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Trust Doctor (ST3+ Level) in Care of the Older Person


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Care of the Older Person
Fixed Term for 6 months
40 Hours per week
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Blackpool Teaching Hospitals
£30,605 to £48,123
02/11/2017 23:59

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is situated on the west coast of Lancashire, and offers a full range of district hospital services and community health services to a population of 1.6 million in Lancashire and South Cumbria.

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 services across the wider region.

We employ more than 6,500 staff, with a turnover in excess of £370m in 2014/2015 and have approximately 900 beds.

Our main activities are

  • Cardiovascular care at our Cardiac Centre.
  • Accident and Emergency at Blackpool Teaching Hospital
  • Community Midwifery and Women and Childrens Services.
  • Clinical research with an 80-strong team of nurses and doctors
  • Community nursing ans school nursing
  • Recovery and rehabilitation for a variety of conditions including brain injury, stroke and elderly care.
  • Sexual health and family planning services
  • Wellbeing and lifestyle including mental health services, heart health campaigns, and smoking cessation services.
  • End of life and palliative care.

Between April 1 2014 and March 31 2015 we treated 100,662 day cases and inpatients (elective and non-elective), 329,257 outpatients and had 83,303 A & E attendances. The total number of community contacts was 1,228,494.

The Trust houses a state of the art Simulation & Skills Facility that provides training for all grades of staff to improve the safety and quality of the service that we offer our patients.

We run a portfolio of in-house courses that can be accessed by all staff to enhance their professional development needs. The training is supported by the use of modern equipment including part task trainers for such skills as venupuncture and full body manikins for the practice of emergency drills.

This is not an approved training position; however you will receive the following;
- Named educational supervisor
- Induction and bespoke new starter induction pack outlining internal training courses/opportunities available to doctors in these non-approved training positions
- Individual training plan
- NHS e-portfolio (Division will fund but needs to be in contract that it will be recovered if leave before agreed end of contract)
- Appraisal at 6 months and individual access to e-appraisal system
- Support towards obtaining Alternative Certificate confirming achievement of foundation competencies to aid those who want to access a recognised training position in the future

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust would like to appoint a ST3+ Doctor in Care of the Older Person to cover maternity leave and help develop our expanding service. This will be a replacement post from December 2016.

We are inviting applications for a Trust doctor at ST3 and above to join our team. Applicants will be supported as either staff grades or working towards a training post.

With a proven track record for supporting Trust doctors to be successful in accessing recognised training programmes, we can offer consultant led education and supervision with access to training programmes, clinical assessments, appraisals and the Royal Colleges of Physicians e-portfolio.
Community On-call opportunities are available dependant on the successful candidates clinical and NHS experience.The post will be temporary for 6 months.

The successful applicant will be expected to have significant experience in the Specialty and be registered and licensed with the General Medical Council.

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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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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Mark Taylor (Head of Department) on 01253 955735 or Dr Peter Hayes (Deputy Divisional Director) on 01253 953456

If you have problems applying, contact

01253 957015