At King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
King’s College Hospital is looking for enthusiastic and committed individuals to join our team of Geriatricians in the Department of Clinical Gerontology at Denmark Hill.
This is a dynamic department with a strong track record in delivering innovative pathways of care, high quality multi-professional training and academic research.
King’s is in a privileged position having been a key partner in developing integrated older people’s services across health and social care and the third sector over recent years. As a member of Kings Health Partners, an Academic Health Sciences Centre, it offers unique opportunities to continue to improve services underpinned by cutting edge research.
The posts are ideal for aspiring clinical leaders holding a CCT in Geriatric Medicine and General Internal medicine or within 6 months of completing specialist training.
We are looking for excellent communicators who are committed to service improvement as well as patient care.
There are 2 posts that are available:
Post 1) The focus for this post is on delivering care on our Frailty pathways. This includes working on the Frailty Assessment Unit, outpatient work including admission avoidance HOT clinics and supporting 2 other consultants on the short stay Health and Ageing ward (Byron Ward).
Post 2) This post will share responsibility for one of our Health and Ageing wards (Donne Ward- recently nominated for team of year at Kings). In addition the post holder will work with General Practitioners, community services and Southwark CCG to support local care homes and NHS Continuing Care assessment. One day a week will be based on our Frailty Assessment Unit.
Opportunities exist in both posts for other subspecialty interests to be accommodated and we would strongly support academic and research interests. The post holders would be expected to contribute to an unselected General Medical on call Rota. On call commitments may change in the future as we further develop our 7 day service commitment.
King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK’s largest and busiest teaching hospitals. The Trust is recognized internationally for its work in liver disease and transplantation, neurosciences, cardiac, haemato-oncology, stroke and major trauma. On 1 October 2013, King’s took over the running of the Princess Royal University Hospital in Bromley and Orpington Hospital, as well as some services at Beckenham Beacon and Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup. The new enlarged organisation has over 11,500 staff and provides over 1.5 million patient contacts a year. 10,000 babies are delivered by our hospitals each year, and over 750 patients come to our Emergency Departments every day. You can also support the work of King’s College Hospital at togetherwecan.org.uk