Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is situated on the west coast of Lancashire, and offers a full range of district hospital services and community health services to a population of 16 million in Lancashire and South Cumbria.
The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology services across the wider region.
We employ more tha 6,500 staff, with a turnover in excess of £370m in 2014/2015 and have approximately 900 beds.
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Between April 1 2014 and March 31 2015 we treated 100,662 day cases and inpatients (elective and non-elective), 329,257 outpatients and had 83,303 A & E attendances. The total number of community contacts was 1,228,494.
The Trust houses a state of the art Simulation & Skills Facility that provides training for all grades of staff to improve the safety and quality of the service that we offer our patients.
We run a portfolio of in-house courses that can be accessed by all staff to enhance their professional development needs. The training is supported by the use of modern equipment including part task trainers for such skills as venepuncture and full body manikins for the practice of emergency drills.
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust would like to appoint a ST3+ Doctor in Care of the Older Person to cover maternity leave and help develop our expanding service. This will be a replacement post from December 2016.
We are inviting applications for a Trust doctor at ST3 and above to join our team. Applicants will be supported as either staff grades or working towards a training post.
With a proven track record for supporting Trust doctors to be successful in accessing recognised training programmes, we can offer consultant led education and supervision with access to training programmes, clinical assessments, appraisals and the Royal Colleges of Physicians e-portfolio.
Community On-call opportunities are available dependant on the successful candidates clinical and NHS experience.The post will be temporary for 11 months.
The successful applicant will be expected to have significant experience in the Specialty and be registered and licensed with the General Medical Council.
For further details / informal visits contact:
Dr Mark Taylor (Head of Department) on ( Phone number removed ) or Dr Peter Hayes (Deputy Divisional Director) on ( Phone number removed )
Any invitation to interview will be sent to you via email using the email account stated on your application form. If you have not received a response within 3 weeks, you should assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.
Please ensure that you read the Person Specification attached below as your application will be judged against this.
If you are currently employed by another NHS organisation, and been formally notified as being 'at risk', providing you meet the essential criteria for the post - please notify the Recruitment team on ( Phone number removed ) to highlight your application.
Please note that in line with national NHS guidelines this Trust operates a strict non-smoking policy. Members of staff are not permitted to smoke on Trust premises or grounds at any time nor take breaks during working hours for the purposes of smoking.
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.
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