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Consultant Orthogeriatrician

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

Main area
Care of the Older Person
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
10 PA
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Musgrove Park Hospital
From £77,913 to £105,042 per annum
27/01/2019 23:59
Interview date

Consultant in Orthogeriatric Medicine

Applications are invited from accomplished and enthusiastic individuals with orthogeriatric and general geriatric medical experience (GMC Specialist Register or within 6 months of CCT) to join our highly regarded, growing geriatric service.

We currently have 11 consultants working in specialist services in orthogeriatrics and osteoporosis, POPS surgical liaison, Parkinson’s and movement disorders, and a front door OPAL service with an OPAL ward attached to the acute medical unit.

The Post:

The post is for a full-time contract (10 PAs) however part time roles or flexible working can be made available for the right candidate.

To be involved in the general medical on-call as we develop our 7-day services across the Trust, and this is likely to integrate with review of new fractures.

To provide a high standard, the full range of specialist diagnosis, treatment and care to older patients.

To be responsible for undertaking the administrative duties associated with the care of patients and the administration of the department.

The Hospital:

You will be joining a hospital that is the highest GMC scored Trust in the South West for training. Musgrove Park Hospital is an award winning, progressive and ambitious Foundation Hospital, the largest in Somerset providing acute and community services to over 340,000 people, with an outstanding reputation for the provision of a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and specialist services. Joining the 4000 strong team at Musgrove will offer you a stimulating and professional working environment in which to develop, challenge and further your career.

The Area:

You will get to experience life in the West Country, and to take advantage of easy access to some of the UK’s most desirable locations. From the beaches of North Devon, Dorset and Cornwall, to the cosmopolitan centres of Bristol, Bath and Exeter. Taunton itself offers you all the perks of life in the country while still being less than two hours from London. With great educational opportunities, an abundance of open country side, cultural festivals, local traditions, and throw in a cost of living that will see you afford a higher quality of life, we cannot think of anywhere better to be.

The Trust:

The Trust provides acute treatment and care for a catchment population of around 350,000 people in Taunton and the surrounding towns and villages of West Somerset. Our values; Outstanding Care, Working Together, Listening and Leading, represent our aspiration for the type of hospital we want to be and you can join our dedicated and talented staff to make this happen. 

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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

To apply please complete the online application form on NHS Jobs. You should also submit a copy of your curriculum vitae under separate cover to Your curriculum vitae must include your number on the GMC's Specialist Register / proposed CCT date. Ref: CONS993.

For further information please telephone or email Dr Vikky Morris, Clinical Service Lead for Geriatric Medicine, on 07753627322 or . We would encourage visits to the hospital prior to shortlisting. 

Closing date: 27 January 2019

Interview date: 22 February 2019