GP Extensivist in Complex Care Support Team
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
fixed term 6 months
Croydon University Hospital
Croydon is a busy, exciting and diverse place to work. The borough has one of the youngest populations in London and continues to grow.
Croydon Health Services cares for local people at Croydon University Hospital, Purley Memorial Hospital and in clinics and people's homes all across the borough.
We are a very close-knit and friendly organisation where everyone of our 3600 members of staff is valued. We strongly believe that our employees are our greatest asset and so through Listening into Action - our way of engaging staff - we empower everyone at any level to initiate and bring about real improvements in our care.
Join us and be a part of the team that is making Croydon proud. #choosecroydon
Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
General Practitioner Extensivist post in the Complex Care Support Team.
Applications are invited to join the Complex Care Support Team, from 6th January 2020 for 6 months with a possibility of extension.
Our vision is for the people in Croydon to be independent and live longer, healthier and fulfilling lives and to be able to access high quality care, in the right place and at the right time.
One Croydon is an alliance of providers and commissioner organisations transforming the
delivery of health and care for local people. A key feature is developing integrated health and
care services designed to have a person centred approach, to retain or regain independence
and to reduce the length of stay in hospital and escalating care needs, including risk of
admission to hospital.
System wide transformation is occurring in the community to support people in the community, including the introduction of a community based Complex Care Support Team comprising of doctors (GP and Geriatrician), nurses and pharmacist to work closely with other multi-agency partners to plan and co-ordinate the care of older people living in the community with the most complex health needs.
Croydon is looking to appoint a GP to work within the Complex Care Support
Team. This is an exciting career opportunity, offering portfolio experience in a new and
innovative model of care, working with clinicians across a number of organisations and helping to deliver a system wide change to the approach in care for people with complex needs.
There will be opportunities to develop specialist skills (e.g. care homes, frailty, end of life and
mental health, as well as a range of long term conditions) and to become involved in onward
service development and service evaluation (with the view to present/publish locally and
You must be a qualified GP, able to work collaboratively with colleagues and others from a
range of health, voluntary and community sector, social care and community networks.
The team operates Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. The successful applicant(s) will have the option of doing from one to four days a week.
Croydon University Hospital is a large urban DGH serving a diverse population of 360,000 in South London, and has the second busiest A&E department in London.
Croydon is situated to the South of London and has easy access to both central London and the south coast. It also offers a huge range of social, leisure and shopping options, with transport links to both Gatwick and Heathrow airports.
Informal enquiries are welcomed and can be made to Dr Chris Bell, Consultant Community Geriatrician, on Apply Now >>
We particularly welcome applications from black, asian and minority ethnic candidates as there is an under-representation at senior level within Croydon Health Services NHS Trust.
We offer many flexible and part-time working opportunities and all of our paid employees can enjoy a range of staff benefits, including parking, a gym, an active health and wellbeing programme, an on-site nursery and a cycle to work scheme. We value diversity and promote equality of opportunity.
DETAILS ON APPLICATION PROCESS
Please note that no job offer or volunteer placement will be made until satisfactory references have been received. You are asked to provide email addresses for all referees, and ensure their accuracy before submitting your application.
If you need to discuss any reasonable adjustments under the Equality Act, require the application form in a different format or would like advice in regard to the recruitment process, please telephone the Human Resources Department on Apply Now >>
In submitting an application form, you authorise our Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the ESR IAT process, if applicable, should you be appointed.
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Due to the high volumes of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close any adverts before the published closing date once we have received a sufficient number of applications.
If you decide to apply for this post, but do not hear back from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been short-listed on this occasion.
TIER 2 CERTIFICATE OF SPONSORSHIP
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. The UK Visas and Immigration department 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 UK Visas and Immigration website.
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.