Job overview

Homerton Hospital is an innovative Foundation Trust providing a wide range of services to its local community and specialist services on a regional level. Located in East End of London we are close to the heart of the capital and our local population is young and culturally diverse.

The Geriatric service within the Trust is comprehensive, modern and innovative with multiple specialist services. We are looking for 12 month maternity cover to work alongside our experienced team of Consultants by recruiting to this post.

Main duties of the job

Applications are invited from suitably qualified physicians for the post of Locum Consultant Physician in Geriatric Medicine. The post will focus on the continued development of our acute and community geriatric services and the postholder will work alongside geriatrician colleagues within the department to work rotational blocks between inpatient (12/18 months) and community/intermediate and ambulatory care (6/18 months). Other additional opportunities may include developing to the front door frailty model and the provision of geriatric advice for City and Hackney neighbourhood model. 

Working for our organisation

The postholder will be expected to consolidate relationships across the Trust with all clinical colleagues and to maintain and evolve ongoing vital relationships with community primary care GPs and community staff. You can expect to be supported by senior colleagues and a dedicated multi-disciplinary team.

This is an exceptional opportunity for an ambitious, dynamic and driven clinician who is passionate about geriatric medicine. There will be sufficient opportunities to occupy genuine leadership roles with a remit that extends across the entire organisation and encompasses multiple specialities and pathways. 

Person specification

Qualifications & Higher qualifications

Essential criteria

  • Fully registered with GMC
  • MRCP (or equivalent)
  • On specialist register or within 6 months of Geriatric/General Medicine CCT at the time of interview
  • Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR)
  • Desirable criteria

  • Other higher degree or diploma (e.g. MD, PhD)
  • Clinical Skills and Relevant Experience

    Essential criteria

  • Ability to practice independently in Geriatric and General Medicine.
  • Ability to offer expert clinical opinion on a range geriatric medicine related problems.
  • Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Excellent clinical skills.
  • Leadership and professionalism

    Essential criteria

  • Ability to take responsibility, lead, make decisions and respond appropriately to service need.
  • Evidence of cross craft working and interdisciplinary working which goes beyond usual team working.
  • Desirable criteria

  • Familiar with current structure of the health service and conversant with recent initiatives and changes.
  • Management skills

    Essential criteria

  • Awareness of the overall business environment in which the hospital operates.
  • Understanding of the importance of good clinical coding.
  • Knowledge ofrelevant regulatory frameworks e.g. EWTD
  • Understanding the principles of quality improvement.
  • Desirable criteria

  • Management of team or programme or project.
  • Experience of using quality improvement methodology and managing change.
  • Teaching & training

    Essential criteria

  • Experience of undergraduate and post-graduate teaching.
  • Desirable criteria

  • Experience of educational supervision, teaching skills course/ qualification.
  • Clinical Governance

    Essential criteria

  • Evidence of contribution to effective audit and clinical risk management.
  • Research

    Essential criteria

  • Understanding of principles and application of clinical research.
  • Desirable criteria

  • Relevant research experience.
  • Publication of peer reviewed papers.
  • Communication skills

    Essential criteria

  • Ability to communicate with clarity and intelligently in written and spoken English.
  • IT skills and computer literacy.
  • Desirable criteria

  • Computer skills course/certificate.
  • Patient focused skills

    Essential criteria

  • Empathy, understanding, listening skills, patience, social skills appropriate to different types of client
  • Interpersonal skills

    Essential criteria

  • An awareness of own strengths and weaknesses coupled with an ability to deploy them effectively.
  • Professional attitude towards work, good record of attendance.
  • General Guidance for Applicants

    The Trust is committed to supporting flexible working wherever possible. The Trust also welcomes applications from candidates wishing to job share with or without job share partners.

    We are committed to equal opportunities, and have been approved as a Disability Confident Employer.

    The Trust offers a number of benefits, including a relocation loan for new starters moving to the area. More details on our range of benefits can be found on the Homerton website.

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