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LAS ST3-5 in Geriatric and General Medicine

Job Description

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a provider of health care across Herefordshire bringing together acute and community services.

We run The County Hospital in Hereford along with community hospitals in Ross-on-Wye, Leominster and Bromyard, and the Hillside centre in Hereford, delivering a standard of care we would want for ourselves, our families and friends.

The key principles of Wye Valley NHS Trust are to provide the right care in the right place at the right time... every time.

With an annual turnover of around £180 million, we employ around 3,000 staff and are a clinical and practitioner-led organisation owned by our local community and staff.

Our vision is to improve the health and wellbeing of the people we serve and our values are important in our everyday work: Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence

An opportunity has arisen to appoint 2 x LAS ST3-ST5 doctors (registrar level) to the departments of geriatric and general medicine.

This is a fixed term position to commence as soon as possible until September 2017.

Hereford County Hospital, Wye Valley NHS Trust, is a busy district general hospital, serving a population of 230,000 in a mixed city and rural location.

The new postholders would join the department of geriatric medicine including 2 consultants, 3 specialty registrars, 3 CMT/GPST trainees and 5 FY1 trainees.

The department is busy and friendly and offers wide experience in both acute general medicine and geriatric medicine with subspecialities including stroke, falls, orthogeriatrics, parkinson’s disease, syncope and intermediate care.

The postholder would work under direct supervision of a consultant and participate in the acute unselected full shift medical rota.

The applicant would ideally intend a career in geriatric medicine, but equally may be someone who wishes to further their experience in general medicine at registrar level.

All applicants must have MRCP or equivalent and 2 years experience at SHO level or equivalent in acute medicine. The applicant should also hold a current ALS Provider certificate. Full registration with the GMC with a Licence to Practice is required.

Informal enquiries are welcome. Please contact Dr Emma Wales ( Email address removed ) or telephone  ( Phone number removed )  extn 5478

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