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Consultant Physician Care of the Older Person


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Care of the Older Person
10 Sessions
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Blackpool Teaching Hospitals
£76,761 to £103,490
25/08/2018 23:59

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients. We employ more than 6,500 staff, have approximately 900 beds and have a planned turnover in excess of £410m for 2017/2018.


As one of the United Kingdom’s largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents – it’s not just a good place to work; it’s a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.


Our strategic vision for 2020 is:

As a high performing Trust, operating as part of an integrated care system, we will provide high quality, safe and effective care. This will be achieved in a financially sustainable way, through our skilled and motivated workforce”.

This is an exciting time to join the Care of the Older Person department, which is looking to appoint a Consultant Physician to expand the team to seven consultants. This is to realise the vision of enhancing models of care provided to non-elective patients, improving the Orthogeriatric service and developing other specialised geriatric services e.g. Parkinsons Disease service.
The new consultant workforce plan for Care of the Older Person Team is a principle priority of the Unscheduled Care Division’s clinical strategy- a commitment to increasing the consultant workforce to deliver enhanced care in new ways, in line with clinical evidence, ensuring early and consistent input by consultants to improve patient outcomes and deliver an effective consultant led rehabilitation service.

The successful candidates will join a well-established team of six Care of the Older Person Consultants, progressing the service for Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre residents across Blackpool Victoria Hospital (Inpatient Wards) and Clifton Hospital (Rehabilitation)

The post holder will be employed by Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Dr Mark Taylor (Head of Department)
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