Senior Clinical Fellow in Care of the Elderly - #48918

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust


Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Coventry
Salary: £55,329 per year
Contract type: Full time
Interview are due to take place at the beginning of March.

We are proud to offer a range of exciting opportunities for motivated doctors with an interest in Elderly Care and General Internal Medicine. These posts offer development of knowledge and skills within a large acute teaching hospital and a 12-month fix-term contract.

As a Senior Clinical Fellow you will participate in a rota which will give you experience on the geriatric wards including the care of geriatric and general medical patients. You will be part of a Consultant led team of junior doctors and help lead and participate in ward rounds and board rounds. There will be the opportunity to actively support the Frailty SDEC service and Frailty Short Stay Ward. You will also participate in the general medical SPR on-call rota.

Successful applicants will need previous experience within acute or general medicine post-foundation training. Doctors previously fulfilling these roles have been: trust grade doctors, those considering a change in specialty, and medical trainees completing OOPEs.

N.B. We reserve the right to close a vacancy before the closing date if we receive a high volume of applications or if there has been a change in organisational priorities.

The team covers two hospital sites, being UHCW Coventry and Rugby St. Cross; successful candidates can assigned to either site when the need arises.

Main duties of the job

Take ongoing responsibility for patients under his/her care

The appointees will be required to work with colleagues to deliver Elderly Care within University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

The appointees will be required to contribute to Undergraduate and Postgraduate Medical Education within University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with medical colleagues in other specialties and participate in regular clinical meetings and other post graduate activities

Option of participating in the on-call rota on an equal basis with colleagues to ensure that appropriate emergency services are provided out-of-normal working hours. This includes providing senior support as part of the GIM Registrar rota, covering the hospital both in and out of hours

Leading the Cardiac Arrest team as part of GIM on-call duties and ensuring ALS qualification is up to date (to be discussed at interview)

Develop and maintain good communications with General Practitioners and appropriate external agencies

Demonstrate a firm involvement in Clinical Governance, Risk Management and Clinical Audit – this will include the development and maintenance of appropriate systems and practices to ensure continued safe clinical practice

Should be proactive and flexible in their approach to work as departmental pressures vary from day to day and changes to duties are often required.

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our skilled employees across our hospital sites in Coventry and Rugby, with high quality patient care positioned at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a national and international leader in healthcare.

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities.

There has never been a better time to join our team.

For further information on this Senior Clinical Fellow post, please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

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