Consultant Physician with an interest in Orthogeriatrics
At Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
We are delighted to be offering the opportunity for two geriatricians with an interest in Orthogeriatrics to join the CQC rated “outstanding” Kingston Hospital.
The posts, both RCP approved, will be working within an established, innovative model of care on the orthopaedic wards, caring for the majority of elderly patients admitted to Kingston with fractures.
The orthopaedic unit consists of two wards (46 beds) for unscheduled (emergency) admissions. Typically, up to 90% of these patients will be elderly and/or have multiple and complex co-morbidities. Our unit is an exemplar of excellent multidisciplinary team working within the Trust and we are proud of the service we provide our patients. The post-holders will be expected to contribute to and be involved in the development of a collaborative, consultant-led service, teaching and training of the junior doctors as well as the wider MDT, 7 day working strategy and performance in line with the local and national standards. We are also invested in exploring exciting opportunities such as outpatient assessment of osteoporotic fracture found incidentally on X-Ray.
While the day to day work of the successful applicants will be located on the orthopaedic wards, the successful applicants will be part of the Care of the Elderly department, sharing office space with the other members of the COE department, attendance at governance meetings, medical grand round and being on the acute general medical rota.
Kingston Hospital is a friendly, supportive, well led and forward looking hospital in a leafy part of SW London. The department recognise the importance of this role with regards to patient outcomes and service provision and we would be happy to consider flexible working arrangements for the right applicants, so please do not hesitate to contact us if you wish to discuss this further.
Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is based about 12 miles from the centre of London with good transport links into the capital and is based in a beautiful and historic part of the country. It lies very close to Richmond Park and is close to Hampton Court Palace and Kempton Park. The hospital supports around 350,000 people in the surrounding area from the boroughs of Kingston, Richmond, Roehampton, Putney, Merton and East Elmbridge.
We have approximately 520 beds and directly employ around 2,700 staff, with another 300 staff employed by contractors but working on behalf of the Trust. We are located on a single site in Kingston upon Thames, but run a number of outpatient clinics in sites across our catchment area including Raynes Park Health Centre, Surbiton Centre for Health, Queen Mary's Roehampton and Teddington Memorial Hospital.
We provide a full range of diagnostic and treatment services and have a national reputation for innovative developments in healthcare, particularly in 'patient-focused' care, day surgery and maternity services.