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Consultant in Older Persons Services/Clinical Director

Job Description

DIVISION: Community Care

Hospital: James Cook University Hospital


10 PA contract (plus additional PA’s for Clinical Director role)

Current NHS Consultant Terms and Conditions

Post – ref: 328-C02022

The Department of Older Persons Service within The Community Care Centre is looking to appoint 1 Consultant Physician with an interest in Care of the Older Person. This post will also encompass the Clinical Director role for the Care of the Older Persons services as well as strengthen the Consultant Team at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The purpose of this post is to enable the Trust to expand and support the Care of the Older Persons Units with a strong therapy input to support elderly patients with acute illness to recover and return home in a timely fashion. Our aim is to be an innovative and responsive provider, delivering high quality integrated care to make a positive difference to the health, well-being of the elderly population. The Centre Senior Management and Nursing Team provide a forward-thinking clinical and professional leadership ensuring that nursing care is delivered to a high standard, with particular emphasis on dignity and compassion. This team work closely with the Clinical Director and Consultants in developing the service strategy and business plan.

Within the Older Persons Service we are developing services and clinical pathways to encompass acute older persons care, orthogeriatric services, community hospital pathways and potential input into a community hub being commissioned by the CCG.

Please see the full job descriptions on line and visits to the unit are strongly encouraged, to fully appreciate the harmonious working relationships across the Trust and specifically how these developments in acute medical and older persons pathways would make working in this unit a fulfilling career in older persons medicine.

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is an organization with real ambition, often found leading on new ideas and innovation. This role is key to securing and building our future success within the Centre. We are one of the largest Trusts in England, comprising of the James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough and the Friarage Hospital, Northallerton. The James Cook University Hospital is a major tertiary and teaching centre with over 1,000 beds, serving a largely urban population. It provides comprehensive regional specialties including Cardiothoracic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Maxillofacial Surgery, Plastic Surgery, ENT and Ophthalmic Surgery. It is a regional centre for Spinal Injury, Upper GI and Vascular Surgery. All other major specialties are catered for. The Friarage Hospital, Northallerton, serves a population of 120,000 covering 1,000 sq miles of rural North Yorkshire, and provides local medical services for the area. The Community Care Centre is responsible for the care of the elderly in South Tees area (Middlesbrough, Redcar and East Cleveland) and in adjacent areas of North Yorkshire - approximately 42,000 people over retirement age and 21,000 over the age of 75 years.

Recently rated as one of the best in the country for patient safety and one of the top 40 hospitals by CHKS for the tenth year running, the Trust is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in England. Working in the North East offers an excellent quality of life. This area boasts great transport links with easy access to a beautiful coastline/countryside and a great range of local amenities, shopping and nightlife.

Applicants should possess full GMC registration, MRCP (or equivalent) and either already be on the Specialist Register or be within 6 months of receiving their Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) at the time of interview.

The successful candidate will be appointed under the current terms and conditions of service for NHS Consultants. Full consideration will be given to applicants who wish to apply for a reduced/part time contract.

Job Description, further details and applications to be made online at NHS Jobs. For further information about the post or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Dr Sath Nag Medical Director, Community Care on  ( Phone number removed ) . For queries relating to your application or the process, please contact Judith Christoffersen, Interim Service Manager on  ( Phone number removed ) 

Closing date: 31 October 2016

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Please be aware, there are occasions where some vacancies may close prior to the closing date advertised. This will only happen where sufficient applications are received AND will be made evident on the job advert.

Please note if you are successfully shortlisted, we will contact you via the email address that you have applied from so please ensure you check your emails regularly.

Existing employees of South Tees NHS Foundation Trust currently on the Redeployment Register, who meet the essential criteria for this post, will be shortlisted and interviewed prior to all other applicants.

IMPORTANT - Please ensure you read the 'Guidance Notes for Applicants' document attached to this advert before you start to complete your application form. This document provides detailed advice regarding the completion of your application form. The guidance document also provides in detail what identification and certificates you must provide at interview should you be shortlisted. As part of our pre-employment screening process, all applicants are required to provide references from their last continuous 3 year employment and/or training/education. The referees MUST be a Line Manager/Supervisor. Applicants are requested to ensure email addresses for all referees are included on their application form. Personal references and references from colleagues are not acceptable.

Unfortunately we are unable to respond to all applicants and those who are not contacted within six weeks of the closing date should assume that their 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 (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.

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