OPAL CONSULTANT GERATRICIAN
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
Full-time · Associate
10,001+ Employees · Hospitals And Health Care
About The Job-
Uhb Is One Of The Largest Teaching Hospital Trusts In England, Serving A Regional, National, And International Population.
Our Multiple Sites, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Solihull Hospital And Community Services, Good Hope Hospital In Sutton Coldfield And Birmingham Chest Clinic Allow People To Be Treated As Close To Home As Possible.
We See And Treat More Than 2.2 Million People Every Year Across Our Sites And Our Hospitals Deliver More Babies Than Anywhere Else In Europe.
We Are A Regional Centre For Cancer, Bone Marrow Transplants, Trauma, Renal Dialysis, Burns And Plastics, Hiv And Aids, As Well As Respiratory Conditions Like Cystic Fibrosis; Thoracic Surgery And Have The Largest Solid Organ Transplantation Programme In Europe.
We Provide A Series Of Highly Specialist Cardiac, Liver And Neurosurgery Services To Patients From Across The Uk.
We Are World-renowned For Our Trauma Care And Have Developed Pioneering Surgical Techniques In The Management Of Ballistic And Blast Injuries, Including Bespoke Surgical Solutions For Previously Unseen Injuries. We Are A Designated A Level 1 Trauma Centre And Host Of The Uk’s Only £20M National Institute For Health Research (Nihr) Surgical Reconstruction And Microbiology Research Centre (Srmrc).
We Have Over 20,000 Members Of Staff And We Are Committed To Investing In Their Development And Their Health And Wellbeing.
Please Apply Early As Vacancies May Close Before The Given Closing Date When Sufficient Applications Are Received.
For Specific Enquiries Regarding This Vacancy, Please See The Contact Details Section Below In The First Instance. For General Enquiries, Please Use Switchboard: 0121 627 2000 And For Non-medical (Inc. Nursing) Ext. 16800, Doctors & Dentists Ext. 18384 Or 18395, Bank Posts 0121 371 8280.
All Correspondence Will Be Sent By Email; Please Check Your Account Regularly Including Your Junk/Spam Folders
Job Reference: 304-ep-45677
Employer: University Hospitals Birmingham Nhs Foundation Trust (Uhb)
Department: Department Of Healthcare Of Older People
Salary: £76,761 - £103,490
Opal Consultant Geriatrician
Geriatric Medicine Is An Exciting And Rapidly Growing Specialty In Which The Uk Is A World Leader. If You Are A Geriatrician And Want To Be Part Of A Team That Is Forward Thinking, Innovative And Ambitious, Then This Role Within Uhb’s Older People’s Assessment Liaison Team (Opal) Is Ideal For You.
Opal Is A Geriatrician Led Multi-disciplinary Team Based In All Our Emergency Departments (Ed) And Acute Medical Units (Amu) At The Queen Elizabeth Birmingham, Heartlands And Good Hope Hospitals.
The Team Comprises Dedicated Consultants, Junior Doctors, Therapists, Advanced Clinical Practitioners, Therapy Assistants, Social Workers And Nurse Practitioners With The Support Of Dieticians And Speech And Language Therapists. They Are Collocated And Work Under The Theme Of ‘Why Not Home, Why Not Today’, With Focus On Quality Care Provision And Staff Wellbeing.
We Provide Specialist Care Quickly, Helping Frail And Vulnerable People To Avoid Unnecessary Hospital Admission By Seeing Them As Soon As They Arrive And Liaising Closely With Community Services To Enable A ‘Home-first’ Approach.
The Service Is Provided Both Face To Face When Patients Arrive At Our Hospitals (Opal) And Virtually Over The Phone (Opal+) For Those Who Are Seen By Paramedics And Community Practitioners At Home.
Opal Is Now Well Integrated Within The Acute Care Pathways And Provides Training And Support To The Other Disciplines In The Field. This Includes The Community Mental Health Team To Help Mental Health Patients Avoid Unnecessary Hospital Admission Too. We Also Work Closely With The Community Palliative Care Colleagues To Reduce Hospital Admissions When It Is Appropriate And Ensure They Are Managed In The Community Without The Need To Attend The Emergency Department.
We Are Proud Of Our Achievement To Date, Having Seen More Than 30,000 Patients During 2021 With A Same Day Discharge Rate Of Around 50%.
