PR006112-Consultant Physician, Medicine for Elderly

NHS Grampian

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Dr Grays Hospital NHSG ,Acute Dr Grays NHSG
, This is an excellent opportunity to be part of something special and join our small team who are making important steps towards improving and developing modern Elderly Services at the interface between community and secondary care across Moray.
Applications are invited from enthusiastic and dynamic individuals who will enjoy driving the development and expansion of our Geriatric Services to meet the growing needs of an ageing population. This is a newly funded additional WTE post bringing the total Consultant complement to 2.6 WTE. The new appointment will provide direct care both within Dr Gray's Hospital and the Community, including input to Community Hospitals and links with GP surgeries. At Dr Gray's Hospital we provide Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment to the frail elderly within the ACE (Acute Care of the Elderly) Unit. The unit is supported 5 days a week by Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Social Work teams. Out of hours it is supported by the on-call medical team. It is currently a 10 bedded unit with this appointment allowing for expansion of the current ACE unit model including responsibility for the Stroke Rehab Unit (8 beds).

This exciting career opportunity allows for a true general medical slant that is not available in bigger hospitals and offers a blend of Acute Inpatient and Community Geriatrics. The successful candidate will be passionate and innovate around the provision of Elderly Medicine Services to inpatients with frailty issues. You will be driving delivery of care closer to patient's homes in community hospitals or by means of peripheral and virtual clinics. You will be fully committed to integrated working across acute and community as we strive to reduce unnecessary hospital admissions, improve quality of life and reduce avoidable early deaths.
There is no on-call commitment attached to this post. We are currently developing a new acute medical model to be implemented at Dr Gray's Hospital. As this both Acute Medicine and Geriatric Services develop there may be flexibility to participate in the on-call Acute Medical rota if this balance of work is desirable to you. The posts can be tailored to your skills and interests.
At Dr Gray's Hospital we are proud to say that our hard working, talented and dynamic workforce is without doubt our greatest asset. We have many specialties on site providing a high standard of quality patient focused care and support to our local population. The 205 bedded hospital serves a population of approximately 100,000 and provides Emergency Care, Orthopaedics, General Medicine, General Surgery, Paediatrics, Maternity and Gynaecology. You will be coming to work in a hospital with a friendly atmosphere, great facilities, excellent teaching & development opportunities and an environment focused on innovation & improvement.
Moray is a splendid place to live and work, outstandingly beautiful and enjoys its own sheltered microclimate. We are situated between the coast of the Moray Firth and the mountains of the Highlands and the Cairngorm National Park. The expansive and varied landscape boasts a coastline rich in animal and plant life and offers folks that live here an excellent quality of outdoor life including, climbing, winter skiing, water skiing, hill walking, hiking and horse-riding and of course world class fishing on the River Spey and Findhorn, sixteen golf courses and the finest whisky's are on our doorstep. It has all of the amenities you would expect and is in easy reach of Inverness and Aberdeen and superb schools are to be found here.
Full registration with a licence to practise with the GMC is required. For more information visit
Those trained in the UK should have evidence of higher specialist training leading to CCT or be within 6 months of confirmed entry from date of interview or eligibility for specialist registration (CESR).
Informal enquiries welcome: Ms Brydie Thatcher Interim UOM Medical & Unscheduled Care, Dr Gray's Hospital, or 01343 567249

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