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Locum Consultant in Care of the Elderly

Job Description




Applicants are invited for an NHS Locum Care of the Elderly Consultant at Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. You will join a team of four existing Consultants based at Leighton Hospital in Crewe.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s staff benefit from great work, home, education and leisure opportunities in a predominantly rural county. Nevertheless, it is situated only 35 minutes from Manchester or Liverpool, an hour away from Birmingham and only half an hour away from the Peak District and the Staffordshire Moorlands. There are some excellent day nurseries and schools in the local area, including 22 Ofsted ‘Outstanding Providers’.

The Trust has a formal clinical partnership with its nearby University Hospital of North Midlands in Stoke on Trent, clinical networks in Liverpool and Manchester, and also benefits from links with local universities in Crewe (Manchester Metropolitan University) and in Chester.

There are three sites including its headquarters at Leighton Hospital near Crewe, with green fields bordering the site on every side, but benefits from some of the very latest clinical facilities. These include critical care, neonatal intensive care, a new suite of state-of-the-art theatres and a dedicated day case Treatment Centre. The Trust has invested in clinical expansion significantly in recent years has a good reputation for research and, and was rated as ‘Good’ by the CQC from its October 2014 full inspection

The Care of the Elderly inpatients service currently consists of four wards providing acute geriatrics service, a full general rehabilitation service and a hyper acute and acute stroke and stroke rehabilitation service, and will provide specialist care to the frail elderly in the near future. Acute geriatrics is provided on one ward area with a specialty bed base of 32 beds, and an orthogeriatric liaison service. A 28 bedded combined stroke unit provides the comprehensive stroke and TIA service supported by a fully functional Early Supported Discharge Team in the community. Stroke thrombolysis is delivered on site 24/7 by a working partnership with UHNM. A 24 bedded unit will provide care to the frail older people. The general rehabilitation service is provided in a 24 bedded therapy intense ward on site and at Elmhurst Community Hospital.

Further innovative models of coordinated care spanning the local Health Economy, aimed at reducing inappropriate hospital attendances and pro-actively managing health needs in the community are underway with the local CCGs. Consequently we are also appointing two Consultant Physicians in Community Geriatrics and developing an acute frailty service as part of a reconfiguration of the Division of Medicine and Emergency Care.

Applicants must have full registration with the GMC including a License to Practice, and be on the Specialist Register (or be within six months of obtaining their Certificate of Completion of Training). The posts are offered on a full-time basis however the Trust would welcome discussion with individuals looking for a more flexible working pattern, to support a different work life balance.

For an informal discussion and further details please contact either:

Dr Maqsud Salehin, Clinical Lead for Care of the Elderly Medicine, Tel:  ( Phone number removed )  or email: ( Email address removed ) or

Dr Doug Robertson, Associate Medical Director for Division of Medicine and Emergency Care Tel:  ( Phone number removed )  or email: ( Email address removed ).

Shortlisted candidates will be expected to visit the department prior to interview.

MCHFT is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC. In recent years we have invested in clinical expansion and now have cutting edge clinical facilities including Critical Care and state-of-the-art theatres.

The Trust is situated in the heart of the beautiful Cheshire countryside. Our location puts Manchester and Liverpool on our doorstep, and London is only a 90 minute train ride away. If you prefer the great outdoors, both the Peak District and North Wales neighbour the county and are easily accessible.

The Trust has a formal clinical partnership with University Hospital North Midlands and benefits from links with Chester and Manchester Metropolitan Universities.

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Positions betweeen bands 1 - 9 (AfC) are subject to a probationary period of 6 months.

MCHFT operates a Preferred Supplier List for all recruitment, and asks agencies to refrain from making contact with or submitting CVs to Colleagues in our organisation. Speculative approaches may reflect unfavourably on any potential opportunities for your agency.

Recruitment to all our roles is based on the Trust's values and behaviours which can be viewed via the attached link. Only applicants who demonstrate how they meet the person specification and demonstrate the Trust's values and behaviours will be shortlisted.

Should you require a reasonable adjustment to our recruitment process please contact a member of the Recruitment Team on  ( Phone number removed )  at the earliest opportunity and we'll be happy to discuss this with you.

We reserve the right to close vacancies when we have received sufficient applications.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust does not re-imburse travel to interview expenses.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy. A copy of the Smoking on Trust Premises policy is available upon request.

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