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Senior Clinical Fellow

NHS Medical & Dental: Junior Clinical Fellow

Main area
Elderly Medicine
NHS Medical & Dental: Junior Clinical Fellow
40 hours per week
Job ref
£31,217 to £41,300 per annum
06/01/2019 23:59

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 20,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of nine hospitals across six separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider

This exciting role has been developed to contribute to the more specialist areas of elderly medicine based within OPAL (Older Persons Assessment and Liaison) Services , Nursing Home Service, Orthogeriatric services and Palliative Care  at Wythenshawe Hospital. The successful candidate will join the Complex Health team and be based at Wythenshawe Hospital, Southmoor Road, Wythenshawe M23 9LT.

OPAL provides early comprehensive geriatric assessment in both ED and AMU with the aim for timely safe discharge with input from community services to reduce the chance of readmissions and improvement in patients independence. It is an ever growing and expanding service. There will be opportunity for the postholder to rotate through these specialised services and contribute to their development.

OPAL House provides non-acute multi-disciplinary care in a safe environment for those patients who no longer require acute hospital care but who are unable to return home. This maybe as a result of increased frailty after a period of hospital admission, which has resulted from deconditioning or consequence of acute illness.

OPAL House is also able to accept patients from the emergency department who are in crisis and unable to be managed safely in their home environment and therefore may be admitted to hospital but do not have an acute medical problem. This follows the discharge to assess concept which is being adopted across the country as it has been advised that assessment of care needs should not take place in hospital.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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 Lauren Wentworth - Clinical Director 0161 291 6374

If you have problems applying, contact

0161 291 4053