Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Consultant in Geriatric and Acute General 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



Consultant in Geriatric and General Internal Medicine (2 posts)

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are looking to appoint two consultants in Geriatric Medicine with an interest in acute frailty, ambulatory pathways and supporting Urgent Care.

The post holder will be in charge of a ward managing acutely unwell patients with the support of a true multidisciplinary team. You will work with the MDT to proactively manage patients and reduce the harms of in-hospital stays.

The postholder will also be working on one of our ambulatory units where the focus is on supporting older adults through their illness in their own homes. These units take referrals from GPs or ‘pull’ appropriate patients from the Emergency Department to undergo assessment and treatment on a day case basis. The ability to understand, develop and promote optimal care pathways for frail older patients on an ambulatory basis is a key requirement.

This is an exciting time within Geratology and Acute General Medicine as services are reconfigured to promote a future hospital environment providing compassionate, excellent care to our population. Participation in the service redesign and evaluation of this is expected.

We are seeking enthusiastic colleagues who are skilled in acute care and can interface with the Emergency Department and work within both acute and community services to develop integrated care for older people. We can support applicants with special interests including stroke thrombolysis.

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 on a full-time basis. Applications are welcome from those who wish to job share or from those looking to combine clinical work with a research career or educational interest.

Oxford is a beautiful historic city with much to offer. We have excellent schools and fabulous communities. With access to London there is something for everyone.

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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

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