Opal Is Part Of A Wider Birmingham Early Intervention Programme Which Aims To Prevent Unnecessary Hospital Admissions And Admission To Long Term Residential Care, Help To Recover Faster And Live Healthier And More Independent Lives, Ideally At Home.
Uhb Has A Reputation For Upholding The Highest Standards Of Quality Of Care, And As A Department We Pride Ourselves In Being Part Of This, And Of Our Culture Of Mutual Respect And Colleague Support.
Clinical Governance, Education, Training And Research Are Key To This, And Successful Candidates Will Have Ample Opportunity To Contribute And Become Active Members Of The Department, Both Within Their Hospital Base And Cross-site.
This Is A Unique Opportunity To Join A Team That Is Helping To Transform Health And Social Care Across The City.
Opal Consultant Geriatrician
3X Posts Are Available
1 Based At Good Hope Hospital
1 Based At Birmingham Heartlands Hospital
1 Based At Queen Elizabeth Hospital
The Posts Are To Join Our Current Established Workforce Of 30 Consultants, Spanning Four Hospital Sites. Each Post Is Primarily Based On A Single Site, However There May Be Opportunities For Cross-site Working. Cross-cover May Be Needed On Rare Occasions. Applicants Should Advise On Application Preference Of Site.
The Post Holder Will Work 10 Programmed Activities, Or Fewer If Candidate Preference, For University Hospitals Birmingham Nhs Foundation Trust, And In Addition To The Services Outlined Above Will Also Include The General Medical On-call Rota. Prospective Cover For Annual Leave Is Also Expected. The Job Plan Will Include Pas For Direct Patient Care And Spas To Support Activities Required For Revalidation Including Cpd And Educational Supervision/Teaching.
Candidates Must Possess Mrcp Or Equivalent, And Be On The Specialist Register In Geriatric And General Medicine Or Be Within 6 Months Of Cct In Geriatric And General Medicine. Applicants Must Be Entered Onto The Gmc Register.
Interested Candidates Should Contact Dr Teresa Quigley Consultant Geriatrician-, Clinical Service Lead Based At Ghh On 0121 424 2000 Ext 57158 - 01214249100 , Or Dr Hardi Jaff – Deputy Clinical Lead For Opal Based At Bhh On 0121 424 3767 .
Please Note: Covid-19 Vaccination Remains The Best Way To Protect Yourself, Your Family, Your Colleagues And Of Course Our Patients From The Virus When Working In Our Healthcare Settings.
We Do Encourage Our Staff To Get Vaccinated. We Will Be Checking The Vaccination Status Of All New Starters So That We Can Manage Individual And Environmental Risks, And So That We Can Support Those Who May Be Undecided About Vaccination. If You Are Unvaccinated There Is Helpful Advice And Information At Birminghamandsolihullcovidvaccine.Nhs.Uk Where You Can Also Find Out More About How To Access Vaccination.
All Posts Involving Access To Persons In Receipt Of Health Services Will Be Subject To A Dbs (Disclosure And Barring Service) Check. However, Having A Criminal Record Will Not Necessarily Bar You From Working With Us; This Will Depend On The Nature Of The Position And The Circumstances Of Your Offences.
Disabled Applicants, In Line With Our Commitment To The Disability Confident Scheme, Will Be Guaranteed An Interview Where They Meet The Essential Criteria And Declare Their Disabled Status. The Trust Will Accept Applications In Other Formats Where Applicants Have Disabilities That Require A Reasonable Adjustment For Them To Be Able To Apply For Vacancies; Consideration In Respect Of Additional Time For Postage/Delivery Time Etc Will Be Given.
Staff Recruited From Outside Of The Nhs Will Usually Be Appointed At The Bottom Of The Pay Band.
Applications From Job Seekers Who Require Sponsorship To Work In The Uk Are Welcome And Will Be Considered Alongside Other Applications. However, Non-eea Candidates May Not Be Appointed To A Post If A Suitably Qualified, Experienced Or Skilled Eu/Eea Candidate Is Available To Take Up The Post As It Is Unlikely, In These Circumstances, To Satisfy The Resident Labour Market Test. The Uk Visas And Immigration Requires Employers To Complete This Test To Show That Suitably Qualified Eea Or Eu Worker Can Fill The Post. For Further Information Please Visit Uk Visas And Immigration Website.
University Hospitals Birmingham Is A Stonewall Diversity Champion And Aims To Achieve Positive Change For Lgbtq+ People By Creating An Inclusive, Inspiring And Equal Environment For Both Staff And Service Users.
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