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Consultant in Geriatric Medicine

Job Reference: 249-MED999896

Employer:
Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Geriatric Medicine
Location:
Swindon
Salary:
£76,761 - £103,490

The Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Swindon is proud to have a team of 4,558 highly skilled, kind and compassionate staff that deliver high quality care for our patients. We are an ambitious and progressive Foundation Trust, committed to continuing our quality journey so that we can exceed our patients and clients expectations. The Trust provides acute services from the Great Western Hospital and community healthcare services across Swindon.


The Great Western Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Consultant in Geriatric Medicine

The Great Western Hospital is looking for enthusiastic and forward thinking Consultants in Geriatric Medicine to join and help develop the successful service that the Trust provides. This is an exciting opportunity for the new team members to join our well located DGH at a time when the department is changing practise throughout the hospital. We are looking to develop new areas of working so candidates with special interests will be accommodated and supported as much as possible. We are looking for candidates who will work closely with the existing team of 7 Consultants to design pathways to improve care within our acute setting. We believe that this is essential for us to provide a first class service where the patient and their relatives come first.

The team manage Acute and Orthogeriatric inpatients on Jupiter, Ampney and Woodpecker wards at the Great Western Hospital and on Aliesbury ward at Savernake Hospital in Marlborough. There is also a rehabilitation service for Orthogeriatric and Stroke provided on SWICC in a separate building, located on site at GWH. The Betjemen centre, well located on the ground floor of GWH close to the visitor car park, is home to the department’s outpatient clinic rooms, day hospital, therapy areas and office space for the Consultant body and their Secretary team.

The Department of Medicine for the Elderly (DOME) currently provides specialist elderly care services for Stroke, Falls, Syncope, Orthogeriatrics and Movement disorders at the Great Western Hospital site. The Trust runs an integrated all-age admissions policy.

There are currently 19 consultants participating in the 1 in 7 General Medical on call rota. We believe that a good work/life balance is important for all our employees so we would like the appointed candidates to participate in this rota to enable us to reduce the frequency.

Candidates are required to be within 6 months of CCT at the time of interview or currently hold CCT or equivalent. As such the post holder should be trained in all aspects of General Medicine, special interests are encouraged and will be supported as much as possible.

Swindon, Wiltshire and the Cotswolds

Swindon is a thriving town set between the Cotswolds to the North and West, the Upper Thames valley to the East and the Marlborough Downs to the South. London, Bristol and Oxford are all within easy reach, approximately one hour by car with good links by public transport. The rail journey to London Paddington from Swindon is approximately 55 minutes and Heathrow Airport is only an hour away from Swindon by car.

There are beautiful villages with excellent housing in the surrounding rural areas of Wiltshire, the Cotswolds and Marlborough. Marlborough is a bustling market town located in Savernake Forest only 10 miles away from the Great Western and offers a variety of housing and renowned educational institutions. Cirencester, capital of the Cotswolds, is only twenty miles away with great amenities and picturesque surroundings.

How to Apply

Before you apply, please feel free to visit the trust, discuss your ideas and ask any questions you may have. Dr Debbie Finch and the team can be contacted on 01793 605107, email debbie.finch1@nhs.net or you can contact Dr Tobenna Onyirioha, Associate Medical Director on 01793 646303, email t.onyirioha1@nhs.net

To apply please complete the online application form and upload your CV (please avoid using a PDF document).

The closing date for applications is 11th March 2018.




Benefits:

Working in healthcare is rewarding and we will work with you to maximize your potential. All we ask in return is that you live by our STAR values - Service, Teamwork, Ambition and Respect.

  • We invest in your training and development to pursue a successful and fulfilling career in healthcare.
  • As an NHS employer we offer one of the most competitive and flexible benefits packages offered in the UK.
  • Permanent staff receive at least 27 days' holiday each year, a generous pension, plus other benefits including flexible working options and exclusive discounts.
  • Bank workers receive one extra hours pay for every 12 hours worked in place of annual leave entitlement, plus other benefits including pension.
  • We offer an onsite Nursery and are one of the first employers in the country to offer 30 hours of free childcare a week subject to eligibility.

Application information:

The vacancy will close as soon as sufficient applications are received.

All new starters with the Trust will be subject to a six month probationary period, with the exception of medical and dental candidates.

Current employees should be aware that this position is advertised as a GWH position and appointment ends any TUPE protection.

All candidates are required to pay for their own DBS check where applicable. Standard DBS check costs £26 and will be recovered from the first months pay; Enhanced DBS check costs £44 and will be recovered over the first 2 months pay. (£22 per month)

Bank posts requiring a DBS check; payment must be made prior to commencing.

Apprentices are exempt from DBS payment.

GWH NHS Foundation Trust is a safeguarding employer committed to safer recruitment practices to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults. As part of the organisation's commitment to Safer Recruitment, candidates may request copies of relevant policies and procedures by contacting the Recruitment Team.


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.


UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.



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