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Locum Consultant Geriatric Medicine

Job Description

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Locum Consultant in Geriatric Medicine

Princess Royal Hospital (Haywards Heath)

Maternity cover from 1st December 2016

We are looking for a new colleague to join our friendly, supportive department for a year. You will be involved in acute and community geriatric medicine with flexibility around subspecialty work.

We are rapidly developing the care of frailer patients within the hospital. We feel we can be most effective maintaining a strong presence at the “front door” while also overseeing community care for patients following discharge and avoiding inappropriate admission.

You will be joining the team on one of our award winning units for treating medical problems in patents with dementia. There is the possibility of having two sessions of community Geriatrics, providing support to an intermediate care unit and running a community clinic. Perhaps you have your own specialist interest - we are all flexible and will accommodate this wherever possible. Specialist areas supported by geriatricians include osteoporosis, Parkinson’s disease, falls, surgical liaison and dementia.

We are open to innovation and have the support of the Trust to improve services for frail patients. There are many opportunities for leadership. One of our successful innovations last year was daily, senior-led MDT board rounds on all wards. This has improved communication and discharges.

You will be part of an unselected GIM rota on the PRH site, the on call frequency is 1 in 8.

You will benefit from our close ties to Brighton and Sussex Medical School. There are opportunities to join geriatricians leading on both undergraduate education at BSMS and postgraduate education through HE KSS. We have a strong research base through the Academic department, led by Professor Rajkumar and 2 senior lecturers. We will do our best to support and develop any research interests.


If you are interested in discussing this post further, or visiting the Department prior to short-listing please contact one of the joint leads, Dr Henry Alexander (( Email address removed )) or Dr Martin Jones (( Email address removed )) via email or by calling  ( Phone number removed )  ext 3104.

In addition to supplying us with your referee details for the last 3 years of professional employment (non academic) and please also provide us with the contact details of your Responsible Officer for Appraisial and Revalidation

In the interest of equal opportunities, we want to make sure that information about candidates is provided in the same format so all applicants should fill in the standard application form on the NHS Jobs website and attach their cv.

Closing date: 1 November 2016 at 12pm

Please note that the Trust are unable to offer telephone interviews.

In the interests of economy only those candidates who are shortlisted will be notified.


Please ensure that you have read the Job Description attached before applying.

Applications for Tier 2 sponsorship are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications, however under the Residence Labour Market Test non-EEA candidates may not be appointed if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website.

At BSUH we are committed to assisting our staff to achieve a better work-life balance through a variety of flexible working arrangements.

All staff members have a responsibility to treat all colleagues, patients and clients with respect, and to ensure that the work environment is secure, mutually supportive and free from harassment and discrimination. All staff members have a duty to report any incident which contravenes this to their line manager.

As a service provider the Trust ensures equality of access and delivery of our services through the provision of interpreter services, facilities for the disabled and sensitivity for patients' ethnic and religious differences and needs.

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust is a Smoke Free Trust. Smoking is not permitted on Trust Premises or grounds or in any Trust owned vehicle.

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