Frailty Consultant

Recruiter
Epsom and St Helier Un
Location
CROSS SITE, london
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
05 Apr 2021
Closes
14 Apr 2021
Ref
343-CON-140
Role Type
Apprenticeship
Start Date
Ongoing
Duration
Permanent
"At Epsom and St Helier Hospitals, above all we value respect. We put respect at the heart of all we do, by living up to our shared behaviours of kindness, professionalism, positivity and teamwork. This enables us to provide great patient care and make ESTH a great place to work. When you sign up to work with us, you sign up to this and we welcome applicants who share our values."

Job Title: Frailty Consultant

Sessions: 10PAs

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £82,096 to £110,683 excl LW and on call allowance

Site: Trustwide

Department: Frailty - joint appointment between Acute Hospital & Sutton Health & Care

Reports To: Dr Simon Winn, Divisional Medical Director

Accountable To: Dr Simon Winn, Divisional Medical Director

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and quality driven Consultant colleague to expand our well established existing team. We are looking for colleagues with interests in quality improvement and innovation keen to support new and innovative ways of working.

This post will primarily be based at the Sutton 'place' of care, although post holders may be required to work flexibly across any Trust sites including the community. Secretarial support and desk space in a shared office will be provided.

Frailty Consultant will be expected to contribute to and be involved directly in service development and the shaping of frailty pathways for patients within the London Borough of Sutton, whilst maintaining an interface with the acute hospital. A team of GP partners, specialised nurses, allied health professionals, and social care staff will provide support to deliver continuity of care from pre-admission and crisis response, to acute hospital based frailty care, to supported discharge, to acute post-discharge recovery care.

The St Helier-based frailty service forms a discreet, albeit aligned, model of care distinct from the pool of incumbent geriatricians with a main focus on 'front door' frailty presentation and early supported management out of the acute hospital setting. Local audit has consistently shown that 40% of the acute medical take presents primarily with frailty syndrome. To this end, the acute hospital component of the frailty service works hand in glove with the acute physicians and the acute assessment and admissions pathways. In-reach into the ED is also encouraged and is supported by the Sutton Health & Care team of nurses, allied health practitioners and GPs.

Where immediate supported discharge is not possible, an Older Persons Short Stay Unit is in operation to provide an operational base for continuity of acute frailty management, with an operational in-patient length of stay window of 5 days. This location pools the resources of the Sutton Health & Care team as well as our Older Persons Advisory Liaison Service (OPALS) and will allow for continuity of acute frailty care for patients requiring that timeframe prior to a safe supported and integrated discharge plan to the community.

Finally, the Ambulatory Care Centre has been extensively expanded and resourced to enhance out-patient ambulatory services including hot clinics also for patients with frailty syndrome.

This service is strongly supported and well-resourced by the Trust which is unique in the local health economy in that it holds a direct responsibility for the provision of its local community services. The model of care is grounded on strong peer support and opportunities for cross-site learning from the established frailty consultants and services working within the sister services of Epsom General Hospital and Surrey Downs Health and Care.

This post will provide a unique opportunity to develop the expanding field of Geriatric Medicine and support an enthusiastic cohort of junior doctors and use quality improvement to develop and discover measureable sustainable improvements.

Sutton is a fantastic location; affordable hospital accommodation and in nearby Epsom and St Helier Hospital; good local schools.

We provide relocation package (T&C applied).

Interview Date: TBC

Job description: Subject to royal college approval

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Dr Simon Winn, Job title: Divisional Medical Director, Email addresss: simon.winn@nhs.net, Telephone number: 020 8296 2000

Additional contact information

Daniel Camp Divisional Director of Operations - Medicine daniel.camp1@nhs.net

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OUR MISSION: 'TO PUT THE PATIENT FIRST BY DELIVERING GREAT CARE TO EVERY PATIENT, EVERY DAY'

There's never been a better time to join the Epsom and St Helier team. Our hospitals are facing a bright and busy future, and our staff have a proven track record in providing high quality, compassionate care for our patients.

Boasting incredible staff benefits and dedicated training schemes, working for us will not only take your career forward, but could help to transform the lives of our patients and visitors.

We offer all employees some fantastic staff benefits, and are the only hospitals in Surrey to offer staff the London high cost area supplement. Our hospitals also benefit from great locations, so whether you're attracted to the bright lights of the city or the countryside of Epsom Downs, both are within easy reach.

FURTHER INFORMATION

**AS THIS POSITION MAY CLOSE EARLIER THAN THE STATED CLOSING DATE IF A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS ARE RECEIVED, YOU ARE ADVISED TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE**

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ESTH values diversity and is committed to the recruitment and retention of underrepresented minority groups. We particularly welcome applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ candidates and candidates with disabilities.

As a Disability Confident Employer we are working to create a workplace that enables all staff to reach their full potential. We are committed to this because we know that greater diversity and inclusion will lead to an even greater positive impact for the people we serve.

Internal applicants from underrepresented minority groups are encouraged to seek development support such as work shadowing and interview skills coaching. Please contact the recruitment team for more information.

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