Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a 623-bed acute general hospital, predominantly serving the 272,000 people living in Poole, East Dorset and Purbeck. We are proud of the good reputation Poole Hospital enjoys within the local community, both as a provider of first-class health care services and as a major employer. We consistently feature within the top twenty per cent in both national patient and staff satisfaction surveys. Poole Hospital has also been voted as one of the top 100 hospitals to work for by the Nursing Times and was named the best hospital for patient experience in the 2010 Healthcare Excellence & Leadership Awards.
Poole isn't just a good place to work; it's also a great place to live. The town boasts a bustling quay, the best beaches in England and a stunning natural harbour. From Poole there is easy access to the Dorset countryside, renowned for its areas of outstanding natural beauty and the spectacular Jurassic Coast, ideal for sports and outdoor activities. Our town centre location means that we are conveniently situated for public transport. The bus and mainline train stations are both within easy walking distance, as are the Lighthouse Arts Centre, Poole Park and high street shops.
‘Friendly professional, patient-centred care with dignity and respect for all’ (The Poole Approach)
An exciting opportunity has arisen across the two sites of PGH & RBH for a new Trust doctor at the level of ST1/2. The successful candidate will be employed by the T&O directorate at PGH where we provide a 24/7 trauma service but will also rotate through the sister elective site at RBH. These posts are available to start ASAP and will initially be for 12 months with the likely option to extend.
The ST 1/2 level rota currently has 16 doctors working on it covering both sites. It is a rolling full shift rota including late shifts at both sites and night shifts in Poole. You will cover three trauma wards in Poole, one inpatient ward in Bournemouth and make up part of the on-call and post take team in Poole at night and at the weekend. In addition we have 2 FY2 doctors and a Specialist Nurse who make up the on-call and post take teams.
There are regular opportunities for this tier of doctor to assist in theatre in both Poole & Bournemouth and every effort will be made for you to be able to attend fracture and elective clinics if possible. The department in Poole runs daily trauma meetings 365 days a year to review the patients from the previous days take. There are also weekly teaching sessions that you are expected to attend and weekly x-ray review meetings that you are welcome to attend. There is a weekly x-ray meeting in Bournemouth for the discussion of difficult cases. Poole trust also runs weekly grand round meetings. We are very keen to support our junior doctors here as much as possible and are very lucky to have daily OrthoGeriatric ward rounds, junior doctors meetings attended by consultants and an online handbook available to you anywhere in the trust.
The post holder will receive a 50% out of hours supplement on top of the basic salary for participating in the out of hours rota.
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Please note that this vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applications are received.
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