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Locum Consultant in Geriatric Medicine

Job Description

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides acute hospital services and community health services across Wiltshire. We have approximately 5,200 staff who pride themselves in delivering an outstanding service to patients and users.

The Great Western Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Locum Consultants in Geriatric Medicine (pending substantive appointments)

6 months in the first instance

The Great Western Hospital is looking for enthusiastic and forward thinking Locum Consultants in Geriatric Medicine to join and help develop the successful service that the trust provides. This is an exciting opportunity for the new team members to join our well located DGH at a time when the department is changing practise throughout the hospital. We are looking to develop new areas of working so candidates with special interests will be accommodated and supported as much as possible. We are looking for candidates who will work closely with the existing team of 9 Consultants to design pathways to improve care within our acute setting. We believe that this is essential for us to provide a first class service where the patient and their relatives come first.

The team manage Acute and Orthogeriatric inpatients on Jupiter, Ampney and Woodpecker wards at the Great Western Hospital and on Aliesbury ward at Savernake Hospital in Marlborough. There is also a rehabilitation service for Orthogeriatric and Stroke provided on SWICC in a separate building, located on site at GWH. The Betjemen centre, well located on the ground floor of GWH close to the visitor car park, is home to the department’s outpatient clinic rooms, day hospital, therapy areas and office space for the Consultant body and their Secretary team.

The Department of Medicine for the Elderly (DOME) currently provides specialist elderly care services for Stroke, Falls, Syncope, Orthogeriatrics and Movement disorders at the Great Western Hospital site. The Trust runs an integrated all-age admissions policy.

There are currently 19 consultants participating in the 1 in 7 General Medical on call rota. We believe that a good work/life balance is important for all our employees so we would like the appointed candidates to participate in this rota to enable us to reduce the frequency.

The post holder should be trained in all aspects of General Medicine, special interests are encouraged and will be supported as much as possible.

Swindon, Wiltshire and the Cotswolds

Swindon is a thriving town set between the Cotswolds to the North and West, the Upper Thames valley to the East and the Marlborough Downs to the South. London, Bristol and Oxford are all within easy reach, approximately one hour by car with good links by public transport. The rail journey to London Paddington from Swindon is approximately 55 minutes and Heathrow Airport is only an hour away from Swindon by car.

There are beautiful villages with excellent housing in the surrounding rural areas of Wiltshire, the Cotswolds and Marlborough. Marlborough is a bustling market town located in Savernake Forest only 10 miles away from the Great Western and offers a variety of housing and renowned educational institutions. Cirencester, capital of the Cotswolds, is only twenty miles away with great amenities and picturesque surroundings.

To discuss the post and arrange an informal visit, please contact Dr Debbie Finch, Consultant on  ( Phone number removed )  or email ( Email address removed )

Please note this vacancy will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, so please apply as soon as possible if interested. We will endeavour to contact all applicants within four weeks, but if you do not hear from us, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful this time.

All new starters with the Trust will be subject to a six month probationary period. The probationary period works alongside the induction process to help create a positive and supportive working environment that allows new staff to learn the key elements of the role within a reasonable and realistic timescale.

Current employees should be aware that this position is advertised as a GWH position and appointment ends any TUPE protection.

All candidates that are offered a position after the 1st July 2016 will be required to pay for their own DBS checks if one is required for the post they are offered. For standard DBS checks the cost is £26 and will recovered from the first months pay; for enhanced DBS checks the cost is £44 and will be split over the first 2 months pay. (£22 each month)

If you are offered a bank post that requires a DBS you will need to pay for this prior to commencing.

GWH NHS Foundation Trust is a safeguarding employer committed to the safeguarding and promotion of welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The organization is committed to safe recruitment practices to protect children and vulnerable adults, and any appointment will be subject to satisfactory clearance. As part of the organisation's commitment to Safer Recruitment, candidates may request copies of relevant policies and procedures by contacting the Recruitment Team.

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.

UK Registration

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