ST3 in Elderly Care / Geriatrics

1471
  • £51,017 - £65,000
  • North East
  • Permanent

Geriatrics is one of the largest medical sub-specialties in the NHS and very accessible to international doctors as a large portion of Geriatrics Medicine is essentially Internal Medicine. This Registrar level Geriatrics role is an excellent opportunity for doctors with a good background of General Internal Medicine looking to step into a new role in the NHS.

Main Duties:

  • The post holder will support the Consultant team to provide high-quality medical care to Geriatric inpatients.
  • Ward-based work will involve assessing patients in the frailty assessment unit, treating patients in the frailty SDEC to reduce the admission load, covering the frailty inpatient ward, and the orthogeriatric trauma unit.
  • Alongside the inpatient work the applicant will also be involved in regular Geriatric Medicine outpatient clinics, including General Geriatric Medicine, Parkinsons, Falls, and Movement Disorders.   
  • You will work closely with Consultants, junior doctors, nurses, and Advanced Care Practitioners (ACPs) to care for elderly patients.
  • Interest and exposure to Stroke Medicine can be arranged if the applicant is interested, as the two teams are closely linked.
  • Work with other teams to take referrals from GPs, A&E, and other departments. 
  • Work effectively in multidisciplinary teams to review patients and work towards discharge.
  • Support referrals to other medical sub-specialties within the hospital.
  • Liaise with community teams to ensure continued care for elderly patients is implemented post-discharge.
  • Participate in the Registrar oncall rota on a 1:10 basis.
  • To keep up to date with training and practice within the speciality of Geriatrics.
  • To contribute to the Geriatrics team and wider Medicine Division through continuous professional development, audits, service improvement projects and clinical governance.
  • Conduct teaching, training, and supervision of junior doctors.
  • The opportunity will suit applicants who are looking to get further experience in Geriatric and General Medicine before applying to higher specialist training (ST4).

The Hospital & Department:

The job is based at the main acute site in the Trust, which has just over 700 beds. The Geriatrics department falls within the Division of Medicine, which is the largest division within the hospital. The Division of Medicine includes Acute Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Cardiology, Respiratory, Gastroenterology, Renal, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Rheumatology, Neurology, Stroke Medicine, Dermatology and Haematology. Given the nature of Geriatrics, you will also be closely linked to community partners outside of the main acute site.

The Geriatrics department, and wider Medicine division, provide high quality, patient-centred care to elderly patients presenting with frailty associated conditions. The team ensure that patients are consulted and involved in the major decision making in their treatment. Work in the geriatrics team involves working in the orthogeriatric trauma ward, the general frailty ward, and the Frailty SDEC.

The department is currently working on developing a plan to incorporate virtual frailty wards into the Geriatrics patient pathways. This will enable doctors, nurses and Advanced Care Practitioners (ACPs) to treat elderly patients with an acute medical condition from their own home. The team will work to provide high level clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic interventions virtually and alongside colleagues in the community. This programme will put more of a focus on working with the community to treat elderly and frail patients, reducing hospital admissions and freeing up beds, and allowing more elderly patients to remain in the comfort of their own home for treatment.

The location:

Based in a large market town in the northeast of England. The area has a low cost of living and a wide range of necessary amenities such as shops, restaurants, parks, cinemas, and low-cost accommodation, etc.

The hospital has excellent transport links to some of the major cities in the north of England so you have easy access to these busy hubs when you want to, while avoiding having to live right in the centre of the busy cities themselves. 

Requirements:

The team are open to applicants from the UK or from overseas and will support you in settling into the new role.

To apply for this position, you will need the following:

  • Full MRCP (or equivalent post-graduate qualification)
  • GMC Registration either waiting ID check or Complete
  • OET or IELTS
  • 5+ years of clinical experience
  • Registrar (or equivalent) level experience

How to Apply

To apply for this role, simply send your CV through to apply@bdiresourcing.com and one of our specialist medicine team can pick it up. If you have any questions or would like to know more, please email your queries through to the same address and one of our team will be in touch.  

Olivia Loizides Team Leader

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