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POPS Consultant

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

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NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
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From £77,913 to £105,042 per annum
27/01/2019 23:59
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Consultant Proactive Care of Older Persons Undergoing Surgery (POPS) Geriatrician

Applications are invited from accomplished and enthusiastic individuals with an interest in Proactive Care of Older Persons undergoing Surgery (POPS) and with general geriatric medical experience (GMC Specialist Register or within 6 months of CCT) to join our highly regarded, growing geriatric service.

The successful applicant will work within the Surgical and Care of the Older Persons department to provide a POPS model of service to older patients within the surgical specialties.

This is an exciting opportunity to work within our dynamic, innovative and rapidly evolving POPS service which has been delivering quality care to our older, frail surgical patients since November 2016. We established a POPS service within colorectal and upper gastrointestinal surgery which has been hugely successful in improving patient outcomes and achieving the highest NELA Geriatrician input in the South West region. The team have presented their work nationally and internationally and the outcomes of the pilot study was published in April 2018. The POPS team currently includes a Consultant and a POPS Advance Care Nurse Practitioner.

In addition, the applicant is asked to be involved in the general medical on-call as we develop our 7-day services across the Trust. We currently have 11 consultants working in specialist services in POPS surgical liaison, orthogeriatrics and osteoporosis, Parkinson’s and movement disorders, and a front door OPAL service with an OPAL ward within the Acute Medical Unit.

The successful applicant will contribute to expanding our current POPS service to include elective surgery and other surgical specialties. Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton is a successful, progressive and award-winning Foundation Trust, affiliated to the Medical School of Bristol University, and serving a population of 550,000. Somerset is a great place to live and work. Taunton is a thriving county town with good schools.

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: 403-CONS991.

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: 27/01/2019.

Interview date: 22/02/2019.