NHS Specialty Doctor Geriatric Medicine, Caithness General Hospital, Wick

Full Time, permanent, 40 hours per week

Salary: £54,903 – £85,554 per annum (2022 – 2023 Rates)

Applications are invited for this post in Geriatric Medicine. This post is to support the care of patients on our assessment and rehabilitation ward. This 21 bedded ward is a unique combination of general, stroke, and orthogeriatric rehabilitation, additionally we often provide more specialist rehabilitation for those with paraplegia or amputations, who want to have rehabilitation close to home.

We are a small 41 bed hospital, providing care to a population of 30,000 in a remote and area, as a small team we are often able to provide a degree of continuity of care of people living with frailty who may have recurrent admissions to hospital, and build relationships with them and their families which last throughout their journey with frailty. As an extension to this, the postholder will also assist with front door frailty assessment and review of adults with longer predicted length of stay in Rosebank Ward. There will also be the opportunity to develop a specialist interest in stroke, or palliative care, or another subspecialty of geriatric medicine.

You will have the opportunity to develop clinical skills aligned with geriatric medicine and to practice them regularly. You will be expected to manage patients as a senior decision maker under the guidance of a consultant physician.

In addition to clinical management, we would expect you to develop other roles in the department, such as quality improvement or teaching.

The postholder will be welcomed into a friendly and forward-thinking team which values maintaining a supportive working environment.

Applicants must have full GMC registration with a licence to practice and at least four years full time postgraduate training (or equivalent gained on a part-time or flexible basis), at least two of which will be in a specialty training programme in a relevant specialty or as a fixed term specialty trainee in a relevant specialty or shall have equivalent experience and competencies.

Informal enquiries will be welcomed by Dr S Makin Consultant Physician in Geriatric Medicine (stephen.makin@nhs.scot) 07717774362 or Dr Sabih Huq, Lead Clinician (sabih.huq@nhs.scot) or 01955 605050.

Closing date for applications: 4th June 2023.

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