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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/11/2019.

Specialty Doctor Care of Older People

Job Reference: 209-A-19-1908084-A

East Cheshire NHS Trust
Care of Older People - Medicine
Macclesfield, Macclesfield District General Hospital, Victoria Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 3BL
£40,037-£74,661 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 a Specialty Doctor in Care of Older People on a permanent basis to support our Orthogeriatric and Frailty services. The post is based at Macclesfield District General Hospital, and attracts 10 PA's.

The post holder will be responsible for the day to day care of inpatients under the supervision of a Consultant Physician. The requirements are to support the acute and rehabilitation wards within the Care of Older People service alongside supervision of junior medical staff, attendance at ward rounds and liaising with General Practitioners and Community Nursing Teams on discharge of patients into the community.

The successful candidate will become a valuable and senior member of the specialty and will be responsible to the consultant physician. We are keen to recruit a candidate with an interest in elderly care and rehabilitation medicine to be a part of developing new approaches to the assessment and management of older people within the community. The post holder will be expected to support service developments and changes in the management of patients in orthopaedics/ frailty.

The post holder will have the opportunity to attend general medical and speciality outpatient clinics and will be expected to provide senior support as part of a multi-disciplinary team whilst participating in the general medicine on-call rota. The post holder will carry out independent ward rounds with junior doctors in the team.

The department is committed to supporting our speciality doctors’ career pathways either through membership qualifications or CESR and will be supported to develop a portfolio and to attend training and multi-disciplinary team meetings.

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.

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 is Permanent

Hours per week: 10 PA's

Closing date: 21st November 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.

To keep up to date with all of our latest Recruitment activity here at East Cheshire NHS Trust, take a look at our Careers website with lots of information on how to join our team and Facebook and Twitter pages, links to which can be found on the right hand side:

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For further details / informal visits contact:

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


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.

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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 current 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 current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration 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, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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