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Locum Consultant Physician

Main area
Medicine
Contract
12 months (fixed term from 1st September 2022 until 31st August 2023)
Hours
Full time - 10 sessions per week
Job ref
430-MED590A
Site
Acute Medicine - Med Staff (Dept)
Town
Milton Keynes
Salary
£84,559 - £114,003 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
17/07/2022 23:59
Interview date
03/08/2022

You can expect a warm welcome at Milton Keynes University Hospital, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours.  At MKUH we appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits package including:

  • Free on-site parking
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Great flexible working opportunities
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Lease car scheme
  • Generous annual leave and pension scheme
  • On site nursery (chargeable)
  • Extensive staff health and well-being programme

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital; we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients. The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated good by the CQC. Visit our website to catch up on our latest news.

 

Job overview

Candidates are invited to apply for a Locum Consultant Physician in Geriatric Medicine at Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

This fixed term post offers 10 programmed activities and includes (non-resident) on call commitment for GIM.

Additional programmed activities may be available upon agreement.

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital for the Buckingham University Medical School. The first students graduated in 2019.

Next to the Hospital there is the Academic Centre, completed in 2017 which is a state-of-the-art modern facility for teaching, meetings and exams.

Milton Keynes University Hospital includes both undergraduate and post-graduate trainees and is part of the Thames Valley Deanery. The Hospital has a highly productive Research and Development Department, and a teaching and research background would be highly advantageous when applying for this position.

Located just 50 miles north of London, Milton Keynes has excellent access to the capital whilst being centrally located for Oxford and Cambridge and having ease of access to the north. Lying in attractive countryside, Milton Keynes offers first class facilities for sport, theatre, music, shopping and dining.

Main duties of the job

The postholder will assist with shaping the services for elderly patients. They will join 8 Consultant Geriatricians, who provide the following: stroke, geriatric medicine, Orthogeriatrics, perioperative care of the elderly, rehabilitation and frailty. The Trust is working closely with community services and commissioners to develop a seamless pathway for patients across primary, community and acute care.

The postholder will be responsible for providing both inpatient and outpatient services. The main remit of the post will involve care of 15 General Medical inpatients with an elderly care focus, participation to the acute stroke thrombolysis rota (weekends and Bank holidays), Orthogeriatric/Perioperative Care of the Elderly Service and front door Frailty Service.

Working for our organisation

You can expect a warm welcome at Milton Keynes University Hospital, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours. At MKUH we appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits package including:

  • Free on-site parking
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Great flexible working opportunities
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Lease car scheme
  • Generous annual leave and pension scheme
  • On site nursery (chargeable)
  • Extensive staff health and well-being programme

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital; we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients. The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated good by the CQC. Visit our website to catch up on our latest news.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Job Outline

  1. Provide Consultant cover to 16-20 General Medical inpatients with a focus on Elderly care, developing the ward into a specialist Elderly Care Ward.
  2. Provide Geriatric/General Medical outpatient clinics.
  3. The successful candidate will participate in the general medical on-call rota for the out of hours responsibility of acute medical patients. This will be on a 1:22 basis. Plus participation in the daytime weekend acute stroke thrombolysis rota on a 1:8 basis. When on call, the post holder will provide assessment and early intervention to general medical patients who present as emergencies, to Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. The department strives to provide early senior input into the care of acute admissions. The post holder will be the named consultant when on call and will hand over to the acute physicians and home team the following morning. On a weekday, the acute physicians manage the take from 0800 – 1700 and the on call duties are 1700 – 2200 onsite and non-resident on-call overnight. At a weekend, the on-call consultant provides cover for all new admissions and is present for 12 hours. In addition, there is a significant number of other consultants resident including cardiology, ward / discharge consultant, gastroenterology, frailty / stroke, haematology and acute medicine. This allows the on call consultant to concentrate on the newly admitted patients. The on-call consultant is supported by an excellent team of trainee doctors.
  4. This post supports established team-based weekend working as part of the stroke and frailty service. This provides weekend consultant cover to the elderly care wards, stroke thrombolysis rota and a maximum of two outpatient TIA referrals per day. This service operates at a weekend frequency of 1:8 and involves being resident 08:00 – 18:00 Saturday and Sunday (also including an bank holidays). The stroke thrombolysis service is supported by Oxford stroke physicians who provide real time virtual case review for non stroke specialists. Regular stroke update training will be provided and candidates with an interest in stroke will be supported and encouraged to apply but it not envisaged stroke will be a primary requirement of the post.
  5. The successful candidate would have responsibility for the training and supervision of junior medical staff who work with them and will devote time to this activity on a regular basis. If appropriate, the successful candidate will be named in the contracts of doctors in training grades as the person responsible for overseeing their training and as the initial source of advice to such doctors on their careers. 
  6. Responsibility for carrying out teaching, as requested by the College Tutor. This will involve contributing to and participating in postgraduate and continuing medical education activities, both locally and nationally.
  7. Responsibilities which relate to a special interest.
  8. Requirement to participate in the Directorate’s medical audit activities and take a share in running the education activities including teaching and audit.
  9. Involvement in research is encouraged.
  10. The successful candidate would be expected to work with local managers and professional colleagues in the efficient running of services and will share with consultant colleagues in the contribution to management. Subject to the provision of the Terms and Conditions of the Service, the appointee will be expected to observe the Trust’s agreed policies and procedures, drawn up in consultation on clinical matters, and to follow the local and national employment and personnel policies and procedures. The successful candidate will be expected to make sure that there are adequate arrangements for hospital staff involved in the care of their patients to be able to contact them when necessary. 
  11. The post holder may be required to carry out domiciliary consultations or services by agreement.
  12. The post holder will be required to submit service or research development plans which have resource implications to the Clinical Director prior to implementation.
  13. All medical staff employed by the Trust are expected to comply with regional and appropriate hospital health and safety policies.
  14. The post holder is expected to undergo an annual appraisal as a contractual obligation.

Please refer to the Job Description for full details.

Person specification

Qualifications/ Registration

Essential criteria
  • Medical degree MRCP(UK) diploma or equivalent
  • Accreditation in Geriatric Medicine
  • Full GMC registration and on Specialist Register or within 6 months of completion of CCST

Experience/ Training

Essential criteria
  • Minimum of 7 years postgraduate experience, including higher medical training
Desirable criteria
  • Interest in Ortho-geriatrics & Peri-operative Care
  • Interest in Frailty
  • Interest in Stroke

Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Knowledge and application of up to date evidence based practice
Desirable criteria
  • Breadth of experience within and outside specialty

Clinical Skills

Essential criteria
  • Understanding of clinical risk management

Communication Skills

Essential criteria
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Evidence of the ability to communicate with patients, colleagues and staff at all levels

Leadership Skills

Essential criteria
  • Ability to motivate and develop junior medical staff
  • Demonstrate evidence of effective medical management skills
Desirable criteria
  • Interest in medical management

Teaching

Essential criteria
  • A proven background in organising and delivering undergraduate and post-graduate teaching and research with evidence of training for the role is highly desirable
Desirable criteria
  • Ability to be able to appraise both trainees and other staff
  • A qualification in Medical Education, such as a Diploma

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Dr Hasan Raza
Job title
CSU Lead for Acute Medicine & Care of the Elderly
Email address
hasan.raza@mkuh.nhs.uk
Additional information

OR contact:

Dr Chris Lindesay

Consultant Acute Physician & Divisional Director 

chris.lindesay@mkuh.nhs.uk