At St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
We are seeking an enthusiastic and innovative Consultant to join our team and further evolve our Senior Health service.
Senior Health services at St George’s are currently undergoing a major reconfiguration. There has already been significant investment in order to create a comprehensive service for older people. This has included opening a dedicated acute senior health unit (ASHU), the development of an Older Person’s Advice and Liaison (OPAL) service providing in reach into the Acute Medical Unit, Clinical Decisions Unit and Emergency Department in addition the provision of specialist care to individuals with delirium and dementia.
The post represents an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic clinical team and to contribute to the ongoing development of a high-quality, patient-centred frailty pathway for the whole trust.
The applicant must have MRCP or equivalent, valid ALS certification or equivalent, and demonstrate a suitable background and experience in managing patients in Geriatric Medicine and/or Acute Medicine, evidenced by CCT in G(I)M and/or Acute Medicine and Geriatric Medicine (or within six months of CCT).
The current job plan is 10 PAs within Geriatric Medicine in the Department of Senior Health. The post is full-time, but we welcome applications from those wishing to work part time and/or job share.
With nearly 8,500 dedicated staff caring for patients around the clock, we are the largest healthcare provider in southwest London.
Our main site, St George’s Hospital in Tooting – one of the country’s principal teaching hospitals – is shared with St George’s, University of London, which trains medical students and carries out advanced medical research. St George’s Hospital also hosts the St George’s, University of London and Kingston University Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, which is responsible for training a wide range of healthcare professionals from across the region.
As well as acute hospital services, we provide a wide variety of specialist care and a full range of community services to patients of all ages following integration with Community Services Wandsworth in 2010.
St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of 1.3 million across southwest London. A large number of services, such as cardiothoracic medicine and surgery, neurosciences and renal transplantation, also cover significant populations from Surrey and Sussex, totalling around 3.5 million people.
The trust also provides care for patients from a larger catchment area in southeast England, for specialties such as complex pelvic trauma. Other services treat patients from all over the country, such as family HIV care and bone marrow transplantation for non-cancer diseases. The trust also provides a nationwide state-of-the-art endoscopy training centre.
A number of our services are members of established clinical networks which bring together doctors, nurses and other clinicians from a range of healthcare providers working to improve the quality of services for patients. These include the South London Cardiac and Stroke Network and the South West London and Surrey Trauma Network, for which St George’s Hospital is the designated heart attack centre, hyper-acute stroke unit and major trauma centre.