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Consultant Ortho-Geriatrician

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
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Dorset County hospital
£76,761 to £103,490
01/11/2018 23:59

Outstanding Care, Outstanding Careers


Outstanding Hospital

We are the largest and most diverse employer in West Dorset with over 3,000 staff providing an acute hospital service to a population of over 250,000.

Our Mission is to provide outstanding care for people in ways which matter to them and to achieve this we ensure our values of Integrity, Respect, Teamwork and Excellence is at the core of everything we do.

Outstanding Location

West Dorset with its outstanding scenery and rugged coastline is characterised by a number of small towns, each with a distinct identity. The coastline is protected by World Heritage as a site of outstanding natural beauty.

Dorchester is an intriguing mix of historic and the modern, with the new Brewery Square development offering a vibrant and sophisticated leisure and shopping complex.

The local schools are amongst the best in the country with a mix of public and private education.

The hospital is close to the town centre of Dorchester, and has excellent bus and rail networks, making the major centres of Bournemouth, Bath, Southampton, Exeter and Bristol easily accessible

Outstanding Rewards

NHS Discount Scheme – free to join and a huge range of discounts for NHS staff

Childcare Support – our staff receive discounted rates at Sunny Days Nurseries and we also provide a childcare voucher scheme.

Cycle to Work Scheme – we run a Cycle to Work Scheme, offering savings on the cost of a new bike plus cycling equipment

Pension – the NHS offers one of the UK’s best pension schemes with an excellent package of benefits

Flexible working – a range options including compressed hours, term-time contracts and part-time working

Staff Recognition – as well as regular appraisals, local and corporate inductions, we recognise the great work of our staff through the Monthly Hospital Heroes Award and the Annual Gem Awards

Employee Support and Wellbeing– A free, confidential counselling service for both work and non-work related matters. A physiotherapy service is also available.

Outstanding Career

Applications are invited to apply for the post of a Consultant Geriatrician with an interest in Ortho-Geriatrics at Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic colleague to join our dynamic team of seven Geriatricians, including two Stroke Physicians, and a team of specialty nurses. This is a new post aimed at advancing our service for older people admitted with trauma and undergoing orthopaedic surgery, particularly those with hip fracture.

Applicants should hold a CCT in Geriatric Medicine and General Internal Medicine or be within 6 months of CCT at the interview date.

Dorset County Hospital is in Dorchester and is surrounded by the beautiful Dorset countryside but also has easy access to London. The Trust is part of the One Dorset concept whereby along with the two other major hospitals in the county (Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch NHS Foundation Trust and the Poole Hospital Trust) we work as a network. The Trust offers a comprehensive range of acute services, with a bed-base of 365 and serves a population of 240,000 people in West Dorset.

As an ambitious organization, we are continuously looking for ways to enhance and improve the services that we offer patients. We are in the exciting process of expanding our Geriatric Consultant workforce to meet with the increasing demand of earlier specialty review of frail inpatients

The appointee to this post will join the Ortho-Geriatrics team and have the support of a full complement of junior doctors plus two recently appointed Advanced Nursing Practitioners. The job offers the exciting opportunity to enhance the comprehensive assessment and optimal management of the medical care of orthopaedic in-patients including during the peri-operative phase, providing continuity of senior Geriatric Medicine care and improving patient outcomes. The post holder will also have the opportunity to participate in our evolving Acute Frailty Pathway.

We have an excellent academic programme for the junior doctors in the Orthopaedic Department and the Medical Directorate, which attracts medical students from Southampton and Bristol and Physicians Associates. The successful applicant will be encouraged to attain a formal Educational Supervisor role and will be supported to achieve full ES status with the GMC.




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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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Further details / informal visits contact

Informal Visits

Prospective candidates are invited to visit the Trust by arrangement with either:

Dr James Richards, Clinical Lead Elderly Care: 01305 255185; Dr Peter Bruce-Jones Consultant Geriatrician: 01305 255185;  Mr Nick Savva Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon: 01305 253171.  

If you have problems applying, contact

01305 255874