Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Clinical fellow in Perioperative Medicine

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Geratology - Medical A53860
31,217 to £49,086 pa
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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



Clinical fellow in Perioperative Medicine

The OUH has an established perioperative medicine service in the trauma unit and in the acute surgical emergency unit (SEU). The perioperative consultants (who are from an acute medicine, HDU, renal and geriatric medicine background) are supported by a geriatric medicine StR , FY2 doctor, and specialist nurse in trauma, and a medical middle grade doctor (CMT, FY2 or GPVTS) in SEU.

We also attend the cardiology TAVI MDT and see patients pre-operatively. We particularly focus on older patients having surgery, and patients with complex co-morbidities.

The perioperative physicians have become an essential part of the surgical and trauma department working collaboratively with the surgeons, anesthetists and the multidisciplinary team.

We provide acute medical and post-operative care, optimize patients for surgery and co-ordinate discharge planning for complex patients. We also provide teaching on perioperative medicine for surgical junior doctors, attend all surgical governance meetings including morbidity and mortality meetings and contribute to high-risk decision making.

This year we are running a number of quality improvement projects in surgery around themes including patient blood management, post-operative cognitive dysfunction and delirium, diabetes and treatment escalation plans. This approach has shown a positive impact with respect to improvement of quality, patient safety and a reduction in length of stay and morbidity.

This is an exciting opportunity for the successful applicant to learn from our established perioperative team and help develop our service to deliver the highest quality care to other surgical specialties. We will give you experience working in trauma, general surgery and vascular liaison and the opportunity to undertake a service development project in another surgical specialty, seconded to this area for three months.

You will also be able to participate in a new joint medical-anesthetic pre-assessment clinic which will start later this year, and attend the monthly pre-assessment MDT alongside anesthesia and cardiology.

You will contribute to local and national audit and lead on a quality improvement project of your choice, which will be mentored by one of our consultants who has experience in quality improvement coaching. You will also contribute to an on call/out of hours work in Urgent Care and our Ambulatory Assessment Unit.

Salary range: £31,217 - £49,086 (depending upon experience)

*There is a possibility of banding.

Closing Date: 21/01/2019

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further details / informal visits please contact: Sarah Smith, Sarah.smith@ouh.nhs.uk