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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/09/2022.

Specialty Doctor in Elderly Care & Rehabilitation Medicine

Job Reference: 348-PSE-MED-011A

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Petersfield Community Hospital
£50,373 to £78,759 pa

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities

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Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust (SHFT) is committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect. As an employee, you are accountable to ensure that you know to how to respond when you are concerned for the safety of a child, young person or adult at risk, applying the principles of the Family Approach to ensure evidence based analysis, risk management and appropriate action and escalation. SHFT require staff to work effectively together using the Family Approach to achieve better outcomes for adults, children and families. The Trust will support you in this duty by providing ongoing training, support and advice and have a Corporate Safeguarding Team who can be contacted for guidance and the provision of safeguarding supervision.

Seeking a new team member to work across two step-up, step-down community elderly care rehabilitation wards in Petersfield Community Hospital, Hampshire. Working alongside an experienced Specialty Doctor, Advanced Nurse Practitioners and guided by a Community Consultant Geriatrician and Nurse Consultant in Frailty, you will become part of an expanding, exciting and outward looking team. Opportunities to work in the Laurel (rapid) Assessment Unit and to undertake community assessments (following 1 to 1 training, if required) will be available; as these increasingly become part of our community support service.

We see our Petersfield frailty services working in an increasing, close relationship with a similar Southern Health team and services at Gosport War Memorial Hospital and Solent NHS Trust teams in Portsmouth City. Working in the near future, to establish a Portsmouth and South East Hampshire locality Frailty network and Single Point of Access.

SHFT will support Specialty Doctors wishing to progress in their training, skills and requirements to achieve the new Specialist Doctor grade. Links with Portsmouth Hospital are also established that would allow development of a mixed community/acute post.

Further information, about the role, locality and our community transformation plans, can be obtained from the following. Candidates are encouraged to visit and should contact:

Dr Steve Plenderleith, Medical Director, SE Division, SHFT - or call 02380 250001 and Helen Carter, PA to Medical Director

For further information about the post please email

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive a suitable application for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible

A DBS check is required by the Employer for this post. The Employer will undertake an initial check at the appropriate level on appointment. As a condition of employment you are required to register with the online DBS update service and maintain this registration throughout employment.

COVID-19 vaccine remains the best way to protect ourselves, our families, our colleagues, and patients from the virus, we therefore encourage applicants to become fully vaccinated. We ask for vaccination status as part of pre employment checks although COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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