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Consultants in Geriatric Medicine This is an exciting time to join the Department of Healthcare for Older People at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. We work with local health and social care partners to deliver an integrated service for older people, as part of the STP ‘Ageing Well’ strategy for Birmingham and Solihull. Our vision is for older people to be as happy and healthy as possible, living self-sufficient, independent lives, able to have choice and control over what they do and what happens to them. University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust has a reputation for high standards of quality of care, and as a department we pride ourselves in being part of this. The recent acute Trust merger has led to further developments within our specialty becoming a transformation priority. We expect our workforce, at all grades and professions, to be highly skilled and motivated, delivering individualised care to older people at the time they need it, and in the best possible place for them. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who will bring their skills, knowledge and experience to our existing teams in the continued development of the department. You will work closely with colleagues in Acute Medicine and the Emergency Department as well as other specialties and community services. Clinical governance, education, training and research are important to us, and successful candidates will have ample opportunity to contribute to this as active members of the department, both within their base hospital and across the wider trust. Candidates with areas of clinical special interest will be welcomed and such skills and knowledge will be accommodated whenever possible. The posts are whole time appointments, however applicants wishing to work less than full-time will also be welcomed and the job plan modified accordingly. Consultant Geriatrician Posts Available 2 based at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital (interest in movement disorders or acute geriatrics preferred but not essential) 1 at Queen Elizabeth Hospital (opportunities for orthogeriatrics, peri-operative medicine, movement discorders and acute geriatrics) 2 at Good Hope Hospital The posts are to join our current established workforce of 30 consultants, spanning four hospital sites. Each post is primarily based on a single site; however there may be opportunities for cross-site working, and rarely cross-cover may be needed. Applicants should advise on application preference of site and/or specialist interest. The post holder will work 10 programmed activities, or fewer if candidate preference, for University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. In addition to the services outlined above, you will also participate in the general medical on-call rota. Prospective cover for annual leave is also expected. . The job plan will include PAs for direct patient care and SPAs to support activities required for revalidation including CPD and educational supervision / teaching. Candidates must possess MRCP or equivalent, and be on the Specialist Register in Geriatric and General Medicine or be within 6 months of CCT in Geriatric and General Medicine. Applicants must be entered onto the GMC register with a license to practice. Interested candidates should contact: DrTeresa Quigley, Clinical Service Lead – Healthcare for Older People Contact No: 0121 424 4898
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All posts involving access to persons in receipt of health services will be subject to a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check. However, having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us; this will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances of your offences. Disabled applicants, in line with our commitment to the Disability Confident Scheme, will be guaranteed an interview where they meet the essential criteria and declare their disabled status. The Trust will accept applications in other formats where applicants have disabilities that require a reasonable adjustment for them to be able to apply for vacancies; consideration in respect of additional time for postage/delivery time etc will be given. Staff recruited from outside of the NHS will usually be appointed at the bottom of the pay band. Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced or skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as it is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Visas and Immigration website. University Hospitals Birmingham is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and aims to achieve positive change for LGBTQ+ people by creating an inclusive, inspiring and equal environment for both staff and service users.