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Consultant Physician-Special Interest in ED Interface and Frailty


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"Be part of the team that delivers "Excellent patient care in world class hospitals"

The Trust has 5 Values as defined by the Star Chart. Applicants are advised to familiarise themselves with these Values which can be found by clicking on the 'About Us' pages on the Trust internet site. 

Our latest achievements include:

  • St Helens Hospital rated outstanding (CQC 2016)
  • Whiston Hospital rated good with outstanding features (CQC 2016)
  • Best Patient Experience in the NHS (CHKS Top Hospitals Awards 2015)
  • Best in the NHS in the Patient Led Assessment of the Care Environment (PLACE 2014 and 2015)
  • Cancer services rated 4th best in the country by Macmillan Cancer Support 2014
  • Ranked one of the highest in the country for extremely positive feedback received from patients (Friends and Family Test, NHS England)
  • Ranked highest in Cheshire and Merseyside for staff recommending the hospitals for the care of their friends and relatives (Staff Friends and Family Test, NHS England)
  • Ranked in the top 100 places to work in the NHS (NHS Employers and Health Service Journal 2014)

In the 2017 Staff Satisfaction Survey the Trust was rated best nationally in the following areas,

  • as a place to work
  • a place to receive treatment
  • staff satisfaction in the care they deliver 
  • staff satisfaction with the resources available to them and the support they receive

Consultant Physician- Special Interest in ED Interface and Frailty

Whiston hospital






St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the leading acute Trusts in the North West of England. We provide a full range of acute adult services to our local population of circa 350,000 and provide tertiary services across a much wider area in the North West, North Wales and Isle of Man. We are a Major Trauma Unit and the Mersey Regional Burns Unit.

Our '5 Star Patient Care' strategy is at the heart of all that we do; supporting our vision to provide world class services for all our patients by getting it right for every patient, every time.

This is a new post to join the department of medicine for older people that has a total of 16 consultant colleagues (including this post) with further expansion being discussed.

The successful appointee will be part of a happy and friendly team that is forward looking with a lot of support from the executive board for the department. We are in the process of expanding our frailty services, liaison working and community services as part of our departmental vision. The department has consecutively won the hospital awards in the last four years with Frailty, Orthogeriatrics, stroke and Intermediate care unit in Duffy emerging as winners in the recent Trust annual awards in April 2018.

The Trust is one of the most sought after teaching venues for students from the University of Liverpool and attracts high quality, enthusiastic trainees. The department has a high profile within the Medical Care Group with an established and very successful Stroke service, Orthogeriatrics and Frailty service. There will be an opportunity to develop the strand of ED interface and liaison working.

The DMOP provides 7 day services with 1 in 8 weekend rota for consultants to provide ward rounds into the Frailty unit on 1A and 2 existing core DMOP ward/Board rounds to facilitate prompt senior medical input and to maintain flow.

The stroke consultants run a separate 1 in 8 rota for stroke services. The successful appointee will not be required to provide services to the stroke team.

Applicants must hold or be within 6 months of receiving CCT in Acute or General Internal Medicine from the date of the interview.

Advertising start date 11th May 2018

Closing date: 10th June 2018

Shortlisting date: week commencing: 11th June 2018

Interview date: Friday 6th July 2018

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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

Dr Sanjeevikumar Meenakshisundaram, (Clinical Director for Stroke Services & Department of Medicine for Older People) or Dr Mike Horner (Clinical Lead for Frailty) on telephone 0151426 1600 Ext 5309.

If you have problems applying, contact

0151 676 5493