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Consultant Physician in Healthcare for the Older Person

Job Reference: 415-MP534-21

Employer:
Northern Devon Healthcare Trust - Medical & Dental
Department:
415 Med Staff General Medicine : 00301
Location:
Barnstaple
Salary:
£82,096 to £110,683 pa

Consultant Physician in Healthcare for the Older Person

Awaiting Royal College of Physicians Approval

We are looking for care of the elderly consultants to join our expanding team at Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

We are innovative, use cutting-edge technology and makemthings happen quickly enabling you to make a real difference inmyour speciality. We have a new dementia friendly ward, specialist dementia nurse, MDT support for frailty and run joint health and social care teams. These highly trained multi-disciplinary teams will support you to develop our care of the elderly services even further.

Successful candidates will be given a high degree of autonomy and time to undertake supporting professional activities including training and teaching or to pursue sub-speciality interests either in North Devon or via our close partnership with the RD&E in Exeter. This post is being offered as NDHT and the RD&E continue to develop our long standing partnership with a view to becoming a single integrated organisation. Working together means we can offer unique and varied careers across our services combining the RD&E’s track record of excellence in research, teaching and links to the university with NDHT’s innovation and adaptability.

NDHT is consistently ranked top in the South West for staff satisfaction and is based in Devon, a county rated as one of the best places in Britain to live. We support flexible working and timetables which allow you to enjoy all that our unique location offers from surfing or sailing on pristine beaches to hiking or riding on beautiful moorland.

Our medical staffing team will help you get settled, providing financial relocation support, registration for children at one of the excellent local schools and support for partners seeking employment.

Applicants are encouraged to contact Dr Mike Jeffreys at mike.jeffreys@nhs.net or associate medical directors, Dr George Hands or Dr Karen Davies, on 01271 370202 for an informal chat ahead of interview.

For more information visit ndhtjobs.com.

This post is being offered as Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust and the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust continue to develop our long standing partnership with a view to becoming a single integrated organisation across Eastern and Northern Devon. Working together gives us the opportunity to offer unique and varied careers across our services combining the RD&E’s track record of excellence in research, teaching and links to the university with NDHT’s innovation and adaptability.

Whilst the post holder is formally being appointed to a role within the base hospital of Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust, over time there may be a need to provide some clinical activity in the partner hospital site to ensure service continuity and equity of access to appropriate services.




Our values guide everything we do. At all times, we aim to:

  • Demonstrate compassion
  • Strive for excellence
  • Respect diversity
  • Act with integrity
  • Listen and support others

Our teams of care professionals work with patients and their families to support peoples’ independence, health and wellbeing. We provide support to avoid hospital admissions, and if an admission is necessary, we try to make each patient’s stay in hospital as short and effective as possible before working with them on a safe discharge home.

According to many clinical targets, we rate as one of the best performing non-foundation trusts in England, because we treat patients in line with national waiting time standards, have very few hospital-acquired infections and meet our four-hour waiting times for urgent care. We have a huge range of clinical expertise that we share across professional spheres to ensure people get world-class care when they need it.

In our most recent staff survey, our staff voted us in the top 10% of NHS provider organisations to work for and we also came out as the top provider in the South West for our overall results. Our patients (through the Friends and Family Test) regularly report an average of over 95% satisfaction with our services.

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. For further information and to self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship, please visit the UK Border Agency website. Note: we will be unable to obtain Tier 2 sponsorship for Bank positions.

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applicants.



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