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Consultant Care of Older People - Geriatric Medicine

Job Reference: 370-MEDCCOE-7447A

Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Care of the Elderly
£76,761 to £103,490 pa

Our vision is High Quality, Safe Healthcare and our staff work together to provide excellent health care services, if you’re passionate about making a difference and would like to be a part of our exciting and progressive NHS Foundation Trust then we welcome you to apply below.

Consultant Care of Older People - Geriatric Medicine

We are entering an exciting period of development within Elderly Medicine at Warrington & Halton Hospital Foundation Trust. To support care pathway development and with new investment we have two Job opportunities for Consultant Physicians in the ‘Care of Older People Directorate’. These posts will form the basis of an integrated service offer with opportunities to work in and lead the development of older people’s service both in hospital and community settings. We are keen to recruit both newly accredited and experienced Consultants who will be fully supported to work with us to develop our strategy and deliver high quality services for older people. The posts will be for 8 programmed activities with 2 PA allocated for supporting activities. The option to work less than full time will be fully supported. We are looking for enthusiastic, forward thinking clinicians who can demonstrate excellent communication skills, enjoy working within a team and have the ability to innovate and lead. The successful candidates will be joining a fantastic team committed to providing specialist geriatric expertise throughout the patient journey. We are also looking to develop new areas of working so candidates with a sub-speciality interest will be accommodated and supported as much as possible. There will be no on call commitment after 8pm, however, there is the opportunity to join the medical on call rota if desired.

The Directorate of Care of Older Persons is within the Division of Acute Medicine, which is run as distinct Clinical business units and Care of Older Persons sits within Specialist Medicine. Acute inpatient, enablement and outpatient services are currently based at Warrington Hospital whilst some interim care is offered at our Halton site. WHHFT are part of the National Frailty Network and are implementing an integrated frailty pathway working across the whole hospital, recognising that frailty is ‘everyone’s responsibility’. The frailty pathway will be embedded into processes and be key to enhancing both the patient and staff experience of WHHFT. We are looking at an evolving process with a 3 year target for full implementation.

The Clinical Directorate of Elderly Medicine is currently supported by 10.5 wte consultants and their junior teams. We have Medical Speciality Consultants who manage respiratory, cardiology and gastroenterology patients.

Complex elderly clinics are provided on-site with consultants specialising in falls and supported by specialist nurses as well as general elderly medical clinics. We also currently offer acute access clinics three times a week and are planning on expanding this to 5 days per week with the addition of an ambulatory care area specifically for older people.

The Trust is a Foundation Trust with links to the University of Liverpool providing an opportunity to strengthen our teaching and R&D programmes and brings an academic environment to the hospital.

North Cheshire is a beautiful county to live in with excellent schools and affordable housing. Warrington is 20 minutes from two International Airports, Manchester and Liverpool and has good access to motorway networks, M56, M6, M60 enabling easy access to Liverpool, Manchester and Chester. Residence is required within ten miles by road or up to thirty minutes travelling time of the hospital.

Applicants must be fully registered on the UK General Medical Council’s Specialist Register. Specialist Registrars may apply if within 6 months of obtaining CCT at the date of interview.

If you are keen to come and work with us an informal visit is encouraged by appointment with Dr Liz Iles , Clinical Director for Specialist Medicine on 01925 662220, email: and/or Dr Kate Clark, Associate Medical Director for the Division of Acute Care on 01925 665175, email: .

This job advert may close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, therefore please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.

This Trust is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from people with disabilities, from ethnic minorities and all other social groups. We operate Family Friendly and Career Break policies.

The Trust operates a Smoke Free Policy which does not permit smoking within the Trust premises and grounds/site.

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All posts are subject to NHS Employment Check Standards including a DBS check, if applicable. Depending on the classification of the post, in-line with DBS guidelines, a Standard or Enhanced disclosure will be required which may include a check of the ‘Vulnerable Adults List’, the ‘Children’s List’ and/or the Independent Safeguarding Authorities (ISA’s) barred lists.

From 1st April 2016, a charge of £39 (Standard) or £60 (Enhanced) will be made by the successful candidate which will be deducted from the first 3 months’ salary. In addition to this, you will also be required to re-pay any future costs that may arise in relation to DBS fees.

NB. Current employees of Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust who have had a satisfactory DBS check, carried out by this Trust during the last 3 years, will not be required to undertake a new one. Where staff have not had a check (classification appropriate to the post offered) within the last 3 years, they will be required to undertake and pay for this, as per the arrangements above.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

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