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Trust SHO in Elderly Care Medicine

Job Reference: 360-A-25

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Care of Elderly
£31,217- £41,300

As an employer of nearly 5,000 staff, West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust is the place to be. Having have been shortlisted over the last three years for 18 national people related awards and most recently winning the Nursing Times award for Best UK Employer 2019 we are immensely proud of our achievements.

We have lots to shout about! Despite having lots of challenges, we’ve worked really hard to make West Herts a great place to work. The good news is we’re really starting to see the results of our efforts. We’re one of the few NHS organisations across the UK to have achieved a phenomenal 0% nurse vacancy rate within our adult inpatient areas. We have also recently secured over £450m capital funding to transform our sites and give our patients and colleagues within #teamwestherts the working environment they deserve.

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Associate Teaching Hospital of the University of London

Watford General Hospital
Trust SHO Positions in General Medicine/Elderly Medicine

We have an opportunity to recruit 4 Trust Senior House Officers for a period of 12 months, to start as soon as possible in Care of the Elderly.

Required working hours are Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm, with the option of on-call work.

Watford General Hospital is a busy General Hospital with an active AAU with excellent support from radiology and specialist physicians to provide rapid diagnosis and effective treatment to smooth the patients’ journey from acute to primary care. We work closely and cooperatively with the Primary Care providers and adult care services for bed and home-based care.

The Trust provides excellent training comparable to that for deanery positions. Many previous holders of these positions have been encouraged and attained deanery training positions.

The Department of Medicine for the Elderly has 10 consultant posts with subspecialty interests including Ortho-Geriatric Medicine, Movement Disorder, Dementia, Delirium and Continence. The Stroke Team, working within this department, provide excellent Hyper-Acute Stroke Services. The department also plays a very active role in the local provision of Intermediate Care.

Watford General Hospital and is situated in a pleasant part of Hertfordshire and affords easy access to London (1/2 an hour by train) and to other parts of England via the M1 and M25 Motorways.

Please note this post is not recognised for training.

Please apply online; the closing date for applications is 21/07/19 . Applications received after this date will not be considered.

For any queries and/or formal visits, please contact Beverley Williamson on

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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.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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