Consultant Physician Care of the Older Person

Job ID: 657318
Location: Blackpool
Category: Health
Salary: 76,761 to 103,490 negotiable
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Job Reference: 382-DOC40-17

Employer:Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustDepartment:Care of the Older PersonLocation:Blackpool Teaching Hospitals, BlackpoolSalary:76,761 to 103,490

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 1.6 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 than 6,500 staff, with a turnover in excess of 370m in 2014/2015 and have approximately 900 beds.
Our main activities are
* Cardiovascular care at our Cardiac centre.
* Accident and Emergency at Blackpool Teaching Hospital
* Community Midwifery and Women and Childrens Services.
* Clinical research with an 80-strong team of nurses and doctors
* Community nursing and school nursing
* Recovery and rehabilitation for a variety of conditions including brain injury, stroke and elderly care.
* Sexual health and family planning services
* Wellbeing and lifestyle including mental health services, heart health campaigns, and smoking cessation services.
* End of life and palliative care.
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.

This is an exciting time to join the Care of the Older Person department, which is looking to appoint a Consultant Physician to expand the team to seven consultants. This is to realise the vision of enhancing models of care provided to non-elective patients, improving the Orthogeriatric service and developing other specialised geriatric services e.g. Parkinsons Disease service.
The new consultant workforce plan for Care of the Older Person Team is a principle priority of the Unscheduled Care Division's clinical strategy- a commitment to increasing the consultant workforce to deliver enhanced care in new ways, in line with clinical evidence, ensuring early and consistent input by consultants to improve patient outcomes and deliver an effective consultant led rehabilitation service.

The successful candidates will join a well-established team of six Care of the Older Person Consultants, progressing the service for Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre residents across Blackpool Victoria Hospital (Inpatient Wards) and Clifton Hospital (Rehabilitation)

The post holder will be employed by Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Dr Mark Taylor (Head of Department)
01253 955735 bleep 234

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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.Disclosure and Barring Service Check
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Job Type:PermanentWorking pattern:10 SessionsPay Scheme:OtherStaff Group:Medical & DentalSpecialty/Function:Care of the Older Person

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Apply for this jobClosing Date:22/08/2017

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