates to come from an informal visit. To arrange an informal visit or for an informal discussion, please contact Dr Wendy Hildick-Smith, Clinical Lead 01689 865848, Dr Jane Evans, Clinical Director on 01689 865881 or Nick Yard, Service Manager on 01689 865878.

 

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Wendy Hildick-Smith, Clinical Lead 01689 865848