Consultant Physician - Medicine for the Elderly

NHS Borders
11 Jan 2018
12 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Why work for us?
Patients are at the centre of everything we do in our daily working lives at NHS Borders ensuring they are safe, cared for efficiently, effectively by suitably experienced and qualified staff driving quality at the heart of patient care. We are a dynamic and forward thinking team with a wealth of clinical and leadership experience. We aim for an open and honest culture and believe in nurturing future stars in NHS.

Borders General Hospital is a modern and well-equipped 284 bed DGH serving the rural Borders area in South East Scotland, approximately 36 miles from Edinburgh. After an absence of almost 50 years, the Borders Railway has now opened, with train services to central Edinburgh running every thirty minutes (journey time 50 minutes approx). Tweedbank Station is a few minutes walk from the Borders General Hospital. On opening the railway Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth said "The Borders railway brings so much promise for sharing and invigorating this most beautiful countryside as a place to work, live and enjoy”. A relocation package/assistance with temporary accommodation in the local area is available for the successful candidate.

All new consultants are welcome to join the consultant development programme. The programme seeks to provide you with support for the development of leadership and management skills. There are also opportunities for professional coaching and mentoring – an established BGH consultant will be identified as a “buddy” in your first few weeks.

The Role
The Department of Medicine for the Elderly (DME), within the Borders General Hospital, has a team of 7 Consultants covering both general and specialist areas in care of the elderly medicine. We currently have an opportunity for a consultant to join the DME Consultant team. The post is required as soon as possible to support the development of the DME services provided both to acute hospital admissions and to avoid acute admission.

All candidates must possess full GMC Registration and will already be on the Specialist Register for both Geriatric Medicine and General Internal Medicine, or within six months of receiving their Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) or equivalent at the time of the interview.

Informal enquiries and visits are welcome. Any applicant wishing to view the Department or discuss the vacancy can initially speak to Medical Staffing on.

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