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Locum Consultant in Acute Medicine & Frailty

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Locum (6 Months)
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Northwick Park Hospital
£76,761 - £103,490 pa exc
25/02/2018 23:59

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust is one of the largest integrated NHS Trusts in the country employing more than 9,000 staff with a budget of more than £670 million a year. We are the first Trust of its kind to provide complete hospital-based and community healthcare services to a combined population of 930,000 in the boroughs of Brent, Harrow and Ealing. Our services include four major acute hospitals including the internationally renowned St Mark's Hospital and community services across Brent, Harrow and Ealing, including Clayponds Rehabilitation Hospital, Meadow House Hospice, Denham Unit and Willesden Centre. St Mark’s & LNWH has a major teaching commitment and we have recently been awarded University Hospital status after being granted membership of the Association of UK University Hospitals.

Our values - HEART

Our vision at London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust is to provide excellent clinical care in the right setting by being:

  • Compassionate
  • Responsive
  • Innovative

We are clear that our vision can only be achieved by our staff, who are our most valuable asset.

Our vision is driven by our HEART values and behaviours which were developed together with our staff.

  • H onesty
  • E quality
  • A ccountability
  • R espect
  • T eamwork

These values describe how we interact with each other and our patients and must underpin everything we do to achieve our vision.

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust welcomes applications from people who wish to work part time or flexibly.

Locum Consultant in Acute & Elderly Care, GIM with special interest in frailty and OPALS (Older Persons Advisory Liaison Service)

Fixed Term – 6 months with possibility to extend

London North West Healthcare (LNWH) was created on 1 October 2014 as a result of the merger of the North West London Hospitals and Ealing Hospital. The hospitals are set in the London Boroughs of Harrow, Ealing and Brent and serve a local population of more than 800,000. The turnover of the Trust is in the region of £450 million with 8,000 WTE staff. It is one of the biggest and busiest acute Trusts in the capital.

A state-of-the-art Accident and Emergency Department opened in December 2014 and a new purpose built Acute Assessment Unit, housing 48 assessment beds and adjacent to Accident and Emergency, opened January 2016. Northwick Park Hospital is also one of London’s eight Hyper Acute Stoke Units along with new emergency and vascular theatres.

The acute GIM/assessment service at Northwick Park Hospital has seen an exponential rise in demand over the last two decades following the closure of emergency and general medical services at a number of neighbouring hospitals, including Mount Vernon Hospital, Edgware General Hospital and more recently Central Middlesex Hospital. Further reconfiguration of emergency services within the North West London corridor may happen following the outcome of public consultation (Shaping a Healthier Future) and this too would direct more emergency work to the Northwick Park campus. Commensurate with this high demand for quality services, the Trust has generously supported a number of new consultant appointments along with appropriate junior medical, nursing, therapist and administrative staff to support.

London North West Healthcare NHS Trust is seeking an enthusiastic and passionate Consultant to join our dynamic and patient-centred teams in Acute Medicine and Frailty in one of the country’s busiest acute hospitals. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to work across two departments in a fast-paced and well-supported environment where delivering excellent patient care is at the heart of our service.

The post holder will join a team of 15 Elderly Care Consultants across the Trust and five acute medicine consultants, nine acute/specialty consultants and twenty-nine specialty medical consultants who together are responsible for providing the acute GIM service at Northwick Park Hospital.

The frailty component is focussed primarily on frailty in A&E and the acute floor, with admission avoidance and reduction in length of stay key objectives of the developing frailty service.

The Acute GIM service provides direct hands-on consultant cover for the Assessment Service thirteen hours per day, seven days per week and we envisage more changes to working practices in the future. We provide two on-call teams each 24 hours along with separate teams to cover Short Stay and our award winning Emergency Ambulatory Care Unit.

The Trust is a cross site organisation and in some areas this may ultimately lead to cross site working where there is a demonstrable benefit for patients and/or staff. Any changes in working patterns would be reflected through the appropriate formal job planning process.

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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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Sarah Ingham, General Manager on 07876590703 or via email at sarah.ingham1@nhs.net

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