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Consultant in Geriatrics

Job Description

Sherwood Forest Hospitals is a new breed of NHS Foundation Trust and our ambition is to offer world class healthcare to our patients. Our commitment is built on the core principles of quality, safety and clinical excellence. It is our complete dedication to patients that really sets us apart.

We appreciate what good health means to patients. So we shape our services to deliver it. We believe our patients deserve the best.

Sherwood Forest Hospitals is a leading edge NHS Foundation Trust embracing a £260m turnover healthcare business. We employ over 4,000 people and deliver best care through some of the best quality hospital facilities in the country.

From the passionate support for Newark Hospital to the leading edge design of the new King’s Mill Hospital, we take great pride in the quality of service we offer our patients.

We are looking to recruit enthusiastic individuals who are committed to excellence in Geriatrics to join a pro-active team with an excellent clinical reputation in providing a range of services within the hospital and the community. The consultant team delivers a high quality needs related service to frail and older patients wherever they are. The team uses their knowledge and experience to lead and influence the development of services for the frail elderly both within the acute Trust and in the community.

We are looking for applicants with interests in any of the following sub specialties;

* Dementia
* Falls
* Ortho Geriatrics
* Neurology
* Acute/Front door Geriatrics
* Community Geriatrics

Applicants with other sub-specialty areas of interest may also be considered.

We are also able to offer an attractive recruitment package to include:

* An attractive recruitment and retention premia.
* Relocation budget of up to £5,000
* Named Mentor for the first year of employment to facilitate settling in to the new working environment
* Additional allocation of SPA time within the job plan for the first 2 years in order to allow time for service development (typically 75:25 split between DCC and SPA time)
* Access to additional study leave funding for the first 2 years of employment

Successful candidates will join the department at a time of rapid growth and Geriatrics service development across the whole local health system including primary care, secondary care and community care. Successful candidates will have an opportunity to gain valuable experience of service transformation and development.

Full registration with Specialist Registration and a license to practice with the GMC is essential. Those trained in the UK should have evidence of higher specialist training leading to CCT or be within 6 months of confirmed entry from date of interview or eligibility for specialist registration (CESR).The ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team is also essential.

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides care across three hospital sites - King’s Mill Hospital, Newark Hospital and Mansfield Community Hospital. The Trust is the main acute hospital trust for the local area, proudly providing high quality healthcare for 420,000 people across north Nottinghamshire, as well as parts of Derbyshire and Lincolnshire. We provide a comprehensive range of hospital and community services, including planned and emergency surgery, children’s services, obstetric and gynaecological care.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Dr Steve Rutter, Head of Service – Geriatrics on  ( Phone number removed )  ext. 6050 or Dr Ben Owens, Clinical Director – Emergency Care and Medicine on  ( Phone number removed )  ext. 4125

If you would like this information in an alternative format or in a different language please contact us on  ( Phone number removed )  ext 3271. Please note that we no longer accept handwritten/paper applications and that the email address given on your application will be used for all correspondence regarding this post.

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close a vacancy before the closing date if a sufficient number of applications have been received.

Priority for vacancies at the Trust will be given to existing NHS employees of Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust whose roles are currently at risk of redundancy due to organisational change.

Only applications received via NHS Jobs on or before the vacancy's closing date will be considered for short listing. This is to ensure that the Trust meets its commitment to Equality of Opportunity.

In submitting an application, you authorise Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any current and previous NHS Service details and you agree to the Trust obtaining and transferring personal date held about you, including Occupational Health data (inoculations and screening tests). This data will be shared using the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and third party systems via an automated process and will only be used for the purposes of maintaining your employment record.

Please note if you are successful in obtaining this position and the post involves regulated activity you will be required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service check. The Trust will pay for the check initially and the money will then be deducted from your first month’s salary. The current price of a check is £4769 plus VAT for an enhanced and £2969 plus VAT for a standard check. Further details of the Disclosure & Barring Service check will be confirmed upon offer of employment.

For further information on the Trust, please visit our website.

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 (formerly a Work Permit)

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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