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Trust Doctor (CT-2 Equivalent) in Elderly Medicine

Job Reference: 279-MSMW622

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Elderly Medicine
Worthing, Worthing
£31,217 - £49,086 per ann

Western Sussex Hospitals is a leading acute hospital trust, with rewarding career opportunities for caring, committed and innovative people who wish to be valued for the work they do and empowered to continually improve the services we provide. Here are just some reasons to join us:

  • Outstanding – we are the only CQC-rated “Outstanding” hospital trust on the south coast of England and in April 2016 became the first multi-site acute hospital trust in the country to receive the health watchdog’s highest overall rating. (Read our CQC report)

  • Patient First – in 2015, the trust’s Patient First programme was launched to empower colleagues to make lasting changes that benefit patients and to ensure the organisation continues to improve patient care by introducing lean management best practice at every level of the organisation.

  • We Care – and not just for our patients but for each other as well. The CQC said: “Staff we spoke with were exceptionally compassionate when talking about patients and we observed kindness not only towards patients but towards each other whilst on site.”

  • Leading organisation – Western Sussex Hospitals is led by NHS Chief Executive of the Year Dame Marianne Griffiths (HSJ Awards 2016 | No.1 HSJ Top CEOs 2018) and is renowned for outstanding care, excellent staff engagement, innovation and shared learning. “Western Sussex has the best learning culture I have seen anywhere in the NHS.” [Health Secretary, Worthing Hospital, February 2018]

  • Location, location, location – our hospitals in Chichester, Worthing and Shoreham-by-Sea are all situated along the beautiful Sussex coast, between the beach and South Downs National Park. West Sussex is one of the UK’s best places to live, boasting beautiful countryside, picturesque villages, vibrant towns, excellent schools and cultural amenities, as well as quick transport links to Brighton, Gatwick Airport, London and Europe.



A vacancy has arisen for a Trust Doctor (CT1-2) in the Department of Elderly Medicine from 06 February 2019 for a period of six months to cover a vacant deanery position.




We run a needs-related service for the large elderly population of the Worthing and Chichester area. Worthing Hospital has separate on-call teams for General Medicine and DoME. Patients are admitted directly under the DoME team to the Acute Frailty Unit. Patients who are not able to be discharged within the first 72 hours are then transferred to general DoME wards at Worthing. Patients with a stroke are admitted directly to the Acute Stroke Ward.


DoME runs a Stroke service with the management of patients with acute and rehabilitation needs on the acute stroke units. We also provide a rapid access neuro-vascular TIA clinic (5 days a week) and 24/7 thrombolysis at Worthing and 5 days “in hours” service at St Richard’s.


DoME also runs an integrated hip fracture service. Patients with a fracture neck of femur are admitted to the acute assessment unit under the care of an orthogeriatrician and receive all of their care on the unit until 48 hours post-surgery and medically stable, when they are transferred to the rehabilitation ward.




Outpatient clinics for the Department of Medicine for the Elderly are held at Worthing in the day hospital and Southlands Hospitals and include rapid access neuro-vascular TIA clinics, Rapid Access clinics (as part of the community geriatrics service) and Falls clinic.




The 3 SpRs and Specialty Doctor in Geriatric Medicine between them provide in-patient middle grade cover to patients within the Department of Medicine for the Elderly at Worthing Hospital, supervising the work of the junior doctors, including post take ward rounds and continuing supervision of admitted patients.




A contribution to educational meetings where cases are presented is very much part of the post and all juniors will have the opportunity to present Case Based Discussions or Mortality and Morbidity cases.




The post holder accepts that he/she will also perform duties in occasional emergencies and unforeseen circumstances at the request of the appropriate consultant, in consultation, where practicable, with his colleagues, both senior and junior. While it has been agreed between the professions that they will perform such duties, the Secretary of State stresses that additional commitments arising under this sub-section are exceptions and in particular that juniors should not be required to undertake work of this kind for prolonged periods or on a regular basis.



For further details / informal visits contact:

Applicants are invited to visit the hospital or to phone for informal discussion by arrangement with:


Junior Doctors Rota Coordinator (Elderly Medicine)


Department of Medicine for the Elderly


Spitalfield Lane






PO19 6SE


  1. If we receive a high volume of applications, we may close adverts prior to the published closing date. Therefore, we advise you to complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

  2. Candidates shortlisted for interview will be informed via the email address registered with NHS Jobs.

  3. The Trust is a Disability Confident Employer. All applicants who have a disability can opt to be considered under the guaranteed interview scheme which means that providing they meet the minimum essential criteria for the post, they will be offered an interview.

  4. Applications from candidates requiring Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcomed and will be considered alongside all other applications. It is unlikely that the Trust will be able to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test where there is a suitably qualified and skilled EU/EEA candidate available for work and in these circumstances, an overseas candidate will not be offered the post. A self-assessment for the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for the post applied for is available on the UKBA website.


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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.

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