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Consultant Care of Older People

Job Reference: 209-A-19-50833-B

East Cheshire NHS Trust
Macclesfield District General Hospital, Victoria Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire
£77,913 - £105,042 per annum

Whether you are just starting out in your career or are looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, East Cheshire NHS Trust is the right employer for you. An organisation with a real sense of community we actively support and develop our staff to ensure our patients receive the best quality care. Join our team and support our vision of delivering the right care first time, every time.

East Cheshire NHS Trust is looking to appoint an enthusiastic Consultant in Care of Older People to support the development of our orthogeriatric services. The team also provide frailty services.

The post is a replacement post, based at Macclesfield District General Hospital, and attracts 10 PA’s including 1PA for on call in General Medicine. We would welcome applications from candidates who might wish to work more flexibly.

The Trust has an integrated approach for acute medicine and care of older people without age-related policies and is committed to working with its partner organisations to deliver coordinated and joined up care for the older person. The post holders will be expected to support service developments and drive changes in the management of patients in orthopaedics / frailty. There will also be a pivotal role for the consultants to promote a community focused approach to care with the opportunity to develop areas of special interest e.g. falls, dementia support, assistive technology or self-management.

This is an exciting time to deliver innovative healthcare models and pathways across East Cheshire within an integrated acute and community setting (both the Trust and Department are integrated acute and community providers). Our departmental five-year strategy is to enhance our community provision and to be creative in providing care closer to home.

Our Frailty Service is genuinely multi-disciplinary in nature and there is a real sense of energy and enthusiasm for this agenda at the Trust. This focus and interest is shared and actively supported by the local GPs and the CCG, with whom collaboration is a key part of ensuring the ‘whole system’ provision of individual, person centred care. ECIP(Emergency Care Improvement Programme) have specifically recognised frailty as a key priority for the Trust, and have recognised and praised the significant work that has gone into our frailty service so far. They have also recommended continued focus on frailty moving forward, and the new Consultant posts are key to this agenda.

The population served by the Trust is approximately 204,000 covering an area of approximately 255 square miles. It includes the towns of Macclesfield, Congleton, Wilmslow, Alderley Edge, Knutsford, Poynton, Handforth and Holmes Chapel as well as many rural areas. Services are provided in a variety of settings that include two hospitals, some community clinics and patients’ homes.

Macclesfield is a very pleasant Cheshire market town located on the edge of the Peak District. It is within easy travelling distance of many major cities and is only two hours from London by train. Manchester International Airport is less than half an hour away by car. There are opportunities for a wide variety of lifestyle and interests and the area is renowned for good housing and schools.

This post offers the rewarding prospect of a challenging yet enjoyable career in Medicine for Older People in a delightful part of the country.

Applicants must be on the General Medical Council Specialist Register or within six months of being admitted at the date of interview to the Register for trainees if in a training programme within the UK. In accordance with the regulations, all other categories of doctors must be on the GMC Specialist Register to be considered for a Consultant appointment by the Advisory Appointments Committee.

Informal enquiries and visits are welcome and can be arranged by contacting Dr C Davison, Consultant Physician, Care of Older People 01625 663097

This post is Permanent

Hours per week: 10 PA's

Closing date: 22nd September 2019

Please be aware that this post requires an enhanced disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, the cost of which is payable by the successful candidate.

If you have lived or worked abroad for 6 months or more in the last 5 years you will need to obtain an overseas police clearance. Further information can be found on the additional information links at the bottom of the advert.

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Please read the guidance for applicants and completing the application form documents prior to completing your application form (documents are located to the right).

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. The Trust is a Disability Confident Leader and as such, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification). In order to facilitate applications from all members of the community the Trust is able to offer services including Braille Applications and Interpreting Services.

The Trust may close any advertised post before the stated closing date. We recommend that you apply as soon as possible.

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If you have not heard from us within 3 weeks of the advert closing date, regretfully you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

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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