Locum Consultant in Frailty and Geriatrics (Locum Consultant) - Geriatric Medicine - East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust - #59602

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust


Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Margate
Contract type: Full time

The post holder will be a part of our team, ensuring and patient that the highest standards of care, in accordance with the National Service Framework for Frailty and Geriatric Medicine and relevant NICE guidance are provided to patients.


We are seeking a lead in Frailty to be a robust part of our emergency department and to run our Frailty Assessment unit alongside our other consultants. This will lead away from age related services towards an acute frailty service. Alongside this is an agreement to further implement an Acute Physician led AMU model supported by specialty in reach rotas. As part of this it is planned to change HCOOP referral from an age criterion to a frailty one.

We are looking for dynamic and motivated Elderly Care Consultants to join our friendly and enthusiastic team. The successful candidates will join other substantive Consultants in providing the highest quality care possible for older patients in Ashford, Canterbury and Thanet.

Our package of benefits includes an additional £3,000 payment* to thank you for choosing to work at our trust and help you get settled in.

We are one of the largest hospital trusts in England, with three acute hospitals and community sites serving a local population of around 700,000. We also provide specialist services for Kent and Medway.

We’re on an exciting journey of transformation. With a new Medical School at the centre of our community, a focus on research, clinical leadership and making our trust a rewarding and friendly place to work, there’s never been a better time to join us.

Our package of benefits includes an additional £3,000 payment* ** to thank you for choosing to work at our Trust.

We also offer up to 32 days’ annual leave and active support for study, quality improvement and patient safety work as part of our ‘We care’ improvement journey, and medical education and research.

Please review the Supporting Documents section to access the full Job Description and Person Specification. If you have further queries please do not hesitate to contact the line manager using the contact details at the top the page.

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