Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Consultant in Geriatric and General Internal Medicine with special interest in Peri-operative Medicine


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Geratology - Medical A53860
£76,761 to £103,490 per annum
22/10/2017 23:59

The Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

Many of our recruitment programmes use values-based interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significance difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit  http://www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values/default.aspx



Applications are invited for a consultant post in Geratology and Acute General Medicine (AGM) with a special interest in Perioperative medicine.

This post is key in the further development of our surgical liaison and perioperative medicine services. We already have embedded geriatricians/physicians on the trauma unit and the acute surgical emergency unit. Trauma and the acute surgical emergency unit are also supported by specialist trainees in Geriatric Medicine. We are looking to strengthen our input into these areas as well as expanding into other surgical disciplines (such as neurosurgery and vascular surgery).

The successful candidate will be expected to help direct complex decision making around acute illness with repsect to urgent surgery, post-operative management and rehabilitation. They will be supported by the existing consultants working in these areas. Enthusiasm for acute and internal medicine is a key requirement together with skills in management of frail older patients on surgical wards.

The Trust has recently been awarded £10 million from NHS Digital as one of 12 Trusts on a fast track to becoming paperless. This Directorate has been at the forefront of this change having led the e-prescribing rollout. New colleagues are expected to support this ongoing work; training will be provided.

The appointment is based on a full-time 10PA job-plan. Applications are welcome from those who wish to job share or combine clinical work with research.

Geratology in Oxford offers acute and community services, innovative outpatients and ambulatory services for older people. This is a great time to join our team in Oxford and become part of a consultant workforce with a reputation for excellence and collaboration. We are seeking enthusiastic colleagues who are skilled in acute care and can interface with other specialties and influence others to deliver better care for older people.

We work in a flexible modular way that allows the opportunity for ongoing consultant career development. Oxford is a beautiful historic city with much to offer. We have excellent schools and fabulous links to London and major airports.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable people and as such 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 to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further information, please contact Dr Ku Shah, Consultant, via email ku.shah@ouh.nhs.uk

If you have problems applying, contact

01865 228